A report by San Diego Workforce Partnership and Measure of America has found progress is being made in reducing the number of youth living in the county who are not in school and unemployed, factors that put them at greater risk of becoming homeless. But more work needs to be done.“Things are definitely improving,” said Laura Kohn, San Diego Workforce Partnership’s director of communications and local income mobility. “What we learned in this latest data release was the rate of youth disconnection continues to decline, and the rate of improvement in San Diego County was faster than the nation as a whole.”The official report will be released May 2 at the partnership’s third annual Opportunity Summit at the Town and Country Resort, but its findings were discussed at a recent webinar attended by Kohn, Workforce Partnership’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Hall and Kristen Lewis, director of Measure of America, a nonpartisan research and advocacy … [Read more...] about Report: Progress made to increase number of youth working, in school in San Diego County
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Bridgepoint Education, the troubled parent company of Ashford University, said it will move its headquarters and at least 600 jobs from San Diego to Chandler, Arizona, The relocation also comes with a name change. Bridgepoint will become Zovio starting April 15.The company, which announced the move earlier this week, expects to begin relocating jobs to a 130,000-square-foot building in Chandler this summer and complete the move over the next two years.The new headquarters will house about 800 workers. Roughly 200 of those will come from an operations center in Tempe, Arizona. The rest of the jobs likely involve workers currently based in San Diego. “We decided to move our headquarters to the greater Phoenix area because it enables us to tap into local talent, enjoy a favorable business environment and provide a more reasonable cost of living for our transferring employees, with opportunities for transferring spouses to find employment,” said Chief Executive Andrew Clark in … [Read more...] about Bridgepoint Education becomes Zovio, moves headquarters and 600 positions from San Diego to Arizona
San Diego — San Diego is stepping up its efforts to encourage construction of more “granny flats” with new programs focused on providing public financing and creating design templates to reduce architecture costs.The new program builds on previous moves eliminating sewer and water fees, shrinking development fees and loosening zoning regulations for granny flats.Granny flats are additional housing units on an existing property. They are being increasingly viewed across the nation as a way to create more housing without more land or infrastructure, making them the fastest and cheapest way to increase a local supply of affordable housing.They are considered ideal for recent college graduates, young people with lower-paying jobs and the senior citizens on fixed incomes who gave these units their colorful name.In addition to boosting the local housing supply, granny flats generate income for homeowners that decrease the likelihood they will struggle to pay … [Read more...] about San Diego will use government loans, pre-approved design templates to spur more granny flats
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By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk SAN DIEGO — The first day of the new term at a San Diego elementary school was disrupted Monday when it was locked down while police searched for three carjacking suspects, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. >> Read more trending news Three suspects were arrested and taken into custody after they were pursued by police to San Diego State University, KNSD reported. The university is less than a mile from Hardy Elementary School, which was placed on lockdown as a precaution, the Union-Tribune reported. #BREAKING: Two men in custody after stolen car chase near SDSU. You can see the second suspect being walked out of this canyon along Montezuma toward the wall of solar panels. @nbcsandiego pic.twitter.com/guhddLFyMZ— Audra Stafford📺🎬🎭 (@SDentertainment) August 27, 2018 The chase began around 8:15 a.m. in downtown San Diego when officers tried to … [Read more...] about Police pursuit forces San Diego elementary school lockdown on first day of classes