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San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 09:54 PM PDT

Explaining San Diego’s Rising Housing Prices

Explaining San Diego’s Rising Housing Prices

San Diego housing market prices are continuing to increase. NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Maya Srikrishnan explain why and what politicians are trying to do about it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:23 PM PDT

Labor Unions in San Diego

Labor Unions in San Diego

The San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council is a federation of labor unions—but it’s not a union itself. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explain.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:22 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Pension Funding For San Diego Declining

San Diego Explained: Pension Funding For San Diego Declining

San Diego’s finances are plagued by pension debt. In San Diego, both the city and county pension funds are billions of dollars short of what they will ultimately need to fulfill retirement promises...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 08:03 PM PDT

Process to Replace San Diego's District Attorney Explained

Process to Replace San Diego's District Attorney Explained

NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts break down the process to replace the District Attorney in San Diego County. The current DA, Bonnie Dumanis, announced she will resign in July.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 07:53 PM PDT

History and Politics of Water Bills in San Diego

History and Politics of Water Bills in San Diego

In this week's edition of San Diego Explained, NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Ry Rivard explain the history and politics behind your water bill. In the old days, people didn't even have water...

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 07:42 PM PDT

City Process for Funding Cultural Nonprofit Art Demystified

City Process for Funding Cultural Nonprofit Art Demystified

About 150 local arts and cultural nonprofits get thousands of dollars from the city’s hotel tax every year. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Kinsee Morlan explain how some recent...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 08:55 PM PDT

Ideas for Vacant Central Library Include Homeless Shelter

Ideas for Vacant Central Library Include Homeless Shelter

The old downtown Central Library has been vacant since the new library opened in 2013. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt explain some possible ideas to use this space, which includes...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 08:03 PM PDT

Investors Seek ‘SoccerCity’ Signatures, Could Skip Vote

Investors Seek ‘SoccerCity’ Signatures, Could Skip Vote

FS Investors is offering $5 for each signature to gain support for ‘SoccerCity,’ a new venue being proposed for the Qualcomm Stadium site. With enough signatures, the city council could adopt the...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 09:53 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: School Bond Funds

San Diego Explained: School Bond Funds

Public school districts up and down the state have been freely spending bond money on employee salaries for more than a decade.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:31 PM PDT

School Districts Misuse Bond Money for Staff Salaries

School Districts Misuse Bond Money for Staff Salaries

Local school bond measures often come with promises that the money will not be used for teacher or administrator salaries, but those promises are not always kept. Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Ashly...

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