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San Diego students required to take ethnic studies

Aimed at "white terrorism"

On September 24 the San Diego Unified school board passed a resolution in support of a state bill (AB 331) that would add one semester of ethnic studies to California public high school graduation requirements ...

Signs of Comic-Con's demise?

Insiders point to DC's down year

If the death of Horton Plaza and the slow failure of Seaport Village have proved anything it’s that nothing lasts forever in downtown San Diego. Now some say Comic-Con, another downtown institution, may be starting ...

You won't recognize new UCSD hospital

1000 apartments

Change is coming to the UCSD Health hospital campus in Hillcrest, change so sweeping that the campus will look completely different when it’s over. Instead of the sprawling, built-as-needed mish mash of 37 buildings and ...

Can Susan Davis adjust to funding her own travel?

Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Rico, Poland, China, Israel, Turkey, India, Africa – no freebies left unused

Congresswoman Susan Davis’s September 4, 2019, announcement that she will not seek reelection next year makes one wonder how she will adjust to paying her own travel bills. In an April 10 “News Under the ...

Who are the drag queens at Chula Vista library?

Would they try this in Coronado or La Jolla?

On September 10, Francisco Soto and Xaime Aceves Equihua (stage names “Barbie-Q” and “Raquelita”) presented Drag Queen Story Time to a reported 300 adults and children at the Civic Center Chula Vista Public Library on ...

Rancho Bernardo man with 84 cockatiels fights San Diego Humane Society

“The four eldest need to come home”

Fourteen years ago Rancho Bernardo resident Robert D. Fausner had four pet cockatiels. He kept them in his one-bedroom apartment cage-free and by January of this year they had reproduced into 83 free-flying birds, plus ...

More drama at San Diego Junior Theatre

Conflict of interest in the City Attorney's office?

The three-year saga at Balboa Park’s San Diego Junior Theatre, a city-funded operation, continued May 7 when former theatre parent Matt Valenti and his family went to City Hall to confront city attorney Mara Elliott. ...

Superheroes fight trash in City Heights

“The San Diego Get It Done app is awesome nowadays.”

Martial arts instructor Matt Armstrong and his “Trash-Vengers” crew picked up thousands of pounds of trash from their Azalea Park streets and canyons in the last couple of years — free of charge. On June ...

Software headaches at San Diego city colleges

City, Mesa, Miramar will reduce classes

During the 2019 - 20 academic year that started this week, the San Diego Community College District will have to trim its spending by $30 million in order to achieve a balanced budget. So stated ...

Democracy Counts' five apps for election reform

One will photograph and upload suspicious activity at polling stations

San Diego-based company Democracy Counts has developed technology its founders are convinced will restore Americans’ confidence in the legitimacy of U.S. election results. Describing Democracy Counts as a nonprofit tech startup “that has developed the ...

Joe Harper, CEO of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, eases up on PETA

Blames part of Santa Anita breakdowns on rain

‘Well, I know the headlines won’t be about big hats.” Joe Harper, longtime CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is candid. It’s race time at Del Mar, where the humid days of summer usher ...