San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 08:22 PM PST

SD Explained: Watching the Watchers of School Spending

SD Explained: Watching the Watchers of School Spending

School districts like San Diego Unified rely on bonds to fund things like the installation of air conditioning units or the purchase of iPads for use in the classroom. Proposition 39 made it easier for bonds to...

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 05:35 PM PST

SD Explained: Improving the Worst Place for Transit Development

SD Explained: Improving the Worst Place for Transit Development

Officials have long envisioned a blueprint for San Diego centered on public transportation.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 at 05:05 PM PST

SD Explained: The Promise of Police Body Cameras

SD Explained: The Promise of Police Body Cameras

Depending on what part of San Diego County you’re in, the local police are likely either wearing body cameras or considering getting them.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 04:22 PM PDT

SD Explained: Circumventing Environmental Quality Act

SD Explained: Circumventing Environmental Quality Act

The California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, has been a powerful weapon used against developers for a long time.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 at 01:55 PM PDT

SD Explained: Imperial County's Solar Boom

SD Explained: Imperial County's Solar Boom

The Sunrise Powerlink, a controversial 117-mile transmission line connecting San Diego county customers to renewable power sources in Imperial County, has inspired a solar gold rush.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 at 09:56 PM PDT

SD Explained: SANDAG and Its Big Plans for Transit

SD Explained: SANDAG and Its Big Plans for Transit

On Friday, the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, will vote on final approval of San Diego Forward, its long-term plan for $204 billion worth of mass transit and construction projects.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:13 PM PDT

SD Explained: The Marne Foster Flub

SD Explained: The Marne Foster Flub

Controversies continue to swirl around San Diego Unified School District board president Marne Foster.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 06:39 PM PDT

SD Explained: The Drought's Toll on Dollars

SD Explained: The Drought's Toll on Dollars

San Diegans have been ripping out lawns, cutting back on excessive showering and otherwise using less water in response to California's long-lasting drought.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 03:38 PM PDT

SD Explained: New School Tests, Same Problems

SD Explained: New School Tests, Same Problems

Fewer than half of California students passed the new test tied to Common Core State Standards, but what exactly has changed and what remains the same under the new approach?

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 at 09:09 PM PDT

SD Explained: Dirty Business of Money Laundering

SD Explained: Dirty Business of Money Laundering

The laws are clear; people are only allowed to give a specific amount of money directly to political candidates.

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