Sen. Marty Block took the lead in a hearing this week to delve into the possibility of doing away with tuition at California’s community colleges. “As a marketing tool, free can’t be beat,” said Block, pointing out that while the California system is one of the most affordable in the nation, many high school graduates […]

Lee Burdick, who served as former Mayor Bob Filner’s chief of staff, offers her own account of why she joined the mayor’s team and stuck in the role as things came crashing down. Since Filner’s implosion, Burdick says her career has suffered from guilt by association. “I’m angry that I am no longer being evaluated – or even valued – based on my own merit,” she writes.

Councilman David Alvarez’s new infrastructure proposal acknowledges a problem that’s been going on for more than five years. Even though the city doesn’t have enough cash to fix its crumbling infrastructure, it can’t spend the money it does have quickly enough.

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