lettersforweb
May 3 2016
I read your article ["Making homelessness a story"] in CityBeat on April 20, 2016. I agree with your analysis as far as it goes. I have been dealing with the issue of homelessness in North Park for about...
lettersforweb
April 27 2016
Regarding “Nuñez release points to need for clemency reform” [April 13]: The coverage of Ethan Couch in Texas put a spotlight on “affluenza,” but affluenza is not unusual...
lettersforweb
April 20 2016
Mother Teresa was one of the greatest humanitarians of our century [“Why the church is in a hurry to canonize Mother Teresa,” April 6]. Your editors were asleep at the wheel when they let this...
lettersforweb
April 13 2016
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for the timely and informative column regarding the Lincoln High boys [“The Lincoln High boys are our children,” March 30]
lettersforweb
April 6 2016
In describing Helen Keller as “deaf, dumb and blind,” [“Getting physical at Lamb’s Players,” March 23] may I share that the deaf community is no longer saddled with the epithet...
lettersforweb
March 30 2016
Every Monday morning at the Norman Park senior center, I moderate a discussion group on world affairs. Starting in April, every Thursday evening I’ll run a discussion group on books. My featured...
lettersforweb
March 23 2016
“Restorative justice” is just a “dog whistle” signal for encouraging mischievous and criminal behavior [“Restorative justice at Lincoln High,” March 16]. It mocks the...
lettersforweb
March 9 2016
After reading your neighborhood feature on South Park [“Neighborhood Watch,” March 2] I thought I might add a few observations from the perspective of an actual resident
lettersforweb
March 2 2016
Regarding ["Giving the vote to 16-year-olds," Feb 24]: Why NOT?!?! Most 16-year-olds are more informed and have much more at stake than many of the candidates running
lettersforweb
Feb. 17 2016
The Spanos’ quest for a new stadium or a move to Los Angeles reveals a double standard [“Deano Spanos’ lame-duck Chargers,” Feb. 3]
lettersforweb
Feb. 10 2016
It is possible to construct a new stadium in San Diego with no new costs to the city [“Deano Spanos’ lameduck Chargers,” Feb. 3]
lettersforweb
Feb. 3 2016
I chuckled as I read about City Councilmember David Alvarez chuckling in Spin Cycle [“Mayor Moonshot adds to his to-do list,” Jan. 20]. Councilmember Alvarez waxes eloquent about the mayor...
lettersforweb
Jan. 27 2016
I applaud your articles on homelessness and the effort being made to reduce the death rate here and elsewhere. But I want to interject one very sad reality. I was as close to homeless in 2008 that I ever...
lettersforweb
Jan. 20 2016
Well said [“A Chargers-less, Powerball-type payday,” Jan. 13]! The city still owes $60 to $70 million for the stadium improvements (Still paying for Petco, too?)
lettersforweb
Jan. 13 2016
"HOUSING FIRST" WORKSIn response to "Cold and wet can be life threatening," [Jan. 6] by Ron Donoho at CityBeat: San Diego has long relied on emergency shelters and temporary housing
lettersforweb
Dec. 29 2015
CZAR YOU KIDDING? In [ìBaby, it's cold outside,î Dec. 16] your quote is: "If San Diego's mayor isn't going to personally champion a movement to eradicate homelessness then a czar...
lettersforweb
Dec. 22 2015
HIDDEN HOMELESS Regarding "A homeless shelter shell game' from the Dec. 9 issue, we do have less than half the shelter beds of any of the past five years, 250 beds instead of 350 +
lettersforweb
Dec. 16 2015
I just read [“Homeless stats get worse,” Dec. 2] about the issue of homelessness in San Diego. I, too, have personally seen the overwhelming amount of homeless individuals scattered throughout...
lettersforweb
Dec. 9 2015
Nice article by Ron Donoho on the homeless in San Diego [“Homeless stats get worse,” Dec. 2]. I volunteer at a couple of nonprofits that deal directly with the homeless: Uptown Community Service...
lettersforweb
Nov. 30 2015
Your editorial this week ["Playing politics with Syrian refugees," Nov. 25] is disappointing for it flies in the face of known facts—that 80 percent of the Syrian "refugees" are young men, not women...

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  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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