Last year, the convention center boasted that the annual Comic-Con would land a cool $178 million in local coffers. This year, the estimate clocks in at $136 million. What happened? We happened. Last year, VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt questioned the convention center’s number-juggling. Among other things, it looked at spending by conventiongoers at 42 conventions attended […]

It sure sounds like a nice deal: Allow homeowners with bad credit to borrow money to make their homes more energy-friendly though solar panels and low-water landscaping. Then let them pay off loans through their property tax bills. That’s how Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, programs work. But VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt finds that there’s […]


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