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Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficu...

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficulties

Aug. 19
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The presidential race continues to make headlines. Turns out, there were quite a number of straw donors to the Dumanis mayoral campaign. And American wives are being denied SENTRI passes when their husbands are deported to Mexico.

Roundtable: San Diego Election News; Not Much Middle-Class Housing;...

Roundtable: San Diego Election News; Not Much Middle-Class Housing; Suing Hillary Clinton

Aug. 12
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

San Diego's District 1 City Council race is surprisingly settled when the Republican withdraws. New homes in the county are built for those with above-average incomes. A San Diegan sues Hillary Clinton in federal court.

Roundtable: Azano Campaign Finance Trial, Ignored Transparency Law,...

Roundtable: Azano Campaign Finance Trial, Ignored Transparency Law, Otay Mesa RV Park

Aug. 5
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Some surprising names surface in federal trial of José Susumo Azano Matsura. For 24 years, San Diego leaders have ignored a law requiring the names of everyone doing business with the city. And a San Diego planning official operates an RV park without permits, electricity or sewer hookups.

Roundtable: Hillary's DNC; Suing Trump University; No Tipping?

Roundtable: Hillary's DNC; Suing Trump University; No Tipping?

July 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Hillary Clinton's Democratic National Convention was not like Donald Trump's Republican National Convention, for the most part. Class-action suits against Trump and his university will go to trial. A local restaurateur has had enough of tipping.

Roundtable: Trump's Unconventional Convention; Missing, Mangled Wat...

Roundtable: Trump's Unconventional Convention; Missing, Mangled Waterfront Plans

July 22
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Donald Trump's Republican National Convention was, in a word, unusual. The Port of San Diego wants to redevelop the waterfront without an outdated master plan. And its North Embarcadero Visionary Plan was rendered moot by developers.

Roundtable: Rep. Peters' Campaign Donations, SDPD Curfew Sweeps, Po...

Roundtable: Rep. Peters' Campaign Donations, SDPD Curfew Sweeps, Poway's Fired Superintendent

July 15
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Rep. Scott Peters and others have found a legal way around campaign contribution limits. San Diego police still enforce curfews. And the district's list of reasons for firing Poway Unified Superintendent John Collins is pretty long.

Roundtable: Dallas Police Attack, Homelessness In San Diego And Bal...

Roundtable: Dallas Police Attack, Homelessness In San Diego And Balboa Park

July 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

A sniper attack in Dallas left five police officers dead. San Diego's homelessness problem took a turn for the worse. Balboa Park and Seaport Village may be about to get makeovers.

Roundtable: Tackling Meth, Transportation And Chargers Stadium

Roundtable: Tackling Meth, Transportation And Chargers Stadium

July 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Every large metropolitan area has large problems. Three of San Diego's: methamphetamine, transportation, and the proposed new Chargers stadium.

Roundtable: Downtown Rocks, Poway School Problems, One Paseo's Seco...

Roundtable: Downtown Rocks, Poway School Problems, One Paseo's Second Chance

June 24
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Turns out, the residents of Sherman Heights didn't request those jagged rocks after all. Poway Unified has placed its superintendent on leave and is looking for a new one. And One Paseo gets a second chance.

Roundtable: San Diego's Response To Orlando Shooting

Roundtable: San Diego's Response To Orlando Shooting

June 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Thousands of San Diegans were drawn to vigils in Hillcrest on Sunday and Monday to honor and mourn those killed in Orlando, Florida.

Roundtable: The California Primary In Perspective

Roundtable: The California Primary In Perspective

June 10
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

We've dug ourselves out from the blizzard of mailers, yard signs and TV commercials so we can focus on what the California primary means for the presidential race and — in San Diego — for the mayoral, city attorney and City Council contests.

Roundtable Is Off To The Races: Trump Vs. Clinton, City Attorney, C...

Roundtable Is Off To The Races: Trump Vs. Clinton, City Attorney, City Council, Prop. H

June 3
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The June 7 primary looms, so the Roundtable casts an eye on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the five San Diego city attorney candidates, the multiple San Diego council contests, and the proposition that's supposed to fix San Diego roads.

Roundtable: Tony Gwynn Tobacco Lawsuit, Maintaining The Border, Fut...

Roundtable: Tony Gwynn Tobacco Lawsuit, Maintaining The Border, Future Of Del Mar Fairgrounds

May 27
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Ban "dip" from baseball? Tony Gwynn's family hopes their lawsuit will help make that happen. The San Diego border fence as a test case for Donald Trump's "build a wall" campaign promise. And the upside and downside to living where the surf meets the turf.

Roundtable: VA Choice Problems, Hotel Boycott, UCSD Funding Struggle

Roundtable: VA Choice Problems, Hotel Boycott, UCSD Funding Struggle

May 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The Veterans Choice program for alleviating a doctor visit backlog doesn't turn out well. Chargers fan groups launches a boycott of some area hotels. UC San Diego is having a harder time than similar universities raising major funds.

Roundtable: Duncan Hunter's Expenses, US Senate Debate, San Onofre ...

Roundtable: Duncan Hunter's Expenses, US Senate Debate, San Onofre Deal Reopened

May 13
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Rep. Duncan Hunter's campaign paid thousands for questionable expenses. Candidates were in attack mode in the U.S. Senate debate on KPBS this week. After 18 months of criticism, state regulators reopened the San Onofre settlement.

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