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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.

May 25, 2018

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot is flexing her power again — though you wouldn't know it from her office's announcement about her latest move.

On this week's podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts discuss the potential far-reaching implications of Elliott's new lawsuit seeking to boot both of the...

May 18, 2018

Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan doesn’t see a big difference between sex work and sex trafficking. She's said that women involved in prostitution rarely choose that work voluntarily and are often being coerced.

Genevieve Jones-Wright, who’s running against Stephan for district attorney, disagrees....

May 15, 2018

Many industries have places where professionals, both young and old, can hobnob and break bread. Weed is no different.

And since San Diego crafted a system for adult-use marijuana businesses, there’s been a wave of private clubs offering to connect investors and entrepreneurs who might not know one another but whose...

May 11, 2018

John Cox, a Rancho Santa Fe businessman who's running for governor, made quite a claim in a gubernatorial debate this week.

In response to a question about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, he said: "I led the recall of Bob Filner and got rid of him as the San Diego mayor."

A collective eyebrow raise spread...

May 10, 2018

"Is this a trial?"

That was Bonnie Dumanis at one point in our interview for this week's podcast. We were asking questions we've long had about the biggest campaign finance scandal we've seen in the last five years in San Diego.

We've long wondered what Jose Susumo Azano Matsura, who was convicted of illegally...