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San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 07:42 PM PDT

City Process for Funding Cultural Nonprofit Art Demystified

City Process for Funding Cultural Nonprofit Art Demystified

About 150 local arts and cultural nonprofits get thousands of dollars from the city’s hotel tax every year. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Kinsee Morlan explain how some recent...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 08:55 PM PDT

Ideas for Vacant Central Library Include Homeless Shelter

Ideas for Vacant Central Library Include Homeless Shelter

The old downtown Central Library has been vacant since the new library opened in 2013. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt explain some possible ideas to use this space, which includes...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 08:03 PM PDT

Investors Seek ‘SoccerCity’ Signatures, Could Skip Vote

Investors Seek ‘SoccerCity’ Signatures, Could Skip Vote

FS Investors is offering $5 for each signature to gain support for ‘SoccerCity,’ a new venue being proposed for the Qualcomm Stadium site. With enough signatures, the city council could adopt the...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 09:53 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: School Bond Funds

San Diego Explained: School Bond Funds

Public school districts up and down the state have been freely spending bond money on employee salaries for more than a decade.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:31 PM PDT

School Districts Misuse Bond Money for Staff Salaries

School Districts Misuse Bond Money for Staff Salaries

Local school bond measures often come with promises that the money will not be used for teacher or administrator salaries, but those promises are not always kept. Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Ashly...

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 05:49 PM PDT

The Governor's Water Plan and Why Locals are Wary

The Governor's Water Plan and Why Locals are Wary

San Diego gets most of its water supply from far away. About a fifth of it comes from Northern California.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 07:32 PM PST

High Speed Rail Planned for Southern California

High Speed Rail Planned for Southern California

There are plans to speed up the development of a high-speed rail in Southern California. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts have more in this week's San Diego Explained.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 02:53 PM PST

SD Explained: A Patchwork of Pot Policies

SD Explained: A Patchwork of Pot Policies

The shift in public attitude toward marijuana is forcing communities across the state to revisit their pot policies.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 07:09 PM PST

Communities Struggle to Establish Recreational Pot Policies

Communities Struggle to Establish Recreational Pot Policies

NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan explain how a shift in public attitude towards recreational marijuana use is forcing the communities across San Diego to grapple with...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 07:54 PM PST

High-Quality Craft Coffee Industry Booming in San Diego

High-Quality Craft Coffee Industry Booming in San Diego

Dozens of craft coffee roasters have flourished in recent years. NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Kinsee Morlan discuss the booming craft coffee industry in this week’s edition...

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