Q-and-A

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The Push for a Harassment-Free Comic-Con

Women who spend hours on costumes for Comic-Con often have much different experiences at the convention than men. A group of women wants Comic-Con to create a detailed harassment policy – and to make sure convention-goers know it exists.

A Sea Change for Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski on how partnering with the Padres has raised his company's local profile, the push to label genetically modified foods, and why Americans are eating less seafood.

Tijuana Violence Ticks Up, But Don’t Blame Cartels

In a Q-and-A, David Shirk, director of USD's Mexico Justice Project and co-author of a new report on drug violence, talks about the effects of violence on ordinary residents of Tijuana and why the mayhem hasn't crossed over to the American side of the border.

Lessons from History on the SeaWorld Debate

No, animal rights activists aren't anti-human. In a Q-and-A, historian Diane Beers, who's studied the animal rights movement as it's evolved, dispels some myths about activists and discusses what to keep in mind as the SeaWorld debate moves forward.

San Diego’s Shaky Future

In the wake of L.A's temblor, earthquake expert John Dvorak explains the special threats facing San Diego and the dueling theories about whether we'll ever be able to predict when the ground will shake beneath us.

What It Means to Be ‘Black While Blue’

SDPD Detective Sergeant Benjamin Kelso says racial relations within the department and in the community have improved since his fellow officers racially profiled him at a traffic stop two decades ago. But officers still question his loyalty to the force.

King of All He Tabulates

Registrar of Voters Michael Vu oversees San Diego County's massive voting operation. In a Q-and-A, he talked about the high cost of elections and the reason he thinks of himself as a wedding planner.

The People’s Budget

In a Q-and-A, Christie Hill from the Center on Policy Initiatives talks about what it will take to bring "participatory budgeting" – a process that puts budget decisions directly into residents' hands – to San Diego.

Behind the County’s Know-It-All Twitter Account

As of Wednesday, @SanDiegoCounty had well beyond the followers for the Twitter accounts for Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento and Santa Clara counties. County communications director Michael Workman explains what goes into making a stodgy government account that's actually fun to read.

When a Planning Group Works

In a Q-and-A, the chair of downtown's community planning group discusses the importance of an up-to-date community plan, and how to get the most out of the community planning process.