As San Diego’s craft beer industry has taken off, so has the career of Candace Moon, an attorney who helps brewers and breweries navigate legal issues. Now, as Moon works to trademark the term “craft beer attorney,” she’s experiencing some of those issues from the other side of the table.
Attorney Dan Shinoff has managed to corner the school legal market in town for decades. But things are changing. A group of attorneys is abandoning the firm, and a handful of districts – some of which have lost high-profile cases that cost millions – are phasing him out. One is openly criticizing his methods.
In a Q-and-A, Solana Beach’s new planning director Bill Chopyk talks about his desire to balance the coastal city’s character – and desire to maintain its ocean views – with the need for more housing.
As the city grapples with community-police relations and gang prosecutions, Mark Jones has catapulted to the forefront of the public discussion just a few months after dipping his toe in the activism pool.
Who’s going to emerge as a leader in San Diego? What’s the single greatest change that would make it easier to live in our region? We asked a few notable San Diegans to weigh in.
Yuki Marsden is chair of the Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices in San Diego. In a Q-and-A, she reveals how the process works, gaps she sees in the system and what she thinks of body cameras.
Chuck Patton’s Bird Rock Coffee Roasters will soon open a third location and has become a recognized name in micro-roasting. But Patton said that’s no thanks to a city that rolls out the red carpet for craft beer brewers and few others.
The firebrand of the school board says he’s relieved to fade out of the public eye. An outspoken voice for accountability and reining in spending, Barnett says, “I give myself an A for effort, and a D+ for success.”
SANDAG’s board of directors voted 20-1 last week to appeal its long-term transportation plan to the state Supreme Court. Chuck Lowery, deputy mayor of Oceanside, was the one. He explains what he’d like to see from a long-term transportation plan and how the board dynamics contributed to the lopsided vote.
It’s been a little over a year since Teach for America set up shop in San Diego. We sat down with one parent whose child is being taught by a TFA teacher to see what’s working and what isn’t.