Blurry lines separate the mayor’s charity from his political dealings, district attorney is missing the point, San Diego ranks low-ish on income-equality, threats besiege schools and zoo pelican pair isn’t a pretty picture.

What we learned from the city’s permitting system. How San Diego schools’ open enrollment works. And all the links in the day’s news about the Chargers saga.

As the frenzy over the Chargers’ threats to leave town hit a new peak, Petco Park has come up a lot. How was the city able to pull that off? VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt takes a look-see and comes up with “5 Lessons from the Padres’ Stadium Push.” Among them: Padres leadership commanded respect — we’ll […]

Official impasse for teachers and district, S.D. operas galore, the Salton Sea’s ‘Big Burp’ and paging Miss Manners! Pick up the white courtesy phone.

In a victory for free-speech advocates and community members who rallied against a guilt-by-association prosecution, a judge yesterday threw out charges against two high-profile targets of the district attorney’s office: A rapper and a man who were linked by things they sang and posted on the internet to a local gang. The gang is alleged […]

Over the past 13 years, the city of San Diego has spent $15 million to update 12 neighborhood blueprints known as community plans. So how many are done and adopted? One. It may not entirely be the city’s fault. One of them, for Barrio Logan, met a bitter end when business-led opponents threw it out […]




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