San Diego Unified parents (and, um, Voice of San Diego reporters) have had lots of questions as the district’s announced a $124 million budget deficit, hundreds of layoffs and other cuts. Yet, as a group of PTA parents at Gage Elementary in San Carlos has found, the district’s been slow to provide answers. Our Mario […]
Oceanside faces big issues in the absence of its mayor, The Coast News is still searching for an editor and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
Eighteen federal immigration agents are based at local jails, where they’re allowed access to prisoners 24/7 and can take unauthorized immigrants into custody. “But the days of immigration agents working inside San Diego jails appear numbered,” our Scott Lewis reports. A bill in the state Legislature would evict the agents from our jails, perhaps inadvertently […]
This post has been updated. Chula Vista, the second-largest city in the county, is home to more people than Buffalo, Reno, Boise or St. Petersburg, Fla. Its mayor is a fan of boosting new housing developments, public transit and tax measures to pay for infrastructure, just the kinds of projects that the coalition of local governments […]
There’s a bevy of voices in the debate over what to do about San Diego’s homeless crisis. A comprehensive regional plan to address the issue is finally in the works. Now leaders just have to get everyone to back it. As VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt reports, getting all the disparate nonprofits, cities, business interests and advocates to go […]
I’m firing up the ol’ Millennial Defense Machine again.
The city of San Diego worries some of its dams “may be nearing the end of their useful service life.” So, the city is paying an engineer up to $5 million to check out each of those nine dams. If repairs must be made, those can be expensive. The city is already planning to spend nearly $23 […]
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Serge Dedina, the laid-back mayor of Imperial Beach, joined the podcast this week and said government agencies could make themselves more welcoming to the public by taking a cue from the casual community conversations that happen among surfers and other folks at the beach.
Several months ago, Voice of San Diego launched the News Revenue Hub, a project to help news organizations outsource the management of their membership programs. Now the Hub will become its own organization, led by Voice of San Diego Publisher/COO Mary Walter-Brown and Digital Manager Tristan Loper.