A showdown last month between a pair of Union-Tribune staffers and San Diego city officials over financial records housed at City Hall has led city officials to post "authorized employees only" signs on the seventh floor.
The journalists, reporter Brooke Williams and data specialist Danielle Cervantes, went to City Hall on June 17 to view checks written by the city.
Williams said she and Cervantes had made at least three requests to see the checks with no response from the Mayor's Office. They decided to go to City Hall -- armed with a copy of the state Public Records Act -- and ask to see the checks in person. To read Williams' full account, go here.