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Three Takeaways on the Future of SDPD

The department could be more transparent and is going to have to work through a lot when hiring new officers. Also, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith doesn't seem to agree with some of his own arguments.

RIP City Lab, We Hardly Knew Ye

Mayor Kevin Faulconer's budget proposal would kill off the mini-department created to identify and solve problems in the city. There's still time for someone to fight to save it, but no candidates have emerged yet.

What We Learned About SeaWorld

It's one of the city's largest employers, and one of its most significant sources of income. But in the last year it's been forced into an emotionally fraught moral debate about its treatment of killer whales, the very creatures it's long celebrated and personified.