For the general public, the announcement that SeaWorld was ending its orca breeding program may have come as a surprise. But for the thousands of people in San Diego and elsewhere who have considered the company’s treatment of orcas inhumane, the changes are the culmination of years of protests, petitions, calls for boycotts and other activities.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s pollster has written that a tax increase for a downtown stadium/convention center combination would have no chance to pass with a required two-thirds vote. But Faulconer believes a tax hike for just the expansion of the existing Convention Center could pass and he’s going to go for it. Our Scott […]