San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM PST

SD Explained: Undecided 52nd District Congressional Race

SD Explained: Undecided 52nd District Congressional Race

After Election Night came to an end, one race was still undecided: the congressional race between Carl DeMaio and Scott Peters. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia talked with the Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis about the...

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 09:26 PM PDT

SD Explained: Final Days Before Election

SD Explained: Final Days Before Election

As we count down the days to the Nov. 4 election, the political campaigning, fighting and scandals seem to accelerate. On Oct. 29, 2014, NBC 7's Catherine Garcia talks with the Voice of San Diego's Scott...

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 08:31 PM PDT

SD Explained: Mayor's Climate Action Plan

SD Explained: Mayor's Climate Action Plan

This month, Mayor Kevin Faulconer released his formal proposal for the city's plan to address climate change -- a plan that's been long in the works. NBC 7's Catherina Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's...

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:38 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: Future for Chargers

San Diego Explained: Future for Chargers

Speculation over the future for the San Diego Chargers has been growing since an NFL source told news outlets that the league plans to move at least one team to the Los Angeles area. Among the teams that qualify

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 07:06 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Sweetwater School Board Vote

San Diego Explained: Sweetwater School Board Vote

Recovering from a major scandal, the Sweetwater Union High School District will be getting a whole knew school board after a vote in a few weeks. On Oct. 8, 2014, NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of...

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 07:10 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Working From Home

San Diego Explained: Working From Home

An interesting city rule concerning home offices is affecting the way startups operate. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and The Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt explain on Oct. 1, 2014.

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 06:46 PM PDT

SD Explained: Vote By Mail

SD Explained: Vote By Mail

It's getting increasingly common for people to vote by mail during San Diego County elections—and really everywhere else in the state. Now, some are hoping a new proposed pilot program will make it official.

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 01:36 PM PDT

SD Explained: Creating Defensible Space

SD Explained: Creating Defensible Space

It's fire season in San Diego, and all residents are being urged to keep defensible space around their homes. However, there are rules about when and how to clear the area. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice...

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 08:08 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: City's Climate Action Plan

San Diego Explained: City's Climate Action Plan

NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts explain what the city's "Climate Action Plan" could look like. The draft, to be released by the end of the month, is aimed at dramatically...

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 06:54 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...

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