Ben Lacy is a producer for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Roundtable.
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The NBA tries to balance freedom of expression with its business interests in China. Plus, Macy's files a lawsuit over the future plans for Horton Plaza. And, Target partners with Toys R Us ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Utility companies across the state enact preventative power outages amid an escalating risk for wildfires. San Diego State University negotiates with the city council over the purchase price for the Mission Valley stadium site. And, an analysis of crime data from the San Diego Police Department reveals a small percentage of vehicle break-ins result in arrests.
Stable job growth gives stocks a boost after a weak manufacturing report rattled investors. Forever 21 becomes the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy. And, California enacts a new law opening the door for college athletes to use their image and likeness for paid work.
President Trump lashes out at the media amid new developments in the impeachment inquiry; a new California law will allow college student-athletes to use their image and likeness for paid work; and the San Diego Padres look for a new manager after another losing season.
- Sept. 30
- By Bennett Lacy
This week in business: San Diego home prices pick up, legal marijuana businesses can finally get access to banking, and Twitchcon returns to the downtown convention center.
This week in business: Trump says he will revoke California’s right to set vehicle emission standards, an attack on a Saudi oil field shocks global gas prices, and SeaWorld’s CEO is stepping down.
In business news: Apple TV+ set to launch in November, Zillow is now buying homes, and a landmark bill passes in California that could reshape the gig economy.
This week's episode focuses on education as San Diego Unified School District begins a new academic year, the Sweetwater Union High School District grapples with a major budget shortfall, and local students sound off on whether they feel safe on campus.
A big endorsement in the race for San Diego mayor, the local Republican Party launches its own news platform, the United Nations studies homelessness in San Diego, and schools work to update policies on teacher-student interaction.
SDG&E requests a rate increase due to growing use of solar energy, documents show how a building renovation at SDSU was mishandled, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park says the birth of a new rhino will help save an endangered species.