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Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]

Guest Editorial: Protect teens from ‘Summer Slide’

By Tom Cesarini For teens, the summer season is often associated with carefree days of family vacations, part-time jobs, and hanging out with friends. Shelving the schoolbooks and curbing academic learning during the summer, however, can create a significant learning loss that can potentially affect students for years. It’s called the “summer slide.”

Guest Editorial: Yes, we need a wall — between local police and federal immigration enforcement

By Norma Chavez-Peterson [Editor’s Note: This op-ed was first published on June 8, 2017 to the Voice of San Diego website.] A few years ago, a San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy walked into a liquor store in Vista to deliver a letter on new synthetic drug policies. He asked the man behind the counter, who […]

Letters to the editor – April 28, 2017

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Featured, Letters to the editor, Opinion | No Comments

Keeping residents uninformed The Strategic Planning Workshop (this year held on March 23) is arguably the City Council’s most important public meeting of the year. Police, Fire and city employees are always well represented, but few residents are in attendance. The city does little to promote civic engagement. If anything, it actively discourages community involvement […]

SB 54 will bring unintended consequences

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Opinion | No Comments

By Senator Joel Anderson California’s sanctuary state bill will expose more dreamers and their families to possible deportation. SB 54 by Senator Kevin de Leon (D – Los Angeles) aims to build on existing state law, the TRUST Act, which prohibits local law enforcement from detaining undocumented immigrants in order for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement […]