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International Overdose Awareness Day August 31st

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is held August 31st worldwide; events are held to acknowledge and honor the memories of loved ones we have lost to accidental overdose. ...

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Forensic Science Evidence Trending Towards Less Reliable

By Stephen Cooper In January 2016, bemoaning that “the more people talk about improving the use of forensic science in the courtroom, the more things stay the same,” ...

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The Riehl World: Carlsbad’s Bogus State of the City Video

By Richard Riehl Carlsbad’s elected officials like to describe their city as a special place, where scenic beauty mirrors civic harmony. Unlike other city leaders, there’s no need ...

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The Riehl World: Will District Elections Loosen the Grip of Carlsbad’s Old Guard?

By Richard Riehl Two years ago Carlsbad’s city Council voted unanimously to let a billionaire L.A. developer bring a traffic-laden supermall nightmare to the unsullied shores of the ...

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SDMAC Welcomes Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard to Podium

San Diego CA— Yesterday, Friday, July 28th, the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) held a private, member’s only breakfast at the Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center ...

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It’s way too hot

In Arizona, where temperatures now routinely muscle their way to 120 degrees or more, folks can fry eggs on the sidewalk and bake cookies in cars giving new ...

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San Diego County Gun Owners PAC Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court’s Rejection of Challenge

The San Diego County Gun Owners PAC (SDCGO), a diverse and inclusive 700-plus-member political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights in San Diego County, has issued a statement ...

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Civilized, Constitution-Loving Californians Will Continue Capital Punishment Fight

By Stephen Cooper The biggest lie about Proposition (“Prop”) 66, California’s poorly drafted new death penalty law – only missing another “6” in numbering to be properly identified ...

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How John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle Helps Us Navigate Social Discord

By Stephen Cooper Rarely since the Great Depression has our country been as polarized and angry as it is today. On television, in newspapers, on social media, around ...

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The Riehl World: Carlsbad Mayor’s Profile in Cronyism

By Richard Riehl A story appearing in the August 26, 2004 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune carried the headline, Flower Fields Manager to Join City Commission. ...

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“March against Sharia” Baited Muslims to Counter-Protest by Equating Sharia to FGM

On June 10, ACT for America conducted so-called “March against Sharia” events in some 20 states and 28 cities across America.  In the announcement on their webpage they ...

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Let Freedom Ring!

It is time for barbecues, fireworks, and/or enjoying Classic Car shows. Parties often include alcohol and can turn from festive to fatal if driving is involved. Before drinking, ...

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Oceanside Station, Third Track – A Letter from the NCTD Executive Director

Dear Stakeholders and Interested People: NCTD has received feedback regarding the operations of trains at the Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) – specifically new operations and staging of trains ...

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A life without parole sentence – not the death penalty – for Hitler

By Stephen Cooper In a blood-thirsty column clamoring for faster executions in the United States, John Steele Gordon, a writer specializing in financial and business history, asserts: “Had ...

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Instead of four Oceanside voting districts, why not five?

Now that the Oceanside City Council is currently on a path to carve up the city into four (4) districts, the question has to be asked, “Why not ...

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