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San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

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

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 06:27 AM PDT

Early Days of San Diego's Hep A Outbreak

Early Days of San Diego's Hep A Outbreak

San Diego Explained. 

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 04:58 PM PDT

Special Education Impact on School Budgets

Special Education Impact on School Budgets

NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Maya Srikrishnan share how special education is funded in this edition of San Diego Explains.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 07:38 PM PDT

Struggling Artists Working, Living in Illegal Conditions

Struggling Artists Working, Living in Illegal Conditions

Artists and musicians have long thrived in gritty spaces, often trading cheap rent for safety. But that could be changing. After the deadly Ghost Ship fire in Oakland last year that killed 36 people, cities...

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 04:24 PM PDT

Water Agencies Prepare to Vote on Major Project

Water Agencies Prepare to Vote on Major Project

Water agencies across California are preparing to vote on a massive new water project, but unanswered questions remain. Known as WaterFix or the twin tunnels project, it’s designed to ensure that water...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 07:16 PM PDT

Hundreds of Thousands Spent on Homeless Yearly

Hundreds of Thousands Spent on Homeless Yearly

With one of the worst homelessness crises in the country, San Diego County is scrambling to combat the issue. And that takes a lot of money. For the past nine months, Voice of San Diego and NBC 7 have been

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 08:20 PM PDT

Plan to Transform Balboa Park Faces Legal Issues

Plan to Transform Balboa Park Faces Legal Issues

Last year, the city of San Diego revived its efforts to overhaul Balboa Park’s main square, the Plaza de Panama, which had for years been used a parking lot for visitors. A lawsuit back in 2012 stalled the...

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 01:27 PM PDT

SD Explained Local Control Funding

SD Explained Local Control Funding

Monica Dean

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 12:02 PM PDT

SD Explained: Power Struggle

SD Explained: Power Struggle

A power struggle over electricity use in San Diego and across the state.  In this San Diego Explained:  the effort to save money, by getting into the electricty business.  

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 07:21 PM PDT

San Diego's Power Structures Explained

San Diego's Power Structures Explained

NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explain the importance of the City Attorney's role in San Diego city power structure.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 03:44 PM PDT

San Diego Police Recruitment Remains Low

San Diego Police Recruitment Remains Low

In 2012, the San Diego Police Department announced its plan to hire more officers within the next five years. The goal was to add 150 officers to its force by 2017. Yet the department has fewer officers than it...

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