Seth Hall, Voice of San Diego

Seth Hall

Voice of San Diego

San Diego, CA, United States

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Past articles by Seth:

Morning Report: Managing More Flyers With a Small Airport

At the current rate of growth, the San Diego International Airport could reach its upper capacity for airplanes in 2035. But the issue of what to do about our constrained airport, which only has one runway, goes way back. In 2006, everyone was talking about moving the airport to Miramar. That tall order seemed realistic … → Read More

Morning Report: San Dieguito Teacher Out After Accusations

Fourteen students accused a long-time San Dieguito High School Academy math teacher of inappropriate touching, remarks and other behavior. After Voice of San Diego requested documents related to the complaints, the school district and teacher negotiated his resignation in October. It’s not clear how long the teacher, Donn Boyd, remained in the classroom after the … → Read More

Morning Report: Special Ed Costs Crushing School Districts —

Special education costs are soaring across the region and crippling school district budgets. Not only are there more kids qualifying for services, they’re costing more to serve. Maya Srikrishnan spent months pulling together data from districts across San Diego that are seeing double and triple-digit percentage increases in costs. “Local funds contributed to special education increased … → Read More

Morning Report: Police Cooperation With Immigration Enforcement Runs Deep —

The state has prohibited local officers from coordinating with federal immigration enforcement. But there's plenty of ways that prohibition will be difficult to execute. → Read More

Morning Report: Private Prison In Otay Mesa Plans To Grow —

The private detention center in San Diego County is looking to grow its population of detainees, despite recent California laws that halt the expansion of for-profit detention centers in the state. The Otay Mesa Detention Center, owned by the private company CoreCivic, is able to do that thanks to a deal it struck years ago. … → Read More

Morning Report: No Stadium Deal Yet for SDSU Football —

San Diego State can continue to play their football games in Mission Valley at SDCCU Stadium through this year. But after that, things get murky. Scott Lewis reports the university and city of San Diego have entered the second year of negotiations on this point and the dilemma is dragging. SDSU pays a fraction in … → Read More

Morning Report: 2017 Shook Up Immigration Politics —

President Donald Trump campaigned on making major changes to immigration policy, and in 2017, that’s exactly what we saw. The administration’s new approach to immigration has caused one earthquake after another, sending ripples through San Diego’s immigrant population. Maya Srikrishnan reports on how Trump has eliminated the sense of security enjoyed by undocumented immigrants who … → Read More

Morning Report: City Councilman Unloads on Colleagues —

Labor leader accused again. The most segregated schools in San Diego. The City Council odd couple bubble is maybe over. → Read More

Morning Report: Tijuana Develops Tech Startup Scene —

Tijuana has all the ingredients for startup success but it hasn't clicked quite yet. MTS gets hammered in court ruling on border bus terminal. → Read More

Morning Report: Otay Mesa Prepares for Huge Growth —

Just west of where the federal government put up the prototypes for a border wall, there’s a different type of construction boom coming. Otay Mesa home to some of San Diego’s last stretches of under-developed land, and the area is being primed for big development in many ways. “New development, improved infrastructure and advances in … → Read More

Morning Report: Multiple Housing Ballot Measures in the Works —

We know San Diego needs to increase its supply of housing if it ever hopes to solve an affordability crisis in the region and effectively combat homelessness. And 2018 is shaping up to see several proposals that aim to fund more affordable housing, including one to raise property taxes for the purpose of backing a … → Read More

Morning Report: Meet San Diego's Mexican Consul —

This year has marked a lot of changes for how Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans relate to other Americans and government officials. Maya Srikrishnan caught up with Consul General Marcela Celorio, who represents Mexico in San Diego, and asked her about the state of affairs. While Celorio says she’s not seeing as many deportations as during … → Read More

Morning Report: City Council's Airbnb Vote Stumbles After Memo

This week, the City Council was set to finally meet and resolve that pesky short-term rental problem that has paralyzed city leaders for years. But that meeting got canceled when, just days prior, a legal memo issued by City Attorney Mara Elliott’s office inferred the proposals under consideration were illegal. At issue were two proposals … → Read More

Morning Report: When Border Patrol Can Pull People Over

For San Diegans, Border Patrol officers and vehicles are ubiquitous. Border Patrol agents are permitted to perform operations within 100 miles of a border, an area that essentially blankets San Diego County. Despite their presence, many people aren’t clear about which laws the Border Patrol is there to enforce, and under what circumstances they choose to do … → Read More

Morning Report: How Democrats Are Reshaping San Diego Votes

In less than a year, Democrats have managed to change the political landscape in San Diego by pushing through key legislation and backing ballot measures that change the fundamentals of politics in the region. Andrew Keatts reports on how two bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week pave the way for progressive interests to flex greater … → Read More

Morning Report: County Won't Share Hepatitis A Data

If you want to take extra precautions against contracting hepatitis A, it might be nice to know what parts of San Diego are most affected by the outbreak. Discovering where the outbreak is raging the hardest may seem like a simple task, but Lisa Halverstadt reports the answer it is not. First of all, even if the county … → Read More

Morning Report: Vista's Experiment With Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is an education trend that aims to match each individual student with the content and environment they need to reach their goals. It’s not an approach widely used at San Diego Unified’s traditional schools, but Maya Srikrishnan found personalized learning programs are popping up around the county, most recently at Vista High. In traditional schooling, “you progress … → Read More

Morning Report: Rocky Start for New Barrio Logan Plan

In 2014, San Diego voters threw out Barrio Logan’s newly-approved community plan. The shipbuilding industry had sponsored the referendum over a dispute about a new buffer zone the community plan created between heavy industry and residential zones. Since then, zoning for the neighborhood has been the same anything-goes plan as it has been since 1978. The … → Read More

Morning Report: Lawmakers Pass Key Atkins Housing Bill in Late-Night Nail-Biter

There was big drama in the state Capitol Thursday night as lawmakers considered several housing bills, including one from San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins that would add a $75 fee to certain real estate documents to fund affordable housing. Even with help from San Diego Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein crossing the aisle to vote for … → Read More

Morning Report: About That Graduation Rate Report

Researchers at UC San Diego this week released a report looking into “How San Diego’s Class of 2016 Has Fared with New Graduation Requirements,” and it was full of analysis of how San Diego Unified managed to post a 91 percent graduation rate. If that question sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a question we’ve spent a lot … → Read More