Ben Lacy is a producer for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Roundtable.
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No longer a witch hunt. Duncan Hunter now says he's guilty of corruption. What's next for the East County congressman and those running to replace him? An inconvenient truth. Al Gore brings his climate message to San Diego as scientists escalate their warnings for our planet. And, more than an inconvenience. How the water problem in Poway could end up costing the city millions.
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- Nov. 8
- By Bennett Lacy
This week in business: SeaWorld takes on a new CEO, its fourth in the past five years. Plus, Airbnb makes changes following Halloween rental shooting. And, Target does "Black Friday Preview" shopping throughout November.
The NCAA announces it will move forward with a plan to allow student-athletes to get paid for their likeness in response to moves by California and other states. Plus, several car companies side with the Trump administration amid California's legal fight over auto emissions. And, the economy adds more jobs in October.
A week of strong Santa Ana winds lead to destructive fires across the state and into Baja California and precautionary power outages in San Diego County. Plus, several car companies join President Trump's push to strip California of its right to set fuel mileage standards. And, the social media rebrand for the San Diego State University College Republicans.
Dozens of states join in an antitrust case involving Facebook; Qualcomm announces a new venture capital fund for innovations in 5G technology; and SeaWorld plans to transform its Aquatica water park in Chula Vista into a Sesame Street theme park.
Preemptive power outages return to California for the second time this month; Governor Gavin Newsom asks for an investigation into high gas prices; and critics accuse the San Diego City Council of election shopping in its move to place the hotel tax vote on the March primary ballot.
The impact of Brexit on the U.S. economy. The General Motors strike comes to an end. And some relief for gas prices in San Diego.
The Trump White House tries to keep pace with an impeachment inquiry at home and a foreign policy crisis in the Middle East. Congressman Duncan Hunter fails to secure the endorsement of the San Diego County Republican Party for his reelection campaign. And a look at how California is better prepared for earthquakes 30 years after Loma Prieta quake.
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.