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The Voice of San Diego Podcast

VOSD’s Friday roundup of the past week’s news in brief, featuring interviews with special guests and more.

Nov 18, 2017

The winds could be shifting when it comes to the district attorney's hardline stance on pot.

The DA’s office has long come down hard on the cannabis industry. One case filed against medical-marijuana entrepreneur James Slatic got national attention for being so tough. Slatic and his business partners were charged...

Nov 10, 2017

San Diego has thrown its hat in the ring to become Amazon's second home.

Last month, more than 200 cities in the country submitted proposals to host Amazon's second headquarters, where the company plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $5 billion.

San Diego offered multiple options – including Mission...

Nov 3, 2017

Despite representing different geographic areas and coming from different parties, the SANDAG board often votes in lockstep even on the most controversial issues. Many board members say that's because they rely on the SANDAG staff to lay out issues and recommendations. But that doesn't always go well.

At a SANDAG board...

Oct 27, 2017

Next year's ballot might be bananas.

The California Supreme Court made a bombshell ruling a few months ago that could lead to a bevy of tax increase proposals floated during the 2018 election. The ruling suggests that if a group of citizens in California gathers enough signatures to get a tax measure on the...

Oct 27, 2017

As a homeless man living in downtown San Diego, Tony Rodriguez says he gets hassled constantly by police officers who tell him and his girlfriend to move along.

As part of San Diego officials' response to the deadly hepatitis A outbreak, which has hit the homeless community the hardest, police officers have ramped up...