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Gov. Jerry Brown. Patch file photo.
Neal April 19, 2014 at 08:42 am
Okay time to chime in.... Atheists are offended by the cross on Mt. Solidad. What about issuingRead More pardons on Good Friday. Isn't that mixing religion ( not everyones either) and politics. Personally I see nothing wrong with it, I'm just waiting for the backlash. Also curious why there would be none. Call is a social experiment
George Rogers April 20, 2014 at 06:55 am
They should get a life! Bad things are happening everywhere the cross is not an important socialRead More problem...
James Dodd April 11, 2014 at 08:17 am
can anyone point me to an explanation of the Covered California logo, please and thank you? jimRead More dodd
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Matt S. April 9, 2014 at 11:51 am
James Dodd, a little "Googleing" reveals that a senators term is 6 years however there isRead More no limit as to how many times they can run for a seat. If idiots keep reelecting them, as is our case, there is no term limit as you implied.
Patriot88Socal April 9, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Matt S. - James Dodd is right, we have term limits in Sacramento, especially in our stateRead More legislature. Perhaps you are referring to U.S. senators? In that case, you would be correct, there are no term limits at the federal level, not yet at least. http://www.catermlimits.org/?page_id=7
James Dodd April 11, 2014 at 10:25 am
Matt, we have term limits at the state level in California, which is the subject. We don't have itRead More at the federal level (it is not in the Constitution after all).
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Kathy April 3, 2014 at 05:13 pm
"Atkins will be the first San Diegan and first lesbian to run the Legislature's lowerRead More chamber." and this means what, she should have special privileges because she is a Lesbian? Why was this even mentioned in the story, seriously?
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sluggo March 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm
I hate to whinny, but they're horsing around with our tax dollars.
Big Daddy March 26, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Finish Mast!
Lora Von March 27, 2014 at 02:22 pm
it is called the equestrian center, but it used more by hikers and family outtings.
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santee citizen March 14, 2014 at 10:12 am
Paul E. Jacobs will become chief executive of Qualcomm Inc. on July 1, succeeding his father, IrwinRead More M. Jacobs, the San Diego-based wireless giant announced Tuesday. Qualcomm President Tony Thornley will retire at that time, replaced by Steven R. Altman. The decision was unanimously reached by Qualcomm's board of directors after a search that began in 2002, said board member Marc Stern at a news conference announcing the appointments. Stern said the company looked inside Qualcomm —— the younger Jacobs is a Qualcomm executive vice president —— to keep Qualcomm's corporate culture intact. "If we had not found the depth of management from inside Qualcomm, we would have looked elsewhere," Stern said. The elder Jacobs, 71, said at the news conference that he will remain as chairman, taking part in the company's long-term strategy, but not "stepping on toes or getting in the way of new management. In fact, I'm going to be excited, standing back and watching it all." http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2005/Mar/09/irwin-m-jacobs-to-step-down-as-qualcomm-ceo/
Tom Vyse March 15, 2014 at 01:53 pm
Just $10,000 each? If that group is not in the 1%, I don't know who would be. The alignment of BigRead More Business and the Left still confuses me. I guess I'm just not worldly enough to understand it, yet. Is it all about kickbacks, like Solyndra?
patricia March 20, 2014 at 06:25 pm
It's all about kickbacks, and hypocrisy. The liberal progressives like to trash big oil and the KochRead More Bros', but it's okay when they do it. Most of the stimulus money went to Obama bundlers, just like the lottery you have to pay to play.
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Kathy March 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm
Glad to see, we just don't do enough for our Veterans. They are so often forgotten and it is just aRead More shame, they sacrificed their life, for our freedom. God Bless each and everyone of them
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TMcC March 7, 2014 at 08:27 am
REOPEN the Kumeyaay Campground first so taxpaying SD residents may enjoy their already establishedRead More regional park and introduce their children to nature. UNFORTUNATELY THE ALREADY ESTABLISHED MTRP CAMPGROUND HAS BEEN OFF-LIMITS FOR MANY SEASONS: "Due to the City of San Diego's BUDGET RESTRICTIONS (HA!), Kumeyaay Lake Campground is closed to overnight camping until further notice." COPY THIS LINK TO READ ABOUT THIS PUBLIC LOCK-OUT: http://www.mtrp.org/campground.asp SD CITY COUNCIL & COUNCILMAN SHERMAN: Please look into this. The Campground was being enjoyed "more & more" and despite the expense to establish it, it has been closed far too long. (Far fewer folks own horses, than folks who would love an overnight campout with their kids!) WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. NO SD taxpayer $$ for equestrians (select group) while the greater community is LOCKED OUT from a public campground that's been wastefully vacant! THE VIEW OF A POWER PLANT FROM THE CAMPGROUND MIGHT JEOPARDIZE SDGE & POWER PLANT COMPANY'S PROSPECTS. Is this the reason for keeping the public locked out? How cheap, if so.
Lora Von March 7, 2014 at 09:24 am
they call it the equestrian center because you can bring a horse, but it is for everyone and most ofRead More the people who use it are hiking. The building is needed because the one at the other end of the park is at capacity.
TMcC March 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm
HIKERS/OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS DON'T REQUIRE THIS: "$500,000 for final planning for the structureRead More that would house park ranger offices, a kitchen, showers, conference room and storage space. A shade structure is planned for the exterior." THIS IS ALREADY THERE--SEE: http://www.mtrp.org/equestrian.asp "This is the equestrian entrance to the park with horse corrals, picnic facilities and restroom building between the two arenas." WASTE NOT/WANT NOT. IF YOU WANT TO BE INSIDE A BUILDING VISIT THE VISITORS CENTER.
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Patriot88Socal February 28, 2014 at 09:41 am
The 2nd amendment clearly states the right of the people to KEEP and BEAR arms. Why is this even aRead More question?
Donny February 28, 2014 at 06:24 pm
It was not an "appeal" actually, its politics. The court was asked to review the case andRead More if they do possibly vote with all judges of the court instead of a panel of three judges. Say good bye to the second amendment in California. The case also had to do with open carry in the county. Which you can do on your own property. Another failed attempt at reporting the facts.
James Dodd March 1, 2014 at 10:46 am
if the 9th withdraws the Peruta ruling, the appeal will be to the Supreme Court -- the folks whoRead More issued the Heller and MacDonald rulings that Peruta quotes. I expect the Supremes will then tell the 9th to get their stuff in one sock as it were...
A judge issued a tentative ruling in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority, declaring that the Metropolitan Water District's water rates violate state law. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
sheeple herder February 26, 2014 at 09:28 am
What??? You mean to tells we are being ripped off? I thought the government always had our bestRead More interests in mind...
Ed Sorrels February 26, 2014 at 11:49 am
Jay is right, We can no longer pump water offshore, Toilet to tap is inevitable if we want toRead More continue to live here in the desert. And with the Sierra club shut down now would be a good time to apply for more permits to build De-Sal plants.
Jay Berman February 27, 2014 at 10:06 am
Ed, I don't think it was Sierra Club .. it was Coastkeeper and Surfrider that doubled the cost ofRead More the desal .. the mitigation for dumping salt water into salt water ... we need major loser pays legislation to stop these illegitimate suits .. I also think it is totally inefficient to have so many water districts in the county, Encinitas has 2 districts within its borders, maybe 3 (Leucadia ?) They all have resources and duplicate each other ... We should have a single county authority with representatives from each community. The savings would be incredible.
San Diego County officials will hand out more than 1,900 child car seats for free this year. Patch file photo.
Jake Mahamood February 25, 2014 at 09:25 am
First off, its not "the state" that is giving the grant, its the tax payers, second, I 'llRead More bet everyone showing to collect the seats, has an iphone.
Jay Berman February 26, 2014 at 09:01 am
I hope they check for a valid drivers license with a matching auto registration before giving awayRead More these way overpriced seats .... my guess is a lot of the people getting these seats are unlicensed illegal aliens ...
usmcboi February 27, 2014 at 09:34 am
good so when they fail to protect they will get sued out the yang.
Two storms, one weaker, one stronger, are on their way. Patch file photo.
Jay Berman February 24, 2014 at 08:32 am
Nahhhh propaganda .... what's rain ?
Wake Robin February 24, 2014 at 10:08 am
It's a March Miracle getting a big jump! Ya gotta Believe!!!!! The Coronado Flwer Show will beRead More overwhelmed with giant blooms!
jimellis1103 February 24, 2014 at 01:55 pm
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Circus Freakshow February 7, 2014 at 09:05 pm
What they don't tell you about is the amount of Assaults on Staff/Deputies that has risenRead More drastically since this "re-alignment" has taken affect. Don't let the government fool you into thinking everything is ok. IT'S NOT. The amount of inmates has risen, but the amount of staff to supervise that extra 24% of inmates has been cut or stayed the same. The deputies are tasked with 3x as much work in the same amount of time. They basically chase their tails all day/all night. There is no down time. There are no breaks, you barely have 15 minutes to eat lunch. Also if you work Downtown Jail, if multiple inmates get sent to the hospital or transported to another jail, the deputies are taken from that number and assigned to guard the inmates at the hospital without replacing them, thus leaving the deputies shorthanded to handle the same amount of problems with less manpower in the jail. Its a disaster waiting to happen. They preach liability constantly at the jail. But working understaffed at the jails is commonplace and IS a liability. It's been this way for 10 years and is only getting worse. They're looking for 600 new deputy sheriffs for the new women's facility? GOOD LUCK. They'll never do it.
Resident February 12, 2014 at 05:33 pm
I know... The county should utilize some open space in east county far away from any communities andRead More set up a camp with military grade tents for the inmates... I mean if there good enough for our men and women serving our country they are more than sufficient for inmates! You can surrounded the camp with a large fence set up porta potties and set up some mobile towers incase an escape attempt. Simple food nothing fancy! The whole idea is to make it miserable not inhumane but put them to work and show them that their actions have consequences!!!