Stories by Pat
The trial of Marine Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich comes to an end; Doug Manchester presents his vision for the San Diego waterfront in the pages of the U-T. The city reaches agreement with six unions on retiree health benefits, and the funding for an expanded convention center comes up for a vote.
Cool summer. Warm winter. Wind storms. High pressure. Not much rain. What in the world is going on with our weather? There's an explanation, of course, and it's called La Nina.
SDG&E runs a separate charge to solar owners up the flagpole. No one salutes. Governor Brown's state-of-the-state address asks for temporary tax increases. Republicans are not impressed. The four major candidates for San Diego Mayor mix it up in debates. Sort of.
Editors look ahead at some issues and candidates in this election year in San Diego, including the mayor's race, the Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative, open primaries and the newly drawn 52nd Congressional District.
Last week the court upheld a law saying the state may eliminate redevelopment agencies and threw out a law saying the agencies could exist if they paid a portion of their revenue to the state. We discuss the recent history of state revenues and and the consequences of piecemeal reform like Prop 22.
EH Davis moved to San Diego in 1884 and began to photograph Indians in San Diego County, Mexico and Yuma, Arizona and collect artifacts because he thought Indian culture was dying out. The San Diego History Center is digitizing and cataloging hundreds of his photos and creating a website for the public.
The struggling economy has meant more individuals and families going hungry. In 2008, the San Diego Food Bank distributed 9.1 million lbs of food to those in need. The number has more than doubled since. The CEOs of the two largest food distribution organizations in San Diego County talk about how they are coping with the increases, who is needy, and what the public can do to help.
When United Way's Home Again initiative launched its Project 25 campaign last year, the goal was to move 25 of San Diego County's chronically homeless into permanent housing.
Bookstores are disappearing, leaving book lovers with fewer chances to meet the authors they love. Milane Christiansen, seasoned San Diego bookseller, has joined with Chino Farms to provide onsite book signings. This Sunday, Chino's will host Los Angeles restauranteur and cookbook author Nancy Silverton, co-owner of Pizzeria Mozza.
The authors of "Paradise Plundered" tell us about San Diego's failures of governance.
An immigration audit of employees at Escondido Disposal,Inc., found that a quarter of the Edco workforce did not have proper documentation; a major ruling in a legal battle over religious classroom banners in a Rancho Penasquitos high school; and fallout including lawsuits and damage claims, from the recent blackout.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, firefighters and first responders from San Diego and all across the country joined in solidarity with the forces in New York and Washington. That solidarity continues during 10th anniversary remembrances when the drums and pipes of the San Diego Firefighters Emerald Society will be heard aboard the USS Midway and a memorial to the first responders who died on 9/11 will be unveiled at Fire Station 21 in Pacific Beach.
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is about two weeks away. County officials, warning that the date could trigger some strong emotions which could lead to some dangerous actions, have listed eight things to watch for.