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Tease photo for Roundtable On Water Rates, Navy Bribery Scandal, Longest Lawsuit

Roundtable On Water Rates, Navy Bribery Scandal, Longest Lawsuit

Nov. 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable On SeaWorld Changes, Dumanis Decision, Airline Curfew Violations

Roundtable On SeaWorld Changes, Dumanis Decision, Airline Curfew Violations

Nov. 13
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable: 2016 Tax Proposals, Clearing Storm Drains, Future Of Rural Metro

Roundtable: 2016 Tax Proposals, Clearing Storm Drains, Future Of Rural Metro

Nov. 6
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable On Briggs Initiative, San Diego Democrats, SeaWorld's Battles

Roundtable On Briggs Initiative, San Diego Democrats, SeaWorld's Battles

Oct. 30
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable Looks At Street Repair, Big Solar, Shaken-Baby Prosecutions

Roundtable Looks At Street Repair, Big Solar, Shaken-Baby Prosecutions

Oct. 23
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable Analyzes Trolley Density Study, New California Laws, Latest Opera Chapter

Roundtable Analyzes Trolley Density Study, New California Laws, Latest Opera Chapter

Oct. 16
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable: Mental Illness, Salton Sea And Complaints Over New Flight Path

Roundtable: Mental Illness, Salton Sea And Complaints Over New Flight Path

Oct. 9
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

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.

Tease photo for Roundtable Looks At YMCA Investigation, Future Of Medicine And Smart Growth

Roundtable Looks At YMCA Investigation, Future Of Medicine And Smart Growth

Oct. 2
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The results are in, sort of, for the independent investigation into alleged mismanagement at the San Diego YMCA. Your primary care physician may soon fit into your pocket. And as most San Diego County cities struggle to implement smart growth principles, one is getting it right.

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.