Rising home prices have sparked concerns of another housing bubble. But while San Diego housing is unusually expensive, it hasn’t reached bubble-like extremes in two key areas.
Rich suburbs have no more room and are experiencing low population growth. Meanwhile, the highest growth in San Diego County is in lower middle-income Vista. Together, these two trends show how poor transportation and growth-restricting zoning limit the county’s access to good jobs.
The peso has taken several plunges tied to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals, a reality that hurts San Diego’s retail industry. Economic development leaders believe San Diego’s manufacturing and tourism industries may also feel the impact.
Housing costs have repelled many prospective migrants, and at the same time encouraged residents to relocate to Riverside County. Disproportionately, those leaving San Diego for Riverside are low-income people, not well-off homeowners chasing a bigger house.
San Diego sits at a binational crossroads, perfectly positioned to provide bilingual job candidates in a variety of fields. But local employers still struggle to find qualified bilingual candidates. Employers, language experts and teachers point to one root cause for the disconnect: a public education system that has restricted bilingual education for the past 18 years.
This month, all YMCA members in San Diego County should be seeing a $1-$3 per month increase, depending on the type of membership they have.
Some keep holding onto glimmers of hope that the Chargers will come back to San Diego under new ownership. But there are policies and other complicating factors in place to prevent that from happening.
City officials are finally deciding what’s next for the old central library, an iconic building that’s sat empty since its replacement opened in 2013.
A minimum wage hike passed in record time this week, dominating news out of the Capitol. But in other news from the San Diego’s legislative delegation Senator Patricia Bates is pushing for harsher sentences against opioid dealers and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is trying to get immigrants better access to compensation for on-the-job injuries.
San Diego representatives loomed large Thursday as California legislators approved a bill to raise the minimum wage to a highest-in-the-nation $15 an hour by 2022.