The Coastal Rail-Trail

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This recently came across my inbox: Gaspar and Muir NO vote on the Cardiff Coastal Rail Trail Project By Mayor Gaspar and Council member Muir The Coastal Rail Trail project is not new; it was originally envisioned in the late 1980s. Several prior councils recognized the negative impacts this project would have on our coastal community and, as a result, did not …

Crime is down In San Diego County

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Public safety routinely consumes 50% or more of municipal budgets and crime rates are very much associated with the perception and reality related to “quality of life” issues. Is your local park an amenity or a menace? Additionally, property crimes have a direct effect on the cost of your area’s property Insurance. The attached annual SANDAG Crime Report indicates that …

Shovel Ready Jobs anyone?

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Per Richard Phillips of the Encinitas City Manager’s Office: Construction of the Santa Fe grade-separated pedestrian undercrossing was been placed out to bid by SANDAG today (8/30). The project is the first of four grade-separated pedestrian undercrossings that are planned for the rail corridor that runs through Encinitas. Part of the Santa Fe project includes construction of a small portion …

Big Sister Christine Kehoe is Watching You… Sit in Traffic on the I-5 and Loves It!

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When State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) is not plucking the petals from a rose a to determine whether or not she should run for Mayor, she seems content to bungle up traffic on the 5 freeway in north San Diego City and County. Car accidents are proving to be the old-fashioned way to mess up traffic. Nowadays you can …

Giving Credit where Credit is Due!

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I must give credit to the North County Times editorial board for having the integrity and honor to very boldly publish a correction for a previously published misleading piece. They didn’t hide it on the page two “corrections” blurb, they put it right out there in the editorial section where the error occurred. If this type of responsive and admirable journalistic character  and …

A Raspberry for the Raspberry!

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I was troubled by the “Raspberry” the NCTimes handed out to SANDAG the other day for a number of reasons. I have emailed them my concerns but doubt they’ll have the fortitude to publish any correction, so I’ll post here and you will know the accurate  facts. It’s a shame the editorial Board couldn’t have the courage or courtesy to call and confirm their concerns… …