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Ben Lacy is a producer for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Roundtable.

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Why Southern California Is Ripe For A Large Earthquake

April 17
By Bennett Lacy, Jade Hindmon

A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey shows California has gone more than 100 years without a significant land-rupturing earthquake. It has been nine years since a major earthquake of magnitude 6.0 or stronger was felt in the San Diego region.

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Roundtable: Julian Firefighters Standoff

April 12
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

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.

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Roundtable: President Trump’s Border Closure Threat

April 5
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

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.

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Business Report: Record Air Travel In San Diego

March 1
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

Another busy year for San Diego International Airport, Qualcomm's 5G future and Weight Watchers turns to Oprah Winfrey to help its rebranding.

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Roundtable: Asylum Seeking Family Split Apart

March 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

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.

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Business Report: Manny Mania For Padres

Feb. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

The Padres stake their future success on one of baseball's young stars, Payless is closing its U.S. stores and the continued slowdown in home sales.

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Roundtable: Money For Misconduct Records

Feb. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

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.

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San Diego Visitors Reflect On Kissing Statue After Sailor’s Death

Feb. 20
By Bennett Lacy and Andi Dukleth

George Mendonsa, a World War II veteran who was photographed kissing a woman in Times Square on V-J Day, died Sunday at 95. A 25-foot-tall statue depicting the famous photo stands near the U.S.S. Midway Museum.

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Business Report: Amazon Abandons NYC Plan

Feb. 15
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

Amazon Abandons New York City, Target considers UC San Diego and millions of late car payments.

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Roundtable: Rethinking Transit In San Diego

Feb. 15
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

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.

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