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Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa writes about nonprofits and local progress in addressing causes like homelessness and Balboa Park’s needs. She welcomes story tips and questions. Contact her directly at lisa@vosd.org or 619.325.0528.

Months of turmoil within San Diego’s labor movement resulted in the national AFL-CIO and its president, Richard Trumka, taking over the San Diego Imperial-Counties Labor Council and ousting its president and secretary-treasurer. Mickey Kasparian, who until Monday was the longtime president of the group and is still the leader of the largest labor union in […]

The Washington Post reported on Monday that the Trump administration is zeroing in on Chula Vista and Imperial Beach as high-priority destinations for the new border wall and that the first $1 billion penciled in for that wall would, in part, fund more than a dozen miles of construction along the San Diego-Tijuana border. Officials in Chula […]

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made headlines last week when he detailed plans to push a hotel-tax hike to bankroll a Convention Center expansion and create an annual flow of cash for street repairs and homeless services. A few City Council Democrats are already asking the mayor to up the amount he’d direct toward homelessness solutions. Most […]

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