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Economically poor

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There is a special telephone service in our State known as the California Lifeline program. It is a discounted price for people who cannot afford to pay the regular full price. Most land line providers participate and it is considered ...

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The East Village PLAN??

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In response to my last blog, I received an e-mail from Mayor Jerry Sanders' office! It is nicely written, but clearly the words of a politician. It says nothing and seems to be the same words we have been hearing ...

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Come Along With Me

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A walking tour of East Village, San Diego Walking Tours of San Diego 2 tours will be offered, one East (includes Petco) one West (includes Seaport Village) The East tour will be an evening walk to commence at the Civic ...

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Homeless "rights"

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What is going on in America's once Finest City? It seems that buses keep bringing the homeless to East Village and just dropping them off. The increase in that segment of our population is very noticeable. I think we are ...

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Good Music/Good Food in East Village

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This past Sunday, 2 friends came over to my place for a relaxed brunch. The 3 amigos had not been together for awhile. I served a chicken salad on a bed of greens and it was quite tasty (cooked, chopped ...

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PADRES SEASON TICKETS

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This is the PADRES answer to retain Season Ticket Loyalty????????????? It is 08/16/2010 and the Padres expect a payment for NEXT YEAR in 11 days. It is clearly stated & quite succinct, with the tone of a THREAT. Let me ...

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??Affordable?? Housing

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On 07/28/2010, the San Diego City Council adopted a resolution declaring a continued state of emergency due to the severe shortage of affordable housing. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development defines "affordable" as housing that costs no more ...

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Food & Politics

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Back to blogging. Took some time off for good behaviour!!! During Comic Con, a friend and I go to Mary Jane's (Cafe Diem) for breakfast on the Saturday morning of the convention. We sit outside and watch the parade of ...

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Some Fun Stuff

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Fun stuff from online sites, TV, everyday life. Here is a funny sent to me by a friend: Having already downed a few power drinks, she turns around, faces him, looks him straight in the eye and says, "Listen here ...

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Downtown Noise

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First of all, an old nemesis has reared its ugly head. On Thursday night, just before midnight I was listening to beating drums and a trumpet & then I heard a homeless person hollering "tell them to turn down the ...

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More On Immigration

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The below letter appeared on the internet and was sent to me by a friend. It is NOT written by me. I made no changes. It is the words of a "stranger". This is the letter referenced in my Immigration ...

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Immigration Reform

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The Immigration Problems facing the USA today are a by-product of government laxity in enforcement of the laws. Congress has dawdled for too long, allowing the issues to reach what may be a boiling point this year. The Immigration laws ...

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Independence Day in the USA

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On Saturday, 07/03 a friend and I went to the V2 Nail Bar & Salon for some pre-holiday primping. She had a pedicure and manicure, performed expertly by Veronica, who has been at this location for some time now. I ...

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Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime

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My thinking brain cells are misfiring today. There are a million articles that could be written. I might be experiencing summer daydreamer syndrome! I am just going to ramble and see where my meandering takes me. There is a gathering/BBQ ...

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The neverending story of homelessness

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Today I was walking in the East Village area when I realized that I had been avoiding a lot of homeless people who were basically camped on the sidewalks. It is summertime and even with June Gloom, the homeless population ...

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All Shook Up

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All Shook Up, Shakin' All Over, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Shake Your Booty, Shake Your Body, Shake Your Groove Thing and so on, and so on, and so on. That was a pretty good quake last night. Out in the ...

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Strange bedfellows: Baseball & money

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This baseball season is proving to be a heck of a lot of fun. Sure, they (Padres) lost on Sunday but nobody wins all their games! These youngsters are playing hard and their enthusiasm shows on the field. There have ...

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Questionable Quality Social

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About a week ago, I wandered by the southeast corner of 6th & F, where the prior restaurant, EXY, had closed some time ago. The name on the awnings was 'Quality Social'. The door was open so I wandered in. ...

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Cities, States, Individuals; we all need Money

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Banks are GREEDY. That is now a proven fact and many of the people with accounts lost a lot of money in the last financial crisis. And, the U.S. taxpayers then poured money into the banking system to allegedly keep ...

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Oh where oh where can he/she be?

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I thought I had a great group of followers who provided feedback, good, bad or indifferent. But, no comments at all for my last several blogs. So, I am wondering if these folks are still around: PistolPete SDaniels Cuddlefish MsGrant ...

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