Opinion & News

Guest Editorial: The year in review in Congress

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

The first session of the 115th Congress is coming to a close. While it is unacceptable that so many things were left to do, there were a few legislative achievements.

First on that must-do list is passing a measure to protect the Dreamers. It is unconscionable that young people and their families live in fear of deportation when they have demonstrated their commitment to be model citizens.

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Calendar: Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 11, 2018

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Dec. 15 ‘Wings & Snow: A World of Masks’ Through Dec. 30, Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, 4168 Adams Ave. Exhibit celebrates the holiday season with a collection of masks in a variety of media including clay, fused glass, paint, mosaics, palm fronds and repurposed jewels. Guest artists include Carol Minear, a Kensington artist who uses palm fronds to create characters, and Maureen Robbins, an artist from Rochester, New York, who creates jeweled masks.

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Guest Editorial: Make your donation count – 10 tips for holiday giving

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Paul Downey

The air is chilly. You’re humming holiday songs. You’re calculating how much vacation time you’ve accrued. The holiday season has arrived! Amid the festivities, it’s time to decide on end-of-year donations.

But in today’s segmented world, with countless charities for every cause, how do you pick the right one? For starters, look for groups with strong leadership who operate by a mission that matches your passions or beliefs, and of course, make sure your charity of choice is fiscally responsible, ethical and effective.

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Uptown News Briefs: Dec. 1 – 14, 2017

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments


The local hepatitis A health emergency has been extended for another two weeks amid continuing signs the outbreak is slowing down.

On Monday, Nov. 27, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the health emergency, which was declared on Sept. 1. Every 14 days, the board is required to review the need for continuing the emergency.

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Guest Editorial: GOP tax bills short-change middle class

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis When considering any attempt to reform our tax code, the first question I ask myself is, “Will it help the middle class?” After carefully looking over the Republican tax bills proposed in the House and Senate, the only answer I can come to is, “No, these bills won’t help the middle class.” In fact, they will do just the opposite.

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