The sometimes posh, sometimes provincial North County city is having a hard time reconciling its suburban values with its agricultural history. Much of the fight over urban farms involves the same elements as any neighborhood dispute: traffic, safety. But this is Encinitas, so throw chickens, goats and yoga into the mix.
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is again working on a plan it has pursued for years: developing almost 60 acres it owns in the area surrounding Market Creek Plaza in the Diamond neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego into a town center that would deliver affordable homes, job opportunities and neighborhood amenities to a community that has been historically ignored by private development.
An estimated 476,000 San Diegans are still held back by hunger. We need more funding and further collaborative efforts to reach more children in San Diego.
Cabrillo art comes down early, a Barrio Logan group that wants to record in outer space and more in our weekly arts and culture roundup.
So far, water officials have chosen to spread the costs of desalinated water to everyone, which means current customers will help subsidize the rates of new customers. Richard Carson, an economist at UC San Diego, thinks there’s another way.
The city and county put their offers to the NFL in writing. The county revealed it has cash ready. The NFL seems to have the same concerns as the Chargers.
The two food banks and their missions are inextricably linked. One of them, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, is convinced a merger with the other, Feeding America San Diego, would better serve the local hunger cause and reduce overhead. Donors have long wondered whether San Diegans might be better served if the two joined forces. But Feeding America San Diego has repeatedly said, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
Ballast Point’s billion-dollar sale, a new community plan for southeastern San Diego and olfactory art in this week’s VOSD podcast.
San Diego Unified’s board of trustees hired an independent investigator in September to look into allegations that school board president Marne Foster failed to follow proper fundraising rules, and that she was behind a legal claim that sought $250,000 from the district. The report was supposed to take 30 days, but it’s been 52 and counting.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla takes on critics’ assertions that the New Motor Voter Act won’t impact turnout, the fight to defund high-speed rail and Councilman Mark Kersey’s epic rant against Gov. Jerry Brown.