Opinion & News

Guest Editorial: Building more homes and jobs

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni

As this column, derived from my newsletter “Toni Times,” was being prepared, my top-priority bill, SB 2, was still under consideration in the Assembly — the deadline for Senate bills to pass “the other house” is Sept. 15.

SB 2 — the Building Homes and Jobs Act — is part of a package of bills aimed at addressing California’s severe housing crisis. Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon all pledged to make the package a priority during this session’s home stretch.

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Calendar: Sept. 8–21, 2017

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments


Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Through Sunday, Sept. 10

Experience art and film that explores the darker or more macabre sides of the human condition. The event features film discussions, question and answer sessions, panels and other presentations. Various times. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park. Visit or

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Uptown News Briefs: Sept. 8–21, 2017

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

Taste of South Park will be on Sept. 16

The third annual Taste of South Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, is a food lover’s chance to enjoy delicious bites from participating restaurants in the neighborhood.

From featured dishes to popular appetizers, entrees or desserts, the Taste of South Park will give each passport holder the opportunity to walk and taste their way through South Park.

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Guest Editorial: Education opportunities for veterans just got better

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

In the current political climate, bipartisanship can be a rare thing. But it is not extinct. Proof of that was on display this month when Congress passed legislation to expand education opportunities for our veterans. 

The Forever GI Bill, as it is commonly known, which I am proud to have co-sponsored, will ensure that this critical education benefit will always be there for future generations of veterans. It also just became the law of the land.

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Guest Editorial: San Diego seniors in critical need of housing help

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Omar Passons

My mother is 84 years old. She did not earn a high school diploma, and spent the better part of her life caring for children in San Diego County whose parents were unable, unwilling, or unfit to care for them.

She was a foster parent to me and over 100 other children in this community. But she could not afford the incredible surge in rents and costs at assisted living facilities that have overwhelmed the San Diego region.

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Uptown News Briefs: Aug. 25–Sept. 7, 2017

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

Rally Against Hate scheduled on Aug. 27

The San Diego Rally Against Hate is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, organized as a march to show solidarity with anti-racist and anti-fascist allies in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“We have seen fascists and racists show their faces in the past few months: at the rally in Huntington Beach a few months ago, at the Impeachment March at the beginning of July, and then we all saw the horror of the hoods-off ‘Unite the Right’ Rally in Charlottesville, and the deadly aftermath,” organizers wrote on their Facebook page.

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Calendar: Aug. 25–Sept. 7, 2017

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS Sundown Broadway Revue Through Saturday, Aug. 26 Looking Glass Theatre presents Sundown Broadway Revue featuring classics from the Great White Way in addition to fan favorites. Family-friendly. Suggested donation $12. Shows begin at 7 p.m. in Bard Hall at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St. in Hillcrest. Visit

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Guest Editorial: Extending ‘cap and trade’

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni

There was reason for celebration on July 17 when the Senate and Assembly worked with Gov. Jerry Brown to pass a package of bills that will extend California’s Cap and Trade program, clean up the air in our communities and continue our leadership role in the fight against climate change.

But what made it even better was that it passed with bipartisan support — Democrats and Republicans coming together to move California forward.

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Calendar: Aug. 11 – 24, 2017

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

DIGITAL GYM GEMS ‘Le Region Salvaje (The Untamed)’ — A family is dismantled by their discovery of secrets, including the presence of an extraterrestrial creature that promises to give them innumerable pleasures but with severe consequences. Unrated. Friday, Aug. 11 to Thursday, Aug. 17. ‘A Life in Waves’ — This documentary explores the life and innovations of Suzanne Ciani, an electronic music pioneer and sound creator for Atari and Coca-Cola ads. Unrated. Friday, Aug. 11 […]

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Guest Editorial: The importance of Stand Down

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis It is always inspiring to see communities come together to help those in need. That was on full display recently in San Diego as the 30th Stand Down commenced to provide much-needed services and assistance to homeless veterans. The concept of Stand Down comes from the Vietnam War where combat-weary warriors were provided a safe haven to recharge and refresh. They could get clean, get new uniforms, as well as […]

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