There’s a familiar player at the heart of a bombshell New York Times report on Mexican government spying, last-ditch efforts to save the vaquita continue and more in our biweekly report on news from the border.
SANDAG bet against big, experienced banks like Goldman Sachs and are, so far, losing the bet leaving taxpayers are on the hook for millions. Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts and Ashly McGlone explain how the regional transportation agency bought into an investment called interest-rate swaps. The agency essentially bet that interest rates would rise. Interest rates did not […]
Random thoughts I have at every journalism conference.
When you turn on your tap, the water just comes out. That obscures not only an enormous amount of engineering but also a lot of politics. A defining feature of Southern California water politics is a long-running legal dispute between the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Billions of […]
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On this week’s podcast, co-hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts discuss all the hurdles standing in SoccerCity’s way.
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 […]
If you take one high-profile count of the region’s homeless at face value, you’d assume homelessness in the South Bay is dropping. But a closer look reveals many homeless families there are hidden out of sight, a reality that has real implications for some of the most vulnerable populations in the South Bay.
There are plenty of services available to help the homeless in San Diego County, but they need to find those they serve and be found by them. In the South Bay, the system is failing on both fronts. There, the homeless are less visible because they aren’t as prone to set up tents on sidewalks. […]
Communities with visibly large homeless populations sleeping on the streets tend to attract more money and resources to combat the problem. Because of the hidden nature of South Bay homelessness, there are far fewer resources there to help struggling residents and families.