San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: CEQA

San Diego Explained: CEQA

California has one of the strictest environmental laws in the country. But critics say the law has unintended consequences that hurt economic development and job growth, including here in San Diego.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 07:25 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Minimum Wage

San Diego Explained: Minimum Wage

The city of San Diego is gearing up to raise the minimum wage. It may come to a vote of the people – or San Diego City Councilmembers might just do it themselves. Either way, it won't just affect people who make...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 08:40 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Downtown Tech Hub?

San Diego Explained: Downtown Tech Hub?

Downtown boosters really want San Diego to be the hub of a tech boom, but there's a bit of a problem right now: space.
NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explain.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 08:15 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Mayor's Budget

San Diego Explained: Mayor's Budget

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recently released his first proposed budget and he managed to make room for lots of new things. But in some key ways, his budget isn't that different from former Mayor Bob...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:19 AM PDT

SD Explained: School Funding

SD Explained: School Funding

At some San Diego-area schools, private, non-profit organizations made up of parent volunteers can provide a lot of money for their kids' education. Other schools get government money to help.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 08:55 PM PDT

SD Explained: The Rapid Bus

SD Explained: The Rapid Bus

San Diego has always been a region that relies more on cars than on any type of public transportation. But as NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego's Andy Keatts explain, San Diego is set to get a new...

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 08:20 PM PDT

SD Explained: SeaWorld, Part 2

SD Explained: SeaWorld, Part 2

A proposed state bill that would force changes to SeaWorld’s famous Shamu shows has been tabled, but the popular documentary, “Blackfish,” continues to raise controversy. Would SeaWorld San Diego be able...

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 02:30 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: SD Opera

San Diego Explained: SD Opera

With its closure looming, the San Diego Opera has been making headlines lately. But, if you don't go to the opera, why should you care that it's closing? The issue has a lot to do with how your tax money...

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

SD Explained: Balboa Park Centennial

SD Explained: Balboa Park Centennial

The Balboa Park Centennial Celebration has been in the news a lot lately after Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced new plans for the event after a lot of dysfunction and wasted taxpayer money.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 08:40 PM PDT

SD Explained: SeaWorld Economic Impact

SD Explained: SeaWorld Economic Impact

SeaWorld is celebrating 50 years in business. But at the same time, the explosive documentary "Blackfish" has drawn national attention, accusing SeaWorld of mistreating its trademark killer whales.

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