Media and Press

News stories and media from Tommy's political, broadcast, and environmental work.

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Newspapers and Television

Oregon's Thermal Trading Program is Popular — It's Also Expensive and Unproven
(Columbia Insight, Feb. 29, 2024)

Mayor-Aligned Political Action Committee Elevates Opponent in Cynical Move
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 14, 2024)

Restoring Wetlands is the Key to Cleaner Water in Mission Bay
(San Diego Union Tribune, Nov. 13, 2023)

Elected Leaders Should Reconsider High Density Proposal
(San Diego Union-Tribune, July 12, 2023)

Environmentalists and Sports Lovers Agree on Increased Marshlands at De Anza Cove
(KUSI, June 21, 2023)

Memorial Day Tributes in Mira Mesa, Mount Soledad, Midway Museum
(KPBS, May 29, 2023)

Urgency for Debt Deal Could Endanger Long-Term Environmental Goals
(Times of San Diego, May 28, 2023)

ReWild Mission Bay Groups Push for De Anza Cove Restoration
(KSWB, April 19, 2023)

What Does the Future Hold for De Anza Cove
(KFMB, April 19, 2023)

Enthusiastic Tommy Hough Supporters Gather with Signs, Cheers at Mira Mesa Intersections
(KUSI, Nov. 8, 2022)

Candidates Make Final Push Before Election Day
(KNSD, Nov. 7, 2022)

Democrat Tommy Hough Runs Competitive Race in D6 Against Establishment Pick
(KUSI, Oct. 26, 2022)

Two Democrats Battling for San Diego D6 Seat Discuss Housing, Leadership Styles
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 19, 2022)

Candidate Tommy Hough for San Diego City Council District 6
(KUSI, Oct. 11, 2022)

Talking with City Council District 6 Candidate Tommy Hough
(KSWB, Oct. 10, 2022)

General Election Questions and Answers with San Diego D6 Candidate Tommy Hough
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 4, 2022)

Long-Standing D6 Leader Offers Dual Endorsement in Council Race
(Voice of San Diego, Oct. 3, 2022)

Two Democrats in San Diego's Hottest Council Race Running on Different Messages
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 29, 2022)

Candidates Take Different Approaches to Housing Debate in District 6 Council Race
(Voice of San Diego, Sept. 27, 2022)

In City's Trash Fee Debate, Tommy Hough Makes it Clear He Won't Support New Tax
(Voice of San Diego, Sept. 20, 2022)

Where Do City Council Candidates Stand on Repealing the People's Ordinance and Trash Pick-Up
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 17, 2022)

Politically Speaking Takes a Look at the San Diego City Council District 6 Race
(KNSD, Sept. 16, 2022)

City to Use Street and Park Funds to Pay 101 Ash Street Settlement
(KUSI, Aug. 10, 2022)

Two Democrats in Close Battle for San Diego's Last Republican-Held City Council Seat
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Aug. 4, 2022)

Hough Shifts Key San Diego Council Race With Strong Result in Tuesday's Primary
(San Diego Union-Tribune, June 9, 2022)

Council Incumbents Advance to Runoff, While Candidates for District 6 Open Seat Tie
(KPBS, June 8, 2022)

Council Incumbents Lead in Early Returns; Hough and Lee Tied for Open D6 Seat
(Times of San Diego, June 8, 2022)

Two Democrats Likely for November Runoff in District 6
(San Diego Union-Tribune, June 7, 2022)

Terming Out After Eight Years, Chris Cate's Departure Creates Open Seat in District 6
(KGTV, May 19, 2022)

Meet the Candidates in the San Diego City Council District 6 Primary
(NBC San Diego, May 19, 2022)

Tommy Hough Endorsed by the San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 13, 2022)

San Diego Primary Election Guide
(Voice of San Diego, May 9, 2022)

District 6 Candidates Debate Community Zoning, Safe Streets at Forum
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 5, 2022)

District 6 Candidates Clash Over Street Racing, Development, Leadership Styles
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 4, 2022)

Lane Realignment to be Removed; Concerns Grow About the Rest of Pockmarked Gold Coast Drive
(KUSI, April 11, 2022)

Tommy Hough Campaigns San Diego City Council District 6
(KUSI, April 10, 2022)

Community's Reaction to Two-Lane Street In Mira Mesa Puts Other Street Redesigns On Hold
(KUSI, April 7, 2022)

10 Questions with Tommy Hough, Candidate for San Diego City Council District 6
(San Diego Union-Tribune, April 7, 2022)

City's Two Lane Realignment In Mira Mesa May Be Here to Stay
(KUSI, April 5, 2022)

Planning Group Chair Says Gold Coast Confusion Could Have Been Avoided
(KUSI, April, 1, 2022)

City of San Diego's Redesigned Two-Lane Road Angers Mira Mesa Residents
(KUSI, March 31, 2022)

County Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Jacumba Solar Project
(San Diego Union-Tribune, July 9, 2021)

Republicans Want to Keep Only Seat on San Diego City Council, Must Find Candidate
(San Diego Union-Tribune, July 8, 2021)

Question Marks Hang Over District 6 City Council Race
(Voice of San Diego, June 29, 2021)

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Extinguishes Canyon Fire in Mira Mesa
(KUSI, June 23, 2021)

Are the Kids All Right?
(Down With Tyranny, April 24, 2021)

County Planning Commissioner Announces Bid for San Diego City Council
(KSWB, March 24, 2021)

Planning Commissioner Hough Announces Candidacy for San Diego City Council
(Times of San Diego, March 23, 2021)

County Planning Commissioner Announces Candidacy for San Diego City Council
(KUSI, March 23, 2021)

Homeless Advocates Say Crash That Killed 3 Near City College Was Preventable
(KNSD, March 18, 2021)

JoAnn Fields and Tommy Hough on Actions Fighting Anti-Asian Hate
(KFMB, March 15, 2021)

After 10 Years, City Says Gold Coast Drive to Be Fixed
(The Reader, March 15, 2021)

Planning Commissioner Hough Calls for Neighborhood Hearings on Anti-Asian Incidents
(Times of San Diego, March 8, 2021)

County Planning Commissioner Tommy Hough Calls on City to Fight Asian Hate
(KUSI, March 8, 2021)

County Supervisors Vote to Deny Lilac Hills Development
(KPBS, June 24, 2020)

Opinion: Bird Populations Are Threatened, But Restoring Mission Bay Can Help
(Times of San Diego, Jan. 9, 2020)

Opinion: Building Office Complex Next to Nature Preserve is Unwelcome Idea
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 2, 2019)

Office Complex Bordered by Del Mar Mesa Preserve Wins Council Approval
(Del Mar Times, Aug. 7, 2019)

Environmental Groups and Camping Spot at Odds Over Mission Bay Future
(KSWB, June 4, 2019)

Wetland Restoration On Mission Bay Is More Important Than Ever
(Times of San Diego, June 1, 2019)

Opinion: Gold Coast Drive Embodies San Diego's Infrastructure Neglect
(Times of San Diego, Feb. 24, 2019)

Tommy Hough and the Race for San Diego District 6
(KUSI, Oct. 20, 2018)

Challenger Hough Lobs Ethics Complaint Against Cate in D-6 Race
(KNSD, Oct. 19, 2018)

District 6: Democrat Hough Trying to Unseat Republican Cate
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 18, 2018)

City Council Candidates Address Homeless Solutions in Forum
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 10, 2018)

Radio Host Looks to Unseat Incumbent in City Council District 6 Race
(KPBS, Oct. 10, 2018)

City Beat's General Election Endorsements
(San Diego City Beat, Oct. 9, 2018)

San Diego Progressive Voter Guide
(San Diego Free Press, Oct. 8, 2018)

Candidates Spend Aggressively in Key San Diego Council Race
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 30, 2018)

Q and A with D6 City Council Candidate Tommy Hough
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 27, 2018)

How Will Hough Hew His Way Around Cate's Incumbent Advantage?
(San Diego Free Press, Sept. 17, 2018)

Tommy Hough Ready for a Fight
(San Diego City Beat, July 25, 2018)

A Reader's Guide to the June Primary's Biggest Races
(Voice of San Diego, June 4, 2018)

Cate Facing Multiple Challengers in Re-Election Bid
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 25, 2018)

City Beat's Primary Election Endorsements
(San Diego City Beat, May 23, 2018)

District 6 Candidates Outline Plans on Housing, Sewage Pipeline, Homelessness
(KPBS, May 9, 2018)

Council Candidates Debate Sewage Pipeline, Vacation Rentals
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 7, 2018)

San Diego City Council Candidate Tommy Hough on the Issues
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 3, 2018)

VOSD Podcast: Tommy Hough's Council Push
(Voice of San Diego, April 27, 2018)

Indivisible Ramona Forum Addresses Environment, Deregulation
(San Diego Union-Tribune, April 13, 2018)

Annual Census of San Diego's Homeless Population
(KFMB, Jan. 26, 2018)

Tommy Hough is Serious
(San Diego Reader, Jan. 3, 2018)

San Diego Politics Roundup
(Voice of San Diego, Nov. 14, 2017)

San Diego City Council Races Taking Shape With New Challengers
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 30, 2017)

Tonight In San Diego
(Tonight In San Diego, Sept. 11, 2017)

Hunter Opponents Stage "Empty Chair" Town Hall
(East County Magazine, Sept. 5, 2017)

Removing Protections
(KPBS Evening Edition, Aug. 23, 2017)

Five California National Monuments Are Among 27 Up for Axing
(KPBS, Aug. 23, 2017)

Opinion: Trump Order Threatens National Monuments
(San Diego Union-Tribune, May 18, 2017)

Rez Radio and Brunch With Bob Reaches the World
(San Diego Reader, Nov. 25, 2015)

President Obama Departs San Diego
(KNSD, Oct. 12, 2015)

Ten Questions with KPRI's Tommy Hough
(All Access, April 20, 2015)

San Diego City Leaders Eyeing Citywide Plastic Bag Ban
(KFMB, Feb. 26, 2015)

Opinion: Improving Communication on Border Sewage Issue
(San Diego Union-Tribune, April 27, 2012)

Hundreds Expected at Surfrider Foundation's Paddle for Clean Water
(KFMB, Sept. 12, 2011)

Sometimes It's NOT About the Music
(Jacobs Media Press, Oct. 24, 2007)

Tommy Hough and KBZT: More Than Music
(Inside Radio, Oct. 24, 2007)

Don't Hold Your Fire (scroll to page S8875 to find article)
(Seattle Times, Sept. 7, 2002)

When Land Wants to Burn
(Seattle Times, Sept. 1, 2002)

Select Public News Service Stories

Oil Drilling, Fracking Exempt from Mandatory Water Conservation
(California News Service, April 10, 2015)

New L.A. Earthquake Retrofit Plan Emphasizes Economic Impacts
(California News Service, Dec. 22, 2014)

L.A. Wildlife Crossing Would Be World's Largest
(California News Service, Sept. 30, 2014)

Drought, Climate Change Force Re-Evaluation of Wildfire-Fighting Priorities
(California News Service, Sept. 23, 2014)

California Plastic Bag Ban Advocates Cite State's Coastal Obligation
(California News Service, Sept. 16, 2014)

Coalition Asks if State Water Plan Can Sustain Colorado's Recreation Economy
(Colorado News Service, Sept. 30, 2014)

California Labor Seeks to Blunt Koch Brothers' Influence and Reach
(California News Service, Sept. 9, 2014)

At 50 Years, Wilderness Act Working Well for California
(California News Service, Sept. 3, 2014)

San Diego Audubon Endangered Species Spotlight

Endangered Species Spotlight: California Least Tern
(with Megan Flaherty, May 15, 2020)

Endangered Species Spotlight: Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle
(with Andrew Meyer, May 14, 2020)

Endangered Species Spotlight: Western Snowy Plover
(with Megan Flaherty, May 13, 2020)

Endangered Species Spotlight: Least Bell's Vireo
(with Karina Ornelas, May 12, 2020)

Endangered Species Spotlight: Ridgway's Rail
(with Megan Flaherty, May 11, 2020)

Podcasts and On-Line Media

If This Is True
With host Chris Hall
Jan. 23, 2023
Conversation begins immediately

PVTV Official
With host George Sadler
July 26, 2021
Conversation begins immediately

The Kept Faith
With host Dallas McLaughlin
Oct. 30, 2018
Conversation begins immediately

Mueller, She Wrote
With host A.G.
Aug. 6, 2018
Conversation begins at 1:25:53

Cantore and Yew
With host Chris Cantore
May 17, 2018
Conversation begins at 4:42

Voice of San Diego Podcast
With hosts Andy Keatts and Sara Libby
April 27, 2018
Conversation begins at 24:25

Tonight In San Diego
With host Bijan Mostafavi
Sept. 14, 2017
Conversation begins following introduction