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Why California should adopt single-payer health care

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni Atkins | Notes from Toni On May 4, the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were finally successful in voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is yet unclear whether the Senate will pass the repeal bill and replace it with their own bill, but we’ll have to be ready. There are also things the president can do to reduce funding for health care in California that don’t require legislation. […]

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Town halls, taxes and bunnies

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch In our last column, Darrell Issa (R-49), Duncan Hunter (R-50), and Susan Davis (D-53) had each held town hall events in their respective districts, and as we noted at the time, the tenor of the gatherings was much different for the Republican members of Congress than it was for Susan Davis — her town hall was much friendlier than those of her colleagues.

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From Del Shores to Armistead Maupin

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Featured | No Comments

FilmOut sets lineup for 19th annual festival in June By Ken Williams | Editor “A Very Sordid Wedding,” Del Shores’ sequel to his “Sordid Lives” cult classic film and TV prequel series, will get its San Diego premiere at FilmOut San Diego’s 19th annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival in June. The socially relevant sequel, which explores what happens when marriage equality comes to a small town in conservative Texas, will get the coveted spot […]

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A force for good

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Community Profile, Featured | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor

Downtown residents Arlene and Richard Esgate understand the importance of giving back and strive to make a difference in San Diego and beyond.

Whether advocating for Balboa Park or serving on the board of the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Esgates put their wallets where their hearts lie. They are major donors to Childhelp, a national child-abuse prevention and treatment organization. In 2012, Childhelp gave the couple the “Founders for the Love of a Child” award for their dedication and support. Giving is what the Esgates do.

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