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San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:26 PM PDT

The Ins And Outs of Bilingual Schools in San Diego

The Ins And Outs of Bilingual Schools in San Diego

The goal is to have all students literate in Spanish and English by the time they are done with the fifth grade. NBC 7's Monica Dean and The Voice of San Diego's Mario Koran take a look at the dynamics at...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 04:35 PM PDT

Proposed Sales Tax Increase to be on November Ballot

Proposed Sales Tax Increase to be on November Ballot

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) proposed a tax increase that would fund transportation and infrastructure projects in San Diego. The proposal will now be up for vote in the November ballot. NBC...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 08:29 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: What the County Office of Education Does

San Diego Explained: What the County Office of Education Does

Think of it as the Big Brother of local school districts.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 02:57 PM PDT

SD Explained: County Office of Education Leadership

SD Explained: County Office of Education Leadership

In the June primary, most voters in San Diego County will be asked to choose new leadership for the San Diego County Office of Education, even though it isn't their local school district. Monica Dean and Voice...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 03:22 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Needed Repairs at Balboa Park

San Diego Explained: Needed Repairs at Balboa Park

We all love Balboa Park. But, there's a long list of infrastructure and repair needs for many of its iconic buildings. NBC 7 San Diego's Monica Dean and the Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt explain why the...

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 at 04:13 PM PDT

What the Law Says About Street Performers

What the Law Says About Street Performers

Should selling handmade crafts be treated the same as performing a magic trick or music?

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM PDT

San Diego Explained: Rules for Buskers

San Diego Explained: Rules for Buskers

You can find street performers in Balboa Park and other areas of the city, but what rules do they have to follow? NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Kinsee Morlan explain the freedoms and regulations...

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 11:58 AM PDT

Encinitas Sued Over State Affordable Housing Law

Encinitas Sued Over State Affordable Housing Law

Residents oppose a state law that allows developers to add more units if they include low income housing.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 12:07 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Homeless Camp Cleanups

San Diego Explained: Homeless Camp Cleanups

The spike in complaints has led to larger cleanups.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 12:01 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: The Nitty-Gritty of MTS Operations

San Diego Explained: The Nitty-Gritty of MTS Operations

You’re familiar with the iconic red and white trolleys and buses you see around town, but how much do you know about the organization that runs them, the Metropolitan Transit System, or MTS? MTS has...

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