Guest editorial: East County church opens hearts, minds and doors

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Hillary Whittington Last Sunday, the pastor at Foothills United Methodist Church in East County took a leap of faith when they decided to present my family’s story to the congregation. I nervously wondered how the conservative and very traditional members of this church would react to our YouTube video being played during the service […]

Guest editorial: San Diego County embraces water-use efficiency

Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Mark Weston When I walk around my neighborhood, it’s clear that a new level of commitment to water-use efficiency has taken hold at the grassroots level. About half the homes around me have upgraded from conventional turf-based landscapes to attractive, low water landscapes that are more appropriate for the climate of San Diego County.

Guest editorial: Stop another tax increase

By Stuart R. Josephs Re: “Time for a facelift, Del Cerro? A viable option” [Volume 22, Issue 6] Mark Rawlins’ guest editorial promotes a Del Cerro Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), alleging various benefits such as enhanced maintenance and beautification of medians, public right-of-ways, open spaces, canyons, parks and sidewalks. These so-called benefits are luxuries and […]

Guest editorial: Time for a facelift, Del Cerro? A viable option

By Mark Rawlins Have you ever noticed that some San Diego neighborhoods look nicer than ours? Why is there such a difference in the physical beauty and quality of maintenance between Del Cerro and other neighborhoods throughout San Diego? It’s not just the newer developed communities that look nice, but neighborhoods like Talmadge, Tierrasanta, and […]