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Guest Editorial: End the use of isolation as protective custody in American prisons

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Christopher Zoukis Solitary confinement has long been viewed by experts and human rights organizations as a form of torture. As far back as 1890, the United States Supreme Court declared the practice of solitary confinement abandoned, noting the high rates of suicide and insanity among prisoners subjected to isolation. Charles Dickens went so far […]

Downtown Calendar – June 2017

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS Friday, June 2, through Sunday, July 2 One Hundred Years of One Hundred Handbags The Women’s Museum of California presents an exhibit about the history of fashion, focusing on how women’s lives have changed the style of handbags and 100 handbags from the 1800s and 1900s will be on display. A fashion show […]

Guest Editorial: National Foster Care Month

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

Helping infants and toddlers in need By Jennifer Coburn May is National Foster Care Month and is a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. Angels Foster Family Network is celebrating the month by having its annual gala May 12 at […]

Downtown Calendar – May 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Horton Plaza Park 1-Year Anniversary Saturday, May 6 Celebrate Horton Plaza Park’s first birthday with food, games, music and AquaVie Wellness yoga. Enjoy Harvest Kitchen and Lil‘ Miss Short Cakes food trucks as well as live performances from Ben Carroll and Maria Z. A water and light show will conclude the night. Free and family-friendly […]

Downtown News Briefs – May 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

CULINARY FUNDRAISER BENEFITS LITERACY At the San Diego Council on Literacy’s eighth annual “Eat.Drink.Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy,” foodies will savor imaginative bites and brews prepared by the region’s finest chefs on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park.

Guest Editorial: It’s up to us

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Dr. Trish Hatch How immigration status affects children Studies show there are more than 11 million people currently residing in the United States that do not have legal status or authorization from the government to be here. Of that 11 million, approximately 3.9 of them are children. Children, at no fault of their own, […]

Downtown Calendar – April 2017

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

PHOTOS OF PAVIA Friday, April 7 “Photographs Through the Eyes of Six Italian Photographers” is a photo exhibit curated by the Civic Museum of Pavia, Italy, presented in partnership with the San Diego City College Italian Language and Photography departments, and sponsored by the House of Italy.

Downtown News Briefs – April 2017

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ROSE GARDEN The Inez Grant Parker Rose Garden at 2125 Park Blvd. in Balboa Park is accepting volunteers, novice or experienced, to join the Rose Garden Corps. Volunteers work in the garden trimming off dead blooms, weeding, raking, fertilizing, pruning and planting new varieties. Volunteer days are Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings, preferably […]

Downtown Calendar — March 2017

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS NINTH ANNUAL ST. BALDRICK’S SHAVE-A-THON SATURDAY, MARCH 4 St. Baldrick’s Foundation San Diego Chapter presents the annual Shave-A-Thon to support children with cancer. Brave men and women will shave their names to generate awareness, fund research and help survivors.