San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

Examining issues affecting San Diego with our partners at voiceofsandiego.org

Friday, Dec 4, 2015 at 08:09 PM PST

SD Explained: Holidays for Food Banks

SD Explained: Holidays for Food Banks

The holidays are the busiest time of year for food banks. In this week's San Diego Explained, the Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7's Monica Dean describe what role San Diego's two major food banks...

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 08:22 PM PST

SD Explained: Watching the Watchers of School Spending

SD Explained: Watching the Watchers of School Spending

School districts like San Diego Unified rely on bonds to fund things like the installation of air conditioning units or the purchase of iPads for use in the classroom. Proposition 39 made it easier for bonds to...

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 05:35 PM PST

SD Explained: Improving the Worst Place for Transit Development

SD Explained: Improving the Worst Place for Transit Development

Officials have long envisioned a blueprint for San Diego centered on public transportation.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 at 05:05 PM PST

SD Explained: The Promise of Police Body Cameras

SD Explained: The Promise of Police Body Cameras

Depending on what part of San Diego County you’re in, the local police are likely either wearing body cameras or considering getting them.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 04:22 PM PDT

SD Explained: Circumventing Environmental Quality Act

SD Explained: Circumventing Environmental Quality Act

The California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, has been a powerful weapon used against developers for a long time.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 at 01:55 PM PDT

SD Explained: Imperial County's Solar Boom

SD Explained: Imperial County's Solar Boom

The Sunrise Powerlink, a controversial 117-mile transmission line connecting San Diego county customers to renewable power sources in Imperial County, has inspired a solar gold rush.

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