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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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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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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Wins Sweepstakes Trophy in 135th Rose Parade®

| January 6, 2024 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Wins Sweepstakes Trophy in 135th Rose Parade®

On January 1, 2024 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance participated in the 135th Rose Parade® presented by Honda with a float celebrating the San Diego Zoo’s 107-year history. The float themed “It Began With a Roar” depicted iconic wildlife from the Zoo, including Rex the lion, whose mighty roar sparked a dream more than a […]

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Television Academy Foundation Awards Local Professor

| November 6, 2023 | 0 Comments
Television Academy Foundation Awards Local Professor

Alexis Duran, an adjunct professor in the digital film production department at San Diego Miramar College and the film, television and media arts department at Southwestern College, has been selected for an Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowship by the Television Academy Foundation. He is one of just 12 professors selected from colleges and universities nationwide for the fellowship […]

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Three-month-old Red Panda Cub Named In time for International Red Panda Day

| October 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
Three-month-old Red Panda Cub Named In time for International Red Panda Day

In time for International Red Panda Day, the 3-month-old red panda cub at the San Diego Zoo, received her new name. The endangered cub will now be called Pavitra (pronounced pah-vee-tra), which means “sacred” in Nepali. Pavitra was born June 9 to first-time parents Adira and Lucas, and she is the first red panda born at the Zoo since 2006. […]

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Seedling Grown from Atomic Bomb Survivor Tree Planted at San Diego Botanic Garden

| August 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
Seedling Grown from Atomic Bomb Survivor Tree Planted at San Diego Botanic Garden

This August, San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) joins in partnership and unity with Green Legacy Hiroshima (GLH) Initiative to dedicate a newly planted ginkgo tree descended from a mother tree that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan more than 70 years ago. The Survivor Tee Commemoration will take place at the Garden at 4:15 p.m., […]

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The Debt Ceiling Debate

| June 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

There are a LOT of things I would rather be discussing right now, but because Washington is what it is, the raising of the national debt limit is back on the front pages as the hot topic du jour. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. So, here’s a little background on why we […]

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Top Senior Women Tennis Players in the Country to Compete for National Titles

| April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>Top Senior Women Tennis Players in the Country to Compete for National Titles</strong>

The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club will host the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) National Women’s Senior Hard Court Tennis Championships, Monday, May 15, through Sunday, May 21, 2023. The best players from all over the country, ages 50 to 90-plus will compete for gold balls, which are awarded to national champions, making for […]

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High-Speed Rail Authority Misleads on Failing Reality 

| April 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>High-Speed Rail Authority Misleads on Failing Reality </strong>

Members of the Senate Transportation Committee held an oversight hearing yesterday to discuss the overhyped and over budget California High-Speed Rail. Major red flags indicate the High-Speed Rail is in serious jeopardy. While the High-Speed Rail Authority’s Communications and Outreach website is full of descriptive videos, press conference posturing, and even a “Get the Facts: page, […]

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Banking, Crisis and the FDIC Insurance Limits

| April 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

In my 25 plus years working in investment management, it’s fortunately rare that I have to discuss the FDIC and bank account insurance limits with clients. Unfortunately, that has become a pretty common topic the past few weeks. The failure of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and Silvergate Bank all in the same week brought […]

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