Breaking Down Beiser’s Absences

Training and conferences only account for a quarter of San Diego Unified school board president Kevin Beiser’s time out of the classroom. The rest are sick and personal days. That likely doesn't violate any rules, but it does highlight a problem with the system itself.

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A Relentless Campaigner – for Better or Worse

School board president Kevin Beiser has racked up an absurd amount of campaign funds, and a wide, diverse group of supporters who praise his responsiveness. But there's evidence his tireless campaigning bumps up against his classroom duties.

Marco Gonzalez Calls ‘Bullshit’ on Dense Development Objectors

One of the most high-profile environmental attorneys and activists in town fired a salvo against community opposition to new development projects last week.

Tijuana’s Winning Streak

Last year, Filner's binational Olympics bid was nearly laughed out of the room before it fizzled with his exit from office. But even without going through with the bid, we seem to have come to the collaborative place with Tijuana Filner was promoting all along.

Exploring Tijuana’s Cultural Scene and More at Meeting of the Minds

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, we will introduce folks to the exciting things happening in Tijuana at our border-centric installment of Meeting of the Minds.

Ex-Staffers: DeMaio Can Be Demanding and Demeaning But They Saw No Sexual Harassment

Several former staffers of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio said they'd ever seen or heard of him doing anything like what another ex-staffer, Todd Bosnich, alleges. But they all acknowledge he can be an extremely difficult person to serve, and some are no longer supporting him because of the way they were treated.

After Months of Work, a New Start for Sweetwater Schools

Mar Vista High School teacher Gene Chavira helped lead the charge for a new election process for Sweetwater schools. In a new Q-and-A, he tell us what went into the reform process, and what he expects out of November's election.

Morning Report: Your Guide to the Bizarro DeMaio Story

Timeline of the congressional race accusations, S.D. business climate's leading boosters, Council makes water rules and housing fee official and Black's Beach gets a global reputation.

The Definitive Timeline of All the Weird Things Said in the DeMaio Scandal

A lot has been said in this bizarre story that goes from plagiarism to burglary to lies and strange, muddled statements from prosecutors and police. Here's your chronological guide.

Culture Report: Mingling Ahead at Meeting of the Minds

The revitalization of Tijuana (not to mention the good grubbin'), a dim outlook for the Che Cafe, San Diego Police Museum seeks a new home, San Diego Opera gets a progress report and more in our weekly culture roundup.

Who Does What for San Diego’s Business Community

Not sure how the Chamber of Commerce differs from the EDC? Or whether CONNECT's mission overlaps with CommNexus? This guide can help you differentiate between some of the biggest organizations that help cultivate San Diego's business climate.