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San Diegans Head To Polls To Choose Alvarez Or Faulconer As Mayor

I am voting for Alvarez! He seems the only candidate pro-middle class, we need more opportunities to advance in education & economy in San Diego, Faulconer would be "more of the same" just big business helped if he wins. Vote for Alvarez!

February 11, 2014 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock, Season One - A Study In Pink

I watched A Study in Pink last night, I am a long-time Sherlock fan and I thought the 21st century adaptation was very clever! It was a lot of fun to watch. I think both Benedict Cumberbatch (what a name!) and Martin Freeman do a great job as Sherlock and Watson... can't wait to watch the next episodes!

October 25, 2010 at 4:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Don't Feed Our Bums' Bumper Stickers Draw Ire

I understand the frustration of the OB residents with so many homeless people being around their area, but I don't think these stickers are a good response. Life is hard for everybody these days, and when you least expect it, you can easily end up living in the streets yourself, then you wouldn't like anybody calling you a "bum". I think the stickers are disrespectful to homeless people. And I think the OB residents and the stores owners need to find a better solution than printing cheap stickers for the homeless people. Maybe they can hire the "bums" for a couple of dollars and ask them to clean their store-fronts? their side-walks? If the homeless people would have more support from the residents, then, probably, they would be less of a nuisance and could be even helpful. We all live together in this city and attacking each other is never the answer! We need to find pro-active solutions, not stickers that look-down on the ones that already have a harsh life.

June 22, 2010 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

One Book, One San Diego Wants Your Input For Next Book

if it is short story year, I totally agree with Stephanie Lloyd, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri is a beautiful book! one of my favorite short stories books ever!

Also, as mentioned above, any short stories collection by Alice Munro will be exceptional!

June 8, 2010 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seal Eviction At Children's Pool In La Jolla

KimJongII,

the seals have more right than humans to be at that beach, at ANY beach for that matter, we are supposedly rational enough and have ways to take children to pools or other areas where they can play, the seals ONLY have this spot from all the La Jolla coast.

haven't we taken enough from the animal kingdom? we pollute their ocean, we hunt them and kill them, we eat them!! and now you don't even want to give them a small pool to live in peace?

I think it's very selfish to claim this beach for humans, man made or not, we owe it to the seals to give them some peace...

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher

June 3, 2010 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

One Book, One San Diego Wants Your Input For Next Book

I think we should give a try to old classics, I love reading classic books, and I think our teenagers and adults will delight from discovering why these books are classics, and if the Sandiegas who have read them already, I am sure wouldn't mind reading them again... just an idea... here some of my selections and their descriptions taken from this website
http://info.infosoup.org/lists/Classi...

The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger (as a remembrance of his recent death)
The hero-narrator of "The Catcher in the Rye" is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices -- but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (I loved reading this book!)
Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (for our love of books and dying printed media)
Guy Montag, a fire-fighter and book-burner for the State, discovers that in order to remain human he must preserve the books that attest to his humanity in this classic science fiction novel.

The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (a truly American classic!)
"The adventures of Tom Sawyer is the story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi river over a hundred years ago. The cheerful, adventurous hero plays truant to form a pirate band and, together with his best friend, Hucleberry Finn, finds fun and excitement, and buried treasure, along the shores of the great river"--

June 1, 2010 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plastic Bag Bill Ban Moves Ahead In Sacramento

I think is a great idea to ban plastic bags, Europeans have done it, why can't we? I agree that if you have to pay for the re-usable bags, you are more likely to keep them. I been using re-usable bags for about 1 year now... It took me a while to not forget the bags in the trunk of the car, or to carry them to the store, but I trained myself, whenever I realized I had forgotten the bag in the car, I asked a person at the grocery store to keep an eye on my groceries, and went and grab the bag... by now, I don't leave the car nor the house without a bag, it's second nature now! We Americans have become TOO LAZY and easy to convenience to our own cost, to the cost of our health, and environment, it's about time to be less lazy, go back to the car for the bag, walk a little further and finish with all that instant satisfaction and NOT thinking of the future ahead of us! I say ban the bags and ban the too complex packaging too!

June 1, 2010 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )