Randy Dotinga

Randy Dotinga is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego and president of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Please contact him directly at randydotinga@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/rdotinga

Last week, city attorney candidate Mara Elliott made waves by declaring that the city’s much-ballyhooed Climate Change Plan wasn’t as iron-clad as people thought. She said residents wouldn’t necessarily be able to sue if the city failed to live up to the plan’s intentions. Elliott is now backing off her claim, VOSD’s Andrew Keatts reports, “but […]

It’s fair to say many business and political leaders are not fans of attorney Cory Briggs. His lawsuits using California environmental laws have stalled projects throughout Southern California. He’s been a major player in bids to kill off developments in San Diego. Critics, including San Diego’s city attorney, can’t stand Briggs but he sometimes wins big […]

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. A few years back, water officials spent hundreds of millions on water treatment plans because Southern California liked to guzzle. Now, we’re conserving water, and treatment plants are going idle. But, as VOSD’s Ry Rivard reports, we’re still paying the price for the debt […]

Everyone knows Barrio Logan is changing. Its location makes it attractive for development and artists are flocking to it. This is causing some tension. In this week’s Culture Report, Kinsee Morlan writes about the launch of her new podcast, the San Diego Culturecast. The first season will be an exploration of what’s happening in Barrio Logan as new wave of […]


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