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Roundtable Looks At Mandatory Water Restrictions, Unlimited Taxi Permits, And A New Start For The Padres
- April 3
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.
- March 27
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.
- March 20
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.
- March 13
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.
- March 6
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.
- Feb. 27
Prominent San Diego attorney Cory Briggs is involved in some real estate deals that some find questionable. The controversial One Paseo development in Carmel Valley sails through the San Diego City Council. The Marine Corps is exploring whether women can take on combat roles.
- Feb. 20
The Chargers have entered into a surprise agreement with the hated Oakland Raiders to occupy a stadium in an L.A. suburb -- together. Landlords with rafts of health and safety code violations aren't called to account by the city.
- Feb. 13
Bribery accusations highlight the prolonged battle between Mexican businessman Jose Azano and Sempra Energy. Will increased take-home pay mean more San Diego Police Department officers stay here? And what's up with all the waterfront proposals?
- Feb. 6
- Midday Edition
The improbable rise of measles in California. Building a new stadium turns out to be a questionable business decision for the Chargers. Several tax increases may land on the June and November ballots in 2016.
- Jan. 30
It takes over three years to stop a dentist who harms patients in California. The County Board of Supervisors finally moves to implement Laura's Law, mandating treatment for the dangerous mentally ill. Law enforcement can seize your car, cash, and weapons without charging you with a crime.
- Jan. 23
On Roundtable: Plans to bury San Onofre's nuclear waste along the coast; costs that drive San Diego businesses crazy; challenges facing SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman.
- Jan. 16
- Midday Edition
The State of the City speech was heavy on task forces — Chargers/convention center expansion, jobs' skills — and somewhat light on the details. Meanwhile the plan for an NFL stadium in LA moves forward. And the sheriff's department is using intelligence to target ex-offenders likely to commit crimes.
- Jan. 9
The governor goes greener — and fiscally leaner. A concussion last fall at a La Jolla High football game has ramifications. And the FBI is on the case of corrupt Calexico cops.
- Jan. 2
2014 wasn't all bad. Of course, it wasn't that good either. The national issue of campus sexual assault plagued SDSU. The SDPD had nearly stopped collecting racial data. San Onofre will close, but only with a lot of money from ratepayers. And there's still a drought.
- Dec. 26
In 2014 there was drama in the 52nd Congressional District, behind the scenes at the San Diego Opera, and among taxi owners and drivers. But pretty much none at all in the residential housing market, which is a good thing.