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Here are some readers’ recent thoughts on the issues:

Lewis Achen:

The only reason I have not dropped my subscription to U-T San Diego is that my wife, age 91, enjoys the bridge column and TV schedules. I too am nauseated by publisher Doug Manchester’s right-wing prejudices and religious fervor permeating his version of the news. I get the Los Angeles Times on weekends to find relief.

Alberta Gittelsohn:

We have just canceled our subscription to U-T San Diego, fed up with its biased coverage and outrageous editorials. We are now subscribing to the Los Angeles Times and hope this website will help in covering things “San Diego.”

Kerri De Rosier, president of Point Loma High School Instrumental Music Band Boosters:

Well even though we fought heavily again to retain our teachers, we now have, thanks to Proposition S:

• A brand new weight/fitness room

• A brand new music center with state-of-the-art equipment

• A newly turfed football stadium field

• An upcoming ribbon-cutting for a motion picture building

• Plans for a new concessions area and bathrooms behind the stadium

Of course, athletic boosters are paying for a trainer to staff the weight room and support all the teams. Only football gets a “certified” trainer. Band boosters are continuing to raise funds for instruments, music, uniforms, buses, coaches, etc. Let’s not forget: school is free. Somehow, we’re expected to support programs without asking for help from the school district.

So we feel fortunate to have these new spaces, but there are strings attached to their ongoing staffing and maintenance.


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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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