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Affordable Housing at What Cost

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Affordable Housing at What Cost

by Paul Krueger A new definition of “affordable housing”: $2,000 monthly rent for a 480 square-foot, one- bedroom, one-bathroom ADU. Building industry consultant admits it’s “absurd, from the stand-point of affordability” The permit application for a multi-unit rental complex on a single-family lot confirms that two of the apartments will be reserved for an affordable […]

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A Team Effort to Help the Homeless in Little Italy

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
A Team Effort to Help the Homeless in Little Italy

Following a recent conversation with Marco LiMandri, chief executive administrator of the Little Italy Association, and Donnie Dee, president and CEO of the San Diego Rescue Mission, I learned of a team approach that they have initiated to support those experiencing homelessness in Little Italy. Their goal is to have fewer people calling the sidewalks of Little […]

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Safdie Rabines Architects

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Safdie Rabines Architects

By Ginny Ollis One of Mission Hills greatest treasures is her people – historically, neighborly, and leading positive.  Jose Ricardo Rabines and Taal Safdie, architects situated in the building at 925 Fort Stockton, quietly but with enormous effect, are bringing their design skills and conscientious purpose to our community, state, and world.  A visit to […]

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Father Joe’s Villages ‘Hope Lives Here’ Campaign Surpasses $16M

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments
Father Joe’s Villages ‘Hope Lives Here’ Campaign Surpasses $16M

Father Joe’s Villages has raised more than $16 million in support of its Hope Lives Here Campaign. The Hope Lives Here campaign provides meaningful recognition within Father Joe’s Villages’ new housing community, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa, and funds three critical needs identified by the organization, including, Capital improvements throughout East Village Campus, essential client […]

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San Diego Rescue Mission Receives Grant from MolinaCares Champions Awards

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Rescue Mission Receives Grant from MolinaCares Champions Awards

Cassie Bates, an employee at the San Diego Rescue Mission, is one of four San Diegans to win the MolinaCare Champions Awards, which was created to honor people whose leadership, volunteerism, and public advocacy embody the spirit of compassion and service. Bates received the $5,000 grant, which she donated to the Rescue Mission, to support […]

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Assemblyman Ward Uses Emotion Not Logic for his Response

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Assemblyman Ward Uses Emotion Not Logic for his Response

By Lisa Sinclair The fact that Assemblymember Ward relies so heavily on emotion to justify his vote for SB 9 and SB 10 should raise a red flag—especially since his statement doesn’t align facts with reality. What Senator Atkins authored and what Assemblymember Ward voted for will destroy single-family neighborhoods and do nothing to provide affordable […]

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Assemblymember Chris Ward’s Statement on his support for SB 9 and SB 10

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

When asked why Assemblymember Chris Ward elected to support SB9 and SB10, which received major opposition from his constituents, he responded with the following: “For years Californians across the state have been living paycheck to paycheck, in cars or in crowded, unstable housing situations, struggling under the weight of astronomical housing costs.  This crisis touches […]

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San Diego’s Stealth Government: Read the Fine Print

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Kate Callen Political troubadour Pete Seeger had an apt formula for comparing education and experience: “Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don’t.” For decades now, San Diegans unschooled in reading the fine print have lost hundreds of millions of dollars to painful experience: the public […]

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Homeowners and Residents Across the State Protest SB10

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Homeowners and Residents Across the State Protest SB10

By Danna Givot From San Diego to Mt. Shasta, homeowners and their representatives are speaking out against the state legislature’s ill-conceived effort to eliminate single-family zoning. I’m adding my voice to that tidal wave of opposition because I’m convinced that SB 10 also presents an ethical and probably indefensible legal problem for our elected officials. […]

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Homelessness – No Quick Fix

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Homelessness – No Quick Fix

This past month, the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (MHBID) was the lead organizer of a forum on homelessness: the cause, effects, and options for addressing this growing issue for San Diego, and all its respective communities. Present for this event was Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilman Stephen Whitburn, and people from the City and County […]

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