Oops: San Diego Unified Might Have Just Unwittingly Validated ‘Vergara’

A line buried in a San Diego Unified report indicates less-experienced teachers might suspend students more often because they lack classroom management skills. That idea validates the fundamental point made in Vergara v. California – that the weakest teachers disproportionately end up in low-income schools.

Ranking San Diego’s Business Climate: A Selective Science

San Diego places near the top — and the bottom — of surveys purporting to rank cities' business climates. The scattershot results illustrate why rankings may be more useful to the politicos who trumpet them than to folks who want to understand the realities facing companies here.

Morning Report: SeaWorld Responds to ‘Blackfish,’ Denies It’s Responding to ‘Blackfish’

How it's possible for San Diego to rank all over the map on business surveys, the link between teacher tenure and school discipline and two business leaders tell other business leaders to drop the minimum wage fight.

Two Big City Issues in Need of a Decider

Minimum wage increases and the Convention Center mess provide Mayor Kevin Faulconer with two big opportunities to frame the debate, drive media attention and lead. How will he do it?

Taxi-Turned-Uber Drivers Get a New Lease on Life

Official efforts to reform the taxi industry and respond to drivers' concerns have been slow-going. But Uber is ushering in change quickly, and taxi drivers are fleeing their costly leases to drive for the app instead.

A New Face and Old Battle Lines for Local Schools

Lindsay Burningham, the new president of the San Diego Education Association, is seen as more moderate and likely to compromise than some members of the union's more aggressive faction. But she's also holding strong to the kinds of teacher protections that have rankled reformers for years.

Morning Report: How Poor Are Californians?

The trouble with the tuna industry, Iraqis in danger may head our way, SeaWorld gives in on trainers in water, Filner in news again and a case of Waits, Waits, don't tell me.

Fact Check: Kashkari’s Big Claims About California’s Poverty

GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari said California has the most people living in poverty of any state in the nation.

Inside the Asylum Process That Could Bring More Iraqis to San Diego County

El Cajon's Mark Arabo went from calling his congressman to working with the United Nations and its member countries to pull people out of Iraq. He wants the United States to bring more Iraqis to its shores, too.

How the Tuna Capital of the World Is Weathering America’s Breakup With Tuna

Americans' long, slow break-up with tuna has certainly been felt by two big brands headquartered in San Diego. But one thriving local upstart brand is proving there are plenty of consumers willing to pay more for a product that comes with a transparent supply chain.