The Denti-Cal system is rotting, the sprint to the end of the legislative session continues and more in our weekly roundup of news from the capital.
A new law banning oversized vehicles from parking overnight on city streets might have fueled the creation of an unauthorized campground in Mission Bay. People who live in cars and recreational vehicles have increasingly settled on Fiesta Island. Now the city’s stepping up enforcement.
My fellow Ph.D. students and I want to stay in San Diego and have no interest in the Bay Area’s soul-sucking commutes, bank-draining rents and Mission-style burritos. Yet most of us will move there anyway.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan discuss the Lilac Hills Ranch project and how the proposal that voters will consider in November is different from the one the Board of Supervisors nearly approved last year.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis didn’t clear up much about her relationship with José Susumo Azano Matsura, the wealthy Mexican businessman who’s been charged with making illegal contributions to San Diego political races, in her testimony Wednesday.
A lot has changed at the San Diego County Office of Education since June, when voters elected two new board members. Mark Powell and Paulette Donnellon don’t join the board until January, but they shared their thoughts about watching the Office of Ed’s current struggles from the sidelines.
In a sworn deposition obtained by Voice of San Diego, San Diego Police Officer Neal Browder said he did not face any internal discipline or reprimand following an April 2015 incident in which he shot and killed an unarmed, mentally ill man. Browder also said that he was never interviewed by anyone in the district attorney’s office, or anyone in internal affairs, although both offices investigated the incident.
The San Diego Association of Governments hasn’t been shy about touting the benefits county residents will feel if they pass its proposed ballot measure in November. One of the proposal’s major selling points is that the projects the measure would fund will relieve traffic congestion. We found SANDAG thinks of traffic relief differently than a typical commuter might.
San Diego Unified has more than $3 billion in school bond funds it has yet to spend on neighborhood schools. Charter schools’ share, on the other hand, is about tapped out.
Hundreds of homeless San Diegans who live in their cars have found a safe place to park at a nonprofit’s Chula Vista lot. It’s closing soon.