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The cost of prevailing wage to the construction industry

When a so-called policy group stakes out a position, at the very least one would expect the position to stem from an accurate foundation. A group calling itself Smart Cities Prevail, on a website with that name, fails that simple test.

September 3, 2015

Celebrating 45 years of service to seniors in poverty

Serving Seniors, one of San Diego’s cornerstone nonprofit organizations, is celebrating 45 years of helping low-income seniors live healthy and independent lives.

September 3, 2015

What young lawyers can do about incivility in law practice

Each day, the news media confront us with a new, bizarre permutation of Americans' incivility to one another.

September 1, 2015

Another end for local publishers

There have been several testimonials already printed about the end of the print edition of The Daily Transcript under the direction of Publisher Bob Loomis and the Revelle family.

August 31, 2015

Requiem for a heavyweight

Rod Serling, Army veteran of numerous pitched battles during WW II in the South Pacific, earned his overdue recognition as a thoughtful writer with the timeless drama of an aging heavyweight fighter facing the end of his career.

August 31, 2015

San Diego: Opportunities lost or untapped potential?

For the first 17 years of my life I lived in Naperville, Ill., a town so small —about 5,000 people in the late 1940’s — that our two-party home telephone number was 14. Answering an on-line security question today about your first phone number simply does not compute when the entire number is 14!

August 31, 2015

Federal regulators look as bad as state PUC

For many years before formal investigations by both state and federal authorities began, it was clear the California Public Utilities Commission consistently favored big utility companies over consumers at every opportunity.

August 31, 2015

Volatile markets, stop-loss orders and goodbye

During the last week or so, the stock market has been on quite the roller coaster, trading within the range of 1,230 points and reaching as low as 15,490 on the Dow Jones industrial average.

August 28, 2015
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