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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 […]

Guest Editorial: Putting a face on what repeal of health care law looks like

By Rep. Susan A. Davis Opponents of the Affordable Care Act took a major step closer toward repealing the law last month. Republicans, with Democrats unified in opposition, passed a budget resolution that will allow the repeal of the health care law with just 51 votes in the Senate. Within hours of assuming office, President […]

Guest editorial: Five tips for shopping for the Covered California health plan that best fits you

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Editorial, Featured, Guest Editorial, Opinion | 1 Comment

By Covered California staff With Covered California’s three-month open-enrollment period starting Nov. 1, it’s a great time to shop for the best fit for your health coverage. During Covered California open enrollment, which runs through Jan. 31, consumers can choose among 11 name-brand health insurance plans that offer high-quality and affordable coverage.

Guest editorial: What parents need to know about opioid abuse

By Dr. George Koumaras  For many teens, their first exposure to prescription painkillers is when they have their wisdom teeth pulled. However, this rite of passage and the painkillers prescribed to manage the post-surgery discomfort may be the gateway to other problems such as the addiction potential of opioids. Morphine, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet or codeine […]

Guest editorial: East County church opens hearts, minds and doors

By Hillary Whittington Last Sunday, the pastor at Foothills United Methodist Church in East County took a leap of faith when they decided to present my family’s story to the congregation. I nervously wondered how the conservative and very traditional members of this church would react to our YouTube video being played during the service […]