Get the story behind the story every weekday. Host Kristy Totten interviews Union-Tribune reporters about what matters in San Diego.
The Backstory: Covering hate crimes in our community
In the wake of the mass shootings and hate crimes in Buffalo and Laguna Woods, Union-Tribune public safety editor Dana Littlefield, enterprise team editor Kristina Davis, managing editor Lora Cicalo, and editor and publisher Jeff Light discuss how we have covered hate crimes in our community.
Meet Jesi Gutierrez and Celi Hernandez, owners of Libélula Books & Co.
Jesi Gutierrez and Celi Hernandez are co-owners of Libélula Books & Co. in Barrio Logan. It’s a beautiful space on the corner of South 26th Street and National Avenue that specializes in LGBTQ and BIPOC works, and serves as a community gathering space.
San Diego County's homeless count is up 10% since 2020
The first homeless count in two years has confirmed what is plain to see in San Diego County – homelessness is up. It’s up 10 percent countywide, 9 percent in the city of San Diego, 19 percent in National City and 31 percent in Oceanside.
What we learned at the UFO congressional hearing
This week, Congress held a hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena for the first time in 50 years. A House subcommittee has been studying UAPs, or UFOs, as they're more commonly known.
SDG&E seeks to raise rates 5.6% for electricity, 18.1% for gas
In two years, San Diego Gas & Electric customers may see another increase in their monthly bills. SDG&E has filed its general rate case — essentially what the utility believes it will cost to maintain and upgrade the power system from 2024 through 2027.
Freeway the sea lion was caught exploring inland San Diego a third time
Freeway the sea lion is back at it again. Since late last year, the land-loving sea lion has made his way inland three times. Jeni Smith is the rescue supervisor at Sea World San Diego.
Pretty good but not without some left bias. Pandering to their perceived audience?
Nothing like throwing an entire metropolitan area under the bus because of the racist comments of one person towards an elected official. I’ll repeat, an elected official. If this was “the Mississippi of the south” she would not be our mayor. Racism should never be tolerated, but neither should we categorize an entire population based on the behavior of one or a few or even several people. He’s an outlier which is evidenced by our mayors election.
Opinion / news with a heavy left bias
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