Nothing San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten does has more impact on students than decisions on who should lead district schools. That is why this controversy about what happened to one of those leaders — Mitzi Lizarraga at the School for Creative and Performing Arts — matters.
Why the Sheriff’s Department’s homicide clearance numbers look so impressive, the Port goes to battle with the Coastal Commission and the anti-bike-lane Coronado folks go national.
In 2010, for some reason, then-Mayor Jerry Sanders refused to re-appoint Gil Cabrera to the city’s Ethics Commission. Cabrera still doesn’t know why, he said this week in a one-on-one conversation with me about his run for city attorney. Cabrera is the second candidate to sit down with me. Last week I talked with Mara […]
It’s been an intense week of revelations about what happened after a school counselor gave a negative college recommendation of a school board member’s son. Finally, Thursday, we uncovered emails that show Marne Foster, the board president, demanded action and got it — including a new, much more positive, evaluation for her son. Eventually, the superintendent removed […]
In our One Voice at a Time event, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber talked about excellence in education and her exasperation this spring when she tried to move a bill at evaluating teachers and it was shot down.
Mara Elliott, the chief deputy city attorney, is running to replace her boss and take the office back to a simpler time where the city said what it wanted, and the attorneys got it done.
In a new investigative report, Liam Dillon reveals how ongoing investigations into towing companies could point to the largest effort by an industry to illegally influence local campaigns in more than a decade. Dillon talked to a former driver for a towing company who confirms a political donation he made was reimbursed by his boss — an illegal act […]
During what’s notoriously always a slow week in news, California Assembly Democrats made things interesting with their decision to quickly name a successor to Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, the first San Diegan to lead the Assembly. It will be Anthony Rendon, an assemblyman from the LA-area city of Lakewood. Debate and discussion about the move […]
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has decided to remain loyal to the idea of expanding the Convention Center in one place along the bayfront. But that’s not the end of the story. Not only will the mayor need to persuade voters to increase taxes, he must also overcome another lawsuit from Cory Briggs.
Using general fund dollars on a stadium will be controversial so the mayor is laying the groundwork to say we already do and can do it better.