A raft of complaints prompted a San Diego Unified investigation into the school, which found problems ranging from issues with special education to improper hiring practices. The school adamantly denies the findings. School leadership and the board have been disrupted by departures, and some parents have pulled their kids out.
The San Diego arts scene can’t stop its soul-searching, Camp Pendleton exhibit explores black women’s contributions to the military, what NEH cuts might mean for San Diego and more in our weekly roundup of the region’s arts and culture news.
City Heights residents are never happy about alcohol permits being approved in their neighborhood, but one has sparked a whole new level of pushback. The man leading the charge against a proposed 7-11’s alcohol permit owns a competing business nearby. The new permit would come with a number of restrictions intended to ease community concerns, but community members are unmoved.
The candidates for City Council District 9, Georgette Gomez and Ricardo Flores, are both Latino Democrats who agree on most issues. But they’ll have a different approach to the job based on their backgrounds, allies and personalities. As they make their final pitches to voters, both candidates are improbably comparing the other to Donald Trump.
A new arts installation is helping transform a major pedestrian thoroughfare in City Heights, a famed arts mecca in North County is preparing for its annual public unveiling, all the arts funding news from the city’s budget update and more in our weekly digest of the city’s arts and culture news.
City Heights has slowly gotten most of the things it asked for to make up for being cut in half by a freeway expansion – except the art that was supposed to adorn two transit plazas. A new neighborhood group is working to make sure that promise is kept.
San Diego police officers acted “without warrants, probable cause, or reasonable belief,” when they roughed up a mother and her two sons inside their own business, according to a lawsuit filed by the family. The officers say they mistook the two brothers, who entered the store using their own keys, for burglars. The suit also claims officers lied in their official reports in order to cover up what happened.
Residents worry two lots near a City Heights transit station will be used, ironically, to accommodate more drivers.
Residents can now file complaints against landlords for unsafe housing in their native language. It’s a change ushered in by a special enforcement team to help tenants created by Mayor Kevin Faulconer after a Voice of San Diego/KPBS investigation into substandard housing.
As the city grapples with community-police relations and gang prosecutions, Mark Jones has catapulted to the forefront of the public discussion just a few months after dipping his toe in the activism pool.