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More strip mall madness

I agree that strip malls are dead and we should return to a main street mixed-use model (March 13: “Strip Mall vs. Main Street”). Not everyone agrees, though. Donahue Schriber (DS), the big strip mall developer that owns Del Mar Highlands Town Center (DMHTC), wants even more strip mall madness. A couple of weeks ago, [...]

Keeping jobs and tax dollars local

Dave  Roberts

Creating jobs and keeping tax dollars local. Those were the driving forces behind an initiative I brought to the Board of Supervisors late last month.

Del Mar Rotarians spring into service projects

By Emily Figueiredo, Club Publicity Chair With the sun shining and spring in the air, the Del Mar Rotarians are busy with service projects to benefit local community members and international efforts. April 26 will mark the international “Rotarians At Work Day” with hundreds of thousands of Rotarians all doing service projects in their communities [...]

Mrs. Paige Rollins: An exceptional person and teacher

Mrs. Paige Rollins visiting her class and the ladybugs. Courtesy photo

It can be very difficult to break a cycle.

As a high school sophomore, that cycle is school, stress and lack of sleep. This recurring, unyielding pattern seldom provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the happy years of elementary school with 15 minutes maximum of homework and all the leisure time in the world. The focus is on the future, not the past, and we are hard-pressed to remember details of our lives from the fleeting glimpses we catch while continuing our cycle. Mrs. Paige Rollins, however, can see much more than a glimpse of everything, or at least, me.

Footnotes and fragments

Gordon Clanton

Keynoter. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome will speak Thursday, April 3, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Info at www.rsfdem.org. Either Newsome or Attorney General Kamala Harris is likely to be the next governor of California four-plus years from now – sooner if Jerry Brown runs for president.

Rant with Randi: Thank you Chelsea

Randi Crawford

I don’t even know where to start. Four years ago, I received a call from a friend, whose dear friend needed our help. Her daughter had gone jogging and wasn’t home at her usual time and, within minutes, her family knew something was terribly wrong. My friend asked if I would help to put up flyers around Poway to look for Chelsea King and so I jumped right on it. I remember how the community immediately sprang into action and people from all over San Diego were there to help.

Pot shops have proven they can’t be regulated

Re: “San Diego City Council passed new regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries on Feb. 25” — the real concern and issue is whether the pot shops will obey the new regulations.  If you look at their current track record, the answer is no.  Currently there are 40-plus pot shops that operate illegally in the City [...]

‘Main Street’ concept does not apply very well to One Paseo project

I agree with Ian Stewart (March 13 Opinion). “Gussying up” existing strip malls does not provide the social interaction and neighborliness that a mixed use “Main Street” development would.  Where we differ is the question as to whether Kilroy’s “One Paseo” project will provide that experience without the whole region beyond One Paseo, including Del [...]

An alternative to Affirmative Action

Recently, the Senate Constitution Amendment 5 (SCA 5) was brought up in the state legislature in an attempt to overturn 1996’s Prop. 209, which prohibits our state government institutions from discriminating against/granting preferential treatment to any individual group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in employment, education, or contracting. Prop. [...]

One Paseo still undecided, time for the final push

It seems like forever since the One Paseo project was first presented to the community, and many people mistakenly believe that it is somehow approved. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the City is still gathering information on the project’s environmental impact (EIR), information that will be used by the local Planning [...]

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