Nonprofits typically rely on donors and grants, which keeps them busy sustaining what they’re already doing rather than trying out new tacks. But a growing movement wants to see more nonprofits pitching ideas to potential backers, pursuing money-making ventures aimed at addressing social problems and seeking investment in ways a startup might.
Neighborhood activists have decades’ worth of archives on the history of Chicano Park. They have a name picked out for a future museum, and a website. What they don’t have is a building — that’s where they hope the city steps in.
San Diego’s new police citizen review board director comes from Albany, N.Y. The board chair hopes she’ll help boost outreach and transparency.
Rancho Bernardo solar producer Soitec has announced it’ll scale back its San Diego factory next year but it’s not clear how much.
Soitec, a solar panel manufacturer that’s benefited from significant public investments, is flailing just three years after its splashy arrival in San Diego.
The California Environmental Quality Act has become a tool for groups to delay or kill a project – even if their beef doesn’t have anything to do with the environment.
CEQA, the state’s premier environmental law, allows outsiders to wade into developments. That’s a big part of why it’s one of the biggest headaches for San Diego businesses.
Longtime philanthropist Malin Burnham and current U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester both caution that any deal is a long way away. But Burnham, who admits he’s no journalism expert, wants to dream big about the paper’s ability to fund civic ventures.
The Convention Center expansion’s demise brought on some congratulatory banter from two unusual suspects: City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and attorney Cory Briggs.
A year after it opened, Connections Housing is still experiencing growing pains. Permanent residents and interim residents are governed by different rules and separate agencies, and a recent grand jury report highlighted ongoing budget issues.