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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 28, 2017

The plan to hold a special election in November to decide on a plan for the future of Qualcomm Stadium failed at City Council, but the people behind the SoccerCity initiative aren’t giving up. They hope the Major League of Soccer won’t either.

On Monday, the developers behind SoccerCity came up with 

Jul 25, 2017

From its factory in Spring Valley, Deering Banjo Company has made more than 100,000 banjos since the business launched in 1975.

In the debut episode of I Made it in San Diego, a podcast illuminating the stories behind the region's businesses and entrepreneurs, I talk to Greg and Janet Deering about how they grew their...

Jul 21, 2017

Yellow cab drivers in Tijuana have historically been among the first to greet people right as they walk cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

For decades, yellow taxis had first dibs on tourists, and they had little in the way of competition. But the rise of ride-sharing companies like Uber has disrupted the taxi industry...

Jul 14, 2017

The short-term rental war is still raging, at least in some parts of San Diego where they're most concentrated.

Ocean Beach residents complained about them to City Attorney Mara Elliott at a town hall meeting back in March. Elliott later declared short-term vacation rentals illegal in the city of San Diego, but...

Jul 7, 2017

In the first half of the show, hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts talk about the undying Chargers saga, give a quick Mara Elliott and SoccerCity update and discuss potential SANDAG reform.
In the second half, Keatts is joined by David Graham, deputy COO of neighborhood services for the city of San Diego, to...