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GUEST VIEW: End of an era for Ob barber still a happy sunset story
This isn’t a sad story because there are two happy endings. But it starts with a bit of nostalgia for an Ocean Beach that is no more. First was the pet store on Cable Street and Newport Avenue. The...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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COUNCIL CORNER: Why I voted to increase the minimum wage in San Diego
Last weekend I was outside the Trader Joe’s at Liberty Station where I met Pete. Pete is from Los Angeles and came down to San Diego to obtain signatures opposing the minimum-wage ordinance. I list...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Correction
It was inaccurately reported in a Peninsula Beacon article (“City’s plan to uproot illegal pot shops is a slow, aduous process,” Aug. 28, Page 1) that Bountiful (Happy High) Herbs and Super Max on ...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Correction
It was inaccurately reported in a Peninsula Beacon article (“City’s plan to uproot illegal pot shops is a slow, aduous process,” Aug. 28, Page 1) that Bountiful (Happy High) Herbs and Super Max on ...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Correction
It was inaccurately reported in a Peninsula Beacon article (“City’s plan to uproot illegal pot shops is a slow, aduous process,” Aug. 28, Page 1) that Bountiful (Happy High) Herbs and Super Max on ...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST VIEW: Building density issues continue to be at forefront of concerns
I appreciated the feedback of community members regarding density in the Aug. 14 Peninsula Beacon.  It is critical for District 2 residents to be engaged in the community planning process so they c...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST VIEW: PLHS stadium-lighting plan bodes poorly for those nearby
I’m writing in response to your article in the Beacon regarding the athletic fields in Point Loma. I will refer you to our Pro Point Loma website for information regarding Point Loma High’s field a...
Aug 13, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER: PLHS lighting improvements detrimental to neighborhood
A lie told a thousand times is still a lie on the thousandth time it is told, and that is how I felt when I read your Beacon article on the planned improvements to Point Loma High School. It is, in...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER: Clairemont neighbor weights in on PLHS stadium lighting based on own experiences
I was very interested to see the various reader responses that appeared in the Jan. 16 edition of The Beacon regarding the school district’s pursuit of a larger commercialized stadium at Point Loma...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER: Is anyone paying attention to the potential for high-density growth?
I attended the “Meet the Mayor” event with Mayor Kevin Faulconer in Pacific Beach recently, and I had the opportunity to ask: What do you plan on doing about traffic and parking as a result of the ...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bird's Surf Scoop: assessing the value, demand for your board
Quite often, I get requests to appraise a surfboard, either from a historical standpoint or a monetary one. Although just about all surfboards are different in a wide variety of ways, the same basi...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 14 14 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 | 12 12 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 | 16 16 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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