San Diego County Supervisor for District 4 Monica Montgomery Steppe (left), Chair Nora Vargas (center) of District 1 and Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer of District 3 pose for a photo at the San Diego County Administration Building in downtown on Dec. 5, 2023.
San Diego County Supervisor for District 4 Monica Montgomery Steppe (left), Chair Nora Vargas (center) of District 1 and Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer of District 3 pose for a photo at the San Diego County Administration Building in downtown on Dec. 5, 2023. / Photo by Ariana Drehsler

We've followed our share of fights, but one is turning into something we've never seen before.

The fight over who will be the next boss of 18,000 San Diego County employees is getting dirty. From unflattering photos on social media to lawsuit threats, it's clear that the relationship between Board of Supervisors Chair Nora Vargas and some of the region's largest unions may be at a breaking point.

Recap: Last year, the county offered Santa Clarita Supervisor Cindy Chavez the chief administrative officer job. That was later rescinded after Nathan Fletcher resigned from the board amid a scandal. The county decided not to interview Chavez for the position and that upset labor leaders.

Now, Chavez is threatening to bring on a discrimination lawsuit.

Hosts Scott Lewis, Andrea Lopez-Villafaña and Jakob McWhinney explain why this matters and what's at stake. The crew also has updates on San Diego's mayor's plan to open a mega-shelter.

Another interesting fight on the horizon: Yogis are fired up about the city's vending regulations, which ban them from offering donation-based classes at Sunset Cliffs.

McWhinney also gets into the science of reading. Have we been teaching kids how to read all wrong?

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Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, Managing Editor, Daily News Andrea oversees the production of daily news stories for Planetcob. She welcomes conversations...

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