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The Riehl World: Who Owns the Mayor of San Marcos?

By Richard Riehl According to her 2018 campaign disclosure statement, mayoral candidate Rebecca Jones received $50,965 in donations from 180 individuals. Only 53 have San Marcos addresses. Seven ...

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Carlsbad Attorney is Lead Counsel in Under-age-21 Gun Rights lawsuit vs. California Attorney General

Carlsbad CA— A Carlsbad attorney is the lead counsel in a federal lawsuit challenging California’s gun law banning the sale of firearms to those under age 21. The ...

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Op-Ed: If You Live In Oceanside, You Can Help Improve Our Government

Represent Oceanside (RO) is a grass-roots group of your fellow residents working to make Oceanside government ethical, transparent, and responsive to citizens’ input.  We are non-partisan and welcome ...

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The Riehl World: My Do-it-yourself Obituary

By Richard Riehl Early this morning, in a pause in our conversation, Karen turned to me and declared, “Today we are going to write our obituaries.” “I feel ...

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The Riehl World- They Called Her Dummy

By Richard Riehl Every time our fourth-grade teacher told us to open our books for the day’s history lesson, I braced myself. She would ask each student, one ...

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Op-Ed: Judge Marks and Mass Incarceration in the Middle District of Alabama

By Stephen Cooper In 2016, together with former colleague Assistant Federal Public Defender Donnie W. Bethel, I wrote, “[p]eople of all persuasions, political parties, and philosophies have awakened ...

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The Riehl World: Not Your Typical Retirement Home

By Richard Riehl Things are quiet at the Crystal Palace Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona on this Friday evening of August 16, 1881. Saloonkeeper Quarrelsome Karen is badgering a ...

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The Riehl World- Finding Desmond: My Supervisor Search

By Richard Riehl After discovering Karen and I cannot vote in city elections because our home is located in an unincorporated area of San Marcos, I’ve found we ...

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Some kids just need a little extra help

Some kids just need a little extra help to show you that they can academically thrive. This was the case for my son, Owen. He struggled in a ...

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The Riehl World- Of Voting and Blogging: A Moving Experience

By Richard Riehl A year has passed since we moved into our new home in this Château Lake San Marcos senior living community. Downsizing from our Carlsbad home ...

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The Riehl World: Waiting for the Big One

By Richard Riehl When we moved to California, Karen and I we were not alarmed by the occasional rattling of windows and coffee cups and swaying of chandeliers. ...

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The Riehl World: Widening Freeways No Solution

By Richard Riehl Last week I received a letter from Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California, a 527 political action committee. The letter had the headline: “ALERT: New ...

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Abolishing the Death Penalty Requires Morality

By Stephen A. Cooper In “How to Convince Americans to Abolish the Death Penalty,” Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat asserts “important lessons about how abolitionists can be successful ...

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“Wheel! Of! Fortune!” (A Vegas Story)

By Stephen A. Cooper An unnaturally tan woman with metallic blond hair and garish makeup has hit a bonus. Automated applause, bells, whistles, whoops, and all manner of ...

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The Riehl World: We Called Him Shaky

By Richard Riehl We called him “Shaky.” Not to his face, of course. We were first year college men, all grown up, except for our adolescent understanding of ...

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