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Weekly wrap: States, locals have spent a quarter of stimulus funds

States and localities spent a quarter of the money they are set to receive from the federal stimulus package – an amount that tops $69.1 billion – by late November, according to a report released by federal auditors.

Pocket Change: Debating the Mayor’s budget cut plan

San Diego is facing a deficit of $179 million next fiscal year and Mayor Jerry Sanders has proposed some controversial cuts. Step into the minds of SDNN experts and policy wonks Erik Bruvold and Murtaza Baxamusa to find out what the possible cuts mean.

Equality California to open office in the Inland Empire

On Saturday, December 12, Equality California (EQCA) will be opening an Inland Empire office as a part of its effort to restore marriage rights for same-sex couples through on-the-ground organizing.

Disparities abound in federal stimulus awards

The federal government has showered billions of stimulus dollars around the country this year to jump-start the economy and save jobs. But a Mercury News analysis of reported stimulus spending so far shows it has flowed unevenly, with wide gulfs between California's largest counties.

Taste ’n Tinis tonight

Tonight, the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) will host a brand new event, Taste n' Tinis, a self-guided walking tour of delicious treats, holiday shopping, and cocktails.