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.
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.
On this week’s podcast, hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts come up with a few things folks should consider before the city OKs selling a giant swath of city land to a group of private investors for an MLS stadium.
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 […]