The National Women Veterans Association of America has made a series of curious appearances throughout the Filner saga.

San Diego leaders have known for years that the risk of late emergency medical responses is higher in some of the city’s poorest and brownest neighborhoods. They haven’t spent a dime to fix it.

California was once a bastion of consumer protection, but a big Supreme Court decision in 2011 was a game-changer, essentially wiping out many consumer class actions in favor of private arbitration.

Arbitration companies in California have long been required to make their records public, but many don’t bother, leaving consumers in the dark about a rapidly growing sector of the state’s justice system.

Jon Perz’s six-year journey through arbitration has made him the poster child for the campaign against an alternative method of resolving legal disputes that is becoming inescapable for consumers, and that even some industry insiders say is biased in favor of corporations.

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board will require firms who buy and sell bonds to reveal their donations to public bond campaigns, and will examine that data to see if taxpayers are getting shoddy deals as a result.

Despite having the third-highest homeless population in the country, San Diego gets less money from a key federal source than many other cities with fewer homeless people.