With a “Commitment to Equity” SANDAG Should Expect and Welcome a New Advisory Board Member onto the Board of Directors

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Guest Commentary by Robin Joy Maxson From SANDAG’s website: “SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, councilmembers, and county supervisors from each of the region’s 19 local governments. Supplementing these voting members are advisory representatives from Imperial County, the U.S. Department of Defense, Caltrans, San Diego Unified Port District, Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, …

How about the judge races?

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Recommendation for Upcoming Judical Election By Judge Joe Brannigan At this time of year, many complain about the lack of information pertaining to candidates for judge. This is not surprising, since information is hard to come by. Because of the difficulty in running in countywide Superior Court elections, even the best candidates must often rely on word of mouth, a network …

Use the surplus! — Desmond letter to Newsom on rising energy costs

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From San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond… Earlier this week, I sent a letter to Governor Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission to immediately implement measures to alleviate rising energy costs. The State of California is expected to have at least a $45.7 billion budget surplus in 2022. These are taxpayer dollars that should be used to lower the …

Richard Bailey responds to CIF’s denial of Coronado High appeal in tortilla incident

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This was posted on the Richard Bailey for Congress Facebook page. It is published here with Mayor Bailey’s approval.  The California Interscholastic Federation just announced the appeal to reinstate the Coronado High School Boys Basketball Championship was denied. Despite the fact that no one on the Varsity Boys Basketball team brought or threw tortillas, in addition to losing the championship …

SDPD Officer: Mayor Gloria is willing to fire nearly 1,000 city employees for refusing vaccine

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The following was written by a police officer with 10 years of service to the City and the citizens of San Diego. SD Rostra is honoring the officer’s request for anonymity. Mayor Todd Gloria and the San Diego City Council have enacted a dangerous vaccine mandate that puts the citizens of San Diego in jeopardy. The mandate will terminate about …

Address Your Nonprofit Funding Concerns To Your Local Municipality

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Guest Commentary by Dan Bickford City Councils and Supervisorial Districts are meeting to discuss how to spend the millions of dollars coming available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds are being made available through the federal government for direct relief to the American people, rescuing the American economy and beating the virus. Municipal recipients of the funds …

Life in Hotel California: Segregation & Discrimination Legalized by CAL/OSHA

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Life in Hotel California: Segregation & Discrimination Legalized by CAL/OSHA — How to take action Guest Commentary by Amy Reichert www.ReOpenSD.org Did you know that segregation and discrimination was just legalized in California? Last Thursday, June 3, the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board, a seven-member body appointed by the Governor as the standards-setting agency for the Cal/OSHA program, approved …

The One-Year Anniversary of the La Mesa Riots

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Guest Commentary by Amy Reichert www.ReOpenSD.org A year has passed since the La Mesa riots of May 30 into the early morning hours of May 31, 2020. As I think about that time and the days since, I wanted to share my story and some reflections. First, a disclaimer… I watched George Floyd die with absolute horror and despair. Not …

The People vs. Sexually Violent Predators: The County needs to do its job

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Guest Commentary by Kathleen Hedberg, PE, MPH Whenever there’s a news report that a sexually violent predator is proposed to be placed in a community, the neighbors are always outraged – even though a Superior Court judge has heard the evidence and determined the person is safe to be conditionally released. Then why are the neighbors so upset? It’s because …

SDSU Alum Jim Miller on the Aztec mascot

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The “woke” liberal student Left has again raised its head at SDSU with yet another resolution to change the Aztec name and mascot. I have contacted the President of the school directly via her online portal to provide my comments. I share them below should any other alumni see fit to enlighten our university president on the Alumni’s position: My …

Tax me more, Congresswoman?

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A Sara Jacobs constituent responds to her Tweet during President Joe Biden’s speech… Sara Jacobs — Are you kidding me? The privilege to post such a nonchalant “tax me more” tweet. When you come from a billionaire family, it’s easy to see taxes as no big deal. The audacity to think that more taxes equals relief to the community is …

An ode to San Diego Stadium

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The very last of the concrete still stands in Mission Valley, for only few more weeks. A guy who experienced the joys of San Diego Stadium — as a kid, young athlete, fan, and city leader — shares just a few of his personal experiences. Guest Commentary by Darren Pudgil As the last remnants of the stadium come down, I …

My property? — No, the government’s

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Guest Commentary by Joe Gelman The photo below is of a property that I own, in Nevada. For all intents and purposes, under the guise of a COVID-19 emergency eviction moratorium, it has been confiscated by the U.S. Government and the State government without a penny in compensation to me the owner, and handed over to a squatter who pays …

What is the advantage of taking the Covid-19 vaccine?

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Guest Commentary by Dan Bickford The purpose of this article isn’t to persuade anyone to, or not to, accept the COVID-19 vaccine. That is a deeply personal decision. This article is merely to have a discussion about real data as it relates to the advantages or disadvantages of accepting the vaccine. Thousands of articles hit the media every hour about …

My friend Mary

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From Michael Schwartz‘s Facebook page. Published here with his permission. It is well worth being able to publish it.   This story is relevant to nothing, but a detail about its memory occurred to me recently so I thought I would share. I told my wife Laura about it and even shed a tear thinking about it. In the 80s when …