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Roundtable Analyzes Trolley Density Study, New California Laws, Latest Opera Chapter

Oct. 16
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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It's not that San Diego's trolley stops are bad, it's the lack of density around them, says a new study. There was a huge landslide in Sacramento this year — of new laws. And the new executive director of the San Diego Opera is accused of causing the Gotham Chamber Opera to shut down.

Roundtable: Mental Illness, Salton Sea And Complaints Over New Flight Path

Oct. 9
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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Mental illness strains medical facilities in San Diego. As the Salton Sea dries up, an environmental disaster looms. And, residents west of Lindbergh Field are not happy with proposed flight path adjustments.

Roundtable Looks At YMCA Investigation, Future Of Medicine And Smart Growth

Oct. 2
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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The results are in, sort of, for the independent investigation into alleged mismanagement at the San Diego YMCA. Your primary care physician may soon fit into your pocket. And as most San Diego County cities struggle to implement smart growth principles, one is getting it right.

Roundtable: Atkins Vs. Block, Right To Die, End Of A Disappointing Padres Season

Sept. 25
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins doesn't want to be seen as a bully, but her decision to try to unseat fellow Democrat Marty Block is causing consternation in the party.

Roundtable: The Marne Foster Mess, Women Marines, New CPUC Head, Nuclear Waste

Sept. 18
By Pat Finn, Amita Sharma
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The San Diego Unified School Board President is in some hot water. Women Marines fighting for combat-readiness. The California Public Utilities Commission has a new chair, if that makes a difference. San Diego County Supervisors want nuclear waste out of San Onofre — now.

Roundtable: Publisher's Firing, Press Freedom Suit, El Niño, Drought

Sept. 11
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Austin Beutner leaves the newspaper biz unwillingly. Cory Briggs' lawsuit against INewsource is thrown out of court. This year's El Nino still looks really big -- could it bust the drought?

Roundtable On Navy Broadway, Toni Atkins, Poway Unified

Sept. 4
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Manchester's Navy Broadway complex is one step closer to breaking ground. Toni Atkins has lost her speakership. Two county supervisors find themselves fighting for their seats. And Poway Unified's superintendent altered a critical report.

Roundtable Looks At How The Police Deal With Parole, Transparency, Mental Illness

Aug. 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Local police departments have issues to deal with. The killer of SDPD officer Archie Buggs is up for parole — again. Chief Shelley Zimmerman's efforts at transparency, especially with videos, have come up short. A lethal shooting in Oceanside highlights how little cops know about mental illness.

Roundtable Digs Into Coastal, Backcountry Development Controversies

Aug. 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Huge planned developments are riling up residents of Carlsbad and the rural backcountry near Valley Center. Meanwhile, three luxury hotels on Harbor Island may not be built at all, unless developers can comply with a little-known law.

Roundtable: Edison-Mitsubishi Fight; Stadium Financing; Formidable Drug Prices

Aug. 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Southern California Edison vs. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over who's to blame for San Onofre. The city's stadium financing plan may (or may not) be moot. And new life-saving drugs are available, but cost as much as a house.

Roundtable Dissects San Onofre Settlement, Transit District Discrimination Suits

Aug. 7
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Edison's in hot water over secret meetings with utility regulators, while ratepayers foot a huge bill for San Onofre's closure. The CEO of the North County Transit District is under fire and in court over charges of age and gender bias.

Roundtable Looks At Terminal 1 Re-Do, ICE Detention Case, Downtown Loos

July 31
By Pat Finn, Alison St John
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It's only 48 years old, but Lindbergh Field's Terminal One is approaching the end of its life. Being detained by ICE means entering an alternate legal universe. And should downtown public toilets stay? Or should they go?

Roundtable On Qualcomm Troubles, UCSD Assault Case, Saving Balboa Park

July 24
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Increased competition and other factors led Qualcomm to announce layoffs this week and perhaps consider a restructure. A San Diego Superior Court judge has ruled that UC San Diego prevented a student accused of sexual assault from getting a fair hearing. And hopes are high that the Balboa Park Conservancy can raise millions for needed repairs.

Roundtable: Stadium EIR, One-Sided Mayor's Race; UCSD v. USC; Chula Vista Districts

July 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego City Council authorizes $2.1 million for an environmental report for a new Chargers stadium. Who's running against the mayor? So far, nobody. UCSD sues USC over alleged poaching of an Alzheimer's study. Chula Vista breaks itself into four districts.

Roundtable On Chargers Deal, Juveniles In Solitary Confinement, Route 94

July 10
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Is a new Chargers stadium a bad deal for the city? California may ban holding juvenile offenders in solitary confinement. And a proposed expansion of State Route 94 runs into opposition.