Private developers have long shied away from building in the historically black and poor neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego. In a bid to improve things, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation has spent a decade trying to boost affordable housing and job opportunities on nearly 60 acres it owns in the area. But the process […]
The hoopla surrounding the new desalination plant in Carlsbad may be obscuring an inconvenient truth: Sure, we’ll rely less on water from elsewhere when we remove the salt from the seawater that’s right here. At least for now, though, it’s going to be more expensive than the current system, which relies on water from places far […]
Council hopefuls like Briggs/Frye plan, wet-weather freak-out, county detaches “illegal” from “immigrant,” landmark Anthony’s is speared for good and “mountain lion” is no big feline.
Water rates to spike big-time, never-ending lawsuit gets an ending (sorta), S.D.’s a hot spot for Syrian refugees, public art could flood National City and pandas get downright chilly reception.
Housing cost is a major topic of concern for economic growth and those worried about poverty in the region. We need only look to the Bay Area to see how tense it can get if we don’t address it. A a state report this year found restrictions on new homes are a big obstacle to lower […]
If you’ve had your car towed in San Diego County over the past several years, there’s a good chance the towing company has a connection to one man: Nash Habib. He’s the czar of towing here, and — as an extensive investigation by VOSD’s Liam Dillon reveals — he’s a man with a troubled past […]
Preparing for the Big Wet Winter, learning more about the Dem candidate for mayor, transportation tussle in Talmadge, strike looms at Cal State schools and tourists can’t get over our freak-out when it gets chilly.
Stay cranberry, San Diego.
SeaWorld pays the city rent for its use of land on Mission Bay and that rent is based on the park’s revenue, which, if you ask, gives residents a sort of sneak peek into the park’s performance. It is not going well. VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt looked at the SeaWorld’s lease payments to the city. Those […]
San Diego water officials are tired of asking people to conserve while the county has a surplus, and they’d really like to shut down at least some of the state’s conservation requirements. This would be an especially good idea, they say, if El Niño translates to le deluge. Our friends up in Sacramento aren’t buying […]