USD’s Paula Cordeiro said teacher tenure is a valuable policy that should be protected. But she also said that for K-12 teachers, it’s a hurried decision that’s made in less than two years – before teachers have a chance to prove what they can do.

In a Q-and-A, Paula Cordeiro, dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, dissects the new Common Core standards and what they mean for teachers and students.

Arbitration companies in California have long been required to make their records public, but many don’t bother, leaving consumers in the dark about a rapidly growing sector of the state’s justice system.

Jon Perz’s six-year journey through arbitration has made him the poster child for the campaign against an alternative method of resolving legal disputes that is becoming inescapable for consumers, and that even some industry insiders say is biased in favor of corporations.

Maps and atlases, transported houses, disappointment in Tony nominations and more in our weekly arts roundup.

Mayor Bob Filner’s event-hopping has created a running timeline of hilarious photos.

Border backups aside, we look at what San Diego’s new mayor could accomplish if he prioritizes partnerships with Tijuana leaders.

City raise defended, Meeting of the Minds event, behind Judge-elect Kreep, anger over an MLK mural and SD’s reputation.