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The Riehl World- How California Rates Schools: Color Me Blue

By Richard Riehl Twenty years ago the California State Legislature passed the Public Schools Accountability Act, leading to the creation of an Academic Performance Index. Each year, every ...

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Op-Ed: Hey Los Angeles: More public restrooms, please!

By Stephen Cooper I have to pee. But I can hold it; thank you, God! I can hold it until I get there, and everything will be fine. ...

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Letters to the Editor- Challenging Approval of North River Farms Project; Petition Success to Date

The people of Oceanside have spoken up and defended their right as voters! This widely circulated petition has been successfully turned in to the City Clerks office at ...

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Challenging Approval of North River Farms Project – Petition Drive

The egregious and underhanded North River Farms Project is meeting much citizen resistance. We need 12,000 signatures by December 20, 2019 on the official petition to get this ...

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The Riehl World- Amazon and UPS: A Failed Marriage

By Richard Riehl It was a dark and stormy night at the Riehl’s a couple of weeks ago, when Karen complained her ancient computer keyboard had been misbehaving. ...

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Letters to the Editor- O’side City Council-memeber Rodriquez to be Investigated by State Office of Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)

Councilman Christopher Rodriquez is now being investigated by a state agency concerned with fair political practices. Christopher Rodriguez, in his role as the freshman City Council representative for ...

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The Riehl World-Ghost Guns, Armed Teachers, And School Shootings: A Deadly Recipe

By Richard Riehl There was another school shooting last weekend, this time in a grade school parking lot in Union City, California, 30 miles from San Francisco. Two ...

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Letters to the Editor: O’side N/E District 2 and Central District 4 are a blaze with Resentment of City Council

“What was going through my head to support North River Farms” This is the innocent sounding title of a post by City Councilman Christopher Rodriquez on the local ...

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The Riehl World- Papa Doug vs. the Enemy of the People

By Richard Riehl I shook my head in disbelief three years ago, when I learned Douglas Manchester had been offered the position of ambassador to the Bahamas. President ...

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Letters to the Editor- Keeping the Holidays Bright

Both ends of California have had an unpleasant welcome to the Holiday Season.  Northern California dealt with the wind-whipped Kincade Fire in Sonoma County while blowtorch-like winds in ...

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Letters to the Editor- The Absolute Hatred Oceanside has for Residentially Challenged Individuals

I doubt anything will come of this but I would love to hear something on the news concerning the absolute hatred that Oceanside residents have for fellow human beings.  ...

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The Riehl World- Palomar College President:  Not Ready For Prime Time?

By Richard Riehl The average tenure of a community college president is 3 ½ years, according to Wheelhouse: the Center for Community College Leadership and Research at the ...

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Another Death Penalty Horror: Stark Disparities in Media and Activist Attention

On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: “What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me ...

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Letters to the Editor- A Response to the Oceanside City Council Vote On North River Farms Project

A message of gratitude to Oceanside City Council Members Sanchez, for encouraging well thought-out, well-planned, well-studied voter-preferred development for this City and,  Keim, both of you, for your ...

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The Riehl World: What a Difference Five Miles Makes

Comparing My Two North County Hometowns   By Richard Riehl A year and a half ago, Karen and I moved to San Marcos from Carlsbad. We didn’t move ...

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