Community Commentary

Decline in local businesses a detriment to our community

I am writing to express my concerns on the decline in local businesses in the Encinitas and Carlsbad areas.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is not the question

There are many citizens polarized on the topic of proposed Bill SB277, which would require all children in public and private schools, in the state of California, to be fully immunized according to government mandated schedule. Immunization rates are right where they need to be.  So, why do we need Bill SB277?

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

Putting out tobacco, e-cigarette sales to youth

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the percentage of teens using e-cigarettes tripled from 2013 to 2014.

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

Both logic and illogic in Brown’s drought plans

There is both sense and nonsense in the $1 billion drought relief package announced by Gov. Jerry Brown in a parched Sierra Nevada Mountains meadow that usually is covered in deep snow on the date Brown walked through it.

Increase water conservation as supply cutbacks loom

The April 1 snow survey in the Sierra Nevada showed just 5 percent of the average snowpack — a record low since measurements began in 1950. It was an ominous sign: Four years into drought, California will get virtually no runoff this summer to augment stored water reserves.

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

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