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Roundtable: San Diego's Olympic Dreams; Sailing into Trouble; District 6 Candidates

April 11
Midday Edition
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Some San Diegans want the city to host the 2024 Olympics. Others want the Chinese to fund local start-ups. The Kaufman family is on dry land and under heavy criticism. Candidates for City Council District 6 are already debating.

Roundtable: Fewer Fire Engines; More Opera Intrigue; Scarce Ensenada Water

April 4
Midday Edition
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San Diego Fire & Rescue has 32 reserve engines in case of a major wildfire, but only three of them are ready to roll. The intrigue surrounding the San Diego Opera's demise is somewhat, um, operatic. Ensenada is facing a water shortage.

Roundtable: More On Balboa Park Flameout; Minimum Wage; Homeless Housing Under Fire

March 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There was less to the Balboa Park party plan than met the eye -- much less. There's a campaign afoot to raise the minimum wage in San Diego. And San Diego's approach to housing the homeless may lead to penalties.

Roundtable Opera Bows Out; Water In Imperial Valley; Sweetwater Troubles

March 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego Opera will close next month. There may be a drought in California, but not in the Imperial Valley. And the Sweetwater Union High School District seems to be swamped with difficulties.

Roundtable: Decisions At SDPD, Death In Assisted Living, Killer Whales At Sea World

March 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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A discussion of the big questions that face SDPD, an investigation into assisted living facilities and Sea World's game of defense.

Roundtable: Balboa Park Fizzle; City Email Reversal; Affordable Housing Fee; Padres Hopes

March 7
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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We've spent three years and more than $2 million for a Balboa Park party that may not happen. San Diego wants to purge official emails older than a year. Developers don't want to pay more for affordable housing. And it's spring, which means baseball!

Roundtable: New Top Cop; Rules For Pot; Pentagon Budget Cuts

Feb. 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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On Monday, Shelley Zimmerman takes charge of the San Diego Police Department dealing with personnel and funding challenges. The city of San Diego finally has regulations for selling medical marijuana. And how will the heavy budget cuts proposed by the Pentagon affect San Diego?

Roundtable: Alpine Teachers Strike; More SDPD Troubles; Local Vets Get Help

Feb. 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Negotiations went nowhere, and now Alpine teachers are striking. The SDPD finds itself with a third case of sexual misconduct on its hands. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan get help to avoid homelessness.

Roundtable: Faulconer's Win; Sex Crimes & SDPD; Surveillance in San Diego

Feb. 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Kevin Faulconer gets a valentine from San Diego. Another San Diego cop gets arrested. And our region is getting good at watching us all.

Roundtable: Tactics, Turnout And Money In San Diego Mayor's Race

Feb. 7
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego mayoral run-off election is Tuesday. Do you know where your candidates are -- on the issues, on tactics, in the polls? What can their personal finances tell us about who they are and how they will govern? And how come the lowly referendum has become the tool of corporate interests?

Roundtable: Marine Faces Another Murder Trial; Uncovering Financial Scandals; San Diego's Economy

Jan. 31
By Pat Finn, Alison St John
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Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins will be retried for a murder in Iraq seven years ago. How anyone with a computer can investigate campaign finances. And how does the state of San Diego's economy compare to President Obama's State of the Union?

Roundtable: Campaign Finance Scandal, PACs In Mayor's Race, Draining Lake Morena

Jan. 24
By Pat Finn, Alison St John
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The Feds charge three men in an alleged -- and quite bizarre -- conspiracy to shovel illegal campaign funds to San Diego candidates for mayor. Meanwhile, legal political action committees are also giving big money. And Lake Morena is slowly being drained by the city, to the chagrin of the county.

Roundtable: Mayor's Race; Arevalos Victim Accused; State Of The State Of The City

Jan. 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego mayor's race gets nasty quick. A victim of convicted San Diego Police Officer Anthony Arevalos is accused of bribery. Assessing the state of the State of the City address.

Roundtable: Vets React To Fallujah Loss; Racial Profiling And SDPD; Chargers In Denver; Jerry Coleman

Jan. 10
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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U.S. Marines fought fiercely for Fallujah, and now it's gone. The SDPD says racial profiling is not a problem. Will the Broncos be a problem for the Chargers? And, we remember Jerry Coleman.

Roundtable: City Code Breakers; More One Paseo; 2014 Economic Outlook

Jan. 3
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge
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A group you've never heard of is shaping city development codes. This year, the rubber meets the road at One Paseo. And San Diego's economic outlook for 2014 is not too shabby, experts say.

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