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Apprentices offer lessons of hope

We can all learn a lesson from these bright young people who will drive the engine of California’s economy in the future. California is still “The Golden State” - an amazing place with a gross domestic product that ranks it higher than many countries in the world. We are a bastion of creativity and ideas that puts us in the forefront of many industries. San Diego is its own microcosm of this ideal where the military, manufacturing, tourism and biotechnology sectors pump billions of dollars into our local economy.

Obama addresses unemployment problem

Even though our economy is growing again, these are still tough times for America. Too many businesses are still shuttered. Too many families can’t make ends meet. And while yesterday, we learned that the unemployment rate has dropped below 10 percent for the first time since summer, it is still unacceptably high – and too many Americans still can’t find work.

Legal Ease: A higher standard becoming of you

Having the great fortune of being able to contribute to SDGLN, I often find myself contemplating what to write, what legal hints and advice should be dispersed to the community, and what would be a benefit to readers.

Focus on the Familia

People ask what that magic word or phrase is that will move Latinos so we can win the next marriage vote. As a Latino working in the marriage field and the son of a family that worked in the fields, I’m here to tell you it’s all about family.

Open letter, Pride moving forward

In recent weeks it became clear to us that many LGBT San Diegans had lost confidence in the board and its ability to manage our annual Pride Parade and weekend – the largest, most visible and most inclusive LGBT community event of the year.

News from Todd Gloria

I hope to see you for my first State of District Three presentation on Monday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre. I have received a great response thus far and look forward to an enjoyable evening with you.

San Diego crime rate continues to fall

Compared to other cities of nearly identical size -- such as Dallas, Phoenix and San Antonio -- we are doing remarkably well, especially when it comes to the murder rate.

Legal Ease: Equal protection for erotica novelists

I was surprised about how many legal and privacy issues she was confronted with before choosing to write under this fictitious name. I was also surprised to learn that making such a choice actually limits one’s legal rights.