Andrew Keatts, The Guardian

Andrew Keatts

The Guardian

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

How San Diego smashed the NWSL attendance record with 32,000 fans

A packed house watched the first-year San Diego Wave defeat Angel City FC on Saturday night at Snapdragon Stadium. There’s reason to believe the best may be yet to come → Read More

City Attorney Accuses Council President of Trying to Silence Her as Council Approves Settlement with Accused Broker

City Attorney Mara Elliott accused Council President Sean Elo-Rivera of trying to silence her Monday, and said the expectations he and other council members expressed for her office had never been applied to her predecessors, who were all men. → Read More

Climate Plan: City Commits to Getting Natural Gas Out of Buildings

The San Diego City Council passed Tuesday a new version of the city’s Climate Action Plan, which commits the city to reaching “net zero” carbon emissions by 2035. What’s net zero? Voice of San Diego reporter MacKenzie Elmer broke that down earlier this year, but basically it means the city will produce the amount of emissions […] → Read More

Alvarez Headed for Win in 80th Assembly District

Former Councilman David Alvarez has won the 80th Assembly District special election, setting up a fall rematch against former Councilwoman Georgette Gómez. → Read More

Candidate Loses U-T Endorsement for Sheriff After Comments and Abruptly Retires from Prosecutor Job

Hemmerling's departure came one day after the Union-Tribune rescinded its endorsement of him “after learning of anti-transgender remarks” he made at a candidate forum a month ago. → Read More

Gómez-vs-Alvarez Ended a Friendship, and Previewed a New Dynamic in Democratic San Diego

The race between David Alvarez and Georgette Gómez may offer a preview of the Democratic races to come. → Read More

San Diego Shrunk Last Year Because of Negative Domestic Migration

San Diego got smaller from 2020 to 2021, entirely because fewer people moved to the region than moved away from it. → Read More

Housing Commission CEO Rick Gentry Resigns Amid Reform Push —

San Diego Housing Commission CEO Rick Gentry announced his resignation Tuesday, a week after the City Council created a committee to reform the agency. → Read More

Politics Report: Water Fights

San Diego has lots of water but the cost of that is causing tensions between the city and Water Authority. Plus, an election is coming so obviously Clairemont has a controversy about housing density. And the GOP comes to town. → Read More

Here Are the TransNet Projects That (Probably) Aren’t Happening

Regional planners outlining the future of transportation in San Diego are ready to acknowledge which highway and transit projects from the region’s last vision aren’t happening. → Read More

The City Is Exploring Changes to the Housing Commission

Changes could be coming to the San Diego Housing Commission, as the city grapples with a public corruption case against a broker hired by the agency to help it purchase two hotels for homeless housing last year. → Read More

Politics Report: What Happens Now in Sports Arena Land

Not clear on what happened to the Sports Arena project this week? We got you. Also, the mayor likes bagging on the previous mayor but likes some of his stuff too. → Read More

Politics Report: Why the Recall Failed

In December, after the City Council finally chose a Council president after weeks of unprecedented intrigue and then a marathon meeting, former City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, still stung by her unsuccessful mayoral campaign, announced she would help lead the recall election of the new Council president, Jen Campbell. That’s when people started calling one another […] → Read More

Politics Report: Homelessness Will Be Everything Again, Soon

The San Diego Downtown Partnership updated its monthly count of homelessness Friday within downtown and revealed a large spike. The group counted 1,157 homeless residents downtown – up from 875 in April and 721 in March. That is roughly the same population of visible homeless individuals downtown as there were during the hepatitis A crisis […] → Read More

Politics Report: The Housing Commission Mess

Learning the broker it hired to negotiate a $67 million hotel purchase had first purchased 40,000 shares of stock in the company selling the hotel appears not to have dissuaded the Housing Commission that it got a great deal on the property. It’s pretty hard to tell the difference between the agency’s view of the […] → Read More

Politics Report: 79th Heats Up —

The big spenders in the 79th Assembly race. The laborers get a Water Authority seat. And Cindy Marten gets her day in D.C. → Read More

Politics Report: All Politics Is Schools —

Everyone had something to say about schools needing to be open this week. Plus, is the U-T being sold? → Read More

Politics Report: About That SANDAG Seat —

When Will Rodriguez-Kennedy took over San Diego’s Democratic Party, he proposed setting the party’s electoral priorities around a straightforward metric: whether the race flips a seat on the board for SANDAG, the regional agency revamping the county’s transportation system, and all the infrastructure spending that goes with it. His “SANDAG Strategy” was one part a […] → Read More

Politics Report: What the Dramatic Council President Contest Taught Us —

Some takeaways from the fierce contest for Council president. Also the new one picked her team. → Read More

Politics Report: Gloria Goes Business With New Team —

What the new mayor's new hires mean and the winner of the Elections Contest. → Read More