San Diego sits at a binational crossroads, perfectly positioned to provide bilingual job candidates in a variety of fields. But local employers still struggle to find qualified bilingual candidates. Employers, language experts and teachers point to one root cause for the disconnect: a public education system that has restricted bilingual education for the past 18 years.

San Diego Unified School District’s highly touted graduation rate from the class of 2016 was made possible by the fact that hundreds of students, who were not on track to graduate, left traditional high schools for online charter schools. The charter schools are geared toward helping at-risk students recover credits, according to our Mario Koran. Had those students […]

Emails obtained by VOSD reveal that top SANDAG officials were told the agency’s economic forecasts — and therefore its Measure A numbers — were way off almost a year before the 2016 election. Instead of acting, the agency continued to rely on numbers they’d been told were faulty, misleading voters in the process and keeping important information from potential watchdogs.

California voters made recreational marijuana use legal statewide, and now local leaders are grappling with how to regulate the budding industry (sorry, but pot puns basically write themselves). VOSD’s Maya Srikrishnan has been focusing on a set of proposed regulations on medical and recreational marijuana that the San Diego City Council will consider on Tuesday. Her latest is a […]