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SD housing: Know the risks before selecting a roommate
One of the best ways for renters to find a good deal in San Diego is to share an apartment or house with roommates instead of living alone. Whereas a typical one-bedroom apartment may cost $1,050, ...
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mission Beach Town Council upset with DecoBike locations
Dear Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer: This is the second time I have had to resort to communicating with you (Mayor Faulconer) regarding the placement of DecoBike racks in Mission Beach. Just to refresh y...
Feb 04, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Op-Ed from Councilmember Lorie Zapf
As the Councilmember of San Diego’s 2nd District, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as your representative of the Point Loma and Ocean Beach communities! In my first year as your repr...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Bowie: Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and the price of all three
I never had the pleasure of meeting David Bowie, but I did get to know his official photographer (after a fashion) when I began working at San Diego Community Newspaper Group. The year was 2005, an...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reminiscing on the Holidays
We look forward to them, and we breathe a sign of relief when they’re over. I’m talking about the holidays. We grumble about the commercialism, guests that come in droves, children home from school...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little-known Vaccine Court says a lot about the flu shot
I'm probably beginning to sound like a broken record from 1934, but at least I play it only once a year. I actually prefer it that way, because this is the time of the season it means the most, esp...
Dec 01, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid the Paris attacks, Marianne grows more beautiful by the hour
As you may know, I was an editorial liaison in France last July, having gone to the country's Southwest to help a cultural center with its efforts at becoming an educationally accredited facility. ...
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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SD Airport Authority has concerns with FAA plans
Editor: On behalf of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, I want to thank the many residents who attended the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) presentations about the SoCal Metroplex...
Nov 09, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this art?
By its very nature, art is subjective. What might be construed as a masterpiece and a treasure by some is trash and visual blight to others. And the problem with public art, even if it’s on private...
Nov 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beacon's coverage of FAA plans appreciated
Editor, I wanted to thank you very much for your Beacon coverage on the NextGen Metroplex plan. I think your first article written was instrumental in getting the word out in Point Loma, which was ...
Oct 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: San Diego’s hunger outlook not that positive
September is Hunger Action Month, serving as a timely reminder of the progress that’s been made to help individuals struggling with hunger here in San Diego. Last year, Feeding America San Diego se...
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Short-term rentals bring many tangible benefits
The City Council will soon be addressing the issue of short-term rentals (STR) in our city, and their decision could have wide-ranging impacts. Short-term rentals bring many tangible benefits to ho...
Sep 23, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Portuguese Park is long overdue
For the past year, the Peninsula Community Planning Board deliberated over implementing an important part of our community plan – the creation of a new park in Roseville. In 1986, I chaired the upd...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Legalizing marijuana would be a public health tragedy
Many Pacific Beach residents were dismayed on Aug. 13 to see a full page color ad for an illegal “pot shop” (collective) in the Beach & Bay Press. Not long ago there were 25 of these marijuana reta...
Aug 31, 2015 | 8 8 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL on notice for anti-trust violation against City of San Diego
Dear Editor: Today we fans put the NFL on notice and formally submitted a demand letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL’s chief legal officer, Anastasia Danias, that any such proposed...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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