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

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

Sept. 25
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

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.

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

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

Sept. 18
By Pat Finn, Amita Sharma

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.

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

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

Sept. 11
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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?

Tease photo for Roundtable On Navy Broadway, Toni Atkins, Poway Unified

Roundtable On Navy Broadway, Toni Atkins, Poway Unified

Sept. 4
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

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

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

Aug. 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable Digs Into Coastal, Backcountry Development Controversies

Roundtable Digs Into Coastal, Backcountry Development Controversies

Aug. 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

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

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

Aug. 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable Dissects San Onofre Settlement, Transit District Discrimination Suits

Roundtable Dissects San Onofre Settlement, Transit District Discrimination Suits

Aug. 7
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

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

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

July 31
By Pat Finn, Alison St John

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?

Tease photo for Roundtable On Qualcomm Troubles, UCSD Assault Case, Saving Balboa Park

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

July 24
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

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

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

July 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable On Chargers Deal, Juveniles In Solitary Confinement, Route 94

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

July 10
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable: Electricity Rates And Solar, Concealed Carry Case, High School English

Roundtable: Electricity Rates And Solar, Concealed Carry Case, High School English

July 3
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The CPUC is changing electricity rates, which won't be good for the solar industry. A lawsuit over concealed weapons permits is in the 9th Circuit. A local high school says students can learn to speak English and master other subjects at the same time.

Tease photo for Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage, Health Care, California Budget

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

June 26

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable Tackles The Chargers, Electricity Rates, Wage Theft

Roundtable Tackles The Chargers, Electricity Rates, Wage Theft

June 19
By Erik Anderson, Pat Finn

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?