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Election Progress for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

| February 11, 2024 | 0 Comments
Election Progress for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

By Jim Bates Having recently returned to San Diego on January 15 from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, where I served as an International Election Observer, I was startled by U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s assessment of Bangladesh’s 12th Parliamentary elections. He described them as neither “free” nor “fair” and pointed out a “low […]

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Leap into Love This Leap Day February 29, 2024

| February 10, 2024 | 0 Comments
Leap into Love This Leap Day February 29, 2024

San Diego Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk Jordan Marks will offer more love on Leap Day this year and welcome walk-in weddings across San Diego County for couples seeking to “take the leap” and be married on this unique Leap Day. A leap year is a calendar year that contains an additional day and only occurs every four years. This […]

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Mayoral Candidate Larry Turner Calls for an Independent Investigation into Infrastructure Failures

| February 9, 2024 | 0 Comments
Mayoral Candidate Larry Turner Calls for an Independent Investigation into Infrastructure Failures

After hearing from residents in the City of San Diego asking why the mayor and other elected officials did nothing to act proactively on an inevitable disaster, mayoral candidate Larry Turner seeks an independent investigation into infrastructure failures. Turner says blaming the flooding on climate change as the mayor said on Monday, is ludicrous. He called […]

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Environmental Equity and Economics Group Support Repeal of the Proposed Utility Tax

| February 9, 2024 | 0 Comments

It’s becoming more obvious every day that we have elected officials who are continuing to make poor decisions that impact their constituents.  One of the latest fiascos is AB 205, which included the utility income-based fixed charge under study by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Assemblyman Chris Ward voted for the bill. However, due […]

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The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument to Close for Restoration work

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument to Close for Restoration work

Constructed in 1855, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse is an icon of local maritime history. It gives visitors a glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper as well as the workings of the light. The interior restoration, including painting and other minor repairs, will protect the masonry walls from the damp coastal environment, which is crucial to […]

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The Destruction of Uptown San Diego – Thanks to Mayor Gloria

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
The Destruction of Uptown San Diego – Thanks to Mayor Gloria

By Bill Walton It’s as if Todd Gloria wakes up every day and asks himself what is the worst thing I can do today for San Diego.  This time, in a seemingly endless litany of disastrous choices, Todd Gloria is proposing in his new and singularly revised Plan Hillcrest, another slippery, slimy, and shady real estate […]

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Why We Support San Diego’s Elected Community Planning Groups

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments

By Larry Turner, Kate Callen, Terry Hoskins For more than a half-century, San Diego’s community planning groups (CPGs) have been acclaimed as a national model of local democracy. As the City’s website states, CPGs elected by their communities have been “formal mechanisms [that] provide citizens with an opportunity for involvement.” This model of democracy is now […]

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Mission Hills Historic Library – What’s Happening

| January 6, 2024 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Historic Library – What’s Happening

Late this past December, I noticed lights on inside the Mission Hills Historic Library building and saw a blueprint on a desk when I peered into the window.   According to my notes, the project is now two months late in being remodeled for use as a bookstore.  I originally contacted Logan Braydis, community representative for […]

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Update on California Homeowners Insurance

| December 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

According to CalFire, roughly 1.6 million acres have burned over the past five years in California. As a result of mounting losses from the increasing wildfire risk, many property insurers have either stopped renewing policies or are limiting their new policies to lower risk areas. Even homeowners in areas rated moderate fire risk have found […]

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Opinion: ‘Plan Hillcrest’ Is a Dangerous Dereliction of Duty by San Diego Elected Officials

| December 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
Opinion: ‘Plan Hillcrest’ Is a Dangerous Dereliction of Duty by San Diego Elected Officials

by Mat Wahlstrom The consequences of approving Plan Hillcrest for Uptown and all of San Diego will be immediate and devastating. Friday, November 17, was the deadline for submitting public comment on the Plan Hillcrest draft that will be moved forward to the San Diego Planning Commission. Launched in 2020, allegedly to address the 11-acre […]

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