A Cup of Chisme: That is your aspect dish

I am not the sort to serve up scrumptious aspect dishes for vacation gatherings.

However that does not imply I am unable to dish.

My contribution to such occasions is to carry gossip. Our reporters have been on hearth currently. So, I’ve rounded up the tales you’ll be able to pitch this week (no stretchy pants crucial).

Get some espresso.

The newest findings from our investigations

North Island Credit Union Coliseum in Chula Vista on November 15, 2023.
North Island Credit score Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista on November 15, 2023. / Photograph by Ariana Dressler

Two months in the past, chief investigative reporter Will Huntsberry revealed {that a} franchise hiring a non-profit group in Petco Park didn’t exist. (If you have not learn it, proceed right here.)

What sort of volunteer particular person do workers quit for a non-existent non-profit group? You are most likely questioning what kind will get paid. It was revealed final week that a minimum of three non-profit teams working the stadium concession below the guise of volunteer labor are literally offering low-cost, unregistered labor.

Final: One man tried to whistle on the observe.

Huntsbury found {that a} supply had knowledgeable North Island Credit score Union Amphitheater’s concessions firm {that a} group was paying supposed volunteers below the desk. A consultant for the franchise firm Legends Hospitality responded that they might examine the matter. That was in 2020.

The group continued working. Learn our investigation right here.

The story of two neighbors

Pamela Peterson sits on the patio she shares with Michelle Stead in Golden Hill on July 27, 2023.
Pamela Peterson sits on the patio she shares with Michelle Stead in Golden Hill on July 27, 2023. / Photograph by Ariana Dressler

This week we instructed the story of two ladies dealing with eviction. Michelle Steed and Pamela Peterson have been neighbors for 10 years. They share a duplex in Golden Hill.

The 2 ladies, who’ve devoted their careers to stopping individuals from falling into homelessness, in a horrible twist of irony, have been compelled out of their properties, Voice of San Diego contributor Katherine Grey revealed. The proprietor of the constructing they’re renting desires to construct a 108-unit complicated. It is going to embody some reasonably priced items.

However there was one thing we found that supplied ladies some safety. It is one thing they did not know — and only some advocates and metropolis leaders knew till we requested them.

It’s a story about how legal guidelines and insurance policies have an effect on individuals in our society. Learn the story right here

Inexpensive development elsewhere

A view of downtown on May 12, 2023.
A view of downtown on Could 12, 2023. / Photograph by Ariana Dressler

Will Huntsbury additionally wrote this week a couple of marketing campaign to permit builders to construct reasonably priced housing in poor neighbourhoods.

Proper: Mayor Todd Gloria has proposed a variety of housing reforms, however two particulars within the Housing Motion 2.0 bundle have turn out to be controversial in current weeks. On Monday, the Metropolis Council voted towards the reforms.

It was a heat assembly. Some council members had been unable to face behind the reforms. Others had been reluctant to make coverage modifications rapidly. This is what occurred.

VOSD Podcast: If you happen to’re all for studying extra in regards to the housing bundle and why it was such a scorching assembly, hearken to the most recent episode of the VOSD Podcast. We break all of the deets. Hear right here.

Demographic modifications in San Diego colleges

Students walk in front of Lincoln High School on October 23, 2023.
College students stroll in entrance of Lincoln Excessive Faculty on October 23, 2023. / Photograph by Ariana Dressler

Training reporter Jacob McWhinney reviews that San Diego County colleges have 15,000 fewer black college students than they did 15 years in the past.

A college in a neighborhood that has lengthy been the middle of the world’s black inhabitants has seen a significant change. McWhinney reported that Lincoln Excessive Faculty within the 2007-2008 college 12 months had 917 black college students. Final 12 months it was 272.

McWhinney writes in regards to the decline and potential causes.

Learn the story right here

Contained in the sound

Just some notes from me. We are going to all be spending time with our households this week. There can be no morning report on Thursday or Friday. And I will be skipping the Chisme Cup subsequent Sunday whereas I get well from the meals coma I am going to undoubtedly be experiencing subsequent week.

However do not be unhappy. We now have some nice stuff. We’re writing about all of the native “beefs” we have seen unfold previously 12 months. We’re not speaking about meat right here, we’re speaking about drama, battle, fights, disagreements…and beef. Prepare for Beef Week.

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I want you a cheerful vacation.

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