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An Appreciation for Those Who Created San Diego History

| June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
An Appreciation for Those Who Created San Diego History

This past month, I was doing some research recently on businesses that have been operating in the City of San Diego upward of 100 years. That’s when I learned about the longstanding history of Walter Andersen Nursery, which opened in 1928 by Walter Andersen Sr. on Juan Street in Old Town San Diego, near the […]

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Uptown Planners: Working for the Community (?)

| June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Uptown Planners:  Working for the Community (?)

by Tom Mullaney Many residents are unaware that we live in the Uptown Community.  The reason is that we have a strong identification with our neighborhoods.  We see ourselves as residents of Mission Hills, Presidio Hills, Hillcrest, Bankers Hill and University Heights.  Don’t forget Middletown and Western Slopes, rising above San Diego Avenue. Uptown is […]

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City Hall’s High-Rise Project at NAVWAR Would Be a Disaster – Public Land Reuse with no Public Benefit

| June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
City Hall’s High-Rise Project at NAVWAR Would Be a Disaster – Public Land Reuse with no Public Benefit

The NAVWAR project resembles a city within the city of San Diego.

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Eradicating pandemics one signature at a time – the Recall Reopening

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Eradicating pandemics one signature at a time – the Recall Reopening

By Sen. Scott Wilk If there’s one thing that’s consistent with Gov. Gavin Newsom during the pandemic, it’s inconsistency. Constantly moving goalposts have caused more economic harm in California than anywhere else in the country. While our unemployment rate hovers at around nine percent, one of the highest, more than 19,000 businesses have closed their […]

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As Small Business Optimism Is at Its Lowest Level, Local Government Isn’t Helping or Responding

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sadly, many small and independent business owners are beginning to wonder if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Those hoping for an upturn in the economy aren’t confident that the business climate will get any better within the next six months. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Optimism […]

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Ambitious Bipartisan Effort Leads to “Keep California Working”

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Ambitious Bipartisan Effort Leads to “Keep California Working”

Thanks to bipartisan efforts, struggling small businesses and non-profits received a much-needed boost this past month. Senate Republicans are pleased that Senate Democrats joined them in passing an early action budget measure that will provide more than $2 billion in immediate economic relief to job creators and non-profits that have been affected by the state’s […]

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Coming Together for a Common Cause

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
Coming Together for a Common Cause

Last month I shared a story about Barry Soper, who befriended two homeless men and helped to turn their lives around. Soper, who hadn’t planned on focusing his life on the individuals experiencing homelessness, suddenly became an advocate for those who needed a voice. Ironically, when Soper and I met, we learned that we have […]

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Court Ruling Declares Newsom Violates Constitutional Power

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after a California Superior Court Judge issued a tentative ruling declaring Governor Newsom has violated the Constitution. The ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher, which challenged Governor Newsom’s “one-man rule” and abuse of power. The ruling […]

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City Council Unanimously Approves New City Auditor

| November 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
City Council Unanimously Approves New City Auditor

In a historic vote, The San Diego City Council unanimously approved Interim Assistant City Auditor Andy Hanau to become San Diego’s second ever City Auditor and the first City Auditor to take office since Measure D was overwhelmingly implemented by voters in March.  The appointment of Hanau marks the end of a years-long endeavor by Audit Committee Chairman Scott Sherman to reform the process of how the City Auditor […]

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Why We Are Urging “No on Measure E”

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Why We Are Urging “No on Measure E”

The threat: High-rise haven City officials want to fill the Midway community with high-rise projects.  That would lead to an excessive amount of development, and much worse traffic.  Access to the beaches would be cut off.  You can’t enjoy the beach if you can’t get there! The history: They deserve our gratitude The 30-foot height […]

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