San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 07:55 PM PDT

SD Explained: City's Climate Action Plan

SD Explained: City's Climate Action Plan

By the end of September, Mayor Kevin Faulconer will release his draft of the city's Climate Action Plan, an outline to help the city dramatically cut its carbon emissions. Andrew Keatts with The Voice of...

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 09:30 PM PDT

SD Explained: Convention Center Expansion

SD Explained: Convention Center Expansion

Six years and $10 million later, the plan to expand the San Diego Convention Center along the bayfront is dead in the water. The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis joined NBC 7's Catherine Garcia to discuss...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 08:45 PM PDT

SD Explained: Hotel Tax

SD Explained: Hotel Tax

The San Diego Mayor and City Council are convinced the $520 million expansion of the Convention Center is critical to make sure the city can continue to host Comic-Con and other large gatherings.

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 09:46 AM PDT

SD Explained: The Desert Line

SD Explained: The Desert Line

The Desert Line, a 70-mile stretch of defunct railroad in southeastern San Diego, has been nicknamed the “impossible railroad.” It’s revival has been filled with controversy – but why? NBC 7's Catherine...

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 09:46 AM PDT

SD Explained: Minimum Wage Measure

SD Explained: Minimum Wage Measure

Now that the city of San Diego has passed a special minimum wage and not asked voters to do it, the measure will soon face some challenges. The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explains what happens now.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 08:50 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Faulconer's Honeymoon Period

San Diego Explained: Faulconer's Honeymoon Period

In this week's San Diego Explained, NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's Liam Dillon discuss Mayor Kevin Faulconer's first five month's in office, and what could bring his honeymoon period to an...

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: Trolley Ridership

San Diego Explained: Trolley Ridership

What would it take to get you to use public transportation? Only a small percent of San Diegans do. But we always hear city leaders talk about changing that. In this week's San Diego Explained: Andrew Keatts and...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 09:10 PM PDT

SD Explained: Undocumented Immigrant Children

SD Explained: Undocumented Immigrant Children

The nation’s current border crisis includes a large increase in unaccompanied undocumented children trying to illegally enter the United States. More than 52,000 children have been taken into custody, a...

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 06:30 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: Drones

San Diego Explained: Drones

Drones have been in the news a lot lately but what you may not know is that San Diego is considered a drone industry hub. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt share all...

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: CEQA

San Diego Explained: CEQA

California has one of the strictest environmental laws in the country. But critics say the law has unintended consequences that hurt economic development and job growth, including here in San Diego.

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