Category archives for: Opinion

‘Scientific fact?’

In a recent editorial Marsha Sutton wrote about controversies surrounding the theory of evolution.

Del Mar potholes: Large and deep

As I was weaving my bike between the Del Mar potholes recently I noticed they are not only large and deep but they have been there so long that vegetation has grown into many of them.

Del Mar Mayor stuns longtime reader

All I can say is, this is the boldest and most laudable new idea to come out of City Hall since Del Mar became a city in 1959.

Del Mar Rotary Club announces Ethics in Business Awards

Rotary clubs use a foundation of four core values as their guiding principles towards accomplishing their mission. These four principles, known as the “Four Way Test,” state that all members of the club will be truthful, fair to all, builders of good will and beneficial to all. The Rotary Club of Del Mar is now expanding the Four Way Test out to local businesses to reward those that practice ethics in the workplace.

Rant with Randi: Really Mr. President?

Randi Crawford

How about a quote from the leader of our country, President Barack Obama: “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”

San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s Monthly Update

Rick Scmitt

With the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for the 2014-15 school year, I thought this would be a good time to give an update on our current budget and an early outlook for the next year.

Stuck in the middle

I have been reading with earnest the numerous Letters to the Editor published in your newspaper the past month which either strongly support or strongly oppose Proposition B.  Almost all have been sharply worded and accuse the other side of deception, misleading information and lies.  My guess is that despite all the tough talk and [...]

Scratch below the Prop B surface

The little blue house perched on a Solana Beach bluff top awaits its February fate via a vote of its people.  Its glass doors stretch open to the roar of the ocean waves crashing below, welcoming sea mist floating on air.  But, despite proponents’ proclamation to “protect your right to use and enjoy your community [...]

Let community in on expansion plans for Del Mar Highlands Town Center

I read with interest your recent article about the “frustrating parking conditions” at Del Mar Highlands Town Center (DMHTC). All of us have endured the increasingly unpleasant and even dangerous conditions there. What interests me most, however, is that Elizabeth Schreiber of Donahue Schriber, DMHTC’s owner and general manager, acknowledged only in part what is [...]

Due diligence on tree issue missing

I perused the Jan. 30 article, “Del Mar removes Loren Nancarrow memorial bench,” regarding the brouhaha of the dog-bone shaped bench and how the vigilant city of Del Mar is out to rectify this unholy act, leaving no stone (bench) unturned to do everything according to Hoyle and find the offending person who placed said [...]

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