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Vote Yes on Prop 21

If only our state’s budget were as pristine and inspiring as its parks. Imagine vast expanses of green, flowing cash as far as the eye can see, enough to pay for all kinds of awesome projects like better schools and functioning public transportation. Yeah…well, at least we’ll always have our state parks to go relax …

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Let Children Speak For Themselves

I want to express deep gratitude to all of you who attended the California Fish & Game Commission meeting yesterday to speak up for a healthy coast, as well as everyone who has supported the Marine Life Protection Act process at every step of the way. Thanks to you we are on the right road …

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Explore the Underwater World

www.matthewmeierphoto.com “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when it clearly should be named Ocean.”— Sir Arthur C. Clarke Imagine exploring another world just beneath the surface of the ocean. As you enter the blue water you see sunlight streaming through majestic stalks of giant kelp and know you are in for a great dive. …

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Can you imagine California without its parks?

  Last weekend a close friend and I sat on the banks of a pristine glacial lake along the John Muir Trail, 12,000 feet above the madness of human development. In reverent silence we reflected on the magnificence of the park and our debt of gratitude to those who fought to protect it. Can you …

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Please eat this fish to extinction

    Please eat this fish to extinction. What an interesting idea. Personally I’ve never tried lionfish, but word on the street is that it is quite delectable. Lionfish are an invasive species (and aggressive predator) to the Atlantic. And to keep them from chomping their way to domination, NOAA developed an “Eat Lionfish” campaign. …

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Vote with your fork

A lot of people these days want to feel a sense of place in the things they eat. Whether they do it for culinary or environmental reasons, there’s a growing demand in San Diego for locally sourced food. You can easily find local citrus and squash at your neighborhood farmer’s market, but things get a …

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