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Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

By Katie White, County of San Diego Communications Office Staff from the County’s Public Administrator, Guardian, and Conservator’s Office (PA/PG/PC) did their part to brighten the holidays for the clients they serve throughout the year. They delivered holiday gifts to dozens of men and women in their care. The PA/PG/PC office serves as the legally […]

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Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

Recently, the Supreme Court refused to hear a major case on homelessness, letting stand a ruling that protects homeless people’s right to sleep on the sidewalk or in public parks if no other shelter is available. Without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case originating from Boise, Idaho, which challenged a ruling from […]

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There’s a New Dog Detective in Town

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
There’s a New Dog Detective in Town

A dog named Willow is helping law enforcement in the ongoing fight against child predators. The sixteen-month old yellow Labrador works, in partnership, with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the San Diego Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a K-9, Willow has a unique distinction: she’s the […]

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“Stop Undermining Democracy Now”

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Former U.S. Congressman Jim Bates (D-California) Speaker Pelosi is trying to package her “Democrat Impeachment” as a “Constitutional Duty,” not the “Partisan Revenge” that it is. Actually, the Democrat Partisan Revenge is the real abuse of power involved here and it is strictly contrary to Constitutional authority. The power the Democrats are abusing is […]

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Save San Diego Neighborhoods Endorses Barbara Bry to be San Diego’s Next Mayor

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Save San Diego Neighborhoods Endorses Barbara Bry to be San Diego’s Next Mayor

“San Diego is in the midst of a major housing crisis with no end in sight. Short-term rentals are worsening this crisis and driving up housing costs for all San Diego residents. When I am Mayor, I will enforce the existing zoning laws that prohibit short-term rentals, and I will work to preserve housing for […]

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Charitable Gifting Today

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated or capped a lot of itemized deductions for most taxpayers. While deductions for charitable gifts were preserved, raising the standard deduction meant that many taxpayers lost the benefit of all but the largest donations. Here are some strategies that you can use to squeeze out the […]

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The United States of America has 24 Congressional “Ghost” Districts

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Jim Bates, former United States Congressman Most people don’t realize that the United States of America has 24 Congressional “Ghost” Districts. This fact is probably America’s best kept secret! But what do we mean by “Ghost” Districts? Every 10 years, under Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution, it requires a Census to be […]

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