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Board Meeting Leads To Shake Up In San Diego Opera Leadership

April 17
By Angela Carone, Greg Magnus
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A San Diego Opera board meeting in La Jolla brings the resignation of Board President Karen Cohn. Other top members also walked out of the meeting.

Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

April 16
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Opera's board of directors may need the support of 850 members of the opera association to get the final OK to shutter the 49-year-old organization.

San Diego Opera Board Still Making Plans To Close

April 11
By Tarryn Mento
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Members of the San Diego Opera board decided Friday to stick to a plan to end operations on April 29, but some will serve on a committee to possibly take the company in a new direction.

'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

April 11
By Angela Carone
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San Diego Opera board meets Friday to either wrestle with the company's future or stick to its proposed death sentence on April 29. KPBS and media partner inewsource reviewed the leadership's compensation packages to determine what kind of liability they present when it's time to pay debts.

La Jolla Car Dealer Pleads Guilty In Campaign Finance Scandal

April 10
By City News Service
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Marc Chase, co-owner of Symbolic Motor Car Co., admitted in federal court to his role in a scheme to funnel money from a Mexican billionaire into San Diego political campaigns.

Much Handwringing, Slow Progress On San Diego Opera’s Future

April 7
By Angela Carone
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Ian Campbell, the opera company's general director, was heckled and booed at Saturday night's performance of "Don Quixote." Meanwhile, questions about board governance remain.

San Diego Opera Board Off To Slow Start

April 3
By Angela Carone
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With only one month left to right the ship, sources tell KPBS the board needs to show more progress.

San Diego County’s System For Tracking Campaign Donations Called Outdated

April 1
By Joe Yerardi
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Open government advocates warn that San Diego County’s system for processing political candidates’ campaign finance reports makes it nearly impossible for the public to follow the money. But there’s a chance that could change soon.

Drama At San Diego Opera Enters Second Act

March 31
By Angela Carone
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Directors of the San Diego Opera meet Monday to reexamine their vote to shutter the venerable arts institution. Some board members say they didn't have all the information they needed, including an internal investigation into management's tactics.

Emails Show NCTD Changed Paperwork After Info Request

March 27
By Brad Racino
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The North County Transit District paid $31,200 for a study on its leadership without seeking competitive bids, then changed paperwork and attempted to backdate a new contract after inewsource asked for the documentation.

Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

March 24
Midday Edition
By Angela Carone
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The committee in charge of planning a yearlong party in 2015 at Balboa Park spent $2.6 million that came from taxpayers, and now the group is out of business. KPBS interviewed committee members, museum leaders and community members to find out what went wrong.

North County Transit District Sued To Release Records

March 18
By Brad Racino
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KPBS media partner inewsource has sued North County Transit District to compel the agency to release documents the investigative news reporting nonprofit considers public.

San Diego's Ethics Commission Seeks To Rein In Independent Committees

March 14
By Joe Yerardi
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In the wake of an $11 million mayor’s race, the San Diego City Ethics Commission is proposing a host of changes to local electioneering laws.

San Diego Ethics Commission Considers Tightening Restrictions On Independent Committees

March 13
Midday Edition
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The Ethics Commission will consider several amendments at Thursday night’s meeting, including one to tighten restrictions on how independent committees can use candidates’ campaign materials.

Lake Morena Reservoir Is 4 Percent Full And Will Stay That Way

March 6
By Claire Trageser
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Between December and January, the city of San Diego drew down about 40 percent of the water in Lake Morena reservoir in East County, despite residents' protests.

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