At the end of 2015, San Diego County had 114 breweries and brewpubs – only two of which were in the South Bay. Citing low incomes and its minority-majority population, some brewers, sales representatives and distributors have assumed residents there only have taste buds for Bud Light, Corona and Dos Equis. A recent boom in breweries and tasting rooms is proving them wrong.
After Ditas Yamane’s involvement in a matter where the proper use of taxpayer funds was brought into question, she is now running for treasurer of National City, a position that oversees the management, budgeting and use of the city and taxpayer funds. Yamane said the case isn’t reflective of her abilities to serve as city treasurer.
The National City Chamber of Commerce has apologized for getting mixed up in accusations against National City Councilman Jerry Cano.
The longtime owner of a small market in National City applied for a permit to sell two refrigerator doors’ worth of beer and wine. What happened next offers a peek into the strange world of small-town politics and alcohol permitting drama.
Several major developments in the coastal town are either slated to start construction soon or awaiting final approval. One of the most surprising elements of the development wave: The projects have met very little public opposition.
Despite years of setbacks, Chula Vista still has hope it will someday be home to a four-year university. In taking a “land first, school second” approach to making it happen, the city is charting an unusual course.
The soaring success of vehicle importer Pasha Automotive Services has set up a showdown for the Port of San Diego, pitting public officials against one another and resurrecting a longstanding debate: Should a lucrative car business take priority over public amenities?
Students are fleeing the South Bay school in droves. Experts say the school-choice program that kick-started the exodus helps disenfranchised communities, but it also provokes a chicken-egg dilemma: How can suffering schools improve if students keep jumping ship?
All five of the new trustees elected to Sweetwater Union High School District’s board ran on a platform of transparency and restoring public trust. But so far, few of them are living up to those promises.
Two members of the Chula Vista City Council want the latest version of the city’s Climate Action Plan to follow San Diego’s lead and set a hard goal of making the city 100 percent dependent on renewable energy.