San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 06:39 PM PDT

SD Explained: The Drought's Toll on Dollars

SD Explained: The Drought's Toll on Dollars

San Diegans have been ripping out lawns, cutting back on excessive showering and otherwise using less water in response to California's long-lasting drought.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 03:38 PM PDT

SD Explained: New School Tests, Same Problems

SD Explained: New School Tests, Same Problems

Fewer than half of California students passed the new test tied to Common Core State Standards, but what exactly has changed and what remains the same under the new approach?

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 at 09:09 PM PDT

SD Explained: Dirty Business of Money Laundering

SD Explained: Dirty Business of Money Laundering

The laws are clear; people are only allowed to give a specific amount of money directly to political candidates.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 at 12:45 PM PDT

SD Explained: Lilac Hills

SD Explained: Lilac Hills

Lilac Hills Ranch is a giant proposed housing project in Valley Center and it's running into some controversies.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 08:36 PM PDT

SD Explained: Charter Schools

SD Explained: Charter Schools

The San Diego Unified School District is encouraging parents to send their kids to neighborhood schools, but charter schools are presenting some real competition. Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis has more...

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 03:54 PM PDT

SD Explained: Solar Panels at Schools

SD Explained: Solar Panels at Schools

We explain how San Diego Unified is using solar panels now, and plans to in the future.

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 at 09:50 PM PDT

SD Explained: The Powerful Port of San Diego

SD Explained: The Powerful Port of San Diego

We explain the major decisions currently facing the San Diego Unified Port District.

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 at 08:31 PM PDT

SD Explained: Preventing the Summer Slide

SD Explained: Preventing the Summer Slide

While kids may look forward to summer break, their parents and teachers likely feel anxiety that students will backtrack on the progress they've made in the classroom. What San Diego Unified is doing to try to...

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 03:27 PM PDT

SD Explained: Fast-Tracking Stadium Report

SD Explained: Fast-Tracking Stadium Report

The city's moving forward with a $2.1 million environmental impact study on the potential site of a new Chargers stadium.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 05:37 PM PDT

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

SD Explained: Storm Water Regulations

It's not water wasting restrictions during the historic drought that you have to know about. Violating San Diego's storm water regulations could be a costly offense, too.

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