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Wife gets 21 months for obstruction of justice in Mexico slaying

The wife of a man who was convicted of killing his wealthy boyfriend in Mexico was sentenced June 16 to 21 months in federal prison for conspiring to obstruct justice in which she gave a false alibi for her boyfriend to authorities. Taylor Marie Langston, 21, of Chula Vista, was hoping to get probation or […]

Two Councilmembers join press conference with pastors who object to gay conversion therapy conference

Two openly gay City Councilmembers joined several pastors June 15 at a press conference in opposition to a national conference that met in San Diego for gay conversion therapy that tries to change LGBT people into straights. Christopher Ward, who represents the Third District, and Georgette Gomez, who represents the Ninth District, spoke out against […]

Nepotism hastens the decline of American democracy

Nepotism, a word that is associated with so much that happens in America. The concept is that as a son, daughter, brother, sister or relative of an accomplished person, their abilities are then associated to you based upon favoritism. Your father was a great detective, then you are going to be one too. A good […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, june 22 The Rejected Witness The Rejected Witness is Ed Eigner’s one-man tour de force dramatization of Bleak House, Charles Dickens’ masterwork of social criticism. Although the focus is on the brief, tragic life of Jo, a Victorian street urchin, the poignant story is rife with suspense, comedy, and passion. Centro Cultural de la […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, june 15 Melissa Villaseñor A creator of many, Melissa Villaseñor is an impressionist, stand-up comedian of 10 years, actor, musician and graphic artist. You may have seen her on NBC’s Saturday Night Live or as a top 16 finalist on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent or heard her voices on Cartoon Network’s Adventure […]

We are all travelers along the road to Emmaus

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! According to the journal of Biblical Archeology, there are at least nine possible locations for the […]

Fourteen years ago and now

I remember coming out in early 2003 as a transsexual – that’s what we called ourselves back then. When those of us who called ourselves transsexual also called ourselves transgender, it was actually kind of political – we were also identifying ourselves as falling under a transgender umbrella of gender nonconforming people. Within the first […]

Affordable housing in downtown San Diego

I am proud of our community when it creates a place for those less fortunate to live well. In this regard, I applaud the development of a new 205 unit affordable housing development in San Diego. Named Atmosphere, this newly introduced apartment project offers decent housing for formerly homeless individuals and economically challenged families. The […]

A shot at redemption

Secretary Hillary Clinton’s return to the public eye has prompted discussion of why she lost the 2016 election. Clinton has placed some blame on former FBI Director James Comey, Russian interference and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Others point the finger at Clinton and her team, or the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders. If Democrats […]

Finally, ‘Wonder Woman’ is here

Infamously, since Warner Bros. decided to create a crossover-heavy “universe” with its superheroes, the studio’s comic book films have been at best wrong-headed and underwhelming (Man of Steel) and at worst incompetently made and pointless (Suicide Squad). The fear that they’d screw up a Wonder Woman film after waiting decades to greenlight it was justified. […]

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