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Roundtable: Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

July 23
By Bennett Lacy

Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.


Roundtable: Pride Weekend In San Diego

July 16
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego Pride enters its biggest weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events, a milestone for construction of the new SDSU stadium in Mission Valley, and KPBS relaunches its Cinema Junkie podcast about all things film.

Little Haiti in Tijuana, where thousands of Hai...

Roundtable: What Happens In Haiti Matters At The Border

July 9
By Bennett Lacy

Turmoil in Haiti adds to the asylum situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, an update on San Diego's effort to provide shelter for those experiencing homelessness and a study that might ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men.

National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis spea...

Roundtable: Wildfire Readiness For The Underserved

July 2
By Bennett Lacy

The outreach campaign to connect with underserved communities for wildfire and emergency readiness, new data shows many California cities are becoming more segregated and the rise of abusive fan behavior in sports.

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Roundtable: Coronado Coach Fired Following Racist Postgame Incident

June 25
By Bennett Lacy

Racist taunting by fans at a high school basketball game leads to one of the coaches losing his job, Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the border region in Texas, and the latest rise in downtown San Diego's homeless population.

A sign commemorating the U.S. Open at Torrey Pi...

Roundtable: San Diego's First Few Days Of Reopening

June 18
By Bennett Lacy

Most COVID-19 restrictions come to an end in San Diego County, an Oceanside city council member faces a recall effort after just a few months on the job and a new effort to track and boost racial representation in California's life sciences industry.

Aerial view of the San Diego County Fair at the...

Roundtable: Big Events Make A Return To San Diego

June 11
By Bennett Lacy

Large events like the San Diego County Fair and the U.S. Open golf tournament come to San Diego as California ends its COVID-19 tier system, a federal judge in San Diego rules the state's assault weapons ban and a new public media podcast reveals how police departments police themselves.

A hole in the window of a comic book store in L...

Roundtable: Reflecting On One Year Since The La Mesa Riot

June 4
By Bennett Lacy

The changes to policing in La Mesa one year after a destructive riot, local governments spend millions of dollars on public relations campaigns and Scripps Health recovers from a cyber attack.

Evangelina Garcia, widow of Leon Martinez, who ...

Roundtable: Family Of COVID-19 Victim Files Wrongful Death Claim

May 28
By Bennett Lacy

A Southern California family files a wrongful death claim after an inmate at San Diego County's Donovan State Prison died from COVID-19, conflict of interest investigations shake up operations for Volunteers of America and the San Diego Housing Commission, and a conversation on the role of statues and public building names in the ongoing social justice movement.

A marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitt...

Roundtable: Workers Call Out An Abusive Culture In Craft Beer

May 21
By Bennett Lacy

The leader of a local microbrew steps down after a social media post alleging an abusive culture in the craft beer industry goes viral, local marijuana retail workers unionize, and graduating seniors at SDSU prepare for commencement during a pandemic.

North County businessman and gubernatorial cand...

Roundtable: California Recall Comes To San Diego

May 14
By Bennett Lacy

Gov. Gavin Newsom and one of his republican recall opponents make stops in San Diego this week, local restaurant operators say they're having a hard time filling open positions, and a culinary tour through City Heights.

First female recruits wait on top of the Reaper...

Roundtable: Women Become Marines In San Diego

May 7
By Bennett Lacy

The U.S. Marine Corps graduates its first class of female recruits trained in San Diego, the challenge of fighting COVID-19 misinformation in Spanish-language social media, and the Port of Entry podcast dives into the world of cross-border medical tourism.

A sign advertises a one bedroom apartment for r...

Roundtable: Avoiding Eviction During COVID-19

April 30
By Bennett Lacy

Struggles in accessing and using rent relief programs in California, a San Diego lawmaker wants to give fast-food workers more of a voice in the industry, and how San Diego's largest newspaper plans to cover the upcoming recall election.

A rally in support of the guilty verdict in the...

Roundtable: Accountability And Justice In Policing

April 23
By Bennett Lacy

Local reaction to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, how George Floyd's death led to a national conversation on race and equity, and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria outlines his spending plan for the upcoming city budget.

Lauderbach Elementary School welcomes back stud...

Roundtable: San Diego Public Schools Reopen

April 16
By Bennett Lacy

The San Diego Unified School District begins its return to in-person instruction, police reform is part of Mayor Todd Gloria's Black empowerment plan, and pushback to an inewsource investigation into complaints about a local COVID-19 shelter.

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