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San Diego Explained: How Referendums Shape Local Politics

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Monica Dean break down how referendums work and how they change the political landscape.

San Diego Explained: Operation Streamline Gets Off to a Rough Start

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan and NBC 7’s Monica Dean explain Operation Streamline and why the new program has created new problems for San Diego’s federal court.

San Diego Explained: Marijuana, Coming to a Door Near You

On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Jesse Marx and NBC 7’s Monica Dean break down the recent changes to marijuana regulations and explain how they might affect local cities.

San Diego Explained: Vacation Rental Debate Heats Up (Again)

On the latest San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7’s Monica Dean go through the nuts and bolts of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s vacation rental proposal and lay out the hurdles it could face at next week’s City Council meeting.