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There have been charges, counter-charges, a criminal probe and a lot of silent avoidance since the radiation leak that eventually closed the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was discovered.
The Chargers are still here, for now; some residents in San Carlos are flooded out; the details of the governor's conservative budget; and the mayor's take on the state of the city.
San Diego wasn't the only place hard hit by this week's rains. So was Tijuana. San Diego's pension problems still aren't settled. And SeaWorld spends a lot of time in court.
Much of what made news in 2015 — the Chargers, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, lawyer Cory Briggs, D.A. Bonnie Dumanis, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SeaWorld and the Padres — will be center stage again in 2016.
A methane leak in Los Angeles is a huge, dangerous, environmental disaster. A judge allows a police shooting video to be released to the news media. The civilian watchdog for the SDPD is pretty toothless.
The proposed airport at Camp Pendleton, the expanding airport in Carlsbad, the new, convenient bridge to the international airport in Tijuana -- all could be used when San Diego becomes the new Silicon Valley.
The San Bernardino shooting is still shaking up everyone. San Diego's climate plan is heading for a council vote. The prospect of choosing electricity sources excites some people. And a well-known local journalist turns a page.
We shine a spotlight on local investigative reporting: The fallout from an ineffective whooping cough vaccine; how the cozy relationship of SoCal Edison with the CPUC affected customers; and ineffective fire alarms in Sweetwater schools.
San Diego's water rates are rising. "Fat Leonard" is singing about bribery and kickbacks to Navy personnel. Roque de la Fuente's marathon lawsuit against the city is finally settled.
SeaWorld says orcas will no longer jump through hoops. Bonnie Dumanis says no charges for Officer Neal Browder. Residents near the airport say enough with the airline curfew violations.
Numerous tax measures on next year's ballot could confuse San Diego voters. Many storm drains are choked with overgrowth and debris as we head into a big El Niño winter. And, the city's troubled ambulance service that's been missing response-time targets has been sold.
Cory Briggs takes the initiative -- and then changes it. For next year's primary, there are either too many Democrats running, or not enough. And SeaWorld is putting up a whale of a fight.
The mayor wants to repair 1,000 miles of streets over five years, but the current backlog is in the billions. Big solar is encamped in a big portion of the Imperial Valley. So who's benefiting? The evidence in shaken-baby cases is sometimes far from concrete, yet prosecution is relatively easy.
It's not that San Diego's trolley stops are bad, it's the lack of density around them, says a new study. There was a huge landslide in Sacramento this year — of new laws. And the new executive director of the San Diego Opera is accused of causing the Gotham Chamber Opera to shut down.
Mental illness strains medical facilities in San Diego. As the Salton Sea dries up, an environmental disaster looms. And, residents west of Lindbergh Field are not happy with proposed flight path adjustments.