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Guest Editorial: Delivery services are the answer to San Diego’s cannabis problems

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Editorial, Guest Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

By Elizabeth Wilhelm

Looking around our city, you would hardly know that marijuana will be legally sold here starting in January.

Due to delays and inaction by city government, San Diego could be the California city least prepared for legal cannabis retail. This is mainly because there are still around 300 unregulated cannabis delivery services active within the city. Most of them pay regular business taxes, and some do not. None will have a chance at legitimization unless the City Council acts soon.

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Slow the hell down: pedestrians are people too

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | 2 Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley

Two weeks ago there was another pedestrian hit in Hillcrest. This one in a string of several over the last few years, two of which ended in death.

We talk a lot about bicycle safety and discuss issues about making bike lanes and paths safer for riders but rarely do we talk about the safety of pedestrians.

Every one of us is a pedestrian throughout our normal busy lives.

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Guest Editorial: The life and death of a Palestinian homosexual

By Anonymous A month ago, the Palestinian-American community and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement lost one of their most devoted members. Hassan was only 24 years old when he was found dead in his San Diego home. Hassan was an exemplary figure for young Palestinians and would have been a pillar of any community: a loyal son, a loving uncle and a brilliant student.

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Don’t let the new attorney general push us back into the closet

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Opinions | No Comments

By Jordan Grasso | Guest OpEd In early February, Donald Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general. The confirmation of Sessions to Trump’s team is going to have detrimental affects on the LGBT community by pushing back the fight for LGBT equality and forcing many members back into the closet. As attorney general, Sessions represents one of the most important cabinet posts within the administration. He provides legal advice to the U.S. government while […]

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Opinions | No Comments

My second ‘coming out’ By Fernando Lopez In some ways it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost four years since I was raped. Thankfully most days go by now where it doesn’t cross my mind, but that’s due to having had immediate access to health care, mental health services and relationships that gave me an understanding of who to turn to for help and at which agencies.

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Guest editorial: A tale of two elections

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | 1 Comment

Democrats both terrified and triumphant By Francine Busby I began election night doing upbeat media interviews at the Democratic Election Night Party. I predicted that we would be witnessing the historic election of the first female president of the United States and that Democratic candidates would rack up victories in local races across San Diego County due to a surge in registration, a strong field of candidates and our increased capacity to win elections.

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Guest editorial: A message from the board of San Diego Pride

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

San Diego Pride has the challenging responsibility to represent the complex nature of the full diversity within San Diego’s LGBTQ community. While the board, staff, and volunteers are diverse in expertise, age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, and ability, we strive to listen, reflect, and respond to the ever-evolving needs and concerns presented to the organization. We want everyone to know that we have heard them and will continue our efforts […]

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