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GUEST VIEW: Unpredictable, unprovoked panhandler attacks car at PB intersection
SOCIAL MEDIA SITE NEXTDOOR.COM DEMONSTRATES ITS VALUE TO NEIGHBORS While most panhandlers appear harmless, I learned a painful lesson recently how some can be violent. The attack came out of nowher...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST VIEW: Building density issues continue to be at forefront of concerns
I appreciated the feedback of community members regarding density in the Aug. 14 Peninsula Beacon.  It is critical for District 2 residents to be engaged in the community planning process so they c...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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COUNCIL CORNER: Councilman Harris spotlights issues to be tackled in second half of Dist. 2 term
As summer wraps up and the second half of my council term gets under way, I wanted to share some information and provide you with an update from my City Council District 2 office.  • ILLEGAL MEDICA...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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BIRD'S SURF SCOOP: Assessing wetsuit needs, cost factors
August is upon us already, and with the water temperature being in the low 70s, it may seem like an odd time to talk about full winter wetsuits. My reasons are pretty simple: supply, demand and cos...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bird's Surf Scoop: assessing the value, demand for your board
Quite often, I get requests to appraise a surfboard, either from a historical standpoint or a monetary one. Although just about all surfboards are different in a wide variety of ways, the same basi...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents of what some are calling the East Bay Communities (Bay Park, Bay Ho, Overlook Heights and western Clairemont) are organizing an event they hope will raise the neighborhood’s awareness of ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hooking up renters with TV access consumer tips
When it comes to TV access today, consumers have numerous options in addition to their local cable company. Viewers can watch their favorite TV shows on network websites through streaming services ...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vacations are more than breaks in routine
This is Julie Main's account of her volunteer work during a December trip to Nairobi. Main is the publisher at San Diego Community Newspaper Group, whose papers include The Peninsula Beacon, Beach ...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST COMMENTARY: Forging a plan to improve City Council District 2’s neighborhoods
On April 7, 2014, I was sworn in as the interim City Councilmember for District 2 to serve the remaining eight months of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s council term. I was one of 17 individuals considered...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDITORIAL: Extremism on either side should not drive SeaWorld debate
The documentary “Blackfish” and Point Loma High theater students reacting to it with a public-service announcement calling for SeaWorld to eliminate orca show performances has ignited a chain-react...
Apr 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDITORIAL: David or Goliath? Who really has your community’s best interest at heart?
There’s a battle for freedom and independence going on. But this time, it isn’t a British invasion. It’s real-estate baron “Papa” Doug Manchester, the owner/publisher of the U-T San Diego. Manchest...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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MBHS class of 2014 needs graduation site in friendly territory
As a parent of a Mission Bay High 2014 graduating senior, I am looking for help with our situation.  We may be too late to the game on this one, but I have to try everything.  I know that several M...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bird's Surf Scoop: To surf or not to surf: that is the question
Having been a wave rider for the past 50 years or so, there have been very few occasions where I have been out of the ocean for more than two weeks or so. These timeouts have occurred due to travel...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor’s Office is taking enforcement of dispensaries, food trucks seriously
I’m happy to report the work in the Mayor’s Office is charging full-steam ahead. My staff and all city employees are dedicated to doing the peoples’ work. They are knowledgeable professionals in th...
Oct 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drysuits: outerwear for inner-space astronauts
Trekking through outer space may not be an option for most, but inner-space travel is doable for those with a diver certification card and access to a body of water. For either realm, dressing for ...
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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