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Where is the Economic Stimulus Money?

A number of well run companies are having their lines of credit canceled even though they have been paying their banks back, on time, year after year.

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.

Legal Ease: What’s Behind the Shower Door?

Generally, California Law requires an apartment or other rental dwelling to be maintained in a condition fit for occupation. This means that the windows, doors, plumbing, electrical system, waste disposal, floors, stairways, and locks must be in good working condition.

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.

Love Warrior: The Maine Event

Here we are just days before the one year anniversary of the passage of Prop 8 and on the opposite side of the country, a mirror reflection of last year's election is occurring in Maine.

The Last Thing We Should Do is Wait

Between President Obama’s speech at the HRC National Dinner on Saturday night and the inspiring crowd of pro-equality marchers who gathered at the Capitol on Sunday, it was quite a weekend.

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.