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San Diego City Council approves a limited ban on people living in their vehicles, homeless deaths increase by more than 50% in San Diego, and asylum seekers, who are forced to "remain in Mexico," struggle to make it to their court hearings in the United States.
Methamphetamine addiction remains a chronic problem in San Diego. What's contributing to it.
On this installment of Roundtable, the fatal shooting at a Poway synagogue turns national attention toward hate crimes. Are U.S. guns responsible for an uptick of homicides in Mexico? Plus, short-term rentals are up for debate in the state assembly.
- April 26
- By Bennett Lacy
The Supreme Court hears a case challenging a Trump administration change to the 2020 census, the city of Imperial Beach considers a stricter ban on plastic bags, and seniors navigate retirement in California.
- April 19
- By Bennett Lacy
San Diego moves forward with new support and enforcement on the homelessness issue, a public vote on the Convention Center expansion may be moved to March, and Qualcomm stock rises on the news of its settlement with Apple.
A standoff in Julian over the future of its volunteer fire department, county supervisors want a comprehensive strategy for electric cars, and Elise Hu talks about her work as a reporter for NPR.
President Trump visits the border amid his latest closure threat, complaints about privately-run military housing at Camp Pendleton, and the new suicide-prevention barrier on the Coronado bridge.
A discussion about white supremacist activity at San Diego colleges, an illegal ballot measure that's forcing San Diego to compensate thousands of city workers, utility companies transforming wastewater into natural gas and opening day for the Padres.
- March 22
- By Aly Sadik
Medical records show one doctor is responsible for a third of vaccination exemptions in the San Diego Unified School District, Tijuana residents are stealing razor wire from the southern border fence for protection and imagine living by the beach without the million dollar housing commitment.
Coming up Friday on KPBS Roundtable: What's next after Gov. Gavin Newsom suspends California's death penalty, the fallout continues from the college admissions scandal, the changing ecosystem at the Salton Sea, and a victory this week for open-government advocates.
- March 8
- By KPBS Staff
A look at the lengthy court process of evicting squatters; San Diego Unified School District and Sweetwater Union High School District announced layoffs in the past week; and the federal government is tracking journalists and activists working with the migrant caravans.
An asylum-seeking family tries to stop their father's deportation, local governments make moves toward community choice energy, and San Diego State University announces its stadium partner.
The San Diego Sheriff's Department says it won't charge for misconduct records, a local lawmaker wants to know how ICE is using DMV information to help make arrests, and a local reservation gets into the marijuana business.
SANDAG's new director says the region's transit plan is not meeting climate emission goals, the plan to redevelop Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama is on hold, and a legal fight over asylum policy in San Diego County.
San Diego repeals an ordinance that banned living in vehicles, Congress will hold a hearing on human research done at San Diego's VA Medical Center, and local police unions fight a new transparency law.
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