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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Charleston Tragedy Offers Lessons in Forgiveness

by Daniel Smiechowski While the relatives of the victims who were so mercilessly shot in Charleston, South Carolina have offered forgiveness to a cold blooded killer, a defining moment in African-American history lives in present...

Presidential Primary Election One Year Away

by Daniel Smiechowski It’s never too early to shed light on the more interesting facets of politics. One year from now, California voters will cast ballots for President all the way down to County Central...


Every Mother is Special Unless you are a Male Seahorse

by Daniel Smiechowski Mother’s Day became an official United States holiday in 1914 but the concept of honoring motherhood has been around since the ancient Greeks. President Woodrow Wilson had designated the second Sunday in...

Attention: Smokers, Are you killing fish without knowing it?

“Since filters trap the toxic stuff in cigarettes that causes cancer and other health problems, it is not surprising that research shows that they can be toxic to aquatic life.” (Sierra, Explore, Enjoy and...


Recent Conference on Civility Falls Short on Specifics

A few weeks ago, the fourth annual Community Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue was held in Linda Vista at the Joan P. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the USD campus. The...

The Politics of Discontent and the Mark of Bigfoot

by Daniel Smiechowski Lurking in the political wilderness lies an illusion of sorts, a mystery to most voters, it merits closer scrutiny and deliberation. A type of shell game runs amok, candidates are scurrying about...


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...

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 by Daniel Smiechowski 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...

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...