For the general public, the announcement that SeaWorld was ending its orca breeding program may have come as a surprise. But for the thousands of people in San Diego and elsewhere who have considered the company’s treatment of orcas inhumane, the changes are the culmination of years of protests, petitions, calls for boycotts and other activities.
SeaWorld has agreed to end its orca breeding program, and theatrical shows that feature the whales.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Maya Srikrishnan and NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean describe the California Coastal Commission’s role and some of the controversial decisions it’s made recently.
The commission’s decisions this year have forced us to reckon once again with the fate of SeaWorld and the role affordability plays when we say we want the public to have access to the beach.
SeaWorld’s plans to get into the San Diego hotel business will have to clear lots of roadblocks.
SeaWorld San Diego’s rent payments to the city of San Diego and its attendance are down as the company faces challenges nationwide.
Has the government really stuck its nose into the bedrooms of orcas? An investigation. Or deep dive, if you will.
State Sen. Marty Block joined the podcast and called money for a Chargers stadium “corporate welfare.” Councilman Scott Sherman also called in to talk about the city’s inept code enforcement division.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s pollster has written that a tax increase for a downtown stadium/convention center combination would have no chance to pass with a required two-thirds vote. But Faulconer believes a tax hike for just the expansion of the existing Convention Center could pass and he’s going to go for it. Our Scott […]
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