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After Gays, who will be the next legal targets?
INSIGHTS - The CA Supreme Court hearings on PROP 8 have concluded. "In the meantime, we wait - and California's 18,000 same-sex couples, legally married before Prop. 8 passed and threatened their marriages, wonder when they will ever live free from discrimination. Never, if Ken Starr, lead attorney for Prop. 8, has his way. He essentially argued that a simple majority of the people has the right to change the constitution, even if the change is unwise." By K. B. Gressitt, Fallbrook, CA Read More

Socalized Medicine: The Time has come
INSIGHTS - By James O. GoldsboroughSixteen years after Bill and Hillary Clinton tried to create a health care system with universal coverage, Barack Obama is back at it. He wants to avoid the mistakes the Clintons made, but leaves no doubt his goal is the same: to bring down healthcare costs and create a system where all Americans have health insurance. It's a tough time to introduce reforms more sweeping than anything since the New Deal. Read More

Event Reminders:

CPUC Public Hearings on Power Lines & Wildfires
Tuesday, 03/17/2009
These are important and necessary opportunities to affect the CA Public Utilities Commission's oversight of SDG&E, SoCal Edison, and other utilties in making their power lines and operations less risky for wildfire. Please plan to SHOW UP in San Diego or L.A.-By Martha Sullivan and Diane Conklin.

Peace March Marks Sixth Anniversary of Iraq War
Saturday, 03/21/2009
The SDCPJ will be sponsoring a March and Rally in San Diego on the 6th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Featured Speaker: Cindy Sheehan, music by Danielle LoPresti.

Third Wed. Readings at Grossmont Barnes & Noble
Wednesday, 03/18/2009
March 18, 7:30pm: Third WEDNESDAY Poetry at Grossmont Center Barnes & Noble in La Mesa will feature Elizabeth Iannici & Brendon Constantine.

Greg Rubin lecture: Let's Go Native
Thursday, 03/19/2009
Join our local native plant guru Greg Rubin for this