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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.

‘Pump Up the Volume’ 2014

Pump up the Volume 2014

The Torrey Pines High School Foundation’s “Pump Up the Volume” fundraiser was held March 23 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. The event raised money for the TPHS Foundation’s “Support All Students” (SAS) fund. This year’s focus is to put updated computers in every classroom on campus.

Five promoted to Eagle Scout rank

Five promoted to Eagle Scout Rank

Boy Scout Troop 713 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on March 22 for Antonio Bavaro, Joe Dalton, Robert Drevno, Kevin Fry and Jacob Roll. Scoutmaster Bryan Snyder presented the Scouts with Eagle medals. Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts program. Photos/Jon Clark

Miracle League Opening Day

Miracle League Opening Day

The Miracle League of San Diego hosted its 15th Opening Day on March 8 at Engel Family Field, a Little Padres Park, at San Dieguito Park. The league celebrated its largest season yet with teams from both the North County and South Bay, which included 215 players and over 300 team volunteers. The day ran smoothly thanks to the local San Dieguito chapter of National Charity League, which provided mother and daughter volunteers. Also, a big thank you to Jersey Mike’s Solana Beach for providing 500 free subs for players, buddies, volunteers and coaches.

First-class speed on display at Carmel Valley Middle School’s Bobcat 500

Bobcat 500

Teachers and students on tricycles zipped around the Carmel Valley Middle School campus with blazing speed during the annual Bobcat 500 on March 18. The race, part of the school’s Spirit Week, served as exciting entertainment for the lunchtime crowd.

Ocean Air School holds Jog-a-thon

Ocean Aire Jog-a-thon

The Ocean Air School Jog-a-thon was held March 21. During this “fun”draising event, students run, walk, or skip around Ocean Air Park (complete with a water spritz) and enjoy a healthy treat. Donations help support student activities and PTA programs. Photos/Jon Clark

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. [...]

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