San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 02:30 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: SD Opera

San Diego Explained: SD Opera

With its closure looming, the San Diego Opera has been making headlines lately. But, if you don't go to the opera, why should you care that it's closing? The issue has a lot to do with how your tax money...

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

SD Explained: Balboa Park Centennial

SD Explained: Balboa Park Centennial

The Balboa Park Centennial Celebration has been in the news a lot lately after Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced new plans for the event after a lot of dysfunction and wasted taxpayer money.

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 08:40 PM PDT

SD Explained: SeaWorld Economic Impact

SD Explained: SeaWorld Economic Impact

SeaWorld is celebrating 50 years in business. But at the same time, the explosive documentary "Blackfish" has drawn national attention, accusing SeaWorld of mistreating its trademark killer whales.

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM PDT

SD Explained: Charter Schools

SD Explained: Charter Schools

A San Diego Unified board member called the district one of the most charter school-friendly in the nation. But, due to some recent shifts, that may change. NBC 7's Catherine Garcia and the Voice of San Diego's...

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

San Diego Explained: Climate Action Plan

San Diego Explained: Climate Action Plan

The VOSD's Andrew Keatts and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia report on the City of San Diego's Climate Action Plan, and how it's getting closer to becoming a reality in this week's San Diego Explained.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 09:55 PM PST

SD Explained: Smart Meters

SD Explained: Smart Meters

A few weeks ago, NBC 7 explained why you still can’t use your credit card at most parking meters in San Diego. Turns out, that could change. Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis explains why to NBC 7’s Catherine...

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 08:50 PM PST

SD Explained: Where Our Water Comes From

SD Explained: Where Our Water Comes From

Amid the drought, the governor is asking all California communities to do what they can to conserve water. But San Diego County's water agency says it's confident it has more than enough water to get through the...

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 09:55 PM PST

SD Explained: Coin Parking Meters

SD Explained: Coin Parking Meters

Cities across the country are upgrading their parking meters to accept credit cards. Coincidentally, they're doing it with meters built by a San Diego company. But the City of San Diego still has mostly...

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.

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