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Campbell Out At San Diego Opera

May 16
By Angela Carone
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The opera officially ends relationship with its longtime leader, Ian Campbell.

Developer Money Follows Circuitous Route to San Diego County Supervisor's Race

May 16
By Joe Yerardi
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A handful of development companies and real estate interests have contributed at least $100,000 to the political action committee of the San Diego county Deputy Sheriffs' Association at the same time the PAC has run an advertising campaign to boost Supervisor Bill Horn.

City Auditor Wants Mello-Roos Tax Bills Checked For Accuracy

May 12
By Joanne Faryon
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A San Diego audit found problems with the way square footage is recorded on some building permits which could potentially impact tax bills.

FBI Hunts San Diego Man Suspected Of Helping Al Qaeda-Tied Group In Somalia

May 9
By Amita Sharma
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It's been more than a year since a former UC San Diego engineering student — once described as sweet and friendly — made it to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list. There's a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.

Dumanis Challenged To Release Records In Chula Vista Political Probe

May 6
By Amita Sharma
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District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' decision to delay releasing the records sought by KPBS was questioned Tuesday by her opponent in the DA's race and one of his supporters.

City Funds For San Diego Opera Cut, Revised Plans For 2015 Underway

May 6
By Angela Carone
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The commission voted to recommend the San Diego City Council reduce funding for the San Diego Opera to $160,000, or less than half of what the company was set to receive in fiscal 2015.

San Diego Opera Association Votes Not To Sell Company's Assets

April 28
Angela Carone and City News Service
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The association also recommended the opera's board of directors go forward with removing the company's top two leaders and rescind a vote to close the opera.

San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

April 25
By Angela Carone
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Embattled opera director Ian Campbell has been placed on leave while the company restructures in a push to stay open and produce a 2015 season.

San Diego County DA Dumanis Lags In Fundraising Among Legal Professionals

April 22
By Joe Yerardi
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According to an inewsource analysis of campaign contributions data, challenger Bob Brewer is drawing four times as much money from San Diego-area lawyers than District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

April 21
By Angela Carone
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A special meeting will allow more than 800 members of the San Diego Opera Association a chance to vote on whether the opera company closes or forges ahead.

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

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.