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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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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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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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Letters to the editor – May 5, 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Featured, Letters to the Editor, Opinion | No Comments

Hillcrest residents deserve some respect Lately, we Hillcrest residents have been getting a pretty raw deal from the city, and in general. Our rents climb ever higher as our neighborhood deteriorates into a filthy playground for ill-behaved street people. A simple walk to the store (which many will no longer do after dark) often involves dodging human feces and walking over the bodies of passed out homeless as we navigate through their fields of garbage. Often, we […]

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Guest Editorial: Earth Day allows us to renew our commitment to the environment

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis Earth Day, April 22, takes on added significance this year as we are seeing environmental protections established by President Barack Obama being rolled back. Using an obscure and seldom-used law, the Congressional Review Act (CRA), congressional Republicans and the Trump administration have been overturning a number of environmental protections. These protections relate to clean air and clean water, protection of wildlife, and reducing pollution. Enacted in 1996, the CRA allows […]

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Letters to the editor – April 21, 2017

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Featured, Letters to the Editor, Opinion | 2 Comments

For Hillcrest density  (Re: “Uptown Planners feel disrespected,” Vol. 9, Issue 7 or online at bit.ly/2pPEkIe) I’ve lived in Hillcrest for almost two decades and I’ve seen our neighborhood lag behind in development as other neighborhoods in the city, such as Little Italy, East Village and North Park, have become more vibrant and livable, and more inviting. Hillcrest is a great neighborhood in a city of 3 million people. It is not a village. Perhaps the […]

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Guest Editorial: How renters can personalize living spaces

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Molly Kirkland Compared to owning, one of the biggest disadvantages of renting a home is that you’re limited in the ways you can modify and customize your living space. But being a renter doesn’t mean you have to settle for blank walls, ugly lighting and bland colors. There are many creative ways to spruce up your space and make it your own, all while preserving your security deposit and keeping the landlord happy.

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