Kinsee Morlan, Los Angeles Times

Kinsee Morlan

Los Angeles Times

San Diego, CA, United States

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  • Los Angeles Times
  • Voice of San Diego
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Past articles by Kinsee:

Podcast: An existential crisis for the Oscars

What to Expect at the 2022 Oscars Ceremony. → Read More

Culture Report: Making Space for San Diego Makers

As neighborhoods like North Park, Barrio Logan and East Village continue to grow and develop, the artists and craftspeople who once inhabited cheap spaces there are being priced out. Coupled with the crackdown last year on unpermitted arts spaces, it’s getting increasingly difficult to find affordable studios and workspaces. But now, a group of artists and … → Read More

Balboa Park Groups Run Big Budgets, But Pay Virtually No Rent

Most of the nonprofits in the city-owned buildings in Balboa Park pay very little or nothing at all in rent. Over the years, the city has amassed an estimated backlog of $300 million in infrastructure and maintenance needs in Balboa Park. It begs the question: Why don’t the Balboa Park institutions that make the most money help the park by paying rent? → Read More

VOSD Podcast: The Rift That Split SoccerCity and SDSU West

The people behind SoccerCity and SDSU West started with friendly talks about building a new joint soccer-football stadium in Mission Valley, but ended with opposing ballot measures locked in a fierce battle for votes. → Read More

Culture Report: A New Theater Company's 'Radically Inclusive Programming'

Writerz Blok starts a new chapter, a one-man play about depression manages to be uplifting and more in our weekly digest of the region's arts and culture news. → Read More

VOSD Podcast: The Election Reform Train Has Left the Station

In this week's podcast, Andrew Keatts, Sara Libby and Scott Lewis explain recent election reform efforts at both the city and county levels. → Read More

The Airport Is Sticking by Charles Lindbergh

Over the last several years, the Airport Authority dropped the Lindbergh Field name and removed a large mural of Charles Lindbergh, suggesting it was moving away from the aviation hero, who had a history of anti-Semitic and racist views. But it’s more complicated than that. → Read More

No, the Hilton Bayfront Pool Is Not Open to the Public

The urban myth that the Hilton Bayfront agreed to open its pool to the public as part of a land use deal is so pervasive even some hotel staffers believe it. It’s not true, but there are some public access points along the waterfront many San Diegans might not know about. → Read More

VOSD Podcast: The School Bond Pitch You've Heard Before

Andrew Keatts, Scott Lewis and Sara Libby explain why many of the projects being proposed as part of a new school bond being floated by San Diego Unified might sound familiar. → Read More

Artists Are Clamoring for a Say in How a City-Owned Arts District Grows

Arts District Liberty Station has the potential to become a regional cultural destination for both residents and visitors. It’s a city-owned space, but city leaders, the public and the artists who rent space there have virtually no say over its direction. → Read More

VOSD Podcast: The Biggest Primary Takeaways

This week's show features a special post-election roundtable discussion with hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby, plus political consultant Ryan Clumpner and Carol Kim, political director of the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council. → Read More

Culture Report: Barrio Logan's Cable Car Restaurant Ready to Roll Again

El Carrito is back. The historic restaurant housed in an old cable car on Logan Avenue has been closed for nearly a year. But on Friday, it will reopen with a revamped look and menu. In the 1930s, the colorful streetcar carried passengers up and down Logan Avenue as part of the San Diego Electric Railway … → Read More

VOSD Podcast: The Great Sex Work Debate

On this week's podcast, I. India Thusi, an assistant professor at California Western School of Law, joins hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts to make the case for why lumping voluntary sex work with involuntary sex trafficking can be a dangerous and costly practice. → Read More

The County’s Sitting on Thousands of Doses of Naloxone

The county won 6,600 doses of naloxone through a state grant, and has been sitting on the overdose-reversal drug since December. Officials say bureaucratic holdups like paperwork and grant requirements are responsible for the slow rollout. → Read More

VOSD Podcast: Who Really 'Got Rid of' Filner

On this week's show, hosts Sara Libby, Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts consider John Cox's claim that he ousted Bob Filner, and go through the laundry list of people and efforts that really put the pressure on the mayor to resign. → Read More

‘The Narcan Lady’ Is on a One-Woman Mission to Distribute the Overdose-Reversal Drug

Naloxone is a controversial drug that can reverse an overdose. Critics say drug users are pushing the limits with opioids, taking even more than they would otherwise because they know they have naloxone nearby to revive them. But Beth Herman, a retired nurse, believes it’s a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. So she hands it out herself. → Read More

Culture Report: San Diego Author's Debut Novel Is Lit

San Diego Theatres is looking for a permanent CEO, you can watch sci-fi movies with a scientist at the San Diego Natural History Museum and more in our weekly digest of the region's arts and culture news. → Read More

Morning Report: San Diego's Power Plays

“Can a City Ditch the Power Company? Not Without A Fight.” That’s the New York Times take on San Diego’s plan to provide city residents with 100 percent green power by 2035. Both San Diego Gas & Electric and its parent company, Sempra Energy, are challenging the city’s efforts. The story looks at the dispute … → Read More

VOSD Podcast: The Port Considers a Payoff and Tommy Hough's Council Push

On this week's podcast, hosts Sara Libby, Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis talk about how the Port may be moving forward with a plan to help the city get back control of the piece of land that's crucial for the Convention Center's bayfront expansion. → Read More

Morning Report: Omar Passons' Hits and Misses

One of the biggest political races this year in San diego is the contest to replace county Supervisor Ron Roberts. We’ve begun our look into each candidate for that job, starting with Omar Passons. This isn’t the North Park attorney’s first foray into the public sphere. As our Lisa Halverstadt explains, Passons has been a … → Read More