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Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 08:44 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: School Board President's Excuse for Fundraiser

SD Fact Check: School Board President's Excuse for Fundraiser

A San Diego Unified School board member apologized this week for asking people to help pay for her son's college education. There is one excuse people are offering for what she did.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 08:17 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: A Tax or Not a Tax?

SD Fact Check: A Tax or Not a Tax?

San Diego's mayor might ask voters to approve a tax, to expand the Convention Center but the city has had trouble with tax hikes in the past. VoiceofSanDiego's Scott Lewis breaks down how a new hotel tax...

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 07:04 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: Tax Hike for Stadium?

SD Fact Check: Tax Hike for Stadium?

Could a tax hike keep the Chargers from leaving San Diego? One idea being pitched is a new tax to build a stadium downtown and expand the convention center. Lisa Halverstadt from the Voice of San Diego breaks it...

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 08:22 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: Balboa Park Parking

SD Fact Check: Balboa Park Parking

The city of San Diego approved a major facelift for Balboa Park. The controversial Plaza de Panama project is supposed to help improve the parking situation. But how bad is parking at the park? And who is behind...

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 09:32 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: Candidates for SD City Attorney

SD Fact Check: Candidates for SD City Attorney

In the next San Diego election, Mayor Kevin Faulconer seems to be a sure thing for re-election. But the other top office in city hall, the city attorney's seat, is still up for grabs.

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 08:04 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: Zero Waste by 2040?

SD Fact Check: Zero Waste by 2040?

By the year 2040, the city of San Diego hopes to be able to recycle or reuse all the waste going into the landfill, but how realistic is that goal? The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis examines that question and...

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 09:25 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: NFL Intervention on Chargers Stadium

SD Fact Check: NFL Intervention on Chargers Stadium

The city of San Diego and the Chargers don't seem to be on the same page when it comes to a new football stadium. The city council has approved millions of dollars to be spent on the issue, but the Chargers say...

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 08:48 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: Fixing Crumbling Roads

SD Fact Check: Fixing Crumbling Roads

The city of San Diego is embarking on an ambitious plan to fix hundreds of miles of crumbling roads. Some people are skeptical about the plan, and even if the city can deliver, how much of a difference will...

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 07:59 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: Public Spending in El Cajon

SD Fact Check: Public Spending in El Cajon

New questions are raised about how taxpayer dollars are being spent in one of San Diego County's poorest cities. Lisa Halverstadt from the Voice of San Diego takes a closer in San Diego Fact Check.

Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 at 03:04 PM PDT

SD Fact Check: Why Does the City Pay the Chargers?

SD Fact Check: Why Does the City Pay the Chargers?

The Chargers should be paying the City of San Diego for access to Qualcomm Stadium, but it’s actually the other way around: the city pays the team millions of dollars every year.

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