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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 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...


Sep 22, 2017

San Diego's lack of affordable housing has been looming over the region for quite some time.

That's why Sen. Toni Atkins introduced SB 2, a bill that would raise funds for affordable housing by adding a $75 fee to certain real estate documents.

Last week, the bill passed the state Legislature with the help of...


Sep 15, 2017

San Diego's recent hepatitis A outbreak gave the city a rude awakening, and now local officials are scrambling to combat the public health crisis.

Earlier this week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer pushed forward a homeless shelter plan that's languished for months. It involves pitching three temporary tents – in Barrio Logan,...


Sep 8, 2017

ate last week, San Diego County health officials declared a local state of emergency on the recent outbreak of hepatitis A.

The disease, which has already claimed the lives of 15 people, has predominately affected the homeless community. A lack of access to public restrooms and sanitizing areas has left many exposed to...