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Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs

Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]

Calendar: Aug. 18­ – Sept. 14, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Calendar, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS Allied Gardens Sunday Market Sundays; Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Sept. 10 Come out to Patrick Henry High School every Sunday for the Allied Gardens farmers market! The event features more than 100 vendors, which are all locally-sourced businesses. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at 6702 Wandermere Drive, San Carlos. Contact agsundaymarket@gmail.com or visit […]

News Briefs — Aug. 18, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Briefs, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, News | No Comments

Apply to be a Junior Achievement student ambassador

Junior Achievement of San Diego in Grantville is looking for high school students to participate in their student ambassador program from September 2017-June 2018.

The program aims to teach its ambassadors leadership skills and the inner-workings of a nonprofit association by focusing on professionalism, networking, financial responsibility, empathy, future planning and personal development.

News Briefs — July 21, 2017

Navajo Planners seek representative Navajo Community Planners, Inc., which is the duly authorized planning group that reviews and provides recommendations on land use issues to the San Diego City Council, is currently looking for somebody from Del Cerro to join their board of directors. If approved as a candidate, the individual would be running to […]

Guest Editorial: Give dad the gift of good mental health and well-being

By Michael J. Bailey, M.D. Most dads understand the importance of staying healthy so they’re ready to handle the demands of fatherhood, whether it’s giving a piggy-back ride or a first driving lesson. But total wellness is about more than just eating right, exercising and getting regular check-ups — it’s also about managing your mental […]

SoccerCity: A dagger poised to strike the heart of San Diego

By Joe LaCava Mission Valley is the heart of San Diego. Proximity to nearly everything, facilitated by easy access to San Diego’s key transportation corridors, has long made Mission Valley an attractive place to live, work and play. Unfortunately, that may change if the proposed SoccerCity development moves forward. This massive, mixed-use development — which […]