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Guest editorial: Make your donation count – 10 tips for holiday giving

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Paul Downey The air is chilly. You’re humming holiday songs. You’re calculating how much vacation time you’ve accrued. The holiday season has arrived! Amid the festivities, it’s time to decide on end-of-year donations. But in today’s segmented world, with countless charities for every cause, how do you pick the right one?

Guest Editorial: Should environmentalists be hopeful?

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Colleen Cochran

Can the city of San Diego become the national leader on clean power?

San Diego’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is an important mechanism the city can use to achieve its Climate Action Plan. The overarching goal of this plan is to proactively address environmental concerns so as to ensure a livable and vibrant San Diego for future generations. Through this program, the city will reach for 100 percent renewable energy usage by 2035.

Guest Editorial: Save our recreation councils

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Terry Cords

The city of San Diego is moving to abolish the 52 community recreation councils and replace them with powerless and penniless “advisory groups.”

If the new policy regarding the operations of the recreation councils is implemented by the City Council, it will include removing the money the recreation council uses to support local community activities such as movies in the park, Halloween carnivals, spring egg rolls, summer activities, and Thanksgiving and Christmas season activities at the local recreation centers.

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 […]