San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 09:17 PM PDT

SD Explained: Getting Solar Panels

SD Explained: Getting Solar Panels

Have you thought about getting solar panels? Now may be the time to do it. The Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia show you how coming changes could shift the financial equation in...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 09:19 PM PDT

SD Explained: El Cajon's Strict Anti-Alcohol Laws

SD Explained: El Cajon's Strict Anti-Alcohol Laws

El Cajon is the largest city in East County and home to some of the strictest anti-alcohol laws in the county. The Voice of San Diego's Liam Dillon and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia explain how these rules might get...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 09:22 PM PDT

SD Explained: How We Use Water

SD Explained: How We Use Water

We talk a lot about saving water, but how are we using it now? NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and The Voice of San Diego's Ry Rivard have more in this week's San Diego Explained.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 09:54 PM PDT

SD Explained: School Bond Spending

SD Explained: School Bond Spending

In recent years, the San Diego Unified School District has gone to taxpayers to ask for money through various bonds. So how is this money being spent? The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis and NBC 7's Catherine...

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:33 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: One San Diego

San Diego Explained: One San Diego

You’ve probably heard Mayor Kevin Faulconer say the words “One San Diego” when talking about the city. But there’s also a non-profit that goes by the same name. The Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon and NBC...

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 08:52 PM PDT

SD Explained: High School Stadium Lights

SD Explained: High School Stadium Lights

Across San Diego, frustration is rising about new lights at high school football stadiums. The Voice of San Diego's Ashly McGlone explains why the disputes could actually change the way school construction bonds...

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 08:45 PM PDT

SD Explained: Mission Valley Developments

SD Explained: Mission Valley Developments

A new football stadium in Mission Valley would be just one of many new developments on the horizon for the area. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explain.

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 08:17 PM PDT

SD Explained: City Trash Fee

SD Explained: City Trash Fee

While most city of San Diego residents don't pay a special trash fee, others may. The policy is under attack from a new front, as the Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis discusses with NBC 7's Catherine Garcia...

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 07:56 PM PDT

SD Explained: Gas Plume Under Qualcomm Stadium

SD Explained: Gas Plume Under Qualcomm Stadium

In the push for a new Chargers stadium, it may seem like there are endless roadblocks. But as The Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7's Artie Ojeda explain, one long-running concern -- a massive gas...

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 09:48 PM PST

SD Explained: Chargers Signature Gatherers Working for One Paseo Project

SD Explained: Chargers Signature Gatherers Working for One Paseo Project

If you see someone collecting signatures to try to keep the Chargers in San Diego, you should know it's not the team paying them. It's actually a completely unrelated effort: The controversial project in Carmel...

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