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Muslim San Diego Residents Call For Halal School Lunches

I grew up in San Diego in grade school and high school with NO cafeterias. We brought food from home. Schools are a place to educate. They are not hotels and day spas. Put the money in education. Parents: learn how to pack a lunch for your kids. And feed them breakfast at home around a table talking with each other.
It's a matter of priorities. Please don't expect me to be happy that my taxes are being used to fund school restaurants.
Choices people. Choices. Make better choices.

June 8, 2014 at 6:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Petco Park 2014: More Than A Ballpark But Not All That Was Promised

I left San Diego to attend graduate school in Minneapolis in the early 80's. I watched the same thing happen there when a stadium was built downtown. Promises of jobs...yeah, right.... if you count all the openings created for bar servers and parking attendants. Trying raising a family on that economic level.

Fast forward to Petco Park. I told people ... just a repeat of the Minneapolis let down. Political selfishness and dynasty building (as egotistical as Pharaohs and Pyramids - and Petco Park is no Pyramid.)

The $474 million would have been far better spent improving the pathetic state of of primary and secondary education in San Diego. In 2014, it is a sad testament to our lack of student achievement in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math. Don't begrudge the disproportionate numbers of foreign talent needed to sustain San Diego's science and technology. At the graduate level we are dependent on foreign talent to survive in tech and biotechnology.
Why? We were too gullible to the slippery sale pitches by politicians and developers into agreeing to build a 'pyramid'.

I grew up in San Diego and know that we are a beach town, always have been, always will be. That doesn't mean that we're ignorant. But turning a complacent blind eye to our problems while we bask in our weather wonderland - take pause - and think about what WE have allowed to happen.

April 2, 2014 at 3:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How San Diegans Will Feel The Government Shutdown

It's not just just some faceless person who we will never meet who suffers.

Our medical scientists stop being funded...... IMMEDIATELY.

Decades of research just.........STOP.

And remember..... when, or if, it's solved, aborted research doesn't pick up where it left off like a card game of poker.

Research is not like your instant oatmeal prepared in 90 seconds.

The research to figure out the pulmonary fibrosis that killed my mother......STOPS.

The research to understand the causes of cancer that killed my father ...... STOPS.

May God have mercy on our ignorance..... for the many who suffer because of it.

You have email..... write your representative.
You have a phone.... call your representative.
You have a voice..... use it. Please.

There are no magic-endowed group of elfs waiting in the wings to come and change the status quo.
This isn't a 'cold' where we're told to wait 7 days and it goes away by itself.

And regardless of whether it was Burke, Aked, or Kennedy who said it, the following applies to each of us:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”

October 2, 2013 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Airport Expansion Includes New Artwork

The one sticking point for me is that San Diego artists were not used to showcase the terminal art project. San Diego has many great artists. Had the Port Authority used LOCAL talent, it would have had a double benefit: showcase art of San Diegans, but also would have kept the $6million here in our local economy instead of watching go to someone else who doesn't even live here.

August 1, 2013 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )