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Experts Say Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

Cell phone usage like anything else, when used in large doses, is the problem of the user not the product.

Anyone that uses a cell phone regularly to hold to their head for over 30 mins should use a wired headset.

@ Missionacomplished- I am not sure that society has lost its soul to technology over lack of common sense.

May 31, 2011 at noon ( | suggest removal )

Have You Become A "Foodie?"

Food is one of those "answer is right in front of your face" common bonds that we as humans all share. We should be rejoicing in becoming more aware of how it can be a centerpiece for socializing and well being. Buying fresh food or trying new things can really be a treat to the senses.
Some of the shows are fluff, but make an impact. I am glad to see this trend though.

May 25, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

That’s Not Talmadge, Dammit!

Speaks volumes about th U-T's reporting. San Diegans that dont know what neighborhood they are in is a travesty.

May 25, 2011 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schools In Rich Neighborhoods Receive More Tax Dollars

Missionacomplished, in the long run its totally irrelevant if the kid is a step behind when going to UCLA for CompSci vs an OC kid. The only factors that make a difference is that it might cost a course more. Its such a non-issue. What is the issue is when parents get so worried about things like that and MAKE it an issue. WE have become overly obsessed with inequality in education that it yields nothing more than disdain between the haves and have nots. Its like saying kids that go to Lincoln High NEVER get into ivy league schools or have the skills to even get into University. With that kind of mentality, we will never find the cure for cancer or doing anything relevant to human society. You are just raising a kid to chase the latest trends for employment. And we wonder why we export engineering jobs? Because it was never en vogue to be an engineer so attendance levels have dropped significantly. That simple.

May 19, 2011 at 8:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Old Houses Are Doing Better Than Most

El Cerrito is a great neighborhood. I too recently bought a house and it was built in 1947. Personally having seen all the new and old, I preferred the old.
In my opinion they appear to age better than some of the homes I had seen built in the 70s and 80s. The newer homes built a few years ago, all belong to an HOA, which has its pros and cons. Maybe a I am just sucker for nostalgia, but I think we are going to head back to where we left off before the baby boom. Smaller homes and tighter neighborhoods.

May 18, 2011 at 5:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What’s Good For The Housing Market Is Good For America

For people that are able to afford a home in San Diego, there is growing uncertainty. Not everything thinks they are supposed to own a home anymore and this is a social mindset that I think is starting to take shape.
How much is that house really worth to me over 30 years.
Historically some areas are more affordable now than they were not too long ago, but that really isnt saying much when there is a lot of that and its still too expensive for that demographic.
I believe that people want to save and pay off debt right now.
A 30 year mortgage doesnt sound too appealing when things are so shaky.

May 18, 2011 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Housing Market Just Got Worse

Tom, this is a look at the National housing market....dont you know we live in San Diego where the streets are paved with gold? lol

All kidding aside, its a bumpy road for certain. A few things have played on the numbers. Number of distressed sales, capable borrowers and 'move up' buyers. The latter may not be 'moving' at all these days though.
Another thing is, when I was house hunting, I found the quality of homes for sale lacking. Tons of overpriced fixers and just overpriced inventory period. Its still a pretty ugly picture, but at least we are getting a better idea of how the dust is settling. This is going to be a while though.
To anyone buying a home or looking. Stay diligent and know your market. Real Estate is as local as its ever been.

May 9, 2011 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Building Expectations: Portrait Of Lincoln High School

I forgot to add to my other post. This type of school is what was needed for the future.

If this school produces one individual who will create a difference in the future to their community, then it was all worth it. A civil servant doesnt need to graduate from a prestigious university. The background that someone can have from an area that is considered low income is totally beneficial to helping "their own" understand the differences.

In areas like this, respect is earned, not just given.

April 26, 2011 at 8:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Building Expectations: Portrait Of Lincoln High School


This video only exemplifies the correlation between life at home and in the classroom. Ideally, this school was supposed to inspire, but for kids that have to go home to a reality that is nothing like the new school, it is an oasis and can come off as uninspiring to a certain percentage of students. Survival at home will always be a larger priority than going to school where "worrying" about life at home is a daily occurrence.

April 26, 2011 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should The City Pay For The Spreckels Pavilion Organist?

Its one thing to cut a program like this and another to come up with a viable alternative to supporting it through another revenue stream.

The question is: Who benefits the most out of this besides the audience? The merchants and museums?

Here is a viable solution: Boost the ticket prices for a "Museum Hopper" ticket which tourists (I would guess) largely pay for by $.50-$1.00 etc. I am certain that projecting ticket sales as well as past revenue from these ticket sales would be more than sufficient with the additional piece of the pie going to the talent.

April 25, 2011 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )