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Arbor Day and Our Shared Public Lands

April 29, 2016

We Californians are proud of our abundance of natural wonders, and from the verdant forests to the north to our expansive deserts in the south, as environmentalists we’re determined to […]

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Lemmy is Gone (1945 – 2015)

December 28, 2015

Lemmy is dead. Good grief, I never thought I’d write that. I’m inconsolable. We just did a bit on the 91X Almanac about Lemmy’s 70th birthday four days ago. Now […]

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The Big Short: Adam McKay’s Outstanding Take on the Great Recession

December 27, 2015

I’ve always been suspicious and skeptical of alleged financial professionals who, at the end of the day, rationalize gambling with my money to enrich themselves. The last guy I seriously […]

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San Diego’s Unique Conservation Obligation

November 5, 2015

By virtue of our region’s location in the southwestern corner of the United States, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the latitude and altitude of San Diego County, going from […]

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President Obama Departs MCAS Miramar

October 16, 2015

A memorable day at MCAS Miramar on Monday, Oct. 12th, as a handful of area Democrats, off-duty Marines and yours truly got to shake President Obama’s hand and get an […]

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Ensuring Permanence is Still Up to You and Me

September 27, 2015

When it comes to responsible land conservation and preservation of habitat, the U.S. historically hasn’t done a bad job. California in particular has long been a national leader, and innovator, […]

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The Tea Party Move to Subvert Our Natural Heritage

January 22, 2015

It’s only been a matter of days since Tea Party-led Republicans took control of both houses of Congress, and to no one’s surprise, the 114th Congress has picked up where […]

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Giving Thanks in a Difficult Season

November 27, 2014

It’s been a difficult week for Americans as we again come to terms with the realities of race in our nation, and as Scott Martelle wrote in the Los Angeles […]

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Original Sin: America’s Unending Gun Penance

December 20, 2012

In the ongoing tragedy of America’s gun worship, the mass murder of children and teachers in Connecticut on Friday comes on the heels of Tuesday’s similarly terrifying, random attack on […]

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