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Graduation ceremonies for young and old

While graduation ceremonies can occur during almost any season, we are typically smothered with graduates in the late spring and early summer. For many, this is a time that reminds us of the next steps in our lives. For others, no kind of graduation ever occurs.

June 30, 2015

TSA is failing us

Homeland Security personnel ran a test a few weeks ago to determine how effective the screening is at U.S. airports. The results were dismal. The Transportation Security Administration failed to detect fake guns, bomb parts, and explosives in 67 out of the 70 attempts, failing 95 percent of the time.

June 29, 2015

Enclave Sorrento provides fine example of renovating office property

Repositioning and renovations continue to outpace new construction starts for office space in San Diego. CREW San Diego members and guests experienced first-hand Sorrento Mesa’s largest office technology property renovation to date, Enclave Sorrento, when CREW hosted an educational forum and tour at the newly completed campus, 9808 and 9868 Scranton Road.

June 29, 2015

Despite public approval, ‘split roll’ vote unlikely

Firm Republican opposition to tinkering of any kind with 1978’s Proposition 13 is one reason voters may get no chance next year to decide whether or not to tax commercial and industrial land and buildings more than residential property.

June 29, 2015

A Greek default would sting but not burn

Tuesday is the deadline for the debt-financing agreement with Greece. There has been a lot of talk and worry about this and as I said a few years ago when this was a problem, Greece is a country that is not even the size of New Jersey.

June 26, 2015

The matter of perspective

A friend of mine recently learned that she had stage 1 breast cancer. Surgery now complete, chemotherapy is next.

June 26, 2015

Apprenticeship grads advance into promising futures

Some 50 proud apprentices and craft trainees celebrated the culmination of many years of hard work, graduating with their apprenticeship and trainee certificates this month from the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Training program in San Diego, as proud family and friends looked on.

June 26, 2015

50-year-old San Diego Opera finds new life

What began as a finale for San Diego Opera ended with a successful 50th anniversary season propelling the company to a new life.

June 25, 2015
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