San Diegans love to brag about their city’s beer bona fides but brewers say the city hasn’t always welcomed them.

Jacob McKean, owner of the soon-to-open Modern Times Beer, claimed San Diego police protest every new liquor license in the city in an effort to impose restrictions.

McKean is working with Mayor Bob Filner to create a craft beer task force that aims to make regulations less onerous for breweries.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis and I took a closer look at the Police Department’s involvement in the liquor license process.

We also explained why $226 million included in President Barack Obama’s budget to improve border infrastructure at San Diego’s busiest crossing isn’t a sure thing.

If you’re hungry for more Fact Check TV, you might also enjoy these recent episodes:

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Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at or 619.325.0528.

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Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa is a senior investigative reporter who digs into some of San Diego's biggest challenges including homelessness, city real estate debacles, the region's...

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