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Roundtable: SDG&E Choppers Grounded, Prison Realignment & Local Tribe Standoff

Above: Prisoners lay on their bunks at California State Prison in Los Angeles County, located in the city of Lancaster. (Eds. note: The Department of Corrections said it no longer uses triple bunks in its facilities.)

Aired 9/30/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

We look at this week's grounding of SDG&E helicopters working on the Sunrise Powerlink project, prison realignment affecting San Diego and a local tribe standoff over a lease.

Transcript

This week state regulators grounded SDG&E helicopters working on the Sunrise Powerlink project east of San Diego after two accidents went unreported. Prison realignment is becoming a reality, we find out how it affects San Diego and a local tribe is pushing to get a private military contractor off their land.

GUESTS

Jeff McDonald, Watchdog reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

Alison St John, KPBS Senior Metro Reporter

Dave Maass, San Diego City Beat

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