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CON: Measure C is a bad deal for city

James Call October 22, 2016

I curse Petco Park every time I try to go to the Central Library on a game day. And I go once or twice a week. I curse a lot. Library parking is normally free for two hours with library validation....

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Pro: A ‘Yes’ vote on C supports city’s future

By Gabe Rivera October 22, 2016

Whether you’re a native to San Diego or somewhere else, there’s no excuse for letting the future of the city be swept away from underneath us. Coming up in the Nov. 8 election, it will be up to...

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Is ‘Star Spangled Banner’ a marginal anthem?

By James Call October 4, 2016

Should they have the right? Should they show more respect? These are among the questions brought up by the recent brouhaha over the 49ers Colin Kaepernick sitting out the national anthem. Many other...

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Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 55

City Times Editorial Board September 19, 2016

There is an important budgetary bill in the upcoming election, Proposition 55. On its passage or failure depends whether Medi-Cal and education will expand or contract in the immediate future. According...

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Choice for $20 bill is a step in right direction

By Denise White May 22, 2016

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew recently announced that there would be a historic change to the $20 bill. Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the bill, replacing Andrew Jackson, who will move to the...

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Illustration by Belinda Mendoza

Me vote? Never have, never will

By Daniel Wright Sr. May 22, 2016

I don't, won't, and never will vote! For what? Why waste my time standing in a line of what I consider a social gathering spot for senior citizens. My vote doesn't count! Yeah, I've heard it all....

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Agonizing choice: attend top college?

Antonio Marquez May 11, 2016

The two hours I took to to click the "decline" button felt like an eternity of misery and tears. Since I was a kid, I always wanted to go to a university. And San Diego State University became my dream...

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Illustration by Belinda Mendoza

What we should have been taught

Beatriz Merced April 28, 2016

I remember counting the days to my high school graduation. I was ready to start college and live on my own. Little did I know that I would encounter a hurricane of challenges. It was as if someone had...

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How basketball changed my life

Denise White April 28, 2016

I was only 9 the first time I played basketball. I was a shy kid and my parents encouraged me to try something new. Back then, I wasn't that good but I knew for sure that I wanted to get better.After...

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I’m a powerful ‘girly girl’

Natalie Hanson April 28, 2016

There’s a lot of power in first looks. Take one first look at me, and you might immediately think, "girly girl." I am known for wearing dresses and skirs. I know this because of the few days out...

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Pro: $15 per hour: Fair or un-fairy tale?

Denise White April 16, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law this month raising California’s mandatory minimum wage to $15 by 2022. “Economically, (raising) minimum wages may not make sense,” he said at the...

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Con: $15 per hour: Fair or un-fairy tale?

Luisa Sausedo April 16, 2016

On April 15, 2015, thousands of fast-food employees around the country marched out of their jobs demanding an increase in pay to $15 an hour. They stressed that they could not pay their rent and feed...

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