San Diego

Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

San Diego Accidentally Sets Off All of Its Fireworks at Once

Videos of the wild show.

Potholes Are Big Politics in San Diego

Amid a contested mayoral race, deferred road maintenance costs end up front and center.

The Secret Energy Drain on Cities: Streetlights

San Diego County has made it easy for its cities to convert to energy-efficient streetlights.

North America's Most Distinctive Theater Marquees

A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.

Where You Live Could Make Your Kids Fat

A new study suggests that zip codes are as important as genetic code in childhood obesity.

Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

The Streetcar As a City's Moving Symbol

A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.

Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

A Lukewarm Report Card for High-Occupancy Toll Lanes

These roadways have performed well by some traffic standards, but problems remain.

San Diego Pushes Hard on Electric Vehicles

A public/private partnership that will help better understand EV consumer behavior

A Fight for the Future of San Diego

Officials think they crafted a balanced regional transportation plan; two environmental groups, and the state Attorney General, don't

How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

Condos and Industry Collide in Downtown San Diego

A proposed residential development threatens a factory that employs 1,800

Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?