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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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Unhoused Students Provided Work and College Readiness Assistance at Monarch School

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
Unhoused Students Provided Work and College Readiness Assistance at Monarch School

Monarch School, the only public K-12 school in the U.S. serving exclusively unhoused students, was selected as a Prebys Foundation grant recipient, receiving $250,000 for youth success, financial stability and economic opportunity work. “Last year with Prebys Foundation’s support, we were able to provide assistance to more than 200 students and alumni with life skills […]

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San Diego Humane Society Has a Crisis Situation

| December 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The San Diego Humane Society is seeing the number of dogs in its care remain at unprecedented levels. Since last November alone, they’ve seen a 30 percent increase in the number of dogs entering its shelters, with a current population of 580 canines. 175 of those dogs have been with them for more than 50 […]

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The Destruction of the Little Red Bungalow

| November 6, 2023 | 0 Comments
The Destruction of the Little Red Bungalow

By Kate Callen, District 3 Council Candidate The Little Red Bungalow, a community icon in the heart of Mission Hills, was demolished on Friday, October 6, to make way for an eight-story market-rate housing tower. The Craftsman bungalow was 111 years old. I was invited to speak at Saturday’s vigil at the demolition site. Here are […]

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Let’s Turn Uptown into Sardine Town San Diego

| November 6, 2023 | 0 Comments
Let’s Turn Uptown into Sardine Town San Diego

The Mayor Makes Plans to Add 50,000+ Residents and No Infrastructure For those of us receiving information on the proposed Hillcrest Plan being pushed on Uptown residents by Todd Gloria, the current mayor of the city of San Diego, we will soon be packed into an area not suitable for human habitation. The new norm […]

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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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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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Back-to-School Backpack Drive to Benefit Struggling Families in San Diego County 

| July 5, 2023 | 0 Comments
Back-to-School Backpack Drive to Benefit Struggling Families in San Diego County 

For struggling families, school supplies can be difficult to access. Home Start, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and providing evidence-based family-strengthening services, is collecting donations throughout the month of July for its annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive. The donated supplies will benefit children served by Home Start.  The agency will be collecting a variety of supplies, including filled backpacks ready to […]

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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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