Years ago, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Investment bought up dozens of acres of land and promised the community would own it. It’s still fleshing out how that’ll work.
When it comes to homelessness, Mayor Kevin Faulconer wants to work it both ways – with both long- and short-term solutions.
For years, federal agencies and San Diego nonprofits have prioritized funding to help homeless veterans and those who’ve spent years on the streets. There’s been far less focus on those who are teetering on the brink of homelessness, or who have just become homeless — though those people might be easier and cheaper to help.
It’s a common refrain during school bond campaigns: Vote yes and we promise your money will go to construction projects, not district employees. Turns out that’s not quite true. Districts across California, including the San Diego Unified and Grossmont Union High school districts, have openly been spending bond money on employee costs for more than […]
In the absence of city or regional plans to address the growing homelessness crisis, business districts are stepping up with their own initiatives. Some groups have taken steps that do more to displace homeless folks than help them get off the street.
President Donald Trump is at war with fake news – and so are most journalists. But many of those journalists seem to have a different definition of the term than the president. So what’s fake news, anyway? Our Scott Lewis put together a definitive guide to the various categories of fake news, from satire to […]
Proposals for a homeless intake facility for years failed to gain traction but the idea is now a central piece in Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plan to address homelessness. What changed? For one, two powerful business leaders who have the mayor’s ear took a strong interest in the idea.
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, which promised years ago to develop 60 acres in southeastern San Diego, has been forced to fundamentally change its development vision and to significantly pare down operations.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plans to address homelessness are drawing jeers from some of the city’s most outspoken advocates. It’s the latest conflict amid a difficult shift toward quickly moving homeless folks into permanent, stable homes instead of shelters or short-term housing first.
VOSD’s debuting a new feature known as Storyboard, which features stories from teachers, parents, students and experts that offer insight on ways improve the education system for multilingual families and students learning English. Mario Koran explained the effort here. Our first passage comes from VOSD contributor Jocelyn Moran, an SDSU journalism student. She opens up about […]