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City Heights residents are never happy about alcohol permits being approved in their neighborhood, but one has sparked a whole new level of pushback. The man leading the charge against a proposed 7-11’s alcohol permit owns a competing business nearby. The new permit would come with a number of restrictions intended to ease community concerns, but community members are unmoved.

I’m not kidding you, Brian Jones is leaving the Legislature. When I first started writing the Sacramento Report, I did a whirlwind cram session on San Diego’s state legislators and eventually came across Jones’ “Are You Kidding Me?” video series, in which he expresses outrage on everything from realignment to drought policies. They’re like a wonkier (and […]

The chair of the Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee, which monitors the TransNet tax, said he was unaware of the growing disparity between the tax’s projected revenue and the actual revenue it’s brought in, but the shortfall doesn’t fall within the group’s purview. Outside experts said that view leaves the program without meaningful oversight and transparency.