Steve Cushman probably never saw it coming.

According to Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani’s telling, the team’s top request when management first met with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and staff was that Cushman, who’s now chair of the San Diego Convention Center’s board, be left out of any planning to build a new facility for the team.

The one name Faulconer dropped in his State of the City address, the one specific he mentioned in vague planning for the future of the team’s presence in San Diego, was Steve Cushman.

This has elicited some intense reaction from die-hard Bolts fans. The Chargers have a new boogeyman.

On this week’s podcast, we touch on the background of the Chargers’ beef with Cushman before moving on to a somewhat rattling crime-stopping effort by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The long and short of it: The department is setting up large-scale dragnets at trolley stops to catch ex-inmates they’ve decided could be “prolific offenders.”

Oh, and for those looking for more information on this week’s Hero, meet Jena.

Listen to the podcast hereon Stitcher or on iTunes.

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Catherine Green

Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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