A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown lets San Diego and Solana Counties to start pilot programs that allow them more flexibility in how they use child care subsidies from the state.
Patrolling the area closest to the U.S.-Mexico border may be what first comes to mind when you think of Border Patrol, but it’s only one piece of the agency’s enforcement efforts.
Though the precise number of San Diego Unified employees actually laid off remains elusive, new numbers show overall employee ranks dropped by 857 from June 30 to Sept. 20, for a 6 percent decrease this school year. The number of people employed by the district was on the rise before the latest cuts were made, even though the student population was declining, district records show.
Those against short-term rentals would have the city legislate based on emotion and polarization, rushing to ban a decades-old practice with no data to corroborate any adverse effects.
North County businesses get a turn in the podcast spotlight, Sheriff’s deputies ticket political protesters over an inflatable chicken, Encinitas will weigh in on pot cultivation and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
The hepatitis A outbreak has renewed interest in the bacteria-filled San Diego River. The county has called downtown a “fecally contaminated environment.” A congressman has sounded the alarm about local waterways. And an image problem has arisen again, like in the 1980s when there so much sewage running into Mission Bay its beaches were closed a quarter of the time.
It’s already hard enough to find affordable homes in San Diego. Our elected leaders should not consider a proposal that will make it harder.
Ex San Ysidro superintendent Manuel Paul received $211,000 in severance pay when he resigned in 2013, after being indicted in a corruption case, as well as $80,000 in leave pay. If all goes well for the district, Paul will pay that back, plus damages and attorney fees.
Eight City Council members in the exact same situation as Councilman Chris Cate did their jobs without disclosing a confidential memo. With that, Cate’s defense utterly collapses. It wasn’t necessary.
San Diego Unified spokespeople have publicly denied that students were counseled out of district schools. But documents obtained through a California Public Records Act request show that between fall 2012 and fall 2016, school staff members recommended students find a new high school on at least 238 occasions.