Scott Lewis

I'm Scott Lewis, the editor in chief of Voice of San Diego. Please contact me if you'd like at or 619.325.0527 and follow me on Twitter (it's a blast!): @vosdscott.

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.

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 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 […]



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