Politics & Civic Issues

San Diego and some of its gems have been starring in a number of national rankings. more

Aug 15, 2017 4:28 PM Politics & Civic Issues

It's August, so if you're having trouble finding your local politician, check a playground. Many enjoy a lot of recess in the dog days of summer. more

Jul 31, 2017 12:13 PM Politics & Civic Issues

We finished second in a national ranking of Best Cities for Recreation because, well, why wouldn't we? more

Jul 11, 2017 8:50 AM Politics & Civic Issues

Nine areas have been identified as having problems with littering and illegal dumping. The city will spend nearly $1 million to fight back. more

Jul 7, 2017 2:10 PM Politics & Civic Issues

We profile 12 local attorneys who had remarkable success this past year, including one who fought the man who would soon hold the nation’s highest office. more

Jun 21, 2017 2:12 PM Politics & Civic Issues

In San Diego, the number of people going to food banks is growing, with many being working folks or active military who are having a hard time making ends meet. more

May 26, 2017 11:33 AM Politics & Civic Issues


Photo by Hayne Palmer IV/UT-San Diego/Zuma Press

Town hall meetings are seeing a lot of passion and rancor as citizens bombard elected officials with tough questions and complaints. They make mixed martial arts bouts seem tame. more

May 25, 2017 10:32 AM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

The number of homeless living in cars and RVs appears to be increasing even though it’s against the law in most areas of San Diego County to do so. more

May 15, 2017 1:32 PM Politics & Civic Issues

San Diego has been deluged with rainfall and Northern California has been socked with heavy snows. But some think the region is still in a drought. How can that be? more

Apr 27, 2017 12:33 PM Politics & Civic Issues

The city of San Diego has approved the selling of recreational marijuana — and will get taxes from sales — but some worry that it could lead to social problems. more

Apr 27, 2017 12:12 PM Politics & Civic Issues

San Diego's homeless population is growing, and the city wants to help them with housing. But a lack of inventory and other challenges makes it difficult. more

Apr 6, 2017 8:50 AM Politics & Civic Issues

A recent San Diego County Grand Jury report took San Diego to task for running an inept and inconsistent trash bin replacement program. The problem is worsening as trash bins age, and homeowners look to avoid paying for new ones. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:39 AM Politics & Civic Issues 4 Comments

It's not just concussions that are worrisome. Former players are suing the NFL for doling out prescriptions drugs like candy. And former San Francisco 49er great Dwight Clark — famous for "The Catch" — has ALS. more

Mar 20, 2017 1:17 PM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

Technological advances in transportation are bringing a host of new options, including the driverless car. Local politicians are pushing for the innovation, and the San Diego region has been designated as a proving ground for autonomous vehicle more

Mar 7, 2017 12:54 PM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

There is widespread sentiment that 2016 was one of the worst years in modern history. Many liberals blame the election of President Trump as one of the more compelling reasons for the gloom, but a case can be made that others trump 2016. We offer 10. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:41 PM Politics & Civic Issues

In a ranking of top 100 metro areas by U.S. News & World Report, we cracked the top 25. L.A. did not. more

Feb 7, 2017 12:00 AM Politics & Civic Issues

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Scott Bennion

The freshman city council member was a key leader in the fight against downtown stadium. more

Jan 20, 2017 2:42 PM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

Mark Muir, chair of the Board of Directors of San Diego County Water Authority, offers his insight on our water situation. more

Jan 13, 2017 3:52 PM Politics & Civic Issues

A host of developments are in the works, and there is a plan behind this 
spurt of activity, port officials say. more

Jan 10, 2017 1:30 PM Politics & Civic Issues