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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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Guest Editorial: How I’m tackling my top priorities in Sacramento

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Sen. Toni G. Atkins The 2017 legislative session is well underway, and I am pursuing several of my top priorities while at the same time joining my colleagues in making sure that California remains a national leader in environmental protection and access to quality health care, and serves as a beacon of compassion and inclusiveness when it comes to human rights.

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Letters to the editor — March 10, 2017

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Featured, Letters to the Editor, Opinion | No Comments

Uptown’s future (Re: “What will Uptown look like in the future?” Volume 9, Issue 2 or at bit.ly/2kSVyWW.) Barry Hager said, “younger people from various backgrounds can still afford a smaller home with a yard” in Mission Hills. San Diego is already the fourth most unaffordable city in the nation for millennials, based on a median home price of $500,000, and the median single family home price in Mission Hills is $1.1 million. Perhaps Mr. […]

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Guest Editorial: About that Uptown Community Plan lawsuit

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Sharon Gehl Issues related to the update of the Uptown Community Plan did not go away with the City Council’s adoption of the new plan in December. Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) and Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) have filed a lawsuit complaining that the new plan would not do what they wanted, it would not lower the amount of housing that can be built in Uptown in the future, or restrict over 3,800 property […]

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Guest editorial: Let’s preserve San Diego’s window to health care coverage


Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Daniel Gross and John Ohanian As a new administration is being installed in Washington, D.C., many are wondering what changes we can expect in the first 100 days. As organizations on the front lines helping people access health care services in the San Diego region, we share the public’s uncertainty about what’s in store for the future. While there are countless issues facing California and our country, one policy priority must remain following the […]

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