The San Diego Police Department is still conducting curfew sweeps, which happen largely in certain neighborhoods. The department has long held that the sweeps are meant to keep young people safe and to deter crime. Here’s what happened when a VOSD reporter joined SDPD for a curfew sweep ride-along, then returned weeks later to experience another curfew sweep from a community resident’s perspective.
Civic San Diego is one step closer to completing an important development project in southeastern San Diego, but some in the community aren’t pleased with the process that led the organization to choose a developer. The complaints are stirring up the same issues that have kept Civic San Diego from expanding its authority outside of downtown for years. Namely, many in the community just don’t trust the organization.
Re-igniting the debate about whether San Diego can sustain a world-class arts scene, arts groups worry they’re already being pushed out of the new Horton Plaza Park and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is again working on a plan it has pursued for years: developing almost 60 acres it owns in the area surrounding Market Creek Plaza in the Diamond neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego into a town center that would deliver affordable homes, job opportunities and neighborhood amenities to a community that has been historically ignored by private development.
Ballast Point’s billion-dollar sale, a new community plan for southeastern San Diego and olfactory art in this week’s VOSD podcast.
An Encanto community group tried to revitalize a neglected neighborhood space. It engaged the city, asking what it must do to make the project happen legally. Now city bureaucracy has thrown the whole thing into jeopardy.
It was a bit of a coup when a coalition of southeastern San Diego pastors endorsed Kevin Faulconer for mayor. One of those pastors, Don Connelly in Encanto, told us he’d been pretty happy with Faulconer so far – with a one big caveat.
Early on in his State of the City address last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer called out three neighborhoods that have had historically poor emergency response, but benefited from new programs.
An experiment in Encanto is relying on a two-person crew to answer emergencies. But that crew is only staffed 12 hours a day. Is a good use of taxpayer dollars?
After years of broken promises and reluctance from some City Council members, the city put two more firefighters in Encanto. Early results are encouraging and more good news is on the way.