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Roundtable Spotlights Foster, Spanos, Televangelist and Body-Cam Videos

Feb. 5
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Marne Foster pleads guilty and resigns as San Diego school trustee. Chargers' Dean Spanos reconsiders San Diego. The district attorney deals with tons of body-cam videos. And a televangelist wants to build a Christian resort in Mission Valley.

Roundtable: San Diego Mayor's Race, Methane Leak, Fish Farm

Jan. 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There's a new face in the San Diego mayor's race, new stats in the mega-methane leak in Los Angeles, and new information on Hubbs-SeaWorld's experiment with farming fish.

Roundtable: Many Questions Remain In San Onofre Debacle

Jan. 22
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There have been charges, counter-charges, a criminal probe and a lot of silent avoidance since the radiation leak that eventually closed the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was discovered.

Roundtable Tackles Chargers, Flooding, State's Budget, City's State

Jan. 15
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The Chargers are still here, for now; some residents in San Carlos are flooded out; the details of the governor's conservative budget; and the mayor's take on the state of the city.

Roundtable: Deluge in Tijuana, City Pension Woes, SeaWorld's Legal Trials

Jan. 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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San Diego wasn't the only place hard hit by this week's rains. So was Tijuana. San Diego's pension problems still aren't settled. And SeaWorld spends a lot of time in court.

Roundtable: The Big Stories of 2015

Jan. 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Much of what made news in 2015 — the Chargers, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, lawyer Cory Briggs, D.A. Bonnie Dumanis, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SeaWorld and the Padres — will be center stage again in 2016.

Roundtable On LA Methane Leak, Police Shooting Video, SDPD Review Board

Dec. 18
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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A methane leak in Los Angeles is a huge, dangerous, environmental disaster. A judge allows a police shooting video to be released to the news media. The civilian watchdog for the SDPD is pretty toothless.

Roundtable Visits Pendleton, Carlsbad, Tijuana Airports And Silicon Valley South

Dec. 11
Editors Roundtable
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The proposed airport at Camp Pendleton, the expanding airport in Carlsbad, the new, convenient bridge to the international airport in Tijuana -- all could be used when San Diego becomes the new Silicon Valley.

Roundtable: Gun Violence, Climate Action, Electricity Choice & Tony Perry

Dec. 4
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Bernardino shooting is still shaking up everyone. San Diego's climate plan is heading for a council vote. The prospect of choosing electricity sources excites some people. And a well-known local journalist turns a page.

Roundtable Investigates Investigative Reporting

Nov. 27
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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We shine a spotlight on local investigative reporting: The fallout from an ineffective whooping cough vaccine; how the cozy relationship of SoCal Edison with the CPUC affected customers; and ineffective fire alarms in Sweetwater schools.

Roundtable On Water Rates, Navy Bribery Scandal, Longest Lawsuit

Nov. 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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San Diego's water rates are rising. "Fat Leonard" is singing about bribery and kickbacks to Navy personnel. Roque de la Fuente's marathon lawsuit against the city is finally settled.

Roundtable On SeaWorld Changes, Dumanis Decision, Airline Curfew Violations

Nov. 13
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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SeaWorld says orcas will no longer jump through hoops. Bonnie Dumanis says no charges for Officer Neal Browder. Residents near the airport say enough with the airline curfew violations.

Roundtable: 2016 Tax Proposals, Clearing Storm Drains, Future Of Rural Metro

Nov. 6
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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Numerous tax measures on next year's ballot could confuse San Diego voters. Many storm drains are choked with overgrowth and debris as we head into a big El Niño winter. And, the city's troubled ambulance service that's been missing response-time targets has been sold.

Roundtable On Briggs Initiative, San Diego Democrats, SeaWorld's Battles

Oct. 30
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Cory Briggs takes the initiative -- and then changes it. For next year's primary, there are either too many Democrats running, or not enough. And SeaWorld is putting up a whale of a fight.

Roundtable Looks At Street Repair, Big Solar, Shaken-Baby Prosecutions

Oct. 23
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The mayor wants to repair 1,000 miles of streets over five years, but the current backlog is in the billions. Big solar is encamped in a big portion of the Imperial Valley. So who's benefiting? The evidence in shaken-baby cases is sometimes far from concrete, yet prosecution is relatively easy.

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