Category Archives: Government

Notes from the Bernie Sanders Rally in Vista

Joe Dusel and I arrived here around 8am and people were already in line. Our own Copy Editor, Frank Henry-Reyes, was near the front of the line having arrived at six am! The line of people took two hours to … Continue reading

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Don’t Let These Hot Local Races Fly Under the Radar

by Francine Busby You’d have to live on the Mars not to have heard of our tumultuous U.S. Presidential campaigns. But what do you know about candidates running for Superior Court, County Board of Education, or Community College Board? The truth is that even the most … Continue reading

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Are Outspoken Elected Officials Being Targeted for their Views?

by Rick Mercurio An ominous trend, in which restraining orders and other legal maneuvers target elected officials who allegedly speak out against the majority, has resurfaced in North County.

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We Pay Taxes So We Can Do Together What We Can’t Do Alone

by Don Greene Former Congressman and Mayor of San Diego Bob Filner said this and then gave a more concise explanation of why paying taxes is so important. He was referring to paying taxes so that a city or other … Continue reading

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Applegate for Congress: a Representative the 49th Deserves

by Don Greene On a trip to the Ohio State Legislature, Doug read – with great delight – the name “Douglas Applegate” on the voting board. That Doug Applegate was an Ohio State legislator who would later become a member … Continue reading

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At the Los Angeles Rally for Bernie Sanders – #FeelTheBern

by Dawn Laeske August 10th, 2015. San Diego supporters of Bernie Sanders enthusiastically showed up in not one, but two very large buses, headed to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena to see Bernie Sanders speak at the Southern California … Continue reading

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Local Government, Our Government

by Don Greene Did you watch the news last night? You probably heard about the big thing that President Obama did or the big thing that Congress didn’t do. But did you hear about the water rate increase in your … Continue reading

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Gretchen Newsom Gives Union Perspective on the TPP Trade Deal

by Peg Mitchell Have you heard about the “TPP” and wondered why there is so much disagreement among Democrats, Labor and our President about it? Gretchen Newsom, Political Director of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 569 in San … Continue reading

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Locals support Bernie Sanders for President of the United States

By Chrystal Coleman San Diegans are ready for Bernie Sanders. On Sunday, June 7th locals assembled for the very first meeting of San Diego for Bernie Sanders 2016. The meeting room was at maximum capacity and the energy was electric. The goal of … Continue reading

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Dumanis is Selling Out Our Kids

by Erubey Lopez On November 4, 2014, California Voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 47, by 59% to 40% vote. Proposition 47, also known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, redefined some nonviolent offenses as misdemeanors, rather than felonies. Because of the … Continue reading

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