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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Squaremont: Toasting an Old Friend

Have you ever received a St. Patrick's Day greeting card wishing you the luck of the Irish? Grinning Leprechauns, rainbows, four-leaf clovers and a pot of gold... Historically, the luck of the Irish meant bad...

Swank’s Take on Valentine’s Day

How many remember this verse from Janice Ian’s poignant recording, “At Seventeen?” "To those of us who knew the pain/Of Valentines that never came…" I remember putting Valentine cards into pink and red heart-covered boxes we...


Vacation Rentals are Bad for Clairemont

As it appeared in the February 2015 Edition of the Clairemont Times (minus mock up ad) Did you know that there are over 1700 short term vacation rentals in the City of San Diego with...

Squaremont

Clairemont, 1954 Optimism on New Year’s Eve is a time-honored tradition. Optimism and opportunity are vital elements of our American dream and folklore. Martin Ridge was my history professor at San Diego State College. In 1949, Ridge...


Society’s Pressure Cooker: Conflict and Order

Viewpoint by Daniel Smiechowski The recent social unrest in a place called America is as old as time itself. Racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri on the heels of the Michael Brown shooting by a white...

It’s Time to End the Over Commercialization of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas It is that time of year when we’re headed down a slippery slope of toys for every girl and boy. Consumers will spend untold billions on things that quite frankly, they...


Linda Vista Residents Step Up to Protect Environment

By Scott Sherman, District 7 Earlier this month, my office teamed with San Diego’s Environmental Services Department to hold a community cleanup and recycling event. Residents had the opportunity to clean up their neighborhood and...

Councilmember Scott Sherman

More Pothole Repairs In Linda Vista Guest Column by Scott Sherman   Thanks to increased street funding in Mayor Faulconer’s FY 2015 budget and reorganizations to pothole repair crews, more pothole repairs are happening in the Linda...


Councilemember Ed Harris

Guest Column by Ed Harris     Last month I was outside the Trader Joe’s at Liberty Station where I met Pete.  Pete’s from Los Angeles and came down to San Diego to obtain signatures to oppose...

Clairemont Community Planning Group

Clairemont Community Planning Group: A Vital Link our Neighborhoods Have you ever wondered about that vacant lot or dilapidated building in your neighborhood? Many local residents are often curious about various land use issues and...