The international border between San Diego and Tijuana has long spurred artists to make work that comments and reflects on it. Border art can offer harsh criticisms or nuanced perspectives on the politics surrounding the fence, often commenting on how officials handle the people who cross it. Now that President Donald Trump and his desire to build a border […]

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 […]

We’ve known for a while that SANDAG, a powerful coalition of local governments, was coming in way short on a previous tax increase and botched its projections of income from a ballot measure. Elected officials on the SANDAG board now want some answers. Several are calling for an independent investigation. In emails sent in response to […]

The governor and other state leaders have sure tried to make it sound like California is a sanctuary state for unauthorized immigrants. The governor sure makes it sound that way. And both San Diego city and the county appear on lists of sanctuary cities. The reality, argues our Scott Lewis, is that the very idea […]

Tijuana and Los Angeles are renowned for their active arts and culture scene, but couched between the two is the often overlooked, and eternally frustrated, San Diego visual arts community. Kinsee Morlan has been writing about culture in San Diego for years and has heard all the reasons people list when explaining why San Diego’s art […]

Just last year, California voters approved allowing local school districts to borrow $28 billion for various projects. Local governments borrowed even more for other projects. Taxpayers, of course, will pay the money back. Who’s minding the store to make sure the money is spent as promised? Watchdog groups are supposed to, but a new report […]