For the past week, Maya Srikrishnan has been revealing the extent and causes of the South Bay’s hidden homelessness crisis. Now, she’s written up a handy recap distilling the biggest findings from months of reporting on the vulnerable communities hidden away in junkyards, storage containers and crowded multiple families to an apartment. A snapshot: Some […]

For the past several months, I’ve been trying to understand a big disconnect in the South Bay: School districts there count huge numbers of homeless students, yet traditional homeless counts —like the point-in-time count — show homelessness in the South Bay is dropping. Schools use different, broader criteria to define homelessness than organizations that do […]

When a 15-year-old girl was killed by a semi-truck in Otay Mesa in 2014, no one asked why she was walking in the far-flung industrial area in the first place – news reports instead focused on the fact that she was distracted by her phone. But it turns out that the teenager was walking home from school, and […]

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced on Thursday he is bringing on a new chief of staff. Exiting that top spot in the mayor’s office is Stephen Puetz, a political campaigns consultant by heart who has served as chief of staff since he helped Faulconer win the mayor’s race. Consulting is what he’s going back to with a […]