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Congressional Watch: The issues around DACA

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, immigration became, once again, one of the key “policy” issues nationwide. I use quotes because there was not much real policy to the pronouncements. Primarily there was vitriol, paranoia and outright bigotry aimed at the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be currently living in the United States.

It began with Donald Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for president, which included invectives against Mexican immigrants. “When Mexico sends its people,” he said, “they’re not sending their best . . . They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us [sic]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Habit hack

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe | Get Fit

What if I told you the secret to a creating a habit is doing less instead of more? You want to exercise on a daily basis? Carving an extra 90 minutes out of your day to create that new healthy behavior can feel like climbing Mt. Everest. Want to know the secret? Dr. B.J. Fogg is sharing his habit hack, called Tiny Habits. This just may be the easiest thing you do all week. Here is the secret to create a change in your habits:

Linda Vista’s education makeover

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Megan Burks | KPBS Linda Vista is getting some education love this summer. San Diego Unified announced on June 22 that three of its schools would become science-based magnet schools next year. A new charter school is also breaking ground in the neighborhood. Montgomery Middle School and Carson and Linda Vista elementary schools will become science-based […]

Hearing from our veterans

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Too often the articles we read — in general, but about politics specifically — can be considered entirely negative in nature. In this column I have often highlighted the negative actions/positions/ statements of San Diego’s members of Congress — usually our Republican members of Congress, but occasionally our Democratic members […]

Ask Kathy – July 14, 2017

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Ask Kathy, Columns, Featured | No Comments

Hi Kathy: My partner and I have decided to move to Civita in Mission Valley as many of our friends have purchased there and they have nicknamed this master-planned community “North Hillcrest.” I have always heard that the pricing of homes in gay neighborhoods increases in value. Is this just because of stereotyping or is […]

Potbellied pigs as pets

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Are you thinking about adding a potbellied pig to your household? If so, you are not alone. A lot of people, including many celebrities, have chosen to bring these adorable, intelligent animals into their homes as pets. And why not? Contrary to popular belief, they do not sweat, do not smell and […]