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- 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.
Tijuana struggles with an influx of asylum seekers, SDG&E continues its legal fight to pass 2007 wildfire costs to ratepayers, and older homeowners targeted by high-pressure sales and loans.
The current impacts of climate change, how local communities are adapting, and California's emerging leadership on the issue.
Major wildfires burn across California, new asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana and SDSU begins the work of redeveloping the Mission Valley stadium site.
Power shift at San Diego City Hall, SDSU West wins the stadium fight, voters reject the gas tax repeal and Democrats flip the 49th.
As election day looms large, we take a look at rent control, school bonds and pot measures on city ballots. Plus, the political implications and recent rhetoric on immigration, the caravan and suspicious packages.
San Diego's mayor endorses a new energy program that features non-polluting power. What could that mean for consumers? Plus, Prop. 6, the gas tax repeal measure, lags in the polls this week. And, Democrats pin their hopes for flipping the House on San Diego's 49th District race.
In the final stretch before Election Day, gubernatorial candidates Gavin Newsom and John Cox offer their visions of the California Dream. And, as another migrant caravan from Central America heads north, a report on how members of earlier caravans are faring in Mexico.
The new United Nations climate report sounds the alarm on global warming. Is anyone listening? Plus, Roundtable takes a look at competing Mission Valley Stadium measures and the campaign to repeal California's gas tax.
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