San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 at 08:42 PM PST

SD Explained: 4 Horsemen of Local Business

SD Explained: 4 Horsemen of Local Business

Many say California is a hard place to do business, so NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt look at the four biggest roadblocks, which they deemed the Four Horsemen of San Diego...

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 07:20 PM PST

SD Explained: Votes Needed for Building Projects

SD Explained: Votes Needed for Building Projects

The Chargers and city leaders may want to build a new stadium, but they are not so sure about the will of the voters. So when is a vote of the people required for building projects? The Voice of San Diego's...

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 06:23 AM PST

SD Explained: Soitec Job Cuts

SD Explained: Soitec Job Cuts

We just recently learned a company called Soitec plans to lay-off dozens of people -- an outlook much less rosy than just a few years ago, when leaders were thrilled the French company was opening a plant in San...

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 06:56 AM PST

SD Explained: Operation Lemon Drop

SD Explained: Operation Lemon Drop

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is using piles of data to target people it says are prolific criminals through Operation Lemon Drop. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts...

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 08:58 PM PST

SD Explained: 5 Stories to Watch in 2015

SD Explained: 5 Stories to Watch in 2015

2015 is sure to be filled with controversy, whether you're following a new Chargers stadium or SeaWorld's proposed expansion. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia talks with The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis about...

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 09:38 PM PST

SD Explained: CA Labor Laws

SD Explained: CA Labor Laws

Differing from other states, California labor laws can change the way businesses operate and workers are employed. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia talks with the Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt about how...

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 08:57 PM PST

SD Explained: Medical Marijuana Shops

SD Explained: Medical Marijuana Shops

Medical marijuana regulations are now in place in the city of San Diego, so recently, the city attorney's office has been aggressive in shutting down the pot shops that don't follow the rules.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM PST

SD Explained: Class of 2016 Falling Behind

SD Explained: Class of 2016 Falling Behind

Only 59 percent of the SDUSD 2016 class are on track to graduate, new data shows. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia talks with The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis about the problems facing the school district.

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM PST

SD Explained: Beer Tasting Rooms

SD Explained: Beer Tasting Rooms

The craft beer industry has quickly become a big deal in San Diego. As you might have noticed, the breweries are popping up more on main streets and less in industrial parks. NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and...

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 08:18 PM PST

SD Explained: Groups Keeping Business in SD

SD Explained: Groups Keeping Business in SD

Part of keeping a city "business friendly" are groups that work to bring in new business and keep the existing ones. With the help of The Voice of San Diego, NBC 7's Catherine Garcia takes a look at the...

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