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Roundtable: Update On Local Races, Putting Presidential Race In Per...

Roundtable: Update On Local Races, Putting Presidential Race In Perspective And Politics At The Movies

Nov. 4
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

What can an analysis of "Citizen Kane" tell us about the presidential race? And how will history remember the 2016 election? Find out on the Roundtable.

Roundtable: Breaking Down San Diego Ballot Measures

Roundtable: Breaking Down San Diego Ballot Measures

Oct. 28
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Election Day is fast approaching. Do you know enough to make an informed decision on the local measures on the ballot?

Roundtable: Final Presidential Debate, Congressional Races, State P...

Roundtable: Final Presidential Debate, Congressional Races, State Propositions

Oct. 21
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to flirt with the idea that he won't concede the election, should he lose on Nov. 8. Will there will a Trump Effect on San Diego races? And is California ready to say goodbye to the death penalty...and hello to recreational pot?

Roundtable: Trump And Women, Gaspar And Roberts, Measure A, Lilac H...

Roundtable: Trump And Women, Gaspar And Roberts, Measure A, Lilac Hills

Oct. 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's troubles include sexual assault allegations now filtering into San Diego races. The race for supervisor in District 3 should have been a cakewalk for the incumbent. Measure to increase sales tax has an uphill road. Lilac Hills could bloom, or not.

Roundtable: Money And Lilac Hills, Housing Shortage, Haitian Refugees

Roundtable: Money And Lilac Hills, Housing Shortage, Haitian Refugees

Oct. 7
By Pat Finn, Kenny Goldberg

A sudden $50,000 contribution to the county Republican Party is connected to Measure B on the ballot. When squalid, illegal apartments are rehabbed, not everyone benefits. The Haitian refugees at our doorstep cope with changing rules.

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 30
By KPBS News

Alfred Olango was in distress, acting erratically. When the police arrived, he pointed an object at them and was shot and killed. These are the bare bones of a familiar and sad story which begs for clarification and analysis.

Roundtable: Issa v. Applegate; Unproven Stem Cell Treatments; Barri...

Roundtable: Issa v. Applegate; Unproven Stem Cell Treatments; Barrio Logan & The Downtown Stadium

Sept. 23
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Darrell Issa's congressional race is closer than he would perhaps like. A local company refers a patient for a costly, unproven stem cell treatment. And Barrio Logan braces for a very large new neighbor.

Roundtable: Untested Rape Kits, Zoo's Big Bank Account, Opioids In ...

Roundtable: Untested Rape Kits, Zoo's Big Bank Account, Opioids In San Diego's Suburbs

Sept. 16
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The San Diego Police Department has a backlog of some 2,400 untested rape kits. The San Diego Zoo has a huge bank account and a taxpayer subsidy. Suburban cities like Poway and La Mesa have more and more cases of opioid and heroin abuse.

Roundtable:  Soledad Cross, Housing Crisis, Living Wage, Public Bat...

Roundtable: Soledad Cross, Housing Crisis, Living Wage, Public Bathrooms

Sept. 9
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The Mt. Soledad cross case is finally over. San Diego's housing crisis is getting worse. San Diego's living wage ordinance is a 10-year success. Downtown public toilets are often not functional.

Roundtable: San Diego's Pot Tax, Lofty Transit Goals, Preschool Costs

Roundtable: San Diego's Pot Tax, Lofty Transit Goals, Preschool Costs

Sept. 2
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

If recreational pot becomes legal, San Diego wants to tax its sales. The city's Climate Action Plan predicts thousands will quit driving to work. And San Diego's school district makes pre-K available to all — for a price.

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less T...

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less Traffic?

Aug. 26
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

An officer's deposition reveals a surprising outcome in the 2015 shooting of Fridoon Nehad. The Chargers defend their stadium plan. And does more funding mean less traffic?

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.