San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 09:25 PM PST

SD Explained: What Went Wrong for Alvarez

SD Explained: What Went Wrong for Alvarez

NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia talks to Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis about what went wrong for David Alvarez in the mayor’s race—and what went right for Kevin Faulconer.

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 09:05 PM PST

San Diego Explained: The Cost of Special Elections

San Diego Explained: The Cost of Special Elections

San Diego taxpayers will be footing a pretty big bill for the special election for the next mayor. Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia break down the costs.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 08:45 AM PST

SD Explained: Campaign Finance Scandal

SD Explained: Campaign Finance Scandal

If you're having trouble following the San Diego campaign finance scandal, you’re not alone. NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis have a guide to the key players.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 04:10 PM PST

SD Explained: Sidewalk Team

SD Explained: Sidewalk Team

Over the next year, don't be surprised if you see yellow-shirted college students walking around your neighborhood. They're the city of San Diego's new sidewalk assessment

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 07:20 PM PST

SD Explained: Seals vs. Sea Lions

SD Explained: Seals vs. Sea Lions

La Jolla has problems with marine mammals. There's long been controversy over whether seals should be protected at the Children's Pool. Now, the debate is heating up over whether people and sea lions should...

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 08:25 PM PST

SD Explained: Linkage Fees Revisited

SD Explained: Linkage Fees Revisited

Linkage fees (the fees developers pay to the city, which in turn creates affordable housing) continues to be a controversial topic in the business community. Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis has an update.

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...

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