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PLHS stadium lighting, PA system funds better spent on other needs
We have been big supporters of Point Loma High School through the years. We both attended PLHS in the 1950s, as did our four children in the ’70s and three of our grandchildren in the ’90s.   We ha...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maintain the character of Loma Portal
I read with interest two seemingly unrelated [letters to the editor] in the most recent issue of the Beacon. David Dick wrote quite eloquently about the concerns many Loma Portal residents have in ...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST COMMENTARY: Forging a plan to improve City Council District 2’s neighborhoods
On April 7, 2014, I was sworn in as the interim City Councilmember for District 2 to serve the remaining eight months of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s council term. I was one of 17 individuals considered...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Has U-T's Papa Doug lost his appetite for print?
In a recent editorial, we suggested U-T San Diego owner/publisher Doug “Papa” Manchester, who has been gobbling up local independent newspaper publications like corn flakes, had his own — and not p...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDITORIAL: Extremism on either side should not drive SeaWorld debate
The documentary “Blackfish” and Point Loma High theater students reacting to it with a public-service announcement calling for SeaWorld to eliminate orca show performances has ignited a chain-react...
Apr 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDITORIAL: David or Goliath? Who really has your community’s best interest at heart?
There’s a battle for freedom and independence going on. But this time, it isn’t a British invasion. It’s real-estate baron “Papa” Doug Manchester, the owner/publisher of the U-T San Diego. Manchest...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST VIEW: SeaWorld: The truth is in our parks and people
An open letter from SeaWorld’s animal advocates: Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care. The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time...
Feb 12, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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PLHS stadium expansion, lighting raises concerns for neighbors on various levels
The plan to significantly expand the size, capacity and frequency of use of the Point Loma High School stadium on the school’s already overcrowded campus has generated a lot of discussion in our co...
Jan 16, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writer questions stadium development coverage
As a new member of the Point Loma community and parent of young children who may one day attend Point Loma High School, I have been surprised to see the extensive effort put into pushing stadium li...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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CVS not a good fit to take over old Apple Tree Market site
Happy to hear that the CVS corporation, the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., is going to set up shop here in Ocean Beach. Good to know they will bringing a bunch of minimum wage, dead-end jobs w...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district doesn’t have grasp stadium lighting, PLHS site master plan
I keep reading about the proposed permanent stadium lights at Point Loma High School and the site master plan for the high school.  Now, the environmental impact report is being delayed for the lig...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writer disturbed CVS gets nod for alcohol permit
To say that I was surprised that the Ocean Beach Planning Board was in support of CVS is an understatement. Horrified would be more appropriate. Even more appalling is the Ocean Beach Town Council ...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orange netting at OB holiday parade tacky, hazardous
I have been a local at the Ocean Beach parade with my kids, now grandkids, since 1986. We love the parade and all its traditions. However, the orange net fencing was awful. It was only in the last ...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST VIEW: Much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving
By interim Mayor Todd Gloria November is synonymous with Thanksgiving Day. I look forward to sharing a special holiday meal with family and friends and giving thanks for all my blessings. With Than...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dog owners must be more vigilant when it comes to reining in viscious canines who can kill smaller dogs
I was horrified to learn of the death of my friend’s beautiful Yorkshire terrier at Dog Beach in October. This little creature was an absolute joy, a sweet bundle of love. She was fatally bitten by...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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