San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 at 09:02 PM PST

SD Explained: Cleaning Up Chollas Creek

SD Explained: Cleaning Up Chollas Creek

Chollas Creek is known for being one of the most polluted waterways in the region. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Kinsee Morlan explain how a local nonprofit is working on a new public art project...

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 04:29 PM PST

SD Explained: Chargers Want Downtown Stadium

SD Explained: Chargers Want Downtown Stadium

This week, the San Diego Chargers announced their support for a plan that would put a new stadium downtown, not in Mission Valley.

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at 02:25 PM PST

San Diego Explained: MTS's Quasi Police Force

San Diego Explained: MTS's Quasi Police Force

Security guards who look a lot like police officers patrol San Diego trolleys, buses and station platforms. But who are the uniformed men and women, and what exactly are they allowed to do?

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 04:05 PM PST

SD Explained: How to Replace Marne Foster

SD Explained: How to Replace Marne Foster

With San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Marne Foster’s plea agreement and sudden resignation, the rest of the board is left scrambling to fill the seat.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:50 PM PST

SD Explained: Future for 3 Schools Uncertain

SD Explained: Future for 3 Schools Uncertain

The future for three schools in Logan Heights remains unknown. Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Mario Koran explain what the future could hold in this weeks San Diego Explained.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 07:52 PM PST

SD Explained: Developers Turn to Tijuana

SD Explained: Developers Turn to Tijuana

San Diego developers are starting to turn their sights south of the border. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Maya Srikrishnan explain what's attracting these developers to Tijuana, and what it might...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:32 PM PST

SD Explained: Placing the Blame for El Nino Flooding

SD Explained: Placing the Blame for El Nino Flooding

Aside from Mother Nature, who else can we blame for our roadways becoming waterways during El Nino storms?

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 08:33 PM PST

SD Explained: Paying for Public Art

SD Explained: Paying for Public Art

From statues to murals, art can be found in many local parks, libraries and other public places. Monica Dean and the Voice of San Diego's Kinsee Morlan explain how the city pays for that art and why the...

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 at 08:05 PM PST

SD Explained: Police Shooting Video Still Sealed

SD Explained: Police Shooting Video Still Sealed

In major cities across the country, videos are emerging of police officers firing their weapons in controversial circumstances. San Diego has its own controversial case. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of...

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...

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