It’s hard to do homework if you don’t have a home. Cutting way back on the amount and importance of homework at Perkins K-8 was one thing the Barrio Logan school’s principal Fernando Hernandez did to help deal with a surging homeless student population there. Homeless students make up about 28 percent of the school’s population. Voice of San Diego’s […]

Back in 2015 when San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber passed a law requiring California law enforcement officers to collect data about who they pull over, a police union spokesman made a bold claim: The law was unnecessary because racial profiling doesn’t exist. “There is no racial profiling. There just isn’t,” the officer told the L.A. […]

Downtown wants to be a place where people can get out of their cars and go for long walks — tourists, office workers, residents. But if they walk, they’ll need restrooms. And for years, there’s been a conflicting urge: Let’s not make the homeless too comfortable by installing easy-to-access public restrooms. Now city officials are scrambling […]

There was big drama in the state Capitol Thursday night as lawmakers considered several housing bills, including one from San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins that would add a $75 fee to certain real estate documents to fund affordable housing. Even with help from San Diego Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein crossing the aisle to vote for […]

On Wednesday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the city will pitch three temporary tents in Barrio Logan, Midway and East Village to house people who are homeless. As Lisa Halverstadt reports, those three sites had actually been on city officials’ radar all along. Faulconer pledged quick action on the homeless issue back in January. By June, he explained the lack […]

In recent months, FieldTurf USA has continued to replace and repair deteriorated fields across San Diego Unified. Emails obtained by VOSD’s Ashly McGlone show that the company replaced Madison High School’s turf field free of charge in June and dumped gallons glue on fields at University City High, San Diego High and Morse High earlier […]

While crime rates remain low, the San Diego Police Department has big challenges, including a staffing crisis, a departing police chief and a perception problem lingering from multiple scandals. Now, the city’s cops are taking crime-fighting in a new direction: They’re targeting liquor sales, especially in crime-friendly areas like downtown and Ocean Beach. As our […]