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Opinion & News

Guest Editorial: Time to turn moments of silence into action regarding gun violence

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

Over a year ago I used this space in San Diego Uptown News to talk about the killing of 49 innocents at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. As we grieved for the victims, we also pushed for a debate in Congress and action to prevent gun violence.

As is typical with such a tragedy, there was a moment of silence on the House floor for the victims of Orlando. There is a growing sense that the only thing Congress can do on gun violence is “moments of silence.”

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Calendar: Oct. 20–Nov. 2, 2017

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FRIDAY Oct. 20

GI Film Festival San Diego

The annual GI Film Festival San Diego, through Oct. 22, at various venues countywide. Visit gifilmfestivalsd.org for details.

San Diego Arab Film Festival

The annual San Diego Arab Film Festival, through Oct. 21 at Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Visit sandiegoaff.org for details.

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Uptown News Briefs: Oct. 20–Nov. 2, 2017

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

GOVERNOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER HEPATITIS A CRISIS

Gov. Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation on Oct. 13 that allows the state to boost its supply of vaccines to combat the hepatitis A crisis.

Most of the hepatitis A incidents have occurred in San Diego County, but cases have now also been reported in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz counties. While a majority of the cases have involved the homeless or people who use illegal drugs, others have not fit into those categories.

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Guest Editorial: Uptown Community Parking District budget sabotaged?

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Ben Baltic and Jim Frost

The San Diego City Council approved the annual Uptown Community Parking District (UCPD) budget at its Sept. 12 meeting. Few are aware of the events that took place before the vote. Critically, those events focus on Benjamin Nichols and his blatant conflict of interest.

Nichols serves as the unpaid chairman of the UCPD while he is employed full time as executive director of the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA).

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Calendar: Oct. 6–19, 2017

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Oct. 6

‘The Road Ahead’ exhibit

Artists with developmental disabilities are featured in “The Road Ahead,” a collaborative art exhibition during National Disabilities Awareness Month. Through Oct. 28. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, 4186 Adams Ave. stmsc.org.

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Uptown News Briefs: Oct. 6–19, 2017

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

THE FLAME BAR AND LIQUOR LICENSE PUT UP FOR LEASE

The historical bar known as The Flame, located at 3780 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest, is up for lease.

The building housing The Flame was sold to Hillcrest developer James Nicholas of Clownfish Partners in 2015. Donny Duenas sold the property for $1.9 million. Nicholas told San Diego Uptown News at the time that he would turn the single-story structure into a multi-use project by adding six apartments and a central courtyard. He also promised to restore the façade of the vintage building as well as the iconic sign.

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Guest Editorial: Will Uptown finally get its parking garage?

By Leo Wilson

Recently, the visionary concept of building a public park on top of a multi-story parking garage in Hillcrest has been put forward by the Uptown Gateway Council.

The Uptown Gateway Council is a group of commercial property owners in Hillcrest who hope to transform the area roughly between Fourth and Seventh avenues and from Washington Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Guest Editorial: Expanding higher education opportunities should include apprenticeships

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

When thinking of higher education, most people’s minds go straight to a four-year degree. There is no doubt we need to expand opportunities and increase the affordability of two-year and four-year degrees.

However, higher education is essentially all the formal learning we do after high school. Higher education is the bridge between high school to many careers. A neglected component of higher education and our economy is apprenticeships. They are key to building a highly skilled workforce and closing the skills gap.

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Calendar: Sept. 22–Oct. 5, 2017

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS

Trendy Trade Clothing Swap
Saturday, Sept. 23

Get some new clothes and clean out your closet for a good cause! Join Trendy Trade to swap clothing items with other local women. A minimum of five pieces is required to trade. All unclaimed items will be donated to homeless women. Tickets $15-$20. This a 21-and-older event. 2:30–4:30 p.m. at The Rose Wine Bar, 2219 30th St. in South Park. Visit bit.ly/2xdlYIA.

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Uptown News Briefs: Sept. 22–Oct. 5 2017

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

LEARN HOW TO PREPARE FOR A NATURAL DISASTER September is National Preparedness Month and with the recent wildfires along the West Coast and the hurricanes in the South, it more important than ever to be prepared. Sharp HealthCare is providing San Diegans an easy way to learn how to prepare their households for an emergency such as an earthquake, wildfire or power outage. Their sixth annual Disaster Preparedness Expo will be from 9 a.m. to […]

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