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Kate Callen Announces Candidacy for San Diego City Council District 3

| October 9, 2023 | 0 Comments
Kate Callen Announces Candidacy for San Diego City Council District 3

Kate Callen, a long-time North Park community activist and former journalist, has announced her candidacy for the San Diego City Council. “I’m running to give District 3 residents and small business owners a seat at the table where City Hall decides the fate of their neighborhoods,” Callen pledged. “The diverse voices of our district’s communities […]

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The War on Planning Groups

| October 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

Imagine if all democratically elected officials had to “apply” to keep their jobs. And the candidates they defeated were invited to apply for those jobs. And the “winners” were chosen behind closed doors. This is called “overturning elections,” and it’s exactly what is happening to San Diego’s 53 community planning groups, including District 3’s five groups: Downtown, Greater Golden Hill, Mission Valley, North Park, and […]

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A Candidate for Mayor Who Clearly States, He is not a Politician

| October 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

This past month I learned from someone I have worked with this past year on rallies, civic events, and homeless concerns that he has decided to run for mayor of San Diego. I was both surprised and impressed. We all know the seriousness of this position, and the fact that the current mayor had been […]

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Respected Leader Announces Retirement After 21 Years at the Helm

| August 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
Respected Leader Announces Retirement After 21 Years at the Helm

Alberto Cortés has announced that after 21 years of dedicated service, he will be retiring from his position as chief executive officer of Mama’s Kitchen, after elevating the organization into a national model for medically tailored meal delivery and the Food is Medicine movement. “Making the decision to retire from this impactful organization that I’ve […]

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Storm Drain Repairs Finally Forthcoming

| August 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
Storm Drain Repairs Finally Forthcoming

After a series of serious rainstorms, residents on Hermosa Way in Mission Hills were overcome with concern regarding a storm drain that failed to work and led to a hillside being washed away. This took place in March 2023. The drain, according to residents, Jamie and Kelly Hopkins, who live closest to the storm drain […]

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SB 10 Has Serious Negative Implications Including Inequity and Quality of Life for Minority Neighborhoods

| August 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
SB 10 Has Serious Negative Implications Including Inequity and Quality of Life for Minority Neighborhoods

I’ve decided to raise more concerns about this worthless bill (SB 10) that continues to remind us that someone at city hall and in Sacramento isn’t doing their part to truly understand the impact of creating more extreme density in urban communities. According to an analysis recently published by Climate Central, a nonprofit research group, […]

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SB 10 Protest Draws Hundreds to Fashion Valley

| July 30, 2023 | 0 Comments
SB 10 Protest Draws Hundreds to Fashion Valley

San Diego, CA – A concerned and enthusiastic crowd of several hundred San Diego residents gathered along Friars Road near the east end of Fashion Valley on Saturday, July 29, to protest the possible implementation of SB 10 during an upcoming vote of the San Diego Planning Commission. The event was the culmination of efforts […]

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Mission Hills’ Neighbors Receive More Bad News on Derelict Properties

| July 5, 2023 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills’ Neighbors Receive More Bad News on Derelict Properties

This past month, residents who reside on Washington Place, close to Pioneer Park, met with Councilman Stephen Whitburn to share with him two properties that have been vacant, had homeless encamped in them, and one demolished by a fire set by a homeless person. During the on-site meeting, the residents shared the steps they had […]

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A Dysfunctional City with Questionable Leadership

| July 5, 2023 | 0 Comments
A Dysfunctional City with Questionable Leadership

It’s really very sad when we get to this place in our lives when we lose total faith in the people who are running our city.  San Diego used to be a great place to live.  We used to trust the people we elected to act on our behalf.  Transparency existed and businesses thrived. People […]

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Letter to the Editor

| June 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

When Senator Scott Wiener of California introduced Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), he was quoted as saying “Single-family homes and yards are immoral”.   Wiener, along with Senator Toni Atkins, sponsored SB 10 with the intent of abolishing single-family zoning and allowing up to 10 units on a single parcel within those neighborhoods.  The ideology of […]

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