San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:50 PM PST

SD Explained: Police Staffing

SD Explained: Police Staffing

Besides crime, the San Diego Police Department is also fighting a retention and hiring problem. NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt explain why this growing crisis is getting...

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 07:55 PM PST

SD Explained: Active Sports

SD Explained: Active Sports

For years, San Diego's regional economy has been defined by innovative sectors, like biotech, high tech and defense-related research. There's another area-- dubbed the sports and active lifestyle cluster-- that...

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM PST

SD Explained: Air Pollution

SD Explained: Air Pollution

Air pollution is a big public health threat that leaves hundreds of San Diegans out of breath every year. To fight the harmful effects, California has adopted some of the most comprehensive regulations in...

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 08:01 PM PST

SD Explained: Pension

SD Explained: Pension

After millions in legal fees, heated council meetings and years of protests by city laborers, the battle over the "substantially equal" clause of the city's pension plan has ended with the city agreeing not...

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 08:50 PM PST

SD Explained: Special Election Results

SD Explained: Special Election Results

NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia talks with Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis about the results of Tuesday’s special election, including what went wrong for Nathan Fletcher and the challenges both candidates face in this...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 07:06 PM PST

SD Explained: Linkage Fee

SD Explained: Linkage Fee

San Diego City Council just increased the fee it charges to commercial developers to help pay for affordable housing. Catherine Garcia and Andy Keatts explain what the linkage fee is all about.

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 08:05 PM PDT

5 Things About Mike Aguirre

5 Things About Mike Aguirre

In the third installment of a series on the four major contenders for San Diego mayor, Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis share five things voters should know about Mike Aguirre.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 07:14 AM PDT

5 Things About Kevin Faulconer

5 Things About Kevin Faulconer

In the second installment of a series on the four major contenders for San Diego mayor, Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis share five things voters should know about Kevin Faulconer.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT

5 Things About Nathan Fletcher

5 Things About Nathan Fletcher

San Diego's special mayoral election is November 19. During the next month, we'll be telling you about the four major contenders in our San Diego Explained series. Voice of San Diego's Liam Dillon and Catherine...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 09:05 PM PDT

SD Explained: Ambulance Response

SD Explained: Ambulance Response

San Diego is considering a change in how ambulances get to your door if you call 911. The Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explore the topic in this week’s “San Diego Explained.”

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San Diego Explained segments are produced in association with our media partner voiceofsandiego.org and air Wednesdays on NBC 7 News at 6. If you have an idea for a San Diego Explained segment,email us.