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“Foreign National” Azano Is “Almost A Legend” In Mexico

Wow. Thank you for the in-depth reporting.

January 24, 2014 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brown: California Comes Back But Challenged By Drought

Great state to be in.

I thought the first surplus in a dozen years or so was news enough to talk about. What a turn around!

I especially liked his statement that there is no substitute for experience.

Yes much work remains, but boy are we on the right track. Fiscally responsible for the first time in a long time!

January 22, 2014 at 6:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Construction On Track To Meet 2016 Goal

150,000 households doesn't sound like that many people for that kind of money.

What are they doing with the salt they remove?

January 9, 2014 at 7:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cities Weigh In On How To Replace San Onofre Power

JAY: I agree with your vision.

I went solar several years ago and haven't paid an electric bill since.

The trick is in sizing the solar panel array so as not to overbuy panels. I looked at batteries to store extra electricity generated, but batteries are a whole other "animal." They require maintenance and safety precautions (unless in the last few years they have become as easy and maintenance free as the PV panels).

Prices are going down and there are now easy ways to "finance" through power purchase agreements, which require much lower out of pocket costs.

January 8, 2014 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cities Weigh In On How To Replace San Onofre Power

Let's cross our fingers. This is a great opportunity for the San Diego region to leave fossil fuels behind (where they belong --in the past) and to start out on the path that so many European countries (like Germany) have taken successfully. Renewable energy technologies! That's the wave of the future!

I say cross our fingers because didn't our Public Utilities Commission stand shoulder to shoulder with Enron (now bankrupt because of fraud) when they engaged in market manipulation (according to the Feds, a few years after the fact) about a dozen years ago?

I'd love a follow-up story on the Public Utilities Commission to see if they represent the interests of citizens and consumers (as they are supposed to) or id they twist their mission to side with the industry directors and stockholders.

January 8, 2014 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Second Opinion: What We Learned About Health Care — And Our Readers — in 2013

MEGAN: Rest assured most of us realize KPBS gives us the most objective journalism in San Diego. Every person and every institution has a bias, but objective journalists put those biases aside to be objective. Your organization is the bastion of objective news, plain and simple.

January 6, 2014 at 6:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Second Opinion: What We Learned About Health Care — And Our Readers — in 2013

Wow! I didn't know so many people were in the individual insurance market, like me. I've had premium increases of over 30% for five years in a row so I am glad something was finally done to stop the insanity.

I noticed in 2013 how vehemently opposed some people are to this well intentioned and much needed reform.

As for 2014, any shortcomings in the ACA can be easily fixed with more regulation of the insurance industry. Or the opposite tack: medicare for all.

So many other countries do such a better job at providing efficient and affordable health insurance and health care that I'm sure we can match their successes.

January 3, 2014 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Family In San Diego?

GAREDAWG: Thanks for pointing that out. Yikes!

Also not included in the "getting by" definition are some very common living expenses which practically everyone has to contend with at some point during a normal year: clothing, college, rainy day and retirement savings, kid's school supplies, occasional entertainment, vacations or trips to family, birthday and holiday presents. I'm sure they add up to more than "miscellaneous" and should be a part of what a typical person should budget for.

But it's a good study. It's transparent and accessible. A good way to start a conversation about the subject.

December 31, 2013 at 7:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

California Schools Prepare For Transgender Rights Law

Wow! How cool to think we are treating transgendered people with respect. What a great country!

December 26, 2013 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

Colossal waste of time.

December 24, 2013 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )