Big news from the weekend: The U.S. Justice Department has announced that it will manage an independent review of the San Diego Police Department, which has been battered by a series of allegations of sexual misconduct by officers.
A press conference will provide details today. NBC San Diego has more information.
Big City Loan: Here Comes Money Boo-Boo?
“The city of San Diego wants to use a common, but convoluted financing mechanism to repair its roads and build other infrastructure,” VOSD reporter Liam Dillon writes. “But it recently hit a legal snag.”
Considering how things work (and don’t work) in San Diego, this isn’t an unusual thing for a reporter to write. But this “funding mechanism” deserves that clunky term because it truly is a weird creature. How weird? Check out Dillon’s full story, which uses photos, graphics and some wry Internet wizardry to tell the tale of one strange way to borrow a buck (or $120 million).
Here Comes the Minimum Wage Debate
As a City Council committee gets ready to tackle the minimum wage debate today, Desert Call Connection CEO Gabriel Bristol defends a higher minimum wage in a commentary.
• Our own opera story — quoting the opera’s boss about how donors have been dying off — was the third most popular story on our site last week. No. 1 was our education blogger’s explanation of the new Common Core approach to teaching math in schools. For the full Top 10 most-popular list, click here.