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SYLVIA'S SOAPBOX: SUPPORT COMMUNITY GARDENS

 

Petition calls on City to help residents start community gardens

By Sylvia Hampton

 

August 3, 2010 (San Diego) -- I remember the Victory Gardens promoted by the government during WWII. Foods like sugar, butter, milk, cheese, eggs, coffee, meat and canned goods were rationed to assure enough supplies for the soldiers. Labor and transportation shortages made it hard to harvest and move fruits and vegetables to market. So the government asked citizens to plant "Victory Gardens."

SYLVIA'S SOAPBOX: THE GOOD IDEA FOR HEALTHCARE FROM REPUBLICANS--& HOW IT GOT TURNED ON ITS HEAD

 

 

By Sylvia Hampton

 

March 7, 2010 (San Diego)--When the health reform discussion turned into a three ring circus last summer on the wave of words and statements like “death panels will kill granny,” an important fact got lost in the shuffle. The idea for family counseling programs with doctors on end-of-life care was brought forth by the insurance companies and added to the mix by a Republican congressman. It made so much sense to the Democrats that they included it in the bill.

SYLVIA'S SOAPBOX: SCHOOLS DEAL WITH DIRTY DANCING, AMONG OTHER THINGS

 

By Sylvia Hampton

 

November 7, 2009 (San Diego)--Every parent and school official in the nation, upon reading about the gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl outside her homecoming dance by boys and men from age 15 to 21, was shocked and outraged. Who was responsible? Where did she get the liquor? Why was she allowed to leave the campus in a drunken state? Where were her friends? Who do we blame? How can we prevent these things from happening? And those boys and men. Where do these creatures come from?

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