A Foot on Each Side

My life is in San Diego. We live here. I’m as involved locally as I’ve ever been. My work is here. My friends are here. My home is here. My bills are here. Everything is here. I live here in Rolando. My life is also in Tijuana and Ensenada, two cities in Baja California, Mexico.…… Continue reading A Foot on Each Side

Building Up California’s Urban Core

A new report from the State of California’s Department of Finance came out this month showing that the population of California is in trouble. According to the report, “The reasons for the decline during this decade were, by order of magnitude, higher domestic out-migration, lower immigration to California, and fewer births.” Why are people leaving?…… Continue reading Building Up California’s Urban Core

In San Diego it’s now a crime to be poor

Somehow I missed The Jungle in high school. When I read Upton Sinclair’s classic as a young adult it changed things. While most readers recall the horrifying details of Chicago’s turn-of-the-century meatpacking industry I saw myself in Jurgis Rudkus. I was one mistake from being him. In retrospect my 20s ended up going really well. Yet looking…… Continue reading In San Diego it’s now a crime to be poor