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Roundtable: California’s Sanctuary Critics Go To Washington

Roundtable: California’s Sanctuary Critics Go To Washington


Erik Anderson, reporter, KPBS News

Chris Jennewein, editor and publisher, Times of San Diego

Lori Weisberg, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune


President Trump Versus California’s Sanctuary Law

Nearly a dozen local leaders from across California were invited to the White House Wednesday for a forum led by President Donald Trump on the state’s sanctuary law. Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar were among the group that praised the administration’s lawsuit challenging SB 54, which offers certain protections for undocumented immigrants.

RELATED: California Leaders Opposed To Sanctuary Law Meet With Trump

A Better Outlook for SeaWorld

In a sign that the Blackfish effect might be waning, SeaWorld San Diego’s parent company reported significant increases in attendance and revenue for the first three months of 2018. The 2013 "Blackfish" documentary alleged the mistreatment of SeaWorld’s orcas. The surge in business comes as SeaWorld phases out its controversial orca show and invests more in traditional theme park attractions like the Electric Eel rollercoaster, which debuted this week in San Diego.

RELATED: SeaWorld Losses Widen For The Year, CEO Manby Departs

Saving The Northern White Rhino

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has announced the successful artificial insemination of a southern white rhinoceros. The breakthrough is significant because it’s part of ongoing research that could lead to saving the critically endangered northern white rhino. If the science continues to develop, animals like the one at Safari Park would be used as surrogates to help repopulate the species.

RELATED: Artificial Insemination Yields Rhino Embryo At Zoo’s Safari Park

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