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Politics

Why Water Deal is Great for San Diego

This deal will help lay the groundwork for the eventual creation of an aqueduct that will channel water from Northern to Southern California while bypassing the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta estuary.

Cuts Mean Sacrifice For All

Whereas past budget cuts were disproportionately absorbed by the sick, poor and elderly, the latest round ensures that more Californians will feel some inconvenience and pain.

Hate Crimes Bill to Become Law

Last week, the Senate agreed to final passage of legislation that included the Matthew Shepard hate crime provision, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. This law will strengthen the ability of federal, state and local law enforcement to investigate and prosecute hate crimes.

Getting a Jump on Our Budget Challenges

Last week, before the City’s Budget and Finance Committee, I presented a timeline for a balanced budget for fiscal year 2011 – including my strong recommendation that the City Council act early in order to reduce the impact these unavoidable budget cuts will have on city services.

Hard Times and Hope to Help

We are part of a wonderful, giving community with a long history of community activism. We have a tradition of looking out for each other. Let’s all step up and do something extra in this difficult time; so we can help others less fortunate than ourselves find a moment of peace, a nutritious meal or a friendly face on a dark day.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to participate in the launch of the SDGLN.COM. As an openly gay man and as the representative for the Third District of the San Diego City Council, I understand the critical importance of comprehensive sources of news, culture and entertainment for our community and the greater region.

Ensuring Balboa Park's Vitality for Generations to Come

For 94 years, Balboa Park has been a source of pride for all San Diegans. It’s the crown jewel of our park system, a beautiful piece of land and history that belongs to each of us.