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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.
A spike in arrests may have stymied a recent homeless count, it's been 40 years since San Diego's first school shooting, and how police are using drones in Chula Vista.
With every rainstorm, more sewage and plastic trash flows into the U.S. from Mexico fouling beaches and wetlands. A church wants to build a high-rise in Banker's Hill. Neighbors say it's too high. And the NRC is looking into whether Edison can continue to move around nuclear waste at San Onofre.
- Jan. 18
- By Pat Finn
Mayor Faulconer says "yes in my backyard" to denser housing. The prospect of statewide rent control is not dead yet. And PG&E declares bankruptcy in the face of enormous financial liability.
President Donald Trump remains firm on having $5.7 billion for a border wall. Democrats remain firmly against it. The government remains shut down. As federal workers, businesses and academics who rely on the U.S. government worry, state and local politicians are wading into the quagmire.
It's been quite a week. Tear gas and rubber bullets at the border. Nuclear power advocates concerned about waste removal at San Onofre. The cyber attack on the Union-Tribune and other papers. Mentally ill criminal defendants diverted into treatment.
As the year comes to a close, we recap the biggest stories of year, from the midterm elections to climate change to migrants at the border.
San Diego sees big changes within the labor movement, authorities respond to Del Mar's crumbling bluffs and losing out on the California Dream.
New leaders take over at San Diego City Hall, security concerns for Navy Ships on the San Diego Bay and divisive rhetoric about asylum seekers in Tijuana.
Indicted San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, will have his day in court next September, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez reflects on eight years at city hall, and the local cruise ship business is making a comeback.
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