The latest news on the Minimum Wage initiative in San Diego

San Diego Mayor Faulconer stands up against the current initiative to increase Minimim Wage in San Diego at his press conference this morning at City Hall. Pictured behind him (left) Laurie Edwards-Tate  President At Your Home Familycare joins other concerned members of the Small Business Coalition.

San Diego Mayor Faulconer stands up against the current initiative to increase Minimim Wage in San Diego at his press conference at City Hall.
Pictured behind him (left) Laurie Edwards-Tate President At Your Home Familycare joins other concerned members of the Small Business Coalition.

UT San Diego:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/18/san-diego-veto-minimum-wage-hike-referendum/

CNN Money:

http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/18/news/economy/san-diego-minimum-wage/

NBC San Diego:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-City-Minimum-Wage-Ballot-Measure-Petition-Drive-271731041.html

NBC San Diego:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Small-Business-Owners-Make-Last-Minute-Plea-Against-Minimum-Wage-Hike-271712881.html

KPBS:

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/aug/18/san-diego-council-vote-minimum-wage-veto/

San Diego 6:

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/City-Council-considers-overriding-mayors-veto-of-new-minimum-wage-271682481.html

Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/us-usa-wage-sandiego-idUSKBN0GI21Z20140818

Times of San Diego:

http://timesofsandiego.com/opinion/2014/08/18/gloria-dont-sign-minimum-wage-petition-override-veto/

KCRA (Sacramento):

http://www.kcra.com/news/san-diego-to-adopt-1150-hourly-minimum-wage/27593528#!bGbghV

Voice of San Diego:

http://voiceofsandiego.org/2014/08/18/two-big-city-issues-in-need-of-a-decider/

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08/18/2014 18:00:17

FOX 5 News at 6:00pm (News)

… step closer to bigger paychecks… the city council voted today to overturn mayor kevin faulconer’s veto on raising the minimum fox 5′s sharon chen beach where some in the business community are already planning to fight back. >> from what we understand the business community …

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08/18/2014 18:09:15

NBC 7 News at 6 (News)

… council voted today to override mayor kevin faulconer’s veto of the minimum wage, meaning it goes up to $9.75 an hour. or does it? artie ojeda has more. >> megan, the business leaders are not about to go down without a fight. …

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08/18/2014 18:35:35

CBS News 8 at 6:30PM (News)

… council voted today to override mayor kevin faulconer’s veto of an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage. argued the wage increase will be bad for business, but several councilmembers disagreed. cbs news 8′s jeff zevely is live on harbor island with what happens next, and why one councilmember defending her position by “doing the math.” if opponents of …

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08/18/2014 18:02:15

10News at 6PM (News)

… 10news dot com.there are all indications tonight that the battle over san diego’s minimum today the city council voted to override the mayor’s veto of the minimum wage hike, and now both sides are bracing for a battle. new at 6, new at 6, the mudslinging begins… why both sides of the issue are crying foul tonight. 10news reporter allison ash is referendum is on.yes it is, and …

Hitting the road by eating healthy on the great American road trip

Photo courtesy of Carissa Rogers/Flickr

Photo courtesy of Carissa Rogers/Flickr

Road trips are a summertime vacation tradition for many Americans.

Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular travel times each year.

There is no denying the freedom, fun, flexibility and cost-savings offered by a road trip.

It is as American as the pioneering spirit and covered wagons.

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America ranks third highest country worldwide with Alzheimer’s

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The United States ranks third among 192 countries assessed for the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, according to World Health Rankings. Only Finland and Iceland have higher incidents of the disease.

Alzheimer’s is also the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. preceded in order by heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lung disease and accidents.

Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading cause of death for Americans age 65 and older.

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The latest news on the proposed San Diego Minimum Wage Ordinance

San Diego Business Journal:

http://sdbj.com/news/2014/aug/10/mayor-faulconer-vetoes-minimum-wage-gloria-believe/

 

San Diego News Room:

http://sandiegonewsroom.com/politics-government/san-diego/1236-faulconer-vetoes-minimum-wage-ordinance

News on the Minimum Wage Ordinance in San Diego

UT San Diego:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/08/mayor-minimumwage-veto-overturn/

UT Editorial:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/08/san-diego-mayor-faulconer-veto-minimum-wage/

KPBS:

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/aug/08/mayor-vetoes-san-diego-minimum-wage-increase-counc/

10 News:

http://www.10news.com/news/faulconer-to-veto-minimum-wage-ordinance

San Diego 6:

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/Mayor-Faulconer-vetoes-Council-approved-minimum-wage-ordinance-270544831.html

NBC 7:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics/San-Diego-Minimum-Wage-Mayor-Veto-270501431.html

CBS 8:

http://www.cbs8.com/story/26233693/mayor-vetoes-city-council-wage-proposal

KUSI: http://www.kusi.com/story/26237500/minimum-wage-plan-vetoed-by-mayor

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Kevin Faulconer on KGTV-SD (ABC) – San Diego, CA

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08/08/2014 18:58:56

ABC World News With Diane Sawyer (News)

… copeland. san diegans hoping for a hike in the minimum wage, will have to wait a while longer. mayor kevin faulconer vetoed the pay hike today.

10news reporter steve fiorina is live downtown… and steve — this isn’t the final word on the matter. > >this could impact 200,000 people those working at fast food outlets and mom & pop stores thru-out the city. …

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08/08/2014 23:15:13

10News at 11PM (News)

… look at this this receipt. it includes a 35 – cent “minimum wage fee”.

we won’t see something like that in san diego if mayor kevin faulconer has his way. today he vetoed the minimum wage increase that had passed the city council. faulconer says it would put san diego small businesses at a disadvantage against neighboring cities. but 10news talked with several workers who say they’re barely …

Mayor Vetoes City Council Wage Proposal

NEWS RELEASE

Ordinance threatens employment opportunities for hard working San Diegans

San Diego, CA – Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer vetoed the City Council’s wage proposal and released the following message:

San Diego is at its best when everyone has the opportunity to find employment and pursue the American Dream. I have vetoed City Council Ordinance O-2015-11 REV. because it threatens these opportunities, making it harder for San Diegans to find work.

Just like our own health, our local economy needs balance and moderation to flourish and prosper. This ordinance weakens San Diego’s ability to create and retain jobs by putting heavier burdens on small businesses compared to nearby cities, permanently tipping the scales to the disadvantage of San Diegans seeking employment.

The timing and scope of this regulation willfully ignores recent legislation passed at the State Capitol. Local workers are already receiving a pay increase regardless of this ordinance; California workers will see a 25 percent raise over the next three years through a wage bill signed by Governor Brown. The City Council’s proposed ordinance will add an increase on top of that – resulting in a combined 44 percent increase just in San Diego, with annual escalations every year in perpetuity that go well beyond the state’s plan. This ordinance will create new costs unique to San Diego, jeopardizing small businesses and the hard working families they employ.

The family-owned grocery stores, mom-and-pop restaurants and neighborhood boutiques that San Diegans love will be hardest hit. Some large-scale chains are better equipped to absorb the added expense. It’s the shops owned by our fellow San Diegans – the local success stories that bring our community pride – that are at risk. Add on top of that the chilling effect this could have on entrepreneurs who want to start a new business in San Diego.

The City Council’s authority stops at the city limits, but the principles of economics do not. As job creators leave for other cities without anti-business legislation, San Diegans will be deprived of jobs and economic advancement. Unfortunately, the jobs this ordinance seeks to affect could be the first to disappear.

As Mayor, it is my job to cultivate an atmosphere that creates economic opportunities for all San Diegans. Working families and the small businesses that they power are the backbone of our economy, and City leaders should be doing everything they can to ensure they succeed.

This ordinance unfairly pits working families and our city against economic realities that will make it even harder for San Diego to thrive.

I cannot support putting the brakes on our economy. I believe we can and must work together in unison – workers, businesses and government – to move San Diego forward.

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San Diego Mayor Faulconer Press Conference

San Diego Mayor Faulconer stands up against the current initiative to increase Minimim Wage in San Diego at his press conference this morning at City Hall.

San Diego Mayor Faulconer stands up against the current initiative to increase Minimim Wage in San Diego at his press conference this morning at City Hall. Pictured behind him (left) Laurie Edwards-Tate  President At Your Home Familycare joins other concerned members of the Small Business Coalition.

Pictured behind him (left) Laurie Edwards-Tate President At Your Home Familycare joins other concerned members of the Small Business Coalition.

 

Alzheimer’s strikes while family caregivers cope

Flickr/Tim & Selena Middleton

Flickr/Tim & Selena Middleton

Learning that a loved one is stricken with Alzheimer’s can be tremendously shocking.

Though it’s possible that an explanation for unusual behaviors and personality changes provides some understanding and relief, when Alzheimer’s unexpectedly strikes a loved one, it is ultimately devastating.

Once a formal diagnosis is a certainty, there is no denying the truth.

Once the reality of Alzheimer’s presence has been accepted, it becomes difficult to watch a loved one in the throes of a horrible neurological disease which is progressive and incurable.

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The latest news in the San Diego minimum wage battle aired on KUSI

The latest news on the Minimum Wage debacle in San Diego!

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Alzheimer’s can affect the brightest among us: Moderate to late stages

07-29-14_RonaldReaganWhen beloved late President Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, died at age 93 from pneumonia and complications from Alzheimer’s disease in 2004, the world was devastated.

Officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, according to Wikipedia, late President Reagan notified our nation in a letter written in his own hand, “I have recently been told I am one of the millions of American who will be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease…I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life.”

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