AB 5 Aftermath: What true leadership looks like

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Guest Commentary by Hon. Laura Koval, Vice Mayor, City of Santee True Leaders understand the importance of admitting to mistakes. With this strength in your toolkit, you earn respect and trust, thus promoting a safe place for innovative thinking, initiative and a strong entrepreneurial culture. Instead of doubling down on AB 5 (a colossal mistake in my opinion), or writing …

Anatomy of consulting costs to a $1 million campaign

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The below is not about a San Diego race, but the 43rd Congressional District in L.A. County. It provides the sobering reality of consultant-driven campaign efforts. Candidates often face a dilemma: Go it alone without consultants, but gain little credibility and raise few dollars? Or use consultants to help establish a credible effort, while significant amounts of the resulting funds …

Are County Health officials right to release coronavirus patient home?

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Guest Commentary by Doug Sain Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the fast-spreading coronavirus is a global health emergency — a rare designation that helps the international agency mobilize financial and political support to contain the outbreak. There are now more than 12,100 suspected cases in China, on top of the 8,137 that have already been confirmed in the …

2nd Amendment Rally: A Message of Unity in Support of a Common Cause

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Guest Post by Sam Lichtman More than a thousand firearm owners and Second Amendment activists converged on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol on November 2nd in support of their constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. The Capitol dome served as a dramatic backdrop for the roster of more than two dozen speakers who took the …

Two years after a 9/11 remembrance, my heart breaks for our lack of unity

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Guest Commentary by Amanda Young Rigby, Vista City Councilmember At the San Diego Memorial Stair Climb, first responders from not only around our county but from across the globe gather to remember the first responders who were murdered in New York on September 11th, 2001, when our nation was attacked by Islamic terrorists.  I have attended this event multiple times …