How to Find a Relationship That Is Right for You

Dr. Ida Greene

If you are not in the relationship of your choice it may be that you have unresolved issues related to the following concerns. Write down your answer to the following questions. What is your relationship like with men/women? Are you just barely on speaking terms or are you best friends with him/her? Many people have […]

What Is The Communication Conflict, Between Men and Women?

Dr. Ida Greene, PhD

Saying exactly what you are thinking and feeling all the time is not a leading trait that makes for a great communicator; or even a good one. Being in touch with your feelings is good. But throwing them out when they come to you, to not “filter” them and putting no conscious thought behind how […]

May Is Bike To Work month

County Supervisor Dave Roberts and BikeWalkSolana members in front of the County Administration Center.

By Dave Roberts May is Bike to Work Month and on Thursday I joined local officials at the County Administration Center to promote regional biking initiatives and encourage commuting on two wheels. That was after finishing my own 25-mile ride — from my home in Solana Beach to the county building — earlier that morning. […]

Supervisors Approves Laura’s Law

Sup. Dave Roberts

By Dave Roberts In a landmark vote this week, the Board of Supervisors approved implementation of Laura’s Law, which allows for court-ordered treatment of severely mentally-ill people who present a risk to themselves or others. I have pushed for San Diego to join other counties in adopting this law since I took office and I […]

California’s Common Core Standards Raises Questions of Teacher’s Readiness

By LaSonja S. Hill The debate over whether or not the Common Core State Standards Initiative is improving or hindering the quality of education in K-12 practice is writhing with tension. On the one hand, it is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods.  While on the other hand, many education practitioners applaud […]

Feeling Green?


As a father of six, I take preserving our natural resources seriously. I want my kids to enjoy the beauty and bounty that Southern California has to offer for years to come. That’s why all of us are looking forward to the annual EarthFair on April 19 at Balboa Park. You can find me and […]

My Helicopter Was Never Hit By A Rocket Propelled Grenade


By Jerry A Shelby Jr. My Helicopter was never hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) ! I can’t put a number on how many times I flew in a Marine helicopter in Vietnam. I do know this, many times the helicopter was shot at by the Vietcong while I was in it. There were about […]

Latino Organization Responds To President Obama’s 2014 State Of The Union Address

We applaud the President for outlining his legislative plan for ensuring everyone has the ‘opportunity to succeed’ in this country if you ‘work hard and take responsibility’.  Following the Great Recession, the Latino community has found it increasingly difficult to make ends meet–experiencing higher rates of unemployment, foreclosure, and loss of household wealth.  By implementing […]

Supporting Our Homeless Veteran Population

By Alfonso Esquer Our United States (U.S.) Veterans are those men and women who have served in our Nations Armed Forces, volunteering their service, and sacrificing priceless moments spent with their families, to take upon themselves the responsibilities of guarding the countries freedoms. For the last decade and beyond the military has been fighting battles […]

Comments On The Passing Of Nelson Mandela


Our opinion page is open for those who wish to talk about the work of Nelson Mandela. House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) Throughout his life, Nelson Rolihlahla  Mandela met the purveyors of injustice, intolerance, and racism with an unyielding determination to forge a better and fairer future for his beloved nation.  From joining […]