Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Oct. 8
Subsidies to billionaires lead to civic indigestion
The billionaires who get governments to subsidize sports stadiums induce billiousness.
Will the free rides resume?
For five months in 2014, Lincoln High School student Alexis Guzman didn’t have to walk the three miles from his parents’ National City apartment to school. More importantly, he didn’t have to walk the three ...
Though Florida is a biotech backwater, Scripps had to go there.
Jeb Bush, who wants to be president, claims he rejuvenated Florida's economy. But his subsidization of San Diego biotech research operations proves otherwise.
Neighbors prompt crackdown on pet owners
A failed plea to city officials to install a new fence to enclose the Grape Street off-leash dog park in South Park led to a crackdown that resulted in more than two dozen dog-owners receiving ...
Bribes, kickbacks part of the game for two generations
Sports and secrecy go together. Hut-hut and hush-hush are almost one and the same. Look at all those disguised traps in the stadium task force’s plan for a Chargers subsidy that could purloin a billion ...
Could officials do more to prevent suicides?
If you want to die, the odds are in your favor if you’ve chosen the Coronado Bridge as your suicide site. And since the steel-and-concrete span opened in 1969, over 250 people have made the ...
Ragged condition, ragged balance sheet
There is no way to justify a convention center expansion when the insides are coming apart, and so are the finances. Grand jury, independent budget analyst raise questions.
How much the police department spends on lap dances is none of our business.
On April 24, 2014, a Hispanic female exotic dancer walked across the neon-lit room inside Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club dressed in black lingerie. According to an undercover officer from the San Diego Police Department’s vice unit ...
Despite drought, SANDAG says real estate development should continue.
Long-range drought forecasts get bleaker, while long-range economic and demographic forecasts get giddier. Something’s gotta give, San Diego. Both forecasts aren’t likely to be right. The reality is that the people who really run the ...
Wiener dog avenged
Felony animal cruelty or protecting his puppy?