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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.

Roundtable: Race For San Diego County District Attorney

May 9
Midday Edition
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On a special edition of The Roundtable, the candidates for San Diego County district attorney talk about prison realignment, the death penalty and other issues facing that office.

Roundtable: Wind & Fire; Minimum Wage; Sterling Racism

May 2
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh, Neiko Will
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The marine layer disappeared this week, and suddenly May seemed like your typical October. Donald Sterling was outed as a racist by TMZ, and banned for life by the NBA. Dueling minimum-wage proposals will duke it out, unless they won't.

Roundtable: More Drama At San Diego Opera Unfolds

April 25
Midday Edition
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Journalists analyze the spell-binding tale of the San Diego Opera, part cliff-hanger, part soap, part farce and part whodunnit. Will the sum of these parts end up a heroic saga or a tragedy?

Roundtable: City Budget, Climate Change Politics, Vets And Painkillers

April 18
Midday Edition
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San Diego's 2015 budget increases public safety, infrastructure expenses. The U.N. says action on climate change is needed urgently, but the political divide is wide and deep. San Diego's VA leads the way on curbing painkiller abuse among vets.

Roundtable: San Diego's Olympic Dreams; Sailing into Trouble; District 6 Candidates

April 11
Midday Edition
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Some San Diegans want the city to host the 2024 Olympics. Others want the Chinese to fund local start-ups. The Kaufman family is on dry land and under heavy criticism. Candidates for City Council District 6 are already debating.

Roundtable: Fewer Fire Engines; More Opera Intrigue; Scarce Ensenada Water

April 4
Midday Edition
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San Diego Fire & Rescue has 32 reserve engines in case of a major wildfire, but only three of them are ready to roll. The intrigue surrounding the San Diego Opera's demise is somewhat, um, operatic. Ensenada is facing a water shortage.

Roundtable: More On Balboa Park Flameout; Minimum Wage; Homeless Housing Under Fire

March 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There was less to the Balboa Park party plan than met the eye -- much less. There's a campaign afoot to raise the minimum wage in San Diego. And San Diego's approach to housing the homeless may lead to penalties.

Roundtable Opera Bows Out; Water In Imperial Valley; Sweetwater Troubles

March 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego Opera will close next month. There may be a drought in California, but not in the Imperial Valley. And the Sweetwater Union High School District seems to be swamped with difficulties.

Roundtable: Decisions At SDPD, Death In Assisted Living, Killer Whales At Sea World

March 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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A discussion of the big questions that face SDPD, an investigation into assisted living facilities and Sea World's game of defense.

Roundtable: Balboa Park Fizzle; City Email Reversal; Affordable Housing Fee; Padres Hopes

March 7
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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We've spent three years and more than $2 million for a Balboa Park party that may not happen. San Diego wants to purge official emails older than a year. Developers don't want to pay more for affordable housing. And it's spring, which means baseball!

Roundtable: New Top Cop; Rules For Pot; Pentagon Budget Cuts

Feb. 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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On Monday, Shelley Zimmerman takes charge of the San Diego Police Department dealing with personnel and funding challenges. The city of San Diego finally has regulations for selling medical marijuana. And how will the heavy budget cuts proposed by the Pentagon affect San Diego?

Roundtable: Alpine Teachers Strike; More SDPD Troubles; Local Vets Get Help

Feb. 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Negotiations went nowhere, and now Alpine teachers are striking. The SDPD finds itself with a third case of sexual misconduct on its hands. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan get help to avoid homelessness.