Something often pops up in city of San Diego elections when they start to hit their climax: schools. You might remember mailers and signs posted by the American Federation of Teachers in 2012 in support of Bob Filner for mayor. The teachers union has no direct interest in the city of San Diego — it doesn’t […]
This week on the podcast, we lay out the D1 candidates’ race to be Top Chargers Stadium Hater. Plus, philanthropist Malin Burnham talks about his approach to leadership, and his new airport plan.
David Alvarez and his one time ally, labor leader Mickey Kasparian, are running competing slates of candidates to take the six spots representing the 80th Assembly District on the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee. Alvarez has enlisted the help of a surprising backer.
Businessman Peter Farrell says a lot of interesting things: Of course carbon is a greenhouse gas but we’re not emitting enough of it to change the climate. The climate is just changing but not that much. If sea levels are rising, maybe insurance companies should stop providing policies to people in Miami Beach. Australia, he says, […]
If you were wondering whether the city’s coalition of conservative business groups was open to supporting the Chargers’ plan for a new convadium in East Village, wonder no longer.
Yesterday in the Morning Report, we linked to the news that the San Diego city attorney’s office had botched 15 domestic violence prosecutions — cases the city attorney believes should have been pursued. The statute of limitations on them had simply passed. The Union-Tribune broke the story. But there was also the troubling side story: despite […]
The San Diego Police Department can’t hire and train new recruits as fast as veteran officers are leaving the force. Chief Shelley Zimmerman says that’s partly because of the “national dialogue” around police officers that the media has fostered. Is there any evidence to back up her claim?
Last week City Attorney Jan Goldsmith dismissed Democrats as freedom-haters. Now the people running to replace Goldsmith are universally condemning him right back.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith unleashed his inner political fire this week. Also on the podcast: Mary Walshok on the city’s leadership vacuum.
Almost immediately after the team decided to refocus on San Diego, the Chargers’ talks with local leaders broke down. The disagreement boiled down to this: The Chargers wanted to spend less for a more expensive facility.