San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

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.”

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 04:30 PM PDT

SD Explained: Local Craft Beer Industry

SD Explained: Local Craft Beer Industry

Craft beer has become big business in San Diego. In fact, a recent study shows the industry has a $300 million impact on the local economy. The Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts and NBC 7’s Catherine...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 06:50 PM PDT

SD Explained: Barrio Logan Community Plan

SD Explained: Barrio Logan Community Plan

NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts explain the controversial Barrio Logan plan and the problem with residential vs. industrial land.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 10:22 AM PDT

SD Explained: Mayoral Election Timeline

SD Explained: Mayoral Election Timeline

The race to become San Diego's next mayor has reached a record number of candidates, but the deadline for anyone else to join the running soon approaching. In this week's San Diego Explained, the Voice of...

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