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New California Law Requires Doctor's Note For Vaccine Exemptions... But There's An Out

Seriously poor reporting and choice of wording Ms. Tregeser. Makes my husband and I reconsider our annual pledge to KPBS. And where/who was your editor? Were they on vacation? Asleep? Hung over?

What's your next story? Pressure cooker recipes with the sign off, "of course pressure cookers could also be used for bombs when you add these four ingredients...".


January 7, 2014 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Stormy Weather For San Diego Mayor

@Peking_Duck_SD The reason Gonzalez' opinion is relevant is because he's been a VERY close advisor and associate to the mayor and a staunch supporter as well. He's not telling the people what to do, he's calling on the Mayor to resign because his (and others') attempts at intervention with the Mayor have failed. He's doing a service by letting us know what's happening behind the green curtain of City Hall secreted rumors. The only criticism I have of Gonzalez is that he let this go on as long as he did before making it public. Maybe there are women who would not have been "intimidated" if he'd spoken up sooner. I also think he and Frye and others were probably trying to get out ahead of a story that Filner's Republican opponents are no doubt aware of and probably were intending to use for their own political purposes at some strategic time in the future. I'm a staunch Democrat and support most of Filner's policy positions. But I agree with others who believe that were this a cop or a low level city employee, they would have been suspended w/o pay or fired by now. Laws were broken. Filner has admitted as much. Justice should be applied equally no matter who broke the laws.

July 12, 2013 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Won't Resign; Apologizes, Says He Needs Help

He has admitted to doing something that there are laws against.

Gonzalez and Frye claim groping and kissing were some of the claims against him. I think the accusers have a right NOT to be tried in the court of public opinion. They've already been victims once--why again?

I might be more skeptical if this was coming from his opponents, but it's from people who in the past have tried to cover up his warts. He was warned by staff on numerous occasions. (I have personal knowledge of this). He didn't correct his behavior then. What makes us think he will now. Fool me once...

Personally, and this is just speculation, I think he's likely bi-polar and behaves recklessly when he's manic and/or off his meds.

He's effectively made himself a lame duck mayor. San Diegans deserve better for the next 3.5 years.

July 11, 2013 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Serious Questions About Patient Care At San Diego Hospice

Yes. The reporting is atrocious. If the reporters were "bamboozled" that's the reporters fault for lack of skepticism. Name one person/org under suspicion who has not bamboozled the media. It's the name of the game. Waiting for KPBS to do a follow-up on euthanasia--the real story here.

March 20, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Serious Questions About Patient Care At San Diego Hospice

What I heard while listening to this story was a naive reporter and a disengenuous Hospice employee. The elephant in the middle of the room that your story didn't mention is that morphine "overdose" is just another way of say euthanasia. My mother was a SD Hospice patient in 1997. I watched (with tacit approval) her regular nurse administer a dose of morphine that was 4x 5x the normal dose she'd been receiving in the days leading up to her death. She was distressed. Her lungs were filled with fluid. And it was time for her to die. It's a shame that the Hospice, KPBS, and society can't speak openly about these truths.

March 19, 2013 at 5:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )