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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.

Jan 12, 2018

Congressman Darrell Issa’s sudden announcement Wednesday that he would not be seeking reelection was a doozy.

It sent Republicans scrambling to propose possible stronger GOP candidates for the 49th District, largely viewed as the most vulnerable Republican seat in the country.

In this week's Voice of San Diego...


Jan 6, 2018

A cannabis-driven cultural shift is upon us, folks, and in this week's podcast, hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts sort out its significance.

The two talk about taxes on pot, the City Council's regulation and permitting of the budding industry so far and ponder what California's new law means for medical marijuana, the...


Dec 22, 2017

We try – and fail – every year to convey to all our readers one basic truth about our annual Voice of the Year feature: It is not an award.

We are not endorsing the views expressed by any of the people we include, nor are we declaring anyone a hero or a champion (though some of them inevitably reach the list by...


Dec 15, 2017

There's a leadership vacuum in San Diego, something that was made painfully clear this week when absolutely nothing was decided after a 10-hour City Council meeting Tuesday that was supposed to provide clarity – finally – on vacation rentals.

Hundreds of people showed up to voice their support or concerns about...


Dec 8, 2017

Sue Hopkins lives in a part of Clairemont that's filled with vacation rentals. She said raucous weekend weddings, late-night conversations and the sound of roller suitcases on the sidewalks outside her home are persistent nuisances.

But before the City Council votes Tuesday on how to regulate the short-term vacation...