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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.

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...


Oct 20, 2017

The case of a confidential city attorney memo on SoccerCity that was leaked to a developer by Councilman Chris Cate has taken another weird turn.

This week, interim District Attorney Summer Stephan announced that she's passing the case to the California attorney general — but she declined to outline why she...


Oct 13, 2017

San Diego leaders did a lot of feuding this week.

City and county officials have been squabbling over who should foot the bill for ongoing efforts to stem the hepatitis A outbreak, City Attorney Mara Elliott and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman disagree over SDPD’s approach to testing rape kits, the long-standing fight...


Oct 6, 2017

San Diego's homeless crisis isn't new. Swift action directed at addressing the homeless crisis, though — that is new.

For a long time, there was a lot of talk about solving homelessness by our elected leaders, but not a lot of action.

Committees were formed, speeches were made, plans were proposed. But then came...