Maya Srikrishnan

Maya Srikrishnan is a reporter for Voice of San Diego. She can be reached at maya.srikrishnan@voiceofsandiego.org.

Assaults. Robberies. Vandalism. Drugs. Electrical outages and fires. Sewer back-ups that result in human waste flowing onto the lawn. Mold. Rats. Roaches. That’s how current and former tenants, code enforcement documents, the Oceanside Police Department and the city attorney’s office describe life at 415 Grant St.

One Oceanside City Council member says he still hopes City Treasurer Gary Ernst wins his re-election bid – even though Ernst died last week. “Even though Gary passed away, he is still better qualified than she is,” the councilman said, referring to Ernst’s living opponent.

Both candidates in the District 3 race for the County Board of Supervisors say they’ll make it a priority to address homelessness. Organizations working in the district say the programs Dave Roberts and Kristin Gaspar have been pursuing are helpful, but that the Board of Supervisors could do a lot more to combat the issue.

County Supervisor Dave Roberts, who’s running for re-election, says he won’t take a position on SANDAG’s proposed sales tax increase because it’s too controversial. His opponent, Republican Kristin Gaspar, says the controversy is precisely why she opposes the measure.

In 2008, San Diego police started monthly curfew sweeps in southeastern San Diego neighborhoods. They’re still happening, though they take place far more often in some neighborhoods than others. If you are under 18 and out past 10 p.m., you can be arrested and you and your parents might face fines and a juvenile record, or routed into a diversion […]

The San Diego Association of Governments hasn’t been shy about touting the benefits county residents will feel if they pass its proposed ballot measure in November. One of the proposal’s major selling points is that the projects the measure would fund will relieve traffic congestion. We found SANDAG thinks of traffic relief differently than a typical commuter might.

Housing vouchers are a critical tool for housing low-income individuals and families. But in San Diego, where the housing market is becoming increasingly competitive for people of all income levels, people offering vouchers instead of cash are struggling to compete. People who spent years on a waiting list now have a housing voucher that would cover all or most of their rent, if only they could find someplace that would take it.

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