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The next few years are going to be hard on everyone, but readers can depend on us to be true to our roots. To be real. To be alternative. To be newsy. It's who we are. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo by Seth Combs

As he prepares for his 11th Father Joe’s 5K, it’s genuinely shocking to learn that August Castille is 90 years old. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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More than twice as many homeless people died alone on San Diego streets this year as compared to two years ago. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

This past spring-like Sunday a friend dropped a free ticket to the Chargers-Titans game in my lap. So I attended an NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium for the first time in about three years. more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

With less than a week mercifully left until the general election, two recent stories in T he San Diego Union-Tribune— about financial contributions to political campaigns by journalists—induced some media navel gazing. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

The California National Guard has unconscionably been asking troops to repay enlistment bonuses they received for re-upping in 2006 to 2008 to serve and fight in Iraq or Afghanistan. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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When we published our general election Voter Guide last week it should have been no surprise that we endorsed Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump. more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

California’s K-12 schools and community colleges are in dire need of infrastructure improvements, but we don’t think this proposition adequately addresses the financial problem. The money would be delegated to schools on a first-come-first-... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo by Ferchil Ramos

Last week it hit home, hard. The list of locales where unnecessary killings have made national headlines has expanded to include our backyard, with El Cajon joining Ferguson, Tulsa, Charlotte and too many others cities where lives have been... more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

The last week of September (Hunger Action Month) was quickly disappearing, and I’d yet to live up to a commitment to participate in the CalFresh Challenge. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Just a reminder: The 90-minute debate—with no potty breaks—will be divided into six 15-minute segments. Two of each of those segments will focus on topics you chose: America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity and Securing America. (Vague? Re... more

Sep 21, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Measure K would eliminate the 50-percent-plus-one rule and require that the top two vote getters in city office primaries always move on to a November runoff—same as the laws that apply to state and federal races. more

Sep 13, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

In Las Vegas, billionaire Sheldon Adelson—who owns The Venetian and The Palazzo and casinos all over the world—wants to build a 65,000-seat domed football stadium to lure the Oakland Raiders to the desert. But not with financing from his re... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Let's see, what exactly did Colin Kaepernick do to draw monumental scorn from maddened hordes with molten lava spewing from their ears? more

Aug 30, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo by Steph Johnson

Two days before last week's San Diego Homeless Awareness Day I went to East Village looking for the Living Water Church. I couldn’t find a sign but did see an open door on what seemed to be the right block, so I went in. more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Homeless Lil Bill collects his thoughts.

Our homeless community is unquestionably the most vulnerable in the linked chain of human existence. And that’s a primary motivating force behind San Diego Homeless Awareness Day (Aug. 17). more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Shaking your head while listening to a Donald Trump campaign speech is the new national pastime. And after the Republican presidential candidate's verbal meltdown over the past two weeks, jumping off the GOP bandwagon has become the latest ... more

Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Soon, Joey Bosa may be able to make a down payment in cash on a Pacific Gate condo. But for now, the San Diego Chargers’ top draft pick is going head-to-head with the team over who pays what and when. Sound familiar, San Diego? more

Aug 3, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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One aspect of the move that was brought to my attention was neither earthshaking nor insignificant—but the apparent dropping of Neil Good’s name from the title of the day center was somewhat puzzling. (Keep reading for the surprise ending t... more

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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I'm going on the record with what might be a surprising opinion: A downtown NFL stadium would be super cool, and so would an expanded convention center. more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor