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Roundtable On Minimum Wage, Bill Fulton and Bud Selig Plaza

Aug. 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego City Council passed a minimum wage increase by a 6-3 vote and then overrode Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto. But now the city is in the midst of a referendum drive to negate all that. Bill Fulton, the smart-growth guru called a "planners' planner," is gone from city hall. And the Padres renamed Palm Court Plaza the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza, to fans' dismay.

Roundtable Reflects On Faulconer's Choices, Lorena Gonzalez' Bills, Riding Uber

Aug. 22
Midday Edition
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The San Diego mayor can choose to lead on the minimum wage and convention center issues or he can sit and watch. Sacramento pols chose to support a $7.5 billion water bond in November. Lorena Gonzalez has chosen to launch a legislation barrage. And San Diegans are choosing Uber and Lyft over taxis — and so are drivers.

Roundtable Tackles Iraq Dilemma, Incentives For Businesses, Escondido Golf Course

Aug. 15
Midday Edition
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says no to more boots on the ground in Iraq. Are businesses leaving San Diego for greener tax pastures or do they stick around for the talent and expertise? A developer wants to build houses on a dying Escondido golf course.

Roundtable On Useless SDPD Surveillance System, No Convention Center Expansion, San Diego Court Backlogs

Aug. 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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SDPD's Secure San Diego surveillance program is nearly useless. The plan to fund the Convention Center expansion was shot down by an appeals court. San Diego will get no relief from drastically cut court budgets.

Roundtable Tackles Migrant Crisis, Congressional Politics, For-Profit Colleges

Aug. 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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On the Roundtable: House conservatives block Obama's funding request; Carl DeMaio runs against the Republican platform; and the state says for-profit colleges target vets.

Roundtable: Reflecting On Filner, No Shelter In Escondido, Padres And Chargers

July 25
Midday Edition
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Irene McCormack Jackson reveals what it was like to work for Mayor Bob Filner. Escondido reveals it doesn't want to shelter migrant children. The Padres reveal trades, and the Chargers reveal hopes for 2014.

Roundtable: Minimum Wage, Six Californias, Water Restrictions, Pride Week

July 18
Midday Edition
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There's a new minimum wage for anyone working in San Diego, a proposal to divide California into six states with unimaginative names, mandatory water restrictions for us all and a celebration of LGBT Pride for everyone.

Roundtable: Immigration Crisis, Parole Law, Railroad Off Track

July 11
Midday Edition
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Chris Jennewein, of Times of San Diego; Tony Perry, of The Los Angeles Times; and Dorian Hargrove, of the San Diego Reader, join KPBS senior news editor Mark Sauer at Friday's Roundtable.

Roundtable: More Darrell Issa, More Funds For County Supervisors, No Shelter In Escondido

June 27
Midday Edition
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Is Darrell Issa a watchdog? A grandstander? A little of both? Escondido says no to sheltering immigrant children. County supervisors say yes to doubling their discretionary funds and more development in the Cleveland National Forest.

Roundtable: Tony Gwynn, Hit-And-Run Accidents, Congress and Guns

June 20
Midday Edition
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We celebrate Tony Gwynn, a magnificent baseball player and better human being. There's a worrying uptick in deaths from drivers who flee the scene. The American people seem to want better control of the nation's guns. Will Congress do anything?

Roundtable: Teachers, Iraqis, NCTD Knocked For A Loop

June 13
Midday Edition
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It didn't take long for a judge to dismiss tenure and other teacher job protections in California or for Sunni militants to overrun Mosul and head toward Baghdad. It may take some time, though, to fill all the managerial vacancies at the North County Transit District.

Roundtable: Analyzing The Primary Election, Concern Over Solar Power

June 6
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The voters of San Diego tell Barrio Logan what they can do with their plan. Incumbent District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis cruises to an outright win. The City Council make-up is yet to be decided, as is the race between County Supervisor Bill Horn and challenger Jim Wood. And accessing renewable energy could get tougher in California.

Roundtable: Who Says Primary Politics In San Diego Is Boring?

May 30
Midday Edition
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For those who think the 2014 primary election in San Diego is a snooze, here's evidence to the contrary. The 52nd congressional race already is fraught — with money and attack ads. The entire city is voting on a revised community plan for one neighborhood. Two new San Diego City Council members could change the balance of power. And Bill Horn has a challenger.

Roundtable: Supervisor Horn's Charity; San Diego Opera Future; Fire Lessons

May 23
By Alison St John, Neiko Will
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San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn's religious charity is questioned. The show will go on at the San Diego Opera. What last week's fires say about this coming season.

Crews At Camp Pendleton Battling Three Large Brush Fires

May 16
By KPBS , City News Service
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Firefighters worked much of the week to stamp out two blazes that had blackened more than 14,500 acres on the Marine base when a third fire broke out Friday afternoon.

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