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San Diego Explained

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

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 04:22 PM PDT

SD Explained: Circumventing Environmental Quality Act

SD Explained: Circumventing Environmental Quality Act

The California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, has been a powerful weapon used against developers for a long time.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 at 01:55 PM PDT

SD Explained: Imperial County's Solar Boom

SD Explained: Imperial County's Solar Boom

The Sunrise Powerlink, a controversial 117-mile transmission line connecting San Diego county customers to renewable power sources in Imperial County, has inspired a solar gold rush.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 at 09:56 PM PDT

SD Explained: SANDAG and Its Big Plans for Transit

SD Explained: SANDAG and Its Big Plans for Transit

On Friday, the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, will vote on final approval of San Diego Forward, its long-term plan for $204 billion worth of mass transit and construction projects.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:13 PM PDT

SD Explained: The Marne Foster Flub

SD Explained: The Marne Foster Flub

Controversies continue to swirl around San Diego Unified School District board president Marne Foster.

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.

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