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 …

Fletcher, the best politician in San Diego County

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By Michael Schwartz County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is, by far, the best politician in the county. He is in the minority on a five person board, he is rarely right, and he gets exactly what he wants any time he wants it. There is literally not a single Republican on any level who can match wits with him and there …

Observations on 2nd District Supervisor’s race

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Observations from a Retired Senator Downtown establishment shocked by results; Anderson’s victory expected by those who live in the district By Hon. Mark Wyland Primary Election Results: Primary election night left Joel Anderson leading by 5,000 votes over Steve Vaus in the 2nd District County Supervisorial contest and, unlike any other Republican on the ballot, his lead continued to surge …

COVID19 and Equal Treatment Under the Law

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Guest Commentary by El Cajon Deputy Mayor Phil Ortiz “You must always be willing to truly consider evidence that contradicts your beliefs, and admit the possibility that you may be wrong. Intelligence isn’t knowing everything. It’s the ability to challenge everything you know.” I am compelled to speak for those who are not being represented, or are underrepresented at this …

Why Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is the Worst Person to Lead our COVID-19 Response

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Guest Commentary by Scott Chipman Supervisor Fletcher has emerged as the leading figure in San Diego’s fight against the Wuhan virus and many people are beginning to realize that his serious lack of judgement and political ambitions should prevent him from ever having that much power. As this deadly virus emerged from Eastern China and began to spread across the globe, and …

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 …