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Guest editorial: Select a charity, not a scam

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Paul Downey Giving to a charity each year is easy for most of us. We find ourselves drawn to a cause, a particular group, mission and, well, we just plain want to help those who may be less fortunate than ourselves. When you have a personal tie to an organization, giving your hard-earned dollars […]

Guest editorial: Proposition 61 is a bad prescription for Californians

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Featured, Opinion | No Comments

By Diane Abbitt You would think that patients, HIV/AIDS and LBGTQ activists would support a proposition that claims to lower prescription drug prices. Yet Proposition 61 on the November ballot is opposed by groups representing physicians, patient advocates and many others because the measure would actually increase state prescription drug costs and make it harder […]

Guest editorial: San Diego County embraces water-use efficiency as a way of life

Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Opinion, Opinion & News | 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. […]