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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.

Jul 26, 2014

Out of retirement and back in the civic engagement game, Mark Leslie has some big plans for himself as the incoming president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

He said he was stung that, at his first presentation to the City Council, the Taxpayers Association name provoked boos in the audience. He wants...


Jul 18, 2014

After hearing rumors of dismal conditions in holding facilities for undocumented kids fleeing Central America, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez wanted to check one of the facilities out for herself.

Along with members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Gonzalez recently visited a facility in Ventura...


Jul 11, 2014

Working in Central America since 2011 has given Elizabeth Kennedy a pretty solid handle on the influx in undocumented minors arriving in the United States.

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied and undocumented children have already arrived in the United States from Central America. They're fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala...


Jul 3, 2014

The Fourth of July in Ocean Beach means one thing: marshmallows. 

The Independence Day tradition of pelting the white puffs started as a friendly family feud, but has grown over the years to all-out sugary assault. In recent years, thousands of people have started coming to OB to throw marshmallows at each...