The mayor and several City Council members have put forth different housing plans this year. And while city leaders agree that we’re facing a major housing shortage that’s caused home prices and rents to surge, there’s less consensus on how to solve the problem. VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt read all the plans so you don’t have […]
The debate over when to begin the school year has been happening across the country for decades.
Once the Chargers decided to leave San Diego, local sports media faced months of shock, uncertainty and debate about their business models. We’ve been wondering if sports radio and newspapers would still treat the team like the home team. The answer is yes, writes VOSD contributor Dallas McLaughlin. The ratings are there. No matter what people may say […]
Special education costs are increasing across the state. State funds for special education are inequitably distributed, so sometimes the districts with the highest needs are getting less money per student than districts with lower needs.
The stark differences in facilities proposed for Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach felt like blatant discrimination to some parents of students in an adult transition program on campus. Many of them say the problems extend beyond just buildings.
Private schools in California have been facing a steady decline in enrollment for more than a decade.
In a politics roundup, Scott Lewis highlights some stories in San Diego we should keep an eye on. The first is the clearest sign yet of how local and state policies will clash with President Donald Trump’s crackdown on Sanctuary City policies. This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released rules saying any place that keeps […]
The City Council already rejected a proposal earlier this year to reform local school board elections, but was forced to discuss the issue again this week thanks to a Grand Jury report on San Diego Unified’s board election process.
Unforeseen issues drove the cost to overhaul Encanto Elementary 30 percent over budget. The project’s contractor was facing financial problems at the same time of the cost increases; but the district is adamant that there’s no link between the company’s issues and the cost overruns.
Two San Diego influencers are tired of waiting for city leaders to do something about homelessness. Padres managing partner Peter Seidler and restauranteur Dan Shea announced they are prepared to buy tents to temporarily house hundreds now sleeping on the street, reports VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt. The city just needs to provide land, and they need contracts with […]