The union that represents 11,000 San Diego County government employees is using labor negotiations to push a broad set of policy goals: It wants to vastly expand the county’s welfare program, reform the criminal justice system and create a countywide “sanctuary” policy for immigrants.
Legislators are taking on California’s NIMBYs, Sempra is spending big in Sacramento, another diaper bill goes down and more in our weekly roundup of news from the capital.
The new cuts – which will go to the school board for approval Tuesday – include all library technicians, 16 mental health clinicians, bus drivers and other non-teaching employees and support staff.
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 […]
More on Rep. Darrell Issa’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, North County leaders largely silent on SANDAG debacle and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
Seven board members say they weren’t told SANDAG’s Measure A sales tax estimates were wrong – an error that led to voters being sold a false promise – and are calling for an independent review.
It’s deadline day for new bills, the Legislature starts to reflect changing attitudes on gender, water problems stretch north and south and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
A former San Diego artist dies unexpectedly, searching for the “A” in the IDEA District, underrated breweries in San Diego and more in our weekly roundup of all things arts and culture.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher gets some surprise pushback to a seemingly uncontroversial bill, the toll of public pensions, California considers a homelessness state of emergency and more in our weekly digest of news from Sacramento.