San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 07:25 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Minimum Wage

San Diego Explained: Minimum Wage

The city of San Diego is gearing up to raise the minimum wage. It may come to a vote of the people – or San Diego City Councilmembers might just do it themselves. Either way, it won't just affect people who make...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 08:40 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Downtown Tech Hub?

San Diego Explained: Downtown Tech Hub?

Downtown boosters really want San Diego to be the hub of a tech boom, but there's a bit of a problem right now: space.
NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explain.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 08:15 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Mayor's Budget

San Diego Explained: Mayor's Budget

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recently released his first proposed budget and he managed to make room for lots of new things. But in some key ways, his budget isn't that different from former Mayor...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:19 AM PDT

SD Explained: School Funding

SD Explained: School Funding

At some San Diego-area schools, private, non-profit organizations made up of parent volunteers can provide a lot of money for their kids' education. Other schools get government money to

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