Guest commentary: A Mission Valley persona?

By Steve Rodriguez A civic banner I recently saw flying from a Friars Road lamp post decreed “Mission Valley—Positively in the Middle of Things.” The banner’s slogan made me think hard about the distinctive characteristics of Mission Valley, and how Mission Valley residents define themselves. I must admit, I came away somewhat disappointed.

Guest editorial: Charter school permitting-reform measure passes

By Scott Sherman Recently, the City Council approved my measure to reform the city of San Diego’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to ease permitting requirements on San Diego public charter schools. Public charter schools serve over 21,000 students in 51 schools within the city of San Diego. Public charter schools have become an important educational […]