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Calendar: June 16 – 29, 2017

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

DIGITAL GYM GEMS ‘One Week and A Day’ – This Israeli drama follows the story of Eyal and Vicky, a married couple dealing with the death of their late son. Unrated. Friday, June 16 to Thursday, June 22. ‘Last Chance Indies: A Quiet Passion’ – Experience Emily Dickenson’s personal and professional journey through the film biography of the late poet’s life. Unrated. Friday, June 16 to Thursday, June 22.

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Letters to the editor – June 16, 2017

Likes Hillcrest 111 (Re: “The next big thing in Hillcrest?” Vol. 9, Issue 3 or online at bit.ly/2kPyfMg.) I live on Seventh Street and I support this Hillcrest 111 project. Yes, it’s not pretty, but that corner is a hangout spot for homeless people and this is far better than that. The shops in Hillcrest keep closing down and we have tons of empty storefronts.

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Guest Editorial: How to file a complaint against your Medicare drug or health plan


Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Greg Dill Having practiced pharmacy for many years, I often find myself talking to people about their Medicare prescription drug, or Part D, plans. People with Part D usually share their thoughts about a favorite pharmacy or pharmacist, or how their plan offers medicines at affordable prices. Sometimes they report problems with a Part D plan, ranging from the cost of drugs to difficulty in getting a specific medication their doctor prescribed.

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Calendar: June 2 – 15, 2017

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

DIGITAL GYM GEMS ‘Manifesto’ – Cate Blanchett performs 13 characters in a series of dramatic, artistic vignettes. Unrated. Friday, June 2 to Thursday, June 8. ‘Like Crazy’ – This dramedy follows two women who flee a psychiatric clinic to find happiness in the outside world. Unrated. Friday, June 2 to Thursday, June 8. ‘The Survivalist’ – Science fiction and drama intertwine in this story of a man who survives an oil-related disaster and must deal […]

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Guest Editorial: Where our AIDS memorial really belongs

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Morgan M. Hurley Having lived as an adult during the ghastly time of the AIDS epidemic, I was very encouraged several years ago when Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the launch of an AIDS Memorial Task Force to ensure the creation of an AIDS memorial. I lost a very close friend to AIDS in San Diego after moving here in 1987, and remember the chaos, the fear and the isolation our community experienced in those […]

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Calendar: May 5 – 18, 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Digital Gym Gems  ‘The Auteurs: David Lynch: The Art Life’ — This segment of the ongoing film series looks at David Lynch’s art, music and films through 20 recorded conversations with the artist. Unrated. Friday, May 5 to Thursday, May 11. ‘Tomorrow’ — This documentary offers an innovative perspective on world issues, including agriculture, environmental, ecological and social concerns. Unrated. Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 11. ‘Risk’ — Director Laura Poitras unveils her six-year […]

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Guest Editorial: How immigration status affects children

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

Dr. Trish Hatch Studies show there are more than 11 million people currently residing in the United States that do not have legal status or authorization from the government to be here. Of that 11 million, about 3.9 of them are children. Children, at no fault of their own, are at great risk regarding the impacts of deportation, with the total numbers of “undocumented” parents — one or both — rising for children K-12. In a […]

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Uptown Briefs – May 5, 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

Thousands walk in People’s Climate March Thousand of San Diegans participated in the People’s Climate March on April 29, calling on local leaders to “support a just and rapid transition to 100 percent clean energy and to oppose the Trump administration’s rollback of climate policies the protect the planet,” according to a news release by climate change action group San Diego 350. The local event began with a rally at Waterfront Park in front of […]

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