What could be news in 2020

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By Royal Calkins

Some publications print similar lists of headlines they would like to see in the coming year. We considered that but how much can you say beyond “Climate change reversed,” “Homes for all!” or “Trump calls it quits”?

Instead, here’s some of what we expect to see in 2020. In some cases, we actually mean it. Your job is to guess which ones.

JANUARY

Trump bans foreign food except Swiss cheese, French fries

Monterey supervisors hire Dave Potter as lobbyist/receptionist

James Holzhauer wins AT&T golf trophy

FEBRUARY

Cal Am alleges Coastal Commission bias against obscene profits

Devin Nunes sues himself, herd, for slander

MARCH

Putin disciplines Trump for moonlighting on U.S. matters

Harvey Weinstein asks judge for massage

Monterey County names Tony Lombardo planning chief

APRIL

Monterey County fast tracks hotel project at Laguna Seca

California high-speed rail rerouted to Hawaii and beyond

Subpoenas issued in county money-laundering probe

MAY 

Cal Am desalinating its tears after Coastal Commission vote

Investigation reveals investors in Laguna Seca hotel

Trump imposes tariffs on books, political satire and salsa

JUNE

Cal Am moves desal plant site to secret location

Peninsula welcomes 100th brew pub

Del Monte Macy’s to become penny arcade

JULY

Airport officials plan to tunnel under Del Rey Oaks

Salinas converts new library to pot superstore

Oakland Raiders mull Monterey High field for training camp

AUGUST

Trump imposes tariffs on common sense, decency

Pebble Beach bars domestic beers, cars

KSBW’s Joe Heston editorializes in favor of puppies, kittens

SEPTEMBER

Warren picks Booker as running mate

Trump picks self as running mate

OCTOBER

Putin to send monitors to U.S. polls

High court disqualifies California, Massachusetts from voting

NOVEMBER

Warren cruises to victory anyway

Trump attempts to order new election

DECEMBER

Retailers plan Tacky Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday

McConnell announces bid for Kentucky Derby board seat

Trump slips into water hazard, floats away

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Royal Calkins

About Royal Calkins

Contributing writer Royal Calkins has worked for newspapers in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Fresno. For the past couple of years, he has produced a local news and commentary blog, the Monterey Bay Partisan. He can be reached at calkinsroyal@gmail.com.

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