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San Diego Explained

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

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 03:54 PM PST

San Diego Explained: Schools Aren't Rolling in Lottery Cash

 San Diego Explained: Schools Aren't Rolling in Lottery Cash

For more than three decades, the California Lottery has sent money to public schools in the state thanks to a ballot proposition approved by voters in 1984.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:13 PM PST

How Much California Lottery Money Goes to Schools?

How Much California Lottery Money Goes to Schools?

The California Lottery has been giving money to schools across the state for three decades. In this week's San Diego Explained, Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Ashly McGlone explain how much lottery...

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 03:24 PM PST

San Diego Explained: SANDAG’s Shortfall

San Diego Explained: SANDAG’s Shortfall

Most of the big transportation projects you see around San Diego, like new trolley lines and freeway expansions, are done by the San Diego Association of Governments.

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 03:50 PM PST

Tax Increases Fail to Fund Promised Transportation Projects

Tax Increases Fail to Fund Promised Transportation Projects

In this week’s edition of San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts discuss whether projects promised as part of SANDAG’s tax increase are close...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 07:41 PM PST

Why Graduation Rates Have Reached All-Time High

Why Graduation Rates Have Reached All-Time High

It isn’t always clear how graduation rates are determined. Although graduation rates appear to be at an all-time high, what exactly does that mean? NBC 7’s Monica Dean and the Voice of San Diego’s education...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM PST

San Diego Explained: The Politics of Alcohol Permits

San Diego Explained: The Politics of Alcohol Permits

Permits to sell alcohol can sometimes cause predatory business practices and contentious political battles.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 04:00 PM PST

SDE: Future San Marcos Water Shortage Just a Figment

SDE:  Future San Marcos Water Shortage Just a Figment

On paper, there’s enough water for San Diegans for years to come. The exception is in San Marcos.

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 07:18 PM PST

SD Explained: School Field Turf Falling Apart Across City

SD Explained: School Field Turf Falling Apart Across City

Several tax payer-funded artificial turf fields at schools across San Diego County are withstanding the punishment of weather and normal use. Now FieldTurf, the only company city school officials did business...

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 at 07:52 PM PDT

Guide to San Diego Unified School Choices -- How to Enroll

Guide to San Diego Unified School Choices -- How to Enroll

Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Mario Koran explain how parents can enroll their kids in school outside of their neighborhoods, to avoid low performing schools.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 07:38 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: The Spanos Family's Wealth

San Diego Explained: The Spanos Family's Wealth

NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Ry Rivard explain how the Spanos family's wealth started with bologna sandwiches.

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