Opinion & News

Guest Editorial: Some habits are good

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni This is beginning to be a habit — a good one for the people of California: For the seventh year in a row, the Legislature on June 15 passed a state budget that is balanced and forwarded to the governor on time. The 2017-18 budget is strong, prudent and progressive. As in recent years, it saves more money for a rainy day and at the same time invests […]

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Calendar: July 14 – 27, 2017

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Digital Cinema Gems ‘The Little Hours’ – A blasphemous comedy – starring actors Aubrey Plaza, Allison Brie, John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon – follows the rebellious acts of three medieval nuns. Rated R. Friday, July 14 to Thursday, July 20. ‘Hermia and Helena’ – Drama and comedy intertwine in this Spanish film about love, loss and a dash of Shakespeare. Unrated. Friday, July 21 to Thursday, July 27. ‘Last Chance Indies: Band Aid’ – […]

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Guest Editorial: President Trump must put American people before his business dealings

Posted: June 30th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis If asked, most people could probably explain what the First Amendment or the Second Amendment does. Very few could probably explain the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The recent debate about emoluments may have had a number of people running for their dictionaries. In essence, the emoluments clause is designed to prevent corruption, and President Donald J. Trump is violating it.

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Calendar: June 30 – July 13, 2017

Posted: June 30th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

DIGITAL GYM GEMS ‘The Bad Batch’ – This science-fiction drama follows the story of Arlen, a young woman who is outcast from society and stuck in a Texas wasteland with a band of cannibals. Rated R. Friday, June 30 to Thursday, July 6. ‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios’ – Learn the unique story of the Cuban musicians behind Buena Vista Social Club in this documentary film. Rated PG. Friday, July 7 to Tuesday, July 13.

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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 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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