A developer agreed years ago to maintain public restrooms at Fault Line Park in East Village. But homeless people say they remain inaccessible. Meanwhile, experts say hygiene issues could be helping spread the deadliest hepatitis A outbreak in California in 20 years.

A conservative news website and Rep. Darrell Issa have taken up the cause of Solutions for Change, a Vista homeless-serving nonprofit that says it turned down federal grants because it won’t stop requiring its clients to stay sober. But there’s more to the story, and it’s a good window into a battle brewing across San Diego County.

Arts District Liberty Station was envisioned as a place where artists could thrive without worrying about being pushed out by rising rents. But a decade after its launch, arts tenants are finding themselves in the same spot the district was meant to insulate them from: Rents there are too high for many of them to afford.