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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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Guest Editorial: Some habits are good

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni This is beginning to be a habit — a good one for the people of California: For the seventh year in a row, the Legislature on June 15 passed a state budget that is balanced and forwarded to the governor on time. The 2017-18 budget is strong, prudent and progressive. As in recent years, it saves more money for a rainy day and at the same time invests […]

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Guest Editorial: President Trump must put American people before his business dealings

Posted: June 30th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis If asked, most people could probably explain what the First Amendment or the Second Amendment does. Very few could probably explain the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The recent debate about emoluments may have had a number of people running for their dictionaries. In essence, the emoluments clause is designed to prevent corruption, and President Donald J. Trump is violating it.

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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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