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The Crisis of Broken Streets in Mira Mesa and District 6

May 11, 2020

When I first ran for San Diego City Council in 2018, I knocked on thousands of doors across District 6. One afternoon, when I was canvassing in Mira Mesa, I […]

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My Grandfather’s Labor Legacy

September 3, 2018

Today, on this Labor Day, I’d like to reflect on the personal meaning labor has for my family. There was a time when 40-hour work weeks, eight hour days and […]

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Environmental Democrats Vote to Oppose SANDAG Ballot Measure

July 20, 2016

At San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action we believe in the power of city governments to work together with neighboring municipalities in order to find common ground on shared goals and […]

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San Diego City Council Approves Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

July 19, 2016

After years of work and heavy lifting by the San Diego County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Coastkeeper, the Sierra Club and so many other area environmental organizations, […]

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Marking the Centennial of the National Park Service

July 3, 2016

This year’s Independence Day marks the 240th birthday of the United States. Now four decades past, I vividly remember watching the Bicentennial celebration of 1976 on TV with my dad […]

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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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