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Vaccine rollout

We must get the COVID-19 vaccine to San Diegans! To me, this is the most... — Updated 1/20/2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Town-Hall can be heard online

Hello and Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday se... — Updated 1/14/2021


Back to basics

I think we can all agree, I’m glad 2020 is in the rearview mirror. As we head i... — Updated 1/7/2021


Looking ahead

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and I think we all are looking... — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story


Merry Christmas

I'm focused on reflection and gratitude this holiday season. As I reflect on the... — Updated 12/23/2020


New lockdowns

Last week, when Governor Newsom made the announcement of a new regional... — Updated 12/16/2020


Sacramento sets the rules, now they own the outcome

Has shuttering businesses and crushing livelihoods worked to control the virus?... — Updated 12/9/2020


Happy Thanksgiving

I don’t think there’s ever been a more important Thanksgiving than this... — Updated 12/2/2020


We can do both

Throughout the past seven months, I’ve tried to follow the facts and the... — Updated 11/24/2020


Purple haze over San Diego County

Seven months ago, San Diegans were asked to flatten the curve, protect our most v... — Updated 11/19/2020


It's finally over

No more TV commercials, no more opening up your mailbox to 20 different mailers... — Updated 11/10/2020


The real toll of the COVID-19 response

Every COVID-19 death is a tragedy and while we continue to fight this virus, we... — Updated 11/4/2020


The entire public health picture

As we now come upon the seventh month of lockdowns in San Diego County, I see us... — Updated 10/28/2020


Let us make our own decisions

This past Friday, I scrolled through my phone and came upon something I... — Updated 10/22/2020


Managing risks

Life is about managing risks. Every time we leave our house, there is some risk... — Updated 10/15/2020


We've lost sight

I’ve repeated this often over the last few months. We have lost sight of the... — Updated 10/8/2020

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Not good enough

A celebration is not in order. Even though San Diego County barely missed... — Updated 10/2/2020


Trying to reopen businesses

San Diego has been backed into a corner with unreasonable expectations. The... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story


The hypocrisy of COVID-19 versus economy

Everyday tens of thousands of people safely shop at big box retail and grocery... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story


Two steps forward, one step back

Let’s start with the good news. Your continued pressure has been felt in... — Updated 9/10/2020 Full story


Good news, bad news

We can start with some good news when it comes to our push to reopen San Diego. O... — Updated 9/4/2020 Full story

 By Jim Desmond    Opinion

The $177 billion project

In 2004, San Diegans voted to extend a half-cent sales tax for 40 years starting in 2008. In exchange SANDAG promised to build... — Updated 8/27/2020 Full story


Welcome to budget season

For many years, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has been criticized... — Updated 8/20/2020 Full story


Students should head back-to-school

Over the last four months there have been many unknowns regarding COVID-19, but... — Updated 8/13/2020 Full story


We have to learn to live with COVID-19

When it comes to any decisions at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, I... — Updated 8/6/2020 Full story


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