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Guest Editorial: Meet a farmer. Eat a tomato. Help your community.

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Catt Fields White

Sometimes it seems tough to make a difference nowadays, so you’ll be glad to know that you can make a positive change with this one simple and tasty decision each week.

If you’ve cracked a few eggs for your morning omelet and discovered yolks that are deep orange; cut a mottled tomato into thick slices and made a sandwich on grainy just-baked bread; or let the juice of a perfectly ripe peach drip down your chin; you already know you win the flavor jackpot with food from your local farmers market.

Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Here’s the bottom line: The ACA is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

Guest Editorial: Delivery services are the answer to San Diego’s cannabis problems

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Elizabeth Wilhelm

Looking around our city, you would hardly know that marijuana will be legally sold here starting in January.

Due to delays and inaction by city government, San Diego could be the California city least prepared for legal cannabis retail. This is mainly because there are still around 300 unregulated cannabis delivery services active within the city. Most of them pay regular business taxes, and some do not. None will have a chance at legitimization unless the City Council acts soon.

Guest Editorial: President Trump must put American people before his business dealings

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis If asked, most people could probably explain what the First Amendment or the Second Amendment does. Very few could probably explain the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The recent debate about emoluments may have had a number of people running for their dictionaries. In essence, the emoluments clause […]

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 […]

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 […]