Nonprofits are accustomed to raising money through donations and grants. In many cases, the goal is to keep the doors open and the services provided without changing direction. Now, a new approach is gaining steam, reports our Lisa Halverstadt. “A growing movement wants to see more nonprofits pitching ideas to potential backers, pursuing money-making ventures […]
Nick Inzunza, the former mayor of National City who was singed by scandal, wants to turn the Barrio Logan neighborhood into another Little Italy, a hub of Latino culture. He boosted his vision by turning a building he owns into a home for a center for the arts. As our Kinsee Morlan reports, his vision […]
San Diego was not built for public transit, and public transit is having a hard time building itself for San Diego. Those buses, trolleys and trains have even been losing riders lately. But we’ve learned that a little-known but crucial component of local public transit — a special service for seniors and the disabled — […]
Almost exactly a year ago, Chargers President Dean Spanos got the bitter news that his counterparts in the NFL had rejected his plan to move to Carson. Wednesday night, Chargers fans in San Diego got the bitter news that the team was likely moving to, well, Carson. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first with the news […]
In North County, the city of Vista decided not too long ago to energize certain neighborhoods by embracing a “mixed use” of homes and shops. The thinking goes that this kind of development can get people out of their cars and onto their feet, helping the environment through less driving and less pollution. How’s it […]
One day when the rain came in February 2014, an employee at National City’s A-1 Alloys Recycling Center went out and got a sample of rainwater and sent it for testing, as state water pollution laws require. It came back reporting a too-high level of copper. Then the environmental attorneys descended. The recycling center’s owner […]
Yesterday, we told you about how the state’s water pollution rules are a disaster of California-sized proportions: “The state doesn’t know how many unpermitted businesses are out there or how much damage they’re doing.” Now, the second part in our three-part series looks at who’s minding the store. Turns out that “a private police force […]
Catch up on the stories you may have missed over the holidays.
The year 2016 left us aghast, agape and agog, and not just on the national front. Local politicians, gadflies and other folks said the most amazing things over the past year. Enjoy the following look back at a stogie-obsessed congressman, a councilwoman who screamed on stage, a pizza-prone president-elect and more.
A VOSD analysis finds that many local school districts have been dipping into their rainy-day funds. “A look back at more than 10 years of general fund revenues and expenses at the county’s five largest school districts reveals some got into the habit of spending more than they received, while others walked the line as […]