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Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 55

City Times Editorial Board

September 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

There is an important budgetary bill in the upcoming election, Proposition 55. On its passage or failure depends whether Medi-Cal and education will expand or contract in the immediate future. According to the Voter Guide issued by the California Secretary of State, if it fails the state will lose $4 to $9 billion in revenue by 2018 when gains under Proposition 30 are... Read more »

Choice for $20 bill is a step in right direction

By Denise White

May 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew recently announced that there would be a historic change to the $20 bill. Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the bill, replacing Andrew Jackson, who will move to the back. “It is just absolutely beautiful to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman, because where Jackson represented the worst side of American history, Tubman represents... Read more »

Me vote? Never have, never will

Me vote? Never have, never will

May 22, 2016

I don't, won't, and never will vote! For what? Why waste my time standing in a line of what I consider a social gathering spot for senior citizens.... Read more »

Agonizing choice: attend top college?

Antonio Marquez

May 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The two hours I took to to click the "decline" button felt like an eternity of misery and tears. Since I was a kid, I always wanted to go to a university. And San Diego State University became my dream school to attend because I had the opportunity to visit the campus and imagine what I could achieve there.It made sense to me: I attended San Diego High School, San Diego City C... Read more »

What we should have been taught

What we should have been taught

April 28, 2016

I remember counting the days to my high school graduation. I was ready to start college and live on my own. Little did I know that I would encounter a ... Read more »

How basketball changed my life

Denise White

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I was only 9 the first time I played basketball. I was a shy kid and my parents encouraged me to try something new. Back then, I wasn't that good but I knew for sure that I wanted to get better.After my first season of playing in a recreational league, my dad got me a basketball hoop for the driveway. He got a legit hoop that was cemented in the ground. Everyday I practiced. Dr... Read more »

I’m a powerful ‘girly girl’

Natalie Hanson

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

There’s a lot of power in first looks. Take one first look at me, and you might immediately think, "girly girl." I am known for wearing dresses and skirs. I know this because of the few days out of the year that I wear pants, it is the first thing people who know me notice. But is there a negative connotation with being “girly,” so traditionally feminine? Or is there a powe... Read more »

Pro: $15 per hour: Fair or un-fairy tale?

Denise White

April 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law this month raising California’s mandatory minimum wage to $15 by 2022. “Economically, (raising) minimum wages may not make sense,” he said at the signing. “Morally and socially and politically, (minimum wages) make every sense because it binds the community together and makes sure that parents can take care of th... Read more »

Con: $15 per hour: Fair or un-fairy tale?

Luisa Sausedo

April 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

On April 15, 2015, thousands of fast-food employees around the country marched out of their jobs demanding an increase in pay to $15 an hour. They stressed that they could not pay their rent and feed their families on a minimum-wage salary. In my opinion, McDonald's, Burger King, and places of this nature offer start-up jobs. Many 18-year olds who want experience and want ... Read more »

Get ready to dig into your wallet

Daniel Wright Sr

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Don't think the minimum wage increase to an eventual $15 per hour will lead to a better lifestyle for the minimum-wage crowd nor change their tax bracket. The more people make, the more the cost of living goes up. Take a Big Mac, which cost 99 cents in 1978. The famous sandwich hasn't gotten any bigger or any better but today costs five times as much. Try and swallow tha... Read more »

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