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San Diego Plastic Bag Ban Moves Forward

Plastic bags are not the worst litter offenders. I pick up trash around town all the time and rarely see a plastic bag. The worst offending piece of litter is a drink from a fast-food or coffee house place. This litter consists of the straw wrapper, the straw, the cup and the lid. When a car hits it, all 4 items go their own way. Plastic bags take up NO ROOM in a land fill. They collapse to nothing. And....they are useful. I often use them to pick up litter and put my own garbage in for the high rise I live in.

September 11, 2013 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Wins Battle Over Port Appointments

We should expect such partisan attacks on bipartisanship from the Mayor. He came from the house, where talking to a Republican was a disgrace. So, this is just the first of many efforts of the new mayor to completely replace Republicans with liberal Democrats. It's really too bad that his partisan "sickness" has now infected San Diego city policies and appointments.

February 11, 2013 at 7:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State Abandons Algebra Requirement For 8th Graders

If a student is not in 8th grade Algebra, then they can't take 9th Grade Geom, 10th Grade Alg II , 11th Grade Pre-Calc , and then 12th Grade AP Calc. So at the 8th grade, the state takes away the opportunity for a kid to get into an AP class. A kid can always drop out of this sequence if the courses get too difficult for the student. But the kid can NEVER get back on the AP track after not taking 8th grade Alg unless the kid takes two math classes at the same time which is VERY difficult and stressful. So we have basically dumbed down the sequence for California 8th graders. I taught Algebra for about 14 years and know of what I speak. Too bad for today's kids....they deserve better, but our Sacramento politicians don't speak for the AP kids, they speak for the low achievers that we don't want to stress out. So they dumb down the sequence.

February 9, 2013 at 7:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )