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Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage, Health Care, California Budget

June 26
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The Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage is historic. The decision on the Affordable Care Act is significant. The California budget for fiscal 2016 — on time and not contentious — may be both.

Roundtable Tackles The Chargers, Electricity Rates, Wage Theft

June 19
By Erik Anderson, Pat Finn
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Wave goodbye to the Chargers and hello to a new Padres manager. Plus, why are SDG&E's electricity rates the highest in Southern California, and is it true that many San Diego restaurants regularly steal from their workers?

Roundtable Looks Into Dave Roberts' Troubles, Chargers Stadium Ploys, Seawall Issues

June 12
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Supervisor Dave Roberts' troubles threaten his seat on the county board. Is the city's call for a Dec. 15 vote on the stadium genuine? The skirmish between homeowners and beach protectors in North County heads to court.

Roundtable On North County Transit Issues, Balboa Park Bypass, Baja Farmworkers' Deal

June 5
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There's unhappiness in the air. The Feds are not happy with the way the North County Transit District administers contracts and grants. People who love Balboa Park are not happy with its condition. Tijuanans are unhappy about renewed drug violence. Baja California farmworkers, however, are happier than they were Thursday.

Roundtable Dissects One Paseo Compromise, Stadium Plan

May 22
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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A compromise between rival developers is reached on One Paseo in Carmel Valley. But so far nothing of the sort is in the works between the city and the Chargers on a new stadium.

Roundtable Talks Drought (In The Rain)

May 15
By Pat Finn
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Ah, the irony. A Roundtable on the effects of our severe drought broadcasts as we take cover from a drenching rainstorm. Wildfires and more severe water rationing may be postponed a bit, but they're coming to this semi-arid corner of the Golden State. And that will mean changes in priorities, lifestyle, and growth and development, for starters.

Roundtable: U-T Sold; SDUSD Construction Priorities; Balboa Park Repair Backlog

May 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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"Papa" Doug Manchester sells his baby, U-T San Diego. With more than $4 billion in construction funds, SDUSD often favors stadiums over classrooms. A sewage backup at Balboa Park last Sunday is emblematic of a huge maintenance backlog.

Roundtable On Early Political Races, Chula Vista Turmoil, Government Water Use

May 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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It's May 2015. Do you know where (or who) your political candidates are? Chula Vista's trouble completing its city council is not over. And water use among public agencies in the city of San Diego went up by 19 percent.

Roundtable On City Budget, Mexican Farmworkers, Jail Suicides

April 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The mayor proposed a budget for 2016. Most observers liked it. The farmworkers' strike in Baja California has ended, but the ramifications for U.S. companies continue. A Marine's widow files suit over her husband's suicide in the Vista Jail.

Roundtable Looks At Water Restrictions, Oversight At Civic San Diego And Attorney Cory Briggs

April 10
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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No more lawns, judicious flushing and severe punishments for water wasters could be coming, as state and local agencies unveil conservation plans. Critics call for more oversight of the Civic San Diego development agency. And San Diego reaches a settlement in a conflict of interest case involving San Diego attorney Cory Briggs.

Roundtable Looks At Mandatory Water Restrictions, Unlimited Taxi Permits, And A New Start For The Padres

April 3
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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For the first time ever, California is under mandatory water restrictions. San Diego has lifted the cap on taxi permits. Baseball season is back, and the Padres actually look pretty good this year.

Roundtable: Another Referendum; The Future of Logan Heights; Bike Lane Backlash

March 27
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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The battle over the massive One Paseo development may play out in the voting booth. Gentrification fears lead Logan Heights residents to opt for keeping the status quo. And it's bikes versus businesses in Hillcrest.

Roundtable Reviews the SDPD, Baja Press Problems, Salton Sea Crisis

March 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, Neiko Will
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The results of the federal audit of the SDPD are in. Government leaders in Baja are accusing a newspaper chain of extortion. And the Salton Sea is still in deep trouble and the consequences more apparent.

Roundtable Looks At DA's Conspiracy Charges, Bumpy Ride for Airbnb, Abortion Fight In El Centro

March 13
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Aaron Harvey could spend the rest of his life in prison based on his presumed association with gangs. Want to rent a room to a vacationer? It's harder than it seems. And El Centro Regional Medical Center has contracted for abortion services with Planned Parenthood spurring protests.

Roundtable: Jessica's Law Ruling, PUC Investigations, City Permit Process

March 6
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge
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The California Supreme Court struck down part of Jessica's Law. State and federal authorities are investigating whether California public utilities commissioners were too chummy with those they regulate. And surprise! It takes less time to get a development permit in San Diego than it did nine years ago.