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Jail isn’t Jolly

Be merry!  It’s time for people to gather for their holiday parties.  For some, it is a time to overindulge with food and drinks. Despite numerous driving distractions, like cell ...

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Thank You to the Community for Making 6th Annual Hiyas Awards Gala a Huge Success

Now it can be told, the 6th Hiyas Awards was a huge success and set a record in FACO history with the highest number of awardees, unparallelled glamour, ...

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Letters to the Editor: Darkness cannot exist where good people demand truth

Discrimination and injustice thrive in an atmosphere of silence. When good people feel unsure about offering support and solidarity to those bearing the brunt of bigotry and hate, ...

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Celebrate and Drive Wisely this Prom Season

Prom and Graduation plans can easily derail if dangerous choices are made. In 1992, I was 16 and an athlete at Tracy High School.  My eventful life as ...

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Keep Our Oceanside Beach Palapas, Shelters, and Gazebos Free from Fees

Oceanside has always been known as the “family friendly city”.  Let’s not change that by instituting a charge to use the palapas on our beaches and at our ...

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The Declaration of Gettysburg

When Americans join the military, they surrender their rights, even unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  In return they have certain expectations.  Their service ...

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When politicians perpetuate the death penalty against the will of the people

Progressive Alabamians faced an election night last year that was by turns terrifying and soul-crushing, but also, when it comes to criminal justice reform, vaguely hopeful. While many ...

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Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean

Soon the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case with the potential to end this nation’s abominably long and freakish experimentation with the death penalty. That’s ...

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Going Somewhere for the Holidays?

For years, I have made people aware in newspapers and speeches how my life changed 25 years ago after a drunken driver hit me. I was 16 then. ...

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Congress Shouldn’t Let Flood Insurance Program Expire

Unless Congress takes action, the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on Sept. 30. While NFIP isn’t a household name, it’s often the only flood insurance ...

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The Miramar Air Show: Just Don’t Go

The San Diego Veterans For Peace is now in our second year of working to influence the public away from attending the Miramar Air Show.  We view American militarism ...

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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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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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“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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