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.
On last week’s podcast, Francine Busby, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party gave a candid description of what happened in a very important recent meeting where they party decided on endorsements. Mickey Kasparian, president of the local United Food and Commercial Workers and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, said it […]
Trish Boyd Williams from the California State Board of Education joins the podcast to talk about Common Core and how it shifts things from less memorization of isolated facts to more focus on bigger ideas.
If a new court ruling stands, it will fundamentally change the conversation about major projects like stadiums and convention centers. That’s not all: It may pave the way for more taxes to support teachers, police, other business interests or whatever a person or group with enough money might want to put on the ballot.
Schools should be focusing on preparing students for life after school, but too often they simply preparing students for more school. Greg Whiteley stops by to talk about his new film, “Most Likely to Succeed,” and some of the ways educational institutes are missing the mark, plus examples of schools showing real innovation.
The Chargers have spent the week furiously trying to put together an initiative that would raise the hotel-room tax to fund construction of a new convention center and stadium. A big wrench has come into play: a bombshell court decision that would lower the bar for stadium measures to a simple majority vote.