Thom Senzee

Articles by Thom Senzee

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 ...

Is self-regulation working at Torrey Pines Gliderport?

San Diego’s paragliding community continues to reel from the loss of two people many considered friends.

No one knows exactly what final thoughts went through the minds of the two pilots who plummeted from the skies over Torrey Pines State Beach one sunny afternoon in early March as the pair struggled ...

City Heights renters fearful of lawyers, media

Slide show at Fairmount and University

If your apartment’s plumbing won’t stop backing up, your landlord is abusive, or you’re stuck with a troublesome tenant in a modest rental unit you’ve managed to buy, you may already know Ted Janowsky or ...

San Diego’s cut in parking spaces hurts homeless

Will they owe their souls to the company town?

Where to store the Subaru, curb the Kia, or dock the Dodge? As San Diego’s housing crisis grinds on, the question of parking has become a monster whose tentacles reach well beyond conventional issues such ...

What happened in ransomware attack on Port of San Diego

Iran-backed hackers demanded Bitcoin

New disclosures reveal higher stakes than previously known when the Port of San Diego fell victim in late 2018 to a major cyberattack now believed to have originated in Iran. “This cyberattack was called 21st-century ...

Sacramento pushes granny flats, Coronado demurs

"Laws of supply and demand don’t work" at the beach

The San Jose Mercury News recently called the practice of renting to tenants living quarters built without permits in backyards and over garages “a municipal game of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’” “Of course, we’d like ...

Hillcrest DMV plan makes friends of enemies

Nobody likes the state's design

Watchers of land-use politics in San Diego were surprised when late last year two names usually on opposite sides of controversial building projects suddenly showed up in TV interviews espousing the same passionately held position ...

Sew Loka – on the alley between Evans and Sampson

Sign of emerging Barrio Logan

If you’re looking for parking along Logan Avenue in Barrio Logan’s hip arts-and-eats district south of Chicano Park, there’s a good chance you’ll give up and park a block east or west. I wound up ...

Haitian immigrant discovers a Mexican dream

Earthquake victim lands in Tijuana

Rogeste Mercy, 36, and his wife Magalita Bordes, 37, lost their apparel business and their livelihood in Port au Prince, Haiti, to an earthquake that jarred the island nation in 2010. “We lost everything,” Bordes ...

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