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The big reason water bond will pass: It should

The outcome is rarely certain when state government asks voter permission to spend $7.5 billion of the taxpayers’ money, but it’s also unusual for a ballot proposition to win as wide a range of support as Proposition 1 already had more than a month before the Nov. 4 Election Day.

October 14, 2014

The mystery of the ‘recycled’ iPhones

Ever wonder what happens to the used iPhones being bought by companies such as Gazelle or San Diego’s EcoATM? When I met with the CEO of EcoATM in June, she was reluctant to answer the question, saying it was confidential.

October 13, 2014

Halloween aside, October isn't a scary month

Here we are in October and the market is up and down. It feels kind of scary, a little scarier than Halloween.

October 10, 2014

Leadership and negative emotions

Psychology accelerates its advances in understanding human behavior through new methods of nondestructively measuring mental processes. With each new finding, the inescapable conclusion is that the mind, body and environment are an interactive system that cannot be understood in parts.

October 10, 2014

Why Democrats will keep a lock on California

It was lawbreaking, both proven and alleged, that ended the Democrats’ supermajority in the state Senate. Republicans and their efforts had nothing to do with it.

October 10, 2014

Rethinking the tradition of tips

Ever leave a tip?

October 8, 2014

Ebola, electronic medical records and Epic Systems

A Dallas hospital's bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company?

October 8, 2014

Teacher tenure becomes a key campaign issue

For three months, the time bomb that is the Vergara vs. California court decision lurked in the background as two of this fall’s major political contests gradually took shape.

October 7, 2014

Vancouver, San Diego seen side by side

My wife and I recently spent a few days in Vancouver, British Columbia. The city proper is about half the size of the city of San Diego, but it seems to be dealing with issues similar to ours.

October 7, 2014
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