Oct. 7 2015
San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria has long fashioned himself a strong champion of the environment. However, the rising Democratic star now faces a vote that threatens to undermine that narrative
Sept. 30 2015
The nearly two-year battle over the fate of Civic San Diego has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk in the form of AB 504. Authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, the bill would allow nearly all projects...
Sept. 24 2015
While the Downtown San Diego Partnership has since admitted to improperly removing the boxes—including ones owned by the San Diego Union-Tribune, The Reader and DiscoverSD—the Partnership won't...
Sept. 23 2015
They look like long golf carts plastered with ads. Open to the city air, these electric vehicles carry as many as five passengers and go anywhere within downtown. Need to get from Little Italy to the Gaslamp...
Sept. 16 2015
After the third electrical shock, Marcial Torres stopped moving. He was lying face down on the ground, and the 28-year-old Latino man would not regain the ability to get up for another three months
Sept. 9 2015
While owning a dispensary can be lucrative, opening one can be costly, especially in San Diego where laws have created a dog-eat-dog competition for a limited number of viable locations
Sept. 2 2015
In a move that would likely invite increased government scrutiny, a nonprofit, known as the Slab City Community Group Inc., has applied to buy the land from the state for a nominal amount
Aug. 26 2015
Are bike lanes good for business, even at the expense of parking spots? The question has created tension between cycling advocates and businesses in Hillcrest, the neighborhood at the center of a multi-million-dollar...
Aug. 19 2015
At the core lies a fundamental tension between agriculture, which uses about 80 percent of Colorado River water, and the watershed's growing cities, which desperately want to use more of it
Aug. 12 2015
Last month, Walder filed a lawsuit in state court against his former business partners alleging mismanagement, negligence and fraud
Aug. 5 2015
The group had flown up for the committee hearing with one goal: to kill Gonzalez's Assembly Bill 504, 0 , which, if approved, would increase oversight of Civic San Diego, the nonprofit to which the city...
July 29 2015
Advocates in San Diego have long complained that local law enforcement has provided no clear guidelines for cultivation, raiding growers seemingly at random
July 22 2015
Environmental advocates for public transportation recently celebrated a significant, if symbolic, victory in a battle over the region's 35-year, $200 billion Regional Transportation Plan
July 15 2015
When Zachary Lazarus plans his day, it's largely dictated by moving around sizable sums of money. As a top manager for A Green Alternative, the city of San Diego's first permitted cannabis dispensary,...
July 8 2015
I'm a budtender in San Diego. Which is basically like a bartender except I'm selling medical marijuana. I got into this line of work five years ago when I responded to an ad on Craigslist.
July 1 2015
Over the last few months that sentiment in the community has abruptly shifted, culminating in a recent flood of letters from elected officials asking the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and...
June 24 2015
It's around 2 p.m. on Friday, and the class disparities of the fast-evolving East Village are on full display throughout the neighborhood. However, this particular intersection, the site of San Diego's...
June 16 2015
At the Friday, June 5, meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments Transportation Committee, Roberts led the way for significantly limiting a bicycle-lane-improvement plan in Mission Hills and...
June 10 2015
That's the Panopticon in a nutshell. They may not be watching you, but maybe they are, so you'd better reconsider what you say and do on social media and everywhere else
June 3 2015
Four years ago, when activists sued a regional planning agency over a massive $214-billion spending plan to expand freeways and build public transportation, labor leaders voiced support for the cause


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