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John Riley Project

Pursue Happiness. John Riley discusses San Diego news stories and interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers. Topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in the San Diego metropolitan area.

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Fernando Garcia, San Diego City Council Candidate, District 9
Fernando Garcia returns to the JRP Podcast Studio. Fernando is a candidate for San Diego City Council District 9. We discuss a range of issues affecting San Diego including: Homelessness Housing (SB10, high density, ADUs) Energy (SDG&E, solar) Mass Transit (SANDAG, EVs, busses, trolley) Election Reform (Rank Choice Voting, Democracy Dollars) For more information about Fernando Garcia: https://www.garciaforsandiego.com/ Recorded Friday, January 12, 2024. #SanDiego #fernandogarcia #homelessness #housing #sb10 #adu #sdge #solar #energy #masstransit #sandag #ev #trolly #rankchoicevoting #rcv #salestax #democracydollars #andrewyang #seanelorivera Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
100:47 14/01/2024
Poway 2023 Year in Review, 2024 Outlook
We take a look at some of the big news stories in Poway in 2023 and plans for 2024. Topics include The Farm, Life Time Fitness, Homelessness, Traffic Safety, water, hate litter, Poway Community Foundation, and more. Got a question or comment? Drop your take in the live chat on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. It’s Wednesday, January 10, 2024. This is what John Riley thinks. Relevant Articles: 2023 Year in Review: Top news stories in Poway https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-12-27/the-farm-residential-development-proposes-160-homes-and-amenities Look Ahead: Poway leaders see challenges and opportunities for the city in 2024 https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2024-01-03/challenges-and-opportunities-ahead-for-city-of-poway-in-2024 San Diego Community Forum Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers San Diego Sales Tax Increase Poway Housing Development Elizabeth Warren Wants More Housing #SanDiego #poway #stevevaus #caylinfrank #brianpeppin #salestax #lifetimefitness #anitaedmondson #peterdehoff #elizabethwarrent #infrastructure Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
102:09 11/01/2024
San Diego Most Expensive City in USA, San Diego Sales Tax Hike?, Govt takeover of SDGE?, Poway News
What's new in San Diego? Lots of things! In one study San Diego was ranked as the most expensive city to live in the United States. Surprised? San Diego officials are considering a sales tax increase. We remember the 20-year anniversary of the Cedar Fire. Plus, new developments in the Poway Life Time Fitness controversy. Got a comment or question? Drop your take in the livestream on Facebook or YouTube. It’s Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: San Diego is the Most Expensive City to Live in USA.  Surprised? https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/paradise-at-a-price/san-diego-is-the-nations-most-expensive-city-to-live-in/509-c89305d5-9ecf-451a-b530-d42fd357de75 San Diego Leaders Consider Sales Tax Increase. They want to make San Diego more expensive. https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/san-diego-city-consider-sales-tax-hike-november-2024-ballot/509-9273498d-80bb-4307-8487-7086de6156f7 Cedar Fire 20 Year Anniversary. We remember and consider the impact on housing. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2023-10-22/san-diego-housing-building-standards-cedar-fire San Diego Socialists Want to Socialize SDG&E. This won’t solve the problem. https://voiceofsandiego.org/2023/10/25/ballot-measure-forming-to-push-out-sdge-create-public-utility/ Poway Community Meeting for Life Time Fitness. Likely Heading to 2024 Ballot. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-10-23/poway-residents-seek-to-hear-facts-about-plans-for-life-time-fitness-center Poway Needs to Change Its Motto. “City in the Country” no longer applies. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/story/2023-10-18/our-readers-write Anti-Trump podcaster Fired from Government Job. This is a First Amendment Violation. https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2023/10/17/san-diego-woman-i-was-forced-from-government-job-over-anti-trump-podcast/ San Diego Community Forum California Elections Rigged? FDA spreading false information about vaping. Should Poway put in an Applebee’s instead of a Raising Cane’s? How different are Republicans and Democrats? #SanDiego #poway #raisingcanes #stevevaus #caylinfrank #brianpeppin #stevegarvey #salestax #cedarfire #scrippsranch #sdge #socialism #lifetimefitness #trump #1A Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
93:20 26/10/2023
San Diego News Update Oct 11: Poway Raising Canes, San Marcos Bike Park, Joe Biden Junk Fees
In this week's John Riley Project, we discuss the proposed Raising Canes on Poway Rd, the plans for the San Marcos Bike Park, a teacher quitting her job and making 50% more at Costco, Steve Garvey running for Senate, and Biden's War on Junk Fees. It’s Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Poway Raising Cane over Raising Canes Chicken Restaurant The Poway City Council gave their thumbs up to a chicken restaurant replacing a vacant lot. Some Poway locals are upset. They say it makes Poway less walkable and encourages more carbon emissions. Will these people ever be happy? Who should decide what gets built on private property? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-10-09/city-council-supports-adding-a-raising-canes-restaurant-on-poway-road San Marcos Bike Park Great move by San Marcos to transform an empty lot in a city park into a bike park with berms and jumps for riders of all skill levels. https://thecoastnews.com/new-bike-park-coming-to-bradley-park-in-san-marcos/ Teacher Quits Job to Work at Costco, Make 50% More A teacher was unfulfilled in her job and still feeling stress from teaching through the pandemic. She decided she had enough and went to work at Costco. Now she makes 50% more than she did as a teacher. Why don’t teachers make more money? Should you seek fulfillment from your job? https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/business/money-report/31-year-old-quit-her-teaching-job-now-she-works-at-costco-and-boosted-her-income-by-50-ive-never-been-happier/3310031/ Steve Garvey Makes it Official. He’s Running for Senate in CA. The Garv is officially getting into politics. Does a Republican have a chance in California? I doubt it. But it’s interesting to me when sports and politics intersect. https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2023/10/10/former-padres-star-steve-garvey-enters-race-for-us-senate-as-a-republican/ President Biden and FTC to Crack Down on Junk Fees Who likes junk fees? You know, those extra “convenience fees” that are added to your price for concert tickets, sporting events, hotel rooms and rental cars. Biden and the FTC want to make junk fees illegal. But isn’t the government the worst offender? https://www.10news.com/ftc-proposes-ban-on-junk-fees-to-put-end-to-hidden-charges San Diego Community Forum California Bullet Train $20/hr. minimum wage Are Republicans and Democrats significantly different? Should I think unions for my lunch break? Or do I decide? #SanDiego #poway #raisingcanes #stevevaus #caylinfrank #brianpeppin #chriscruse #sanmarcos #bmx #bikepark #pumptrack #teacherpay #costco #fulfillment #stevegarvey #diannefeinstein #adamschiff #barbaralee #katieporter #biden #ftc #junkfees Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/
77:23 11/10/2023
San Diego News Update Oct 4: Sports Arena Housing, El Cajon Granny Flats, Escondido Cannabis
The Midway Rising project at the site of the San Diego Sports Arena has changed their plan on housing and San Diego City Council representatives are angry! We also discuss El Cajon ADUs, Escondido Cannabis, new CA Senator Laphonza Butler, and Gavin Newsom vetoing UE benefits for striking workers. It’s Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Midway Rising Dumps Middle Income Homes, Hotel The San Diego Sports Arena construction project now has a few changes. Due to mortgage rates and other economic conditions, they are dropping 2,500 “middle income” housing units and replacing them with “market rate” housing. What do you think? Is this a betrayal of the deal made with the City of San Diego? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-10-02/midway-rising-scraps-hotel-and-middle-income-homes-from-sports-arena-project El Cajon Housing Crisis Fix? Mayor Bill Wells and the City Council have a plan to expand Granny Flats, aka Accessory Dwelling Units. This should be a great program to provide more affordable housing, right? Their plan will only benefit 6 property owners. Why not just deregulate construction? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/el-cajon/story/2023-10-02/el-cajon-approves-600-000-for-adu-loan-program-to-increase-affordable-living-options California Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes Unemployment Pay for Striking Workers Should striking workers be eligible for Unemployment Benefits? Gavin Newsom vetoed a plan to do just that, but not for the reasons you might think. https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2023/09/30/gov-newsom-vetoes-bill-offering-unemployment-pay-to-strikers/ Escondido Considers Cannabis Tax, Hotel Tax, Parcel Tax There is trouble with the City of Escondido’s budget. They need to raise revenue and/or reduce expenses to erase their structural deficit. The city is conducting a survey to see if locals would consider allowing cannabis dispensaries so the city can enjoy a special tax. They are also considering a Transient Occupancy Tax and a Parcel Tax. Escondido voters have already rejected a Sales Tax increase. https://thecoastnews.com/escondido-survey-to-gauge-public-interest-in-cannabis-other-taxes/ Laphonza Butler to replace Dianne Feinstein as California Senator Laphonza who? This progressive activist has been appointed by Gavin Newsom to replace the recently deceased Dianne Feinstein. It seems that we hear she is Black, a woman, and LGTBQ well before we understand her background and experience. What exactly should qualify a candidate for this position? https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/california/calmatters/how-laphonza-butler-could-reshape-californias-senate-race/509-e5a18788-0d58-43a0-b78c-e252d108d608 San Diego Community Forum California Bullet Train $20/hr minimum wage Government Grocery Stores Automation Thomas Sowell San Diego Taxi vs Uber #SanDiego #midwayrising #sportsarena #marnivonwilpert #elcajon #grannyflat #adu #billwells #uber #yellowcab #minimumwage #california #fastfood #bullettrain #gavinnewsom #unemployment #escondido #cannabis #danewhite #gavinnewsom #diannefeinstein #laphonzabutler #barbaralee #katieporter #adamschiff #poway Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube,
86:27 04/10/2023
San Diego News Update Sep 27: SANDAG scraps mileage tax, Uber & Yellow Cab, Fast Food Minimum Wage
We break down San Diego and national news stories here in the John Riley Project. Topics include the SANDAG mileage tax, Uber, public restrooms, minimum wage for fast food, CA Bullet Train update, Target shutting down stores, Amazon monopoly?, and the looming Government Shutdown. Got a question or comment? You can drop your take in the live chat on Facebook or YouTube to get involved in the San Diego Community Forum. It’s Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: SANDAG Mileage Tax Scrapped Voters opposed this privacy intrusion and higher cost of living from SANDAG. Elected politicians listened. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-09-22/the-people-hate-this-san-diego-leaders-vote-to-forgo-road-user-charge-in-future-transportation-plans Uber and San Diego Yellow Cab Taxi Join Forces Capitalism is more about cooperation than competition. This partnership is a win for both companies and consumers that need a ride. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-09-26/call-an-uber-in-san-diego-and-you-may-get-a-taxi I Need a Bathroom… NOW! A San Diego technology company, Rest Space, has come up with an app that gives you access to private restrooms while in downtown San Diego or on the road. It’s like Airbnb, but for restrooms. https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/bathroom-rental-app-aims-to-make-it-easier-to-find-restrooms-in-downtown-san-diego/ California Politicians are Considering an Increase of the Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers What do you think of a $20 minimum wage just for fast food workers? Local economists in San Diego offer their opinions. So does John. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-09-22/econometer-should-the-minimum-wage-for-fast-food-workers-be-raised California Bullet Train Update 15 years later, still a boondoggle. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/2023-09-27/california-bullet-train-2008-business-plan-high-speed-rail-subsidies Target Shutting Down Stores due to Crime Shoplifting is becoming a national sport. Now Target is opting out of communities where they are getting ripped off. Can you blame them? https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2023/09/26/target-to-shut-9-stores-across-4-states-including-ca-amid-rising-retail-crime/ Federal Government Suing Amazon Is Amazon a monopoly? Should they be broken up? Or is Jeff Bezos an American hero? https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ftc-faces-big-test-in-amazon-suit-alleging-its-retail-site-is-illegal-monopoly-162915306.html Are they really going to Shut Down the Federal Government? No. It’s all political theater. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/shutdown-countdown-us-congress-has-four-days-fund-government-2023-09-27 San Diego Community Forum Govt grocery stores Pledge of allegiance Gas prices and EVs. Andrew Yang self-driving trucks #SanDiego #sandag #mileagetax #evs #electricvehicles #uber #yellowcab #capitalism #restspace #publicrestrooms #minimumwage #california #fastfood #bullettrain #gavinnewsom #amazon #ftc #jeffbezos #joebiden #kevinmccarthy Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts.
96:36 27/09/2023
San Diego News Update Sept 22: Gas Prices, Water Rates, Coach Prime/Blenders, Self Driving Trucks
Can you believe these San Diego gas prices? It’s over $6/gallon. Who is to blame for this mess? It’s expensive to live in San Diego. Water rates are going up 20%. Don’t get me started on housing prices in America’s Finest City! We also discuss Coach Prime’s deal with Blenders Eyewear in Pacific Beach, Poway Politics, self-driving trucks, government run grocery stores and the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s Friday, September 22, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: $6/gallon – San Diego gas prices It’s insane what gas costs these days. How are you coping with this? Is there a way to avoid it all? Yes, there is! John will show you the way. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-09-20/its-just-ridiculous-san-diego-gas-prices-near-6-a-gallon San Diego Water Rates going up 20% The San Diego Dept of Water is in chaos. Their billing system is a shambles. The infrastructure is crumbling. Plus, they need more money for their Pure Water initiative. Rates are going up and people are really upset. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/local/story/2023-09-19/council-oks-san-diego-water-rate-hikes-of-almost-20-percent Pacific Beach Entrepreneur cashing in on deal with Coach Prime Imagine selling sunglasses one at a time, barely getting by, and then suddenly sales are up 1000%. That’s what happened to Chase Fisher when he signed a deal with Coach Prime in Colorado. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sports-columnists/story/2023-09-19/blenders-sunglasses-pacific-beach-deion-sanders-colorado Poway Chieftain: Politics Harming Us Columnist Harry Levine suggests we find leaders that will avoid trying to harm the other team. Instead, he wants to see candidates that understand and recognize the Common Good. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/opinion/editorial/just-saying/story/2023-09-18/just-sayin-todays-politics-are-harming-us Driverless Trucks with a Driver Just in Case? California law makers are considering a plan that would require a human in driverless trucks. This is an example of a law that drags down progress just to protect jobs. https://www.mercurynews.com/2023/09/19/teamsters-support-bill-requiring-a-human-in-self-driving-vehicles/ Government Grocery Stores in Chicago Supermarkets are shutting down in Chicago due to theft and homelessness. Now the Mayor wants the government to get into the grocery business. https://reason.com/2023/09/20/chicago-from-stacker-of-wheat-to-stacker-of-wheat-thins/ Iowa Requires Pledge of Allegiance Is the Pledge of Allegiance anti-American? I think so. But that doesn’t stop nationalists from indoctrinating kids in schools. https://www.kwwl.com/news/politics/iowa-house-passes-bill-requiring-pledge-of-allegiance-in-schools/article_c35af84f-60dc-5523-87a3-5c31e5130c57.html San Diego Community Forum Sports talk radio at the Mighty 690 Captain Charles MacVean, Seawolf Pt Loma Gay Marriage North Park Micro Units Poway Development San Diego Vacancy Tax CA flavored tobacco ban backfire #SanDiego #homelessness #housingcrisis #poway #northpark #microunits #vacanthomes #vancouver #ptloma #gaymarriage #gasprices #waterrates #pledgeofallegiance #grocerystores #driverlesstrucks Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm ...
117:09 23/09/2023
San Diego News Update – Sept 6: Poway Road Canyonization, San Diego Housing Crisis, Pt Loma Gay Marriage, Ben Kalasho
I'm back! I took a 2-month vacation but now I am back with my San Diego Local News podcast. We will cover Poway Road Canyonization, San Diego Housing Crisis, Micro Units, Vacant Homes, Pt Loma Gay Marriage, Ben Kalasho in El Cajon, Escondido Joor Muffler Man, National City Bike Lanes, Snapdragon Stadium, CA's Flavored Tobacco Ban Backfiring and more! It’s Wednesday September 6, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Poway Road Canyonization Powegians are freaking out about all the development along Poway Rd. The 4-story Fairfield development is going in at the site of the former Poway Bowl and thrift stores. A recent letter to the editor said it was the “canyonization” of Poway Rd with tall buildings on either side. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/story/2023-08-29/our-readers-write North Park Micro Units An apartment building in North Park has an innovative approach to helping solve the San Diego Housing Crisis. Their micro units of approx. 600-800 sq ft offer an upgraded, minimalist living environment. The complex has very few parking spaces. They hope residents will use mass transit, bikes, or walking. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-08-27/micro-unit-apartment-building-north-park San Diego Vacant Homes Are evil rich people squatting on vacant homes and keeping them off the market? Well, there are 16 million vacant homes in America and only 500,000 homeless. That makes sense in the Rust Belt, but not in San Diego. Less than 1% of housing units are vacant for more than 6 months a year. Even if they were fully occupied it would barely put a dent in the housing crisis. https://sdhc.org/news-release/residential-vacancies-study-published/?fbclid=IwAR0STswGoFGw2zCkLIhpJ1kbuiL4sIFFDiz6mEHo96MDqBveJdJ4LBdbBag https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/2023-08-11/san-diego-housing-package-gloria-sb-10-homelessness-poverty Pt Loma Gay Marriage A pastor at Point Loma Nazarene University was fired from his post for disagreeing with church doctrine on gay marriage. Wait…  didn’t Christ preach about loving thy neighbor? Why is the church so slow to evolve? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/religion/story/2023-08-18/san-diego-nazarene-pastor-fired-for-same-sex-marriage-stance Ben Kalasho, former El Cajon Councilman, wanted for arrest Former El Cajon City Councilman, Ben Kalasho, is wanted by the police. He and his wife were busted for contempt of court and failed to show up for his 8-day jail sentence. This is a guy that used fake social media profiles to disparage local residents and business…  while he was on city council. He also runs the Miss Middle East USA Pageant and reportedly failed to pay the winner the prize money….  And, get this, offered another contestant a rigged win if she slept with him. Where is Dog the Bounty Hunter? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2023-09-01/arrest-warrants-issued-ben-kalasho-el-cajon Escondido Joor Muffler Man Every time I drive through Escondido I smile when I see that big statue of the guy holding the muffler. It’s a time warp to another era. The Joor Muffler Man was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning’s website. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/story/2023-09-01/joor-muffler-man-in-escondido-gets-some-national-press National City Bike Lanes More bike lanes! Hooray! Cities are evolving as suburban areas become more urban. Plus, with the e-bike revolution, more people are riding bikes. https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/national-city-looking-to-add-more-bike-lanes-with-new-master-plan/509-3c784b27-5733-4fb7-9059-58a348998c2f Snapdragon Stadium experience I went to Snapdragon Stadium for the first-time last Saturday. What a great experience! Really nice concessions, amenities, digital signage, and sight lines. The Aztecs football program deserves our support!
96:47 06/09/2023
San Diego News Update – June 28: Poway Fraud, Encinitas e-bike, Coronado Richard Bailey, SANDAG
We have lots of San Diego topics on the table including a federal fraud case in Poway, winners and losers in CA budget, the future of Coronado mayor Richard Bailey, Jim Desmond and Congestion Pricing on Freeways, and much more. It’s Wednesday June 28, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Poway Social Security Fraud A Poway man defrauded the Social Security system and the VA system of over $830,000 over 3 decades as he schemed to collect using his dead mother’s name. WTF? Crazy story. Social Security will not be solvent starting in 2034. Poway seems to be in the news for all of the wrong reasons. Gavin Newsom’s CA Budget – Winners & Losers (housing, climate, auto dealers, education) California had to spend less than they wanted due to the pending deficit. The CA budget is loaded with examples of winners and losers. Isn’t that what government policies always do? Some win at the expense of others.  Some lose, so others can win. What ever happened to free trade and win-win outcomes? Tragic Teen e-Bike Death in Encinitas Collision While we mourn the loss of a young man in an e-bike accident, we look more broadly at the innovation in the e-bike market. Could this be a solution to help cities transition from suburban to urban? Do we have enough bike lanes? Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey is Running for County Board of Supervisors Maybe you have seen Richard Bailey’s social media and direct mail messages. He has a lot to say about “The San Diego Comeback”. Why is a mayor of little ol’ Coronado commenting about issues beyond his city? Because he is running for office!  Plus we discuss some proposed tax increases under consideration. Jim Desmond and SANDAG Congestion Freeway Tax They are already planning to charge a per-mile tax for road usage. It’s not a bad idea, but it will be difficult to implement fairly. Now San Diego is considering a Congestion Tax for freeway usage to subsidize mass transit. What’s going on here? This is a tax on the many to benefit the few. Mass transit ridership is in decline, so why are we subsidizing it? Paloma Aguirre, Imperial Beach, and the Problem of Tijuana Sewage Seems this sewage problem in the South Bay has going on for decades, yet they still can’t fix it. Now the County Board of Supervisors has declared a state of emergency. San Diego congressional delegates are pushing President Biden to solve the problem. Meanwhile some beaches in Imperial Beach have been closed for a year and a half. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria: Corporate Welfare vs Road Repair Todd Gloria flip flopped. City officials and business leaders lobbied for San Diego to host a design event. Todd Gloria vowed to ensure it was privately funded. Now he is singing a different tune. He wants to use taxpayer dollars to subsidize corporations in town in order to generate more tax revenue. Should the city be run as a business? Should those resources instead be used to repair roads? San Diego Community Forum We discuss San Diego homelessness, eminent domain, Poway’s Billion Dollar Bond, Steve Garvey as a California Senator, and this kerfuffle over Democrat vs Democratic. #SanDiego #homelessness #homeless #ranchobernardo #republicans #democrats #Poway #SteveGarvey #Westwood #richardbailey #coronado #encinitas #ebikes #toddgloria #jimdesmond #sandag #congestiontax #tijuana #sewege #imperialbeach #socialsecurity #babyformula #tariffs #education JRP0324 Relevant Links: A Poway man’s mother died in 1990. He accepted $830K of benefits in her name for 32 years. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2023-06-27/poway-social-security-fraud-mother-guilty Winners and losers in the California budget deal https://calmatters.org/newsletters/whatmatters/2023/06/california-budget-winners-losers/ San Diego County leaders call on Biden to fix Tijuana sewage crisis https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2023-06-27/san-diego-county-supervisors-emerge...
83:19 29/06/2023
Ed Franklin, No Limits: What works in podcasting?
No Limits podcaster Ed Franklin is back on the John Riley Project. Always great having Ed as he offers so much to help us improve our personal and business lives. No Limits - Overcoming Limitations We can often be our own worst enemy. We create our own roadblocks that prevent us from succeeding. Sometimes it is driven by fear. Other times laziness. But most often, it’s due to not doing what is best for yourself. Clarity - What do you want? It’s not easy figuring out what you really want. Yet so many people go through life drifting from day to day without having clarity of purpose. Take the time to define what you really want. Set clear goals. Then you stay focused on achievement. Be Better – Constant Improvement Growth is a constant process of learning, failing, and learning again. We need to always push ourselves to attain higher goals and better outcomes. But it requires tremendous thought and work to do it properly. Podcasting – What works? It’s one thing to get behind a microphone and talk about a topic for an hour on a podcast. How is that working for you? Ed Franklin and I discuss branding, messaging, podcast show format, and the work required to distribute your message across social media and other channels. Podcasters are more than just mere podcasters. To do it right you have to craft your brand and communicate your message to your target audience. The podcast is just one of many channels to deliver your message. #EdFranklin #Poway #SanDiego #selfimprovement #selfesteem #NoLimits #podcasting #socialmedia #influencer #publicspeaking Ed Franklin Info: Ed Franklin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardefranklin Ed Franklin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ed.franklin.9 Ed Franklin No Limits YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edfranklin1962 Ed Franklin No Limits Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/edfranklin-nolimits/id1553490805 Ed Franklin email: edfranklin.nolimits@gmail.com Ed Franklin website: https://www.edfranklinnolimits.com/ Get proven and easy-to-implement strategies to build your business and pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ Sponsorship Inquiries https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ Donations https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ Music https://www.purple-planet.com
145:16 14/06/2023
San Diego News Update June 7: Poway Politics, Homelessness, Archie Moore, Steve Garvey
Last night I attended the Poway City Council meeting. I have lots to talk about including Poway banning homeless encampments, the replacement of Barry Leonard, money in politics, and Life Time Fitness at The Farm. Plus, we discuss Archie Moore, San Diego Roads, Steve Garvey for CA Senate, Ed Franklin, and more. We will take your comments and questions in the San Diego Community Forum. It’s Wednesday June 7, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Poway City Council Observations I hadn’t been to a city council meeting in a while. It was great hearing some of the issues hashed out by both public speakers and elected officials. As a podcaster, it was special meeting some folks that listen or watch my show. Nice to make those human connections. Poway chooses to replace Barry Leonard with an Appointment/Election Hybrid Poway has a history of appointing people to council to fill out a person’s term. I figured this was the route they would take in replacing resigning councilmember Barry Leonard. The public was overwhelmingly for an election. Steve Vaus proposed a hybrid model. They will appoint someone with a pledge they will not run in the November 2024 election. Money in Poway Politics California’s new SB1439 bill requires that elected officials recuse themselves from voting on issues that involve a donor that gave over $250. But $250 is the campaign donation limit for Poway. Does that mean SB1439 is moot in Poway? Or do indirect funds to PACs and non-profits count too? Life Time Fitness Update at The Farm in Poway The Poway City Council says they cannot do anything since there is no formal proposal before them. That’s true. But locals know the developer’s plan is to put in a Life Time Fitness center that likely violates the voter’s will with Measure P. Mayor Vaus says there is a lot of misinformation swirling in social media. Is JRP part of the problem? LOL Poway Bans Homeless Encampments San Diego implemented a rule that authorities can remove homeless encampments if there is a shelter bed nearby. Now Poway has enacted a similar rule. After all, the San Diego homeless could end up in Poway. Archie Moore, Any Body Can Youth Foundation What a great fundraiser hosted by the ABC Youth Foundation for troubled youth. I attended a very well run and safe youth boxing match at St. Augustine High School. Bravo to the athletes, families and organizers that made this event possible. San Diego Finally Repairing Roads in Rancho Bernardo, Westwood The Witch Creek Fire was in 2007 but the damage to the roads has still not been resolved. The reconstruction has been over for some time, but then authorities had trouble coming up with the $5M to fund this project in the Westwood community of Rancho Bernardo. Why is it so hard to get local government officials to focus on their primary tasks? Steve Garvey for CA Senate? Former Dodger and Padre, Steve Garvey, is flirting with the idea of running for US Senate as a Republican. After his career ended in 1987, he considered running for senate, but his flirting with extramarital affairs derailed his political future. These days that’s no longer a disqualifier. Ed Franklin Livestream Podcast, Tuesday June 13th at 7pm Join Ed and I as we discuss podcasting and a wide range of other topics. We’ll take your questions and comments in the livestream. San Diego Community Forum We discuss San Diego roads, Cox Cable, cutting the cord, Carlsbad Gay Pride Flag, Highway 56, mass transit, electric vehicles, Poway politics and Rickey Henderson. Closing Quote From Chrissy on The Sopranos (not original author): “Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. There was no one there. #SanDiego #homelessness #homeless #ranchobernardo #BarryLeonard #SteveVaus #republicans #democrats #Poway #Padres #sb1439 #dodgers #SteveGarvey #WitchCreek #Westwood #ArchieMoore #AnyBodyCan #lifetimefitness #stevevaus #sopranos JRP0322 Relevant Links:
117:48 07/06/2023
San Diego News Update May 31: Debt Ceiling, Local Govt Campaign Finance, Poway, Bally Sports, Santee
Today we will be discussing the Debt Ceiling Circus in Washington DC, a new rule with local govt campaign finance that may play a huge role in future elections, the replacement for Poway Councilmember Barry Leonard, Bally Sports and the Padres, and the future of the Santee Drive In. Plus, we will take your comments and questions in the San Diego Community Forum. It’s Wednesday May 31, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Debt Ceiling Circus: Republicans and Democrats Fiscally Irresponsible All this drama with threats of blowing up the economy. What does Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy do? They agree to eliminate the debt ceiling (not raise it, eliminate it) without any serious spending cuts. These two parties are sinking America. Campaign Finance Reform Will Impact La Mesa, Poway, other San Diego County Cities A new law from Sacramento demands that politicians recuse themselves from votes if they are voting on a bill that involves a political donor of over $250. How will this be policed? Corporations donate tens of thousands of dollars to politician’s non-profit organizations (see Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and La Mesa Vice Mayor Colin Parent) allegedly to win political favors. Corporate dollars also flow into Political Action Committees to drive campaign ads. Interestingly, government employee unions are given a pass. They can donate as much as they want, and politicians can return the favor with a vote for a raise. How will Poway replace Barry Leonard? Poway has a history of filling vacancies on city council with an appointment. Poway folks see this as a violation of democracy. We will find out Poway’s plan at their meeting on June 6. San Diego Padres no longer on Bally Sports We discuss the chaos created by the Padres Bally Sports breakup, including reviewing various streaming options. Santee Drive-In May Shut Down Many of us have warm feelings for drive-in movie theaters. But the one in Santee may be about to close. The property is in escrow. The plan is to replace the drive-in theater with a huge warehouse. People’s movie content consumption habits have radically changed. San Diego Community Forum We discuss homelessness in San Diego, Highway 67, the terrible quality of San Diego roads, a payroll tax to subsidize housing and much more. #lamesa #SanDiego #homelessness #homeless #housingfirst #jimdesmond #ranchobernardo #santee #drivein #BarryLeonard #SteveVaus #ColinParent #POTUS #debtceiling #nationaldebt #deficit #KevinMcCarthy #republicans #democrats #Poway #PUSD #Padres #BallySports #DirecTV #MLBTV #barryleonard #campaignfinance JRP0321 Relevant Links: No, the Santee Drive-In hasn’t sold. But it’s moving in that direction. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/story/2023-05-30/no-the-santee-drive-in-hasnt-sold-but-its-moving-in-that-direction Politics Report: Campaign Finance Rocked by New Law https://voiceofsandiego.org/2023/05/27/politics-report-campaign-finance-rocked-by-new-law/ Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.
93:07 01/06/2023
San Diego News Update May 24: Carlsbad Gay Pride, Jim Desmond, Rancho Bernardo, Lemon Grove, Santee
We have a laundry list of topics to discuss in this John Riley Project episode. We will discuss the controversial vote in Carlsbad to ban flags, including the Gay Pride Flag. La Mesa tried this as well and got a different result. Carlsbad went a step further and banned prayer too. We'll also discuss San Diego Supervisor Jim Desmond, homelessness, housing subsidies, Rancho Bernardo sink hole, tattoos in Santee and cannabis in Lemon Grove. It’s Wednesday May 24, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: The City of Carlsbad is Banning Gay Pride Flag on City Buildings The LGBTQ community is upset that the Gay Pride Flag cannot be presented on city buildings in Carlsbad. But what is the role of local government? Does the American flag already protect gay rights in the first place? No doubt this flies in the face of the woke agenda, but I think we should support equal rights for all, not special rights for this group and that group. Carlsbad Bans Prayer at City Meetings Why do some cities have invocations to start a city meeting? Is this a violation of the separation of church and state? While we’re at it, why do they pledge allegiance to the flag before a meeting? I like this move by Carlsbad. San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond and Homelessness The County of San Diego wants to buy more hotels to house the homeless. After all, it’s free money from Sacramento! Is this the solution to homelessness or are they just sweeping them under the rug? There are still mental health and addiction issues that need to be addressed. Tax the Rich to Subsidize San Diego Housing The idea is to tax large businesses on their payroll for employees earning $150,000+ per year. The money would go into a fund to subsidize housing for others. Would this solve the housing problem or just make matters worse? Taxing payroll will just increase demand when there is already not enough supply. It’s not a solution. San Diego Housing Prices Continue to Increase Despite higher interest rates, housing prices are still going up. It’s because there are not enough houses for sale. Until they start building more, we will continue to have a housing crisis making it really tough for first time home buyers. Rancho Bernardo Sink Hole There’s a huge hole on Escala Drive in Rancho Bernardo. Why is it so hard to get this fixed quickly? The City of San Diego is trying to get emergency approval and pass environmental regulations. It’s going to take over 2 months to fix it if we’re lucky. Santee Allows More Tattoo Parlors Microblading is a hot trend to enhance eyebrows. The technique is like tattoos, and this is causing Santee to deregulate the rules in their city. Will this attract a bad element? Or is this just people pursuing their happiness? Lemon Grove Allows More Cannabis Dispensaries It’s still illegal in El Cajon, but Lemon Grove is opening their economy for more cannabis dispensaries. But Lemon Grove has a serious revenue problem for their city coffers. Is this a move to free up their economy or just generate more tax dollars for the city? Looks like both. #lamesa #gaypride #LGBTQ #prayer #1A #carlsbad #SanDiego #homelessness #homeless #housingfirst #jimdesmond #ranchobernardo #lemongrove #santee #cannabis #tattoo #kusi #termlimits #TheFarm #LifetimeFitness JRP0320 Relevant Links: Carlsbad Bans Gay Pride Flag: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/carlsbad/story/2023-05-23/proposal-to-display-commemorative-flags-including-pride-flag-fails-in-carlsbad https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2023/05/23/la-mesa-councilwomans-flag-ban-idea-shredded-by-pro-lgbtq-speakers-dies/ Carlsbad Bans Prayer at City Council Meetings https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/carlsbad/story/2023-05-17/no-more-prayers-for-carlsbad-city-council Jim Desmond: Housing First Objection to Solve Homelessness https://www.sandiegouniontribune.
76:07 24/05/2023
San Diego News Update May 10: La Mesa Colin Parent Conflict, KUSI Sold, Poway Term Limits
When a corporation donates to a non-profit that is run by a politician, then are they donating to a worthy cause or buying influence? That’s the question facing La Mesa vice mayor Colin Parent in La Mesa. We also discuss the KUSI sale and term limits in Poway. It’s Wednesday May 10, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: La Mesa Vice Mayor Colin Parent Facing Conflict of Interest Accusations Colin Parent runs an organization called Circulate San Diego that works to support sustainable neighborhoods and mass transit. He is actively soliciting contributions from corporate donors. What happens if he must vote on an issue before the La Mesa City Council?  Is it a conflict of interest? Or is it just really bad optics? KUSI Sold. What is the State of San Diego Media? Long time independent TV station KUSI was just sold for $35 million to a large media company. KUSI has been a long-time pillar of the San Diego community doing a great job covering local news. How will their station change with new management? We also look at the consolidation of print media and the financial chaos in radio. Term Limits for Poway? In a recent Opinion article in the Poway Chieftain, Tony Blain is calling on the City of Poway to enact term limits on the mayor and city council. Most cities in San Diego County already have term limits. Why not Poway? San Diego Community Forum: Property Rights, Highway 56, Amazon Fresh, Poway Life Time Fitness In our Community Forum segment, we hear from livestream viewers and YouTube commenters. The people of San Diego have something to say about what is happening in their local community. #poway #PowayChieftain #circulatesandiego #colinparent #lamesa #kusi #termlimits #stevevaus #EVs #electricvehicles #TheFarm #LifetimeFitness #hwy56 #climatechange #sandiego #barryleonard #PPR JRP0319 Relevant Links: La Mesa vice mayor, now running for state Assembly, solicited $700,000 in donations to his own nonprofit. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2023-05-07/la-mesa-colin-parent-circulate-san-diego-behested-payments Guest column: Poway term limits would encourage transparency and innovative ideas. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/opinion/story/2023-05-10/guest-column KUSI, longtime independent San Diego TV station, to be sold to Nexstar for $35M. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-05-08/kusi-longtime-independent-san-diego-tv-station-bought-by-nexstar-for-35m Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
67:13 11/05/2023
San Diego News Update May 4: Poway Resignation, Hwy 56, Nathan Fletcher, Escondido, Imperial Beach
Poway’s City Council is under fire for the possibility of violating the voter’s will. Now we have a Poway resignation on the city council. The Drama! Escondido has a serious problem with their parks and budget. Imperial Beach wants to change their election rules. Plus, there’s more to the Nathan Fletcher saga. So much happening in San Diego County! It’s Thursday May 4, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Poway Resignation: Councilman Barry Leonard Steps Down In a surprise, Barry Leonard has decided to step down due to “changes in life”. Leonard had been rumored to be a future mayoral candidate. Interestingly, Leonard covers Poway’s District 2, which is where The Farm – Life Time Fitness controversy is brewing. How should Leonard be replaced? Appointment or election? Widen Highway 56: Good for commuters, but bad for environment? City leaders finally broke down and agreed to widen a portion of Highway 56. They are upset that the area was not built with mass transit in mind. Will this solve the congestion or just encourage more car use, and thus more pollution? Nathan Fletcher Replacement Election Announced The San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced that Fletcher would not be replaced by an appointment. This will go to an election in August. Right wing activist Carl DeMaio still predicts that Fletcher will recant his resignation. Amy Reichert Running for Fletcher’s Seat Can a moderate Republican win a district that is held by a progressive? Reichert will put this tot the test. Reichert wants to address San Diego’s high cost of living, homelessness, and public safety. Amy Landers is an Escondido Super Hero The restrooms in Escondido’s parks are disgusting. The city claims they don’t have the funding to solve the problem. Now Amy Landers is doing deep cleans of these bathrooms on her own, and sharing the results on TikTok. Dane White’s Budget Problem in Escondido Escondido is mired in deficits and their city services are suffering. They have tried multiple times to increase the sales tax rate, but the voters say no. What can Escondido do to fix their budget? Perhaps they need to ask themselves hard questions about the fundamental role of local government. Fast Charging an EV in 5 minutes? It’s possible with EV Battery Swapping. Electric Vehicle technology is moving at the speed of light. Now a new company is partnering with EV manufacturer Fisker to install stations that remove and replace your battery. Imperial Beach Election Rules Different cities have different election rules when it comes to fundraising limits and signage. Now Mayor Paloma Aguirre wants to create limits on fundraising and stricter sign rules. Is this a scheme to protect incumbents from the efforts of challengers? San Diego Community Forum: Poway Unified, SDG&E, EVs, Homelessness, San Diego Roads In our Community Forum segment, we hear from livestream viewers and YouTube commenters. The people of San Diego have something to say about what is happening in their local community. #poway #sdge #homelessness #NIMBY #sandiego #ranchobernardo #PUSD #powayschools #potholes #toddgloria #EVs #electricvehicles #TheFarm #LifetimeFitness #hwy56 #climatechange #sandiego #nathanfletcher #amyreichert #escondido #danewhite #barryleonard #imperialbeach JRP0318 Relevant Links: Poway’s Barry Leonard Resignation:https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-05-03/poway-city-councilman-barry-leonard-announces-his-resignation-tuesday-at-meeting Widen Highway 56:https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2023-05-03/san-diego-56-widening-carpool-lanes Voters will decide re: Nathan Fletcher:https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2023/05/02/voters-will-decide-who-will-replace-nathan-fletcher-as-supervisor/ Amy Reichert to run for Nathan Fletcher's seat:https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2023/05/03/2012-gop-candidate-amy-reichert-joins-supervisor-race-for-nathan-fle...
106:39 05/05/2023
San Diego News Update April 26: Poway Unified to Supreme Court, San Diego Renter Protections, EVs
Poway Unified is in the news…. Again! Now a free speech case is coming before the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, politicians are trying to protect renters and protect the homeless, but their policies end up making the housing crisis even worse. It’s Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Poway Unified School District first amendment case before Supreme Court Poway School Board members Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff and TJ Zane (no longer in office), blocked their constituents from speech on their social media pages. Christopher and Kimberly Garnier have been long time critics of the school districts policies and demanded that the school board hold corrupt superintendent John Collins accountable. Should public officials be able to thwart free speech on their social media accounts, even when they discuss policy issues? Coronado and Oceanside School Districts sue Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter Of course, social media is impacting children. It has an addictive quality and sadly some kids engage in cyber bullying. Is this the time to sue technology companies? Or is this a teaching opportunity on how to best integrate social media in your life? Focus on reason, rationality, and not living second handed. San Diego Renter Protections If a property owner fulfills the terms of the lease agreement, but then decides to have the tenant vacate the property, does that make them a bad person? San Diego officials want to force landlords to pay 2-3 months of rent if they evict a tenant for no-fault. Sometimes landlords want to upgrade the property, move back in, sell the property, or just move on from troublesome tenants. Landlords have property rights, right? Renters upset about Ratio Billing for Utilities. Pay your fair share! In older apartment buildings, there are no specific electric, gas, and water meters for each unit. So, property owners use a formula to share those costs amongst the tenants. Now tenants are upset that they are paying more than they should. Isn’t this how socialism and collectivism always seem to work? Some pay more than their fair share. Others freeload off others. SDG&E Rates Based on Income are Nonsense In a recent letter to the editor, a Poway resident expressed his frustration with SDG&E’s proposal to base electric rates on income. Is this another income redistribution scheme? San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has had it with homelessness. Public officials are facing a moral dilemma. Do they push out the homeless from encampments since they are there illegally and don’t have property rights? Or is doing so inhumane? Seems like Todd Gloria is ready to get more aggressive to push the homeless out. Should the government buy housing for the homeless? The San Diego Housing Commission is planning to buy 3 Extended Stay America motels at the price of $383,000 per unit to house the homeless. Promising idea? San Diego Electric Vehicles Surging Over 10,000 EVs were sold in San Diego County in the first quarter of 2023. California now has over 1.5 zero emission vehicles. It’s clear what direction this is headed. Get on board or get left out. LA Times Opinion Article: Give up on EV? An LA Times editorialist is fed up with the challenges of charging their EV on road trips. But is it really that hard? If you have a home charging station, that should satisfy 90% of your needs. San Diego Community Forum: Low Riders, SDG&E, San Diego Roads, Rancho Bernardo Cannabis In our Community Forum segment, we hear from livestream viewers and YouTube commenters. The people of San Diego have something to say about what is happening in their local community. #poway #sdge #homelessness #NIMBY #sandiego #ranchobernardo #urbnleaf #PUSD #powayschools #potholes #lowriders #nationalcity #eviction #rentersrights #coronado #oceanside #socialmedia #toddgloria #EVs #electricvehicles JRP0317 Relevant Links: Poway Unified School District and Supreme Court:https://www.
117:45 27/04/2023
San Diego News Update April 12: SDGE Rates, Mass Transit Problems, Water Rationing
SDGE wants to base their electricity prices on your personal income. How can they do that? Meanwhile, mass transit in CA is facing a huge fiscal cliff as ridership is way down and COVID relief money is drying up. It’s as if all rationality has left the discussion in the economy. It’s about feelings rather than reason. It’s Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: SDGE electricity rates based on your income level. SDGE plans to create a flat rate based on your income level, but with a lower variable rate based on usage. The plan is to offer income relief for low-income people and save money for big energy users. Wait, what? I thought they wanted us to conserve. I think it’s a scheme to generate more revenue in response to the vast number of customers that are signing up for solar energy. California Mass Transit – Fiscal Cliff! Is mass transit the right long-term answer for California? Ridership numbers are down and govt subsidies are drying up. How are they going to pay for this? Colorado River Water Rationing coming soon. If the states can’t work out an agreement, then the federal government will step in and decide for them. There’s not enough water coming down the Colorado River to satisfy a growing population. Conservation isn’t the answer. Humans need to manufacture, recycle, capture, and store their drinking water. La Mesa Vice Mayor Colin Parent running for State Assembly More fall out from the Nathan Fletcher scandal. Politicians are shifting and capitalizing on opportunities. Now Colin Parent announces a run for State Assembly. Parent is an advocate for mass transit, affordable housing, and safe, walkable neighborhoods. County of San Diego provides “surplus property” for the Homeless If you really think about it, homelessness is the result of government policies that limit housing growth, prevent high rises, and prevent evictions. And don’t get me started on PTSD caused by politicians sending American troops into immoral wars. In a refreshing change, here is a short term solution to help get homeless people off the streets and into safe accommodations. These are govt buildings that are no longer used. UCSD and SDSU Students protest banning homeless encampments. Mustard Seed Project students are advocating for humane solutions to help the homeless. But are their feel-good ideas preventing us from getting to a solution? UCSD Chancellor gets $500,000 raise. Pradeep Khosla was considering a higher paying university job elsewhere, so the UC Board of Regents stepped up to give him a $500,000 raise to keep him. The money is coming from wealthy donors that want to see his leadership continue at UC San Diego. Palomar Health Nurses to get a $100,000 retention bonus. Looking for a secure job with good pay and benefits? Consider nursing. There is a bidding war for nurses in San Diego as Kaiser Permanente prepares to open a new hospital in San Marcos. Palomar Health is fighting hard to prevent their nurses from jumping ship. Low Riders Rejoice! Cruising ban lifted in National City National City passed legislation to make cruising legal again. The Low Rider community is overjoyed as they can celebrate art, culture, and family in their community. This is the United States of America. How can life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness be illegal in the first place? Poway School Bond already cost us $1 Billion. In a Letter to the Editor at Pomerado News, Poway resident calls out Marian Kim-Phelps’ plan for a school bond when we haven’t even started paying for the last Billion Dollar Bond. Rancho Bernardo is getting a Cannabis Dispensary Despite local objections, the San Diego Planning Commission is allowing the Urbn Leaf cannabis dispensary to open in Rancho Bernardo. Is this going to “bring the wrong element” to RB? Or is this a legitimate business that sells medicine that offers people pain relief? San Diego Pothole Robot Survey
165:08 13/04/2023
San Diego News Update April 5: Nathan Fletcher, Poway Unified, La Mesa Dysfunction, Rancho Bernardo Cannabis
The Good: Aztecs in March Madness. The Bad: Nathan Fletcher, homelessness, San Diego schools declining, Poway Unified schools deteriorating, La Mesa dysfunction, Rancho Bernardo residents upset over cannabis. What is going on in San Diego? It’s Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Aztecs make San Diego Proud So much love for the San Diego State men’s basketball team as they make the March Madness finals, but lose to UConn. Can you feel the energy in San Diego around this team? Feels really good. Nathan Fletcher Needs to Resign Now Last week I praised Nathan Fletcher for seeking mental health help. But now the other shoe dropped, and we see a serious sexual harassment mess. Fletcher is a disgrace. But why is he postponing his resignation until May 15th? How will he be replaced on the San Diego Board of Supervisors. Homelessness Politicized by GOP CA State Senator Brian Jones understands that homelessness is a key issue for voters. Jones is proposing a plan to clear out homeless encampments near schools, parks and churches. Is this a good plan? Where will these people go? Poway Unified School District Preparing for a School Bond In a recent op-ed, PUSD superintendent Marian Kim-Phelps made the case that school facilities are crumbling. They need more funding to upgrade and repair their infrastructure. Phelps is making the case for a future school bond funded by taxpayers. This would be on top of payments for the Billion Dollar Bond. Can PUSD self-finance their plan? I think so. San Diego Schools, Poway Unified Enrollment Declining Interesting data as less students are attending San Diego schools. It’s due to a number of factors including a transition to homeschooling and private schools, families moving out of state due to high cost of living, and some upset with the politicization of curriculum. Less students = less funding. What can public schools do to attract more students? La Mesa Permitting and Signage Dysfunction The City of La Mesa is struggling to process building permits to allow businesses to start and homeowners to install granny flats. This is frustrating residents and local politicians are demanding change. Meanwhile, La Mesa is considering LED electronic signage, but locals are upset about “visual pollution.” San Diego Community Forum We take comments and questions from our livestream audience as well as YouTube comments. Topics include Life Time Fitness at The Farm in Poway, homelessness demographics, free trade, Poway schools, cannabis dispensaries, PTSD, and baseball. #poway #lamesa #nathanfletcher #mentalhealth #homelessness #NIMBY #sandiego #ranchobernardo #lifetimefitness #PUSD #powayschools #PTSD #BrianJones JRP0315 Relevant Links: ‘Resign immediately’: Desmond calls on Fletcher to step down now, not May 15, amid misconduct accusations. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2023-04-03/jim-desmond-nathan-fletcher-resign-immediately Republicans press Democrats on combating homelessness. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/columnists/story/2023-04-05/republicans-pressing-democrats-on-combating-homelessness Back to School: Is the B-word a bad word? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/opinion/editorial/back-to-school/story/2023-04-05/back-to-school-is-the-b-word-a-bad-word Appeals opposing Rancho Bernardo cannabis outlet go to county commission Thursday https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-04-04/appeals-opposing-cannabis-outlet-in-rancho-bernardo-to-be-heard-on-thursday San Diego County schools are still losing students, but fewer than early in the pandemic. Here’s how each district is faring. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2023-04-04/school-enrollment-declines-are-slowing-down-three-years-after-start-of-covid-19 La Mesa is overhauling its permit process after a review found the city lags behind others
121:34 05/04/2023
San Diego News Update March 29: Aztecs Padres Buzz, Nathan Fletcher, Mental Health, Homelessness
Can you feel the excitement in San Diego? Everywhere San Diegans are buzzing about the Aztecs in the Final Four and the Padres about to start their 2023 season. Now they are also buzzing about Nathan Fletcher. It’s Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Aztecs/Padres Buzz Wherever you go there are people wearing Aztec gear and Padres gear. Shirts and hats are flying off the shelves as San Diego gets ready for a big sports weekend. The San Diego State Aztecs made their first Final Four and are only 2 wins away from a national championship. The San Diego Padres made the MLB Final Four last year and hope to win a World Series in 2023. Petco Park and Viejas Arena are special San Diego venues offering great excitement and fun. Nathan Fletcher Seeks Treatment for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Huge political news in San Diego as County Board of Supervisors, Nathan Fletcher, steps down from office. Fletcher needs to take time to address PTSD, trauma, and alcoholism which he has struggled with for years. He was considered a lock to win the next election for State Senate and succeed Toni Atkins. We discuss mental health, selfishness (the good kind), and pursuing win-win outcomes. Homelessness in San Diego is Expanding New data shows more people are becoming homeless than are finding homes. The housing crisis continues to be a huge problem that is largely caused by local officials. We discuss the data, the demographics, and some of the solutions. San Diego Community Forum: Poway, Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla We take your comments and questions in our San Diego Community Forum. We discuss Poway schools, Rancho Bernardo Roads, the proposed Life Time Fitness facility in Poway, the Escondido Mayor, La Jolla’s Black’s Beach, and immigration. #poway #lajolla #nathanfletcher #mentalhealth #homelessness #NIMBY #sandiego #ranchobernardo #lifetimefitness #PUSD #powayschools #PTSD JRP0314 Relevant Links: With Fletcher dropping out to seek treatment, the race to succeed Atkins is unexpectedly wide open https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2023-03-27/nathan-fletcher-treatment-toni-atkins-senate-seat Opening Day a go on Bally Sports San Diego after Diamond Sports makes Padres payment https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2023-03-29/padres-assured-bally-parent-company-to-make-payment-ahead-of-deadline Over past year, number of newly homeless has outpaced those who are housed, report shows. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/homelessness/story/2023-03-15/its-been-a-year-and-the-number-of-newly-homeless-again-outpaces-those-who-are-housed Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
93:28 29/03/2023
San Diego News Update March 22: La Jolla Independence, Poway Farm Fitness, Juneteenth
It’s springtime in San Diego! We’re covering the La Jolla quest for independence from San Diego, the controversy in Poway of a fitness center at The Farm, and Todd Gloria declaring Juneteenth a paid holiday for San Diego workers. It’s Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: La Jolla Independence The rich people in La Jolla want to secede! They want to leave San Diego. What could be driving them to do this? Is there plan even achievable? We break it all down including taking a tangent talking about zip codes in San Diego. Poway Fitness Club Causing Fits at The Farm The Farm in Poway project is well underway and there are still a vocal minority in town that is angry about it. Now the project spokesperson, Kevin McNamara, wants to change the plan to make the proposed fitness club 10x bigger! Life Time Fitness has a plan that will change the landscape of the commercial and open space plan for The Farm. But wait, didn’t Kevin promise there would be no changes to the plan if the voters approved? The NIMBYs in Poway are now complaining about a violation of democracy and the added traffic and pollution from customers going in and out. The drama! Todd Gloria declares Juneteenth a Paid Holiday for San Diego City Workers The more I learn about Juneteenth the more I realize this is America’s Independence Day #2. This is a holiday that should be celebrated in a nation that exalts our inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Good for you Mayor Todd Gloria. Will other San Diego area cities follow suit? #poway #lajolla #nationaldivorce #balkanization #sandiego #ranchobernnardo #lifetimefitness #juneteenth #toddgloria JRP0313 Relevant Links: Life Time proposes a fitness center for Poway’s The Farm https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-03-15/life-time-looks-to-open-fitness-center-location-in-the-farm San Diego makes Juneteenth, celebration of slavery ending in America, a paid city holiday https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2023-03-21/san-diego-juneteenth-paid-city-holiday Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
73:45 22/03/2023
Poway Cronyism, Rancho Bernardo Roads, Joe Biden in San Diego
Pete Neild joined me to cover a wide range of topic in this San Diego News Update podcast episode. We cover Poway/Rancho Bernardo issues, San Diego regional news, Joe Biden’s visit to San Diego, and US foreign policy issues with China and Russia. Poway Cronyism We saw so much money flowing into Poway’s November election. Turns out that one of the main people behind one of the most influential Political Action Committees ends up getting appointed by Mayor Vaus to a city committee. Rancho Bernardo Roads Pete Neild enjoys driving his Corvette Calypso all over San Diego. He can vouch that Ted Williams Parkway and Carmel Mountain Road are a mess. Pete also thinks the Poway roads are not as good as some people think. Blacks Beach Immigration Tragedy Pete and John comment on the tragic loss of 8 lives as immigrants attempt to land at Black’s Beach in La Jolla. This invites discussion of immigration and Friendship Park in Imperial Beach. Silicon Valley Bank’s Mess is impacting people in San Diego We breakdown the Silicon Valley Bank cluster, wonder how the FDIC is covering it all, and comment how the mess is affecting people in San Diego. President Biden’s Visit to San Diego Joe Biden’s recent trip to San Diego was quite the spectacle. Air Force One lands at North Island and then Osprey’s take POTUS to the Del Mar Polo Fields to meet with foreign leaders. The Biden visit closed down airspace for a time and caused the San Diego State Aztecs plane to be late for their March Madness trip to Orlando FL. Nuclear Submarine Agreement: USA, UK, Australia (AUSUK) Pete is a submarine veteran so we had some interesting discussion of the nuclear powered submarine deal between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This led to further discussion of keeping the peace in the South China Sea and the trade routes from East Asia to the Indian Ocean. Ukraine Russia War There was plenty to comment about the conflict in Eastern Europe. Pete spent time in the Black Sea area when he served in the military. We also discuss the “don’t get involved” crowd as it relates to this conflict and America’s entry into WW2. #poway #ranchobernnardo #blacksbeach #svb #delmar #ausuk #ukraine JRP0312 Pete Neild Info: Pete’s Corvette C7 Calypso: https://www.calypso-c74pjn.com/ Pete’s Sea Stories Project: https://www.seestories.online/ Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
107:47 17/03/2023
David Leland, Aztecs, March Madness, Padres
David Leland has the Aztecs advancing to the Sweet 16 in March Madness David Leland joined me to discuss the San Diego State Aztecs as they enter the NCAA Tournament in 2023. We break down the Aztecs roster, their strong 2022-23 season, and how far we project the Aztecs to advance. Plus, we share some of our own March Madness bracket picks. David has the San Diego State Aztecs getting to the Sweet 16 and Texas winning it all. Thinks this could be the year for the San Diego Padres David also shares his thoughts on the Padres 2022 season and their outlook for 2023. We discuss Fernando Tatis Jr.’s comeback, the Manny Machado contract, Juan Soto having a big year in 2023, and breaking the San Diego Sports Curse. #Padres #SanDiegoSportsInsight #DavidLeland #DaveySportsPodcast #goaztecs #marchmadness2023 #aztecs #padres #sandiegostate #sdsu JRP0311 David Leland Info: Davey Sports Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6wGuPsmG2fvs670yyPOHW4 San Diego Sports Insight:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJoonCZRgMvl-RE2lzR3N3w/videos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sdfanscentral/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaveySports98 Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.youtube.com/@LeeHacksawHamiltonSports/videos ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
109:16 14/03/2023
SANDAG Mileage Tax, Climate and Housing Clash in Mira Mesa
San Diego County leaders are pushing for major changes in our region. Look in the crystal ball and we can see plans for more housing, more trolleys, more busses, more people, and now a per mile mileage tax. Can San Diego accommodate more growth? What do think of their plans to make this happen? It is Wednesday, February 22nd. Here is a roundup of news stories in and around San Diego County. Here is what John Riley thinks: Is SANDAG’s Mileage Tax moral or practical? This mileage tax proposed by SANDAG is causing plenty of discussion for San Diegans. We are already paying property taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes and income taxes to fund roads, highways and freeways. Now they want to add another tax. Didn’t SANDAG pass the TRANSNET sales tax increase decades ago to fund this? How are they going to charge per mile? Seems like we will either have GPS devices tracking our driving patterns and this raises valid concerns about privacy. Their plan is already charging a grandma in Rancho Bernardo a sales tax increase so a student from a rich family can take the trolley to college at a low price. Is that moral? Are trains and subways the right vision for the future? Or will self-driving electric vehicles offer a better solution that can function as individualized pods that get you right to your destination while also working in a swarm like mass transit? Climate change activists are suing to stop Mira Mesa’s long-term housing plan Mira Mesa recently announced a 30-year growth plan and Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation, or CERF, is suing the City of San Diego because the plan does not match up with their climate plan for carbon emission reduction. Now climate goals and housing goals are stalled while lawyers sort this out. Are these groups counter productively harming their own interests? Will the GOP kill Social Security? Social Security has been in the news since the State of the Union address when President Biden accused the Republicans of wanting to slash Social Security spending. Sure, there are a few Republicans that want to do this, but do you think the GOP has the cajónes to actually do it? Is it in the GOP’s best interest to cut spending for their senior citizen voter base? We break down the controversy and discuss the morality and mechanics of Social Security. Referenced Links: Chris Cate Tweet, Feb 21: You know what. Screw it. Let's just not build anything anymore. What housing crisis? https://twitter.com/chrisjcate/status/1628069276098912261 Enviro Law Group Sues San Diego for Missing Climate Goals in Mira Mesa https://voiceofsandiego.org/2023/02/21/enviro-law-group-sues-san-diego-for-missing-climate-goals-in-mira-mesa/ Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. #sandiego #housing #miramesa #SANDAG #mileagetax #climatechange #socialsecurity Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.
113:03 23/02/2023
Ed Franklin, No Limits, Individualism, 2022 Year in Review
I was a guest on the Ed Franklin No Limits podcast on January 25th. We discuss individualism, 2022 Year in Review, COVID policies and gyms, genealogy, and a wide range of other topics. Ed Franklin, No Limits Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/edfranklin-nolimits/id1553490805 https://www.youtube.com/@edfranklin1962 #sandiego #poway #individualism #2022 #geneology Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
78:10 01/02/2023
San Diego News Update Jan 25: Housing is a human right?, University City & Escondido housing
There are housing issues up and down and all-around San Diego County. The San Diego City Council calls housing a fundamental human right. But is it? It’s Wednesday, January 25th. Here’s a roundup of news stories in and around San Diego County. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Sorry San Diego. Housing is not a Human Right. The City of San Diego’s City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring housing as a fundamental human right. How can that be without violating the rights of others to provide it or fund it? Turns out that they really didn’t mean it. They just call the statement aspirational. Sheesh. We have a legit housing problem, but is this the way to solve it?  Besides, what is a right anyway? University City to more than Double in 30 Years Mira Mesa recently announced a 30-year growth plan. Now University City has done the same. University City wants to grow from 27,000 housing units to 57,000 housing units. They expect to do this with five focus zones with high rise apartments and transforming strip malls into mixed use residential/commercial space. Local residents are freaking out, as expected. San Diego’s economy has radically grown. How can housing keep up? Escondido’s Housing and Commercial Development Plans The old Palomar Hospital is being transformed into a 510 unit development called Palomar Heights with apartments, homes, markets, and a sky bar lounge. The Harvest Hills development near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is in the planning states for 550 units. The North County Transit District is actively taking bids to add housing and more commercial property at their transit hub. Plus there are plans to convert the vacant Sears space at the Westfield Mall into a Costco. Escondido has already built so much new housing in their downtown area and more is on the way. Referenced Links: San Diego declares ‘housing as a human right’ but does it mean anything legally? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-01-24/san-diego-declares-housing-as-a-human-right Can University City handle twice as many people, jobs and homes? That’s what San Diego has planned for it. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2022-12-24/university-city-growth-plan Opinion: San Diego’s plan for University City will make it unrecognizable and unlivable https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/story/2023-01-09/university-city-community-plan Here’s what’s being built in Escondido https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/escondido/story/2023-01-15/heres-whats-being-built-in-escondido Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. #sandiego #housing #universitycity #escondido Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
63:40 25/01/2023
San Diego News Update Jan 13: Poway, Rancho Bernardo 2023 Outlook
It’s Friday, January 13th. Here’s a round up of news stories in and around San Diego County. Here’s John Riley's outlook: Poway 2023 Plans Mayor Steve Vaus: public safety, water infrastructure, Lake Poway upgrades. Deputy Mayor Barry Leonard: ramp up new council members Peter DeHoff and Brian Pepin, water infrastructure, commercial amenities at The Farm in Poway, Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Councilmember Caylin Frank: Poway Community Park improvements, expanding programming and services at Mickey Cafagna Community Center, water infrastructure, Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Yet no talk about: Poway Road development, Fairfield Project, Outpost, traffic safety, Twin Peaks development, Town Halls, thrift stores, homelessness, Big Stone Lodge, Poway’s identity crisis, climate action plan, affordable housing Poway Unified School District 2023 Outlook Trustee Ginger Couvrette: Career and Technical classes, increased visual and performing arts funding, supplemental learning tools acquired during distance learning. Yet no talk about: school infrastructure improvements, another attempt to pass a school bond, CRT/Race/Equity, bullying. Poway Kiwanis Outlook 2023 Plans President Heather Skale: Holiday for Heroes, Key Clubs at Poway High and Cathedral High, Aktion Club for developmentally disabled adults, pancake breakfasts at Villa de Vida/Little League/veterans, serve Community Food Connection/San Diego Blood Bank/Valley Elementary homework club. Also, scholarships for high school seniors, sponsor Miss Poway Pageant, Kiwanis Cup Poway vs Mt. Carmel Football Game. Rancho Bernardo 2023 Outlook Rancho Bernardo Community Dynamo Robin Kaufman: upgrading street medians on Rancho Bernardo Rd and Pomerado Rd, Earth Fair, Chalk it Up!, Patriot Pet Contest, Safety Fair, Santa Snow Day in the Park, pedestrian safety, street quality survey, proposed cannabis outlet, construction at The Trails, Charter Communications/Spectrum utility power revisions, Rancho Bernardo Community Park, RB Off-Leash Dog Park. Yet no talk about: specific call outs of Carmel Mountain Road potholes and erosion, Seven Oaks street erosion. Referenced Links: Poway leaders look ahead to 2023 https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-01-04/poway-leader-goals Rancho Bernardo to see improvements, events coming to community in 2023 https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-01-04/rancho-bernardo-to-see-improvements-events-coming-to-community-in-2023 Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. #poway #ranchobernardo #powayunified #pusd Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
80:20 14/01/2023
San Diego News Update Jan 10: Water, SDG&E Gas Prices, Carlsbad Roundabout
It’s Tuesday, January 10th. Here’s a roundup of news stories in and around San Diego County. Here’s what John Riley thinks: San Diego: The Need for more Water Infrastructure The feast and famine cycle of droughts and floods in California Assemblyman Vince Fong https://www.kusi.com/san-diego-leaders-call-for-critical-investment-into-water-infrastructure/ Positive Developments in San Diego County with Desal Plant, Pure Water recycling, expansion of San Vicente Dam. Some cities installing cisterns beneath parks to capture and store water. Poway making progress on water infrastructure. SDG&E: Gas Prices https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-01-06/if-natural-gas-prices-across-the-country-are-dropping-why-are-they-soaring-in-san-diego Wholesale prices up more than 300% since January 2022 A household gas bill that came to about $105 last January is now estimated to leap to about $225 this month. That’s an increase of 114 percent.  Prices are about current conditions and a view of the future It almost always comes down to supply and demand. But often there are policies that affect each. Demand high in the West (rain, snow, cold) – but mild weather in the East Approx 90% of supply comes from out of state Less supply - U.S. LNG exporters boosted shipments to Europe by more than 137% in the first 11 months of 2022 from the same period in 2021, according to data from Kepler, supplying more than half of Europe's imported LNG and helping the region weather a more than 54% plunge in piped shipments from Russia. https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-lng-exports-both-lifeline-drain-europe-2023-maguire-2022-12-20/ Biden administration considering ban on gas stoves. Due to asthma or climate change policy? San Diego County Cities are already banning gas in new construction: San Diego, Encinitas, and possibly Del Mar. What can you do? Be energy self-sufficient. Solar, battery, LED. Wear a sweater. Control what you can control. Carlsbad: Traffic Calming, Roundabout https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/carlsbad/story/2023-01-09/opinions-sought-on-roundabout-for-tamarack-and-carlsbad-boul City asking for input for roundabout at Carlsbad Blvd (PCH) and Tamarack Ave. Carlsbad already has one roundabout in development at Carlsbad Blvd and Cannon Road. Discussion of roundabouts in Poway. Thank you! #carlsbad #water #SanDiego #SDGE Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
43:19 10/01/2023
Captain Charles MacVean, USS Seawolf, Down Deep
Captain Charles R. MacVean U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD joined Pete Neild and I to discuss submarine stories and his new book Down Deep. Submarine life is not easy. Tight quarters. Disciplined schedules. Everyone depending on someone else. It takes a high degree of trust and teamwork to make for a successful mission. Charlie shared many great stories involving his crew and some of his missions. It seemed that Admiral Hyman Rickover came up frequently in our discussions. Rickover was a demanding leader that enjoyed keeping his subordinates off balance, so they would be provide direct and truthful answers. Trust came up so often in this podcast conversation. Admiral Rickover extended a great degree of trust to Charles MacVean, but only after first testing his character and conviction. Rickover had confidence in MacVean’s skills and capabilities. He just needed to believe that MacVean believed he could accomplish the task at hand. Charlie shared stories about the history of the USS Seawolf and the innovative nuclear experiments and challenges they faced. The stories of MacVean sitting down with his crew members to learn about their family and aspirations was moving. For many of these crewmen, this was a career they valued because they felt truly cared for. They had a mission, a purpose in life. The military saved many of these men’s lives and catapulted them into upstanding men in society. This is a podcast conversation Pete Neild and I have been talking about for over a year. I am so pleased that we had a chance to get meet Charlie and enjoy his stories and words of wisdom. Thank you! #ussseawolf #seawolf #usnavy #charlesmacvean #downdeep Buy Charlie’s Book: Down Deep: Courage, Leadership, Hijinks https://www.amazon.com/Down-Deep-Captain-Charles-Leadership/dp/173342248X/ref=sr_1_1 Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ Sponsorship Inquiries https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ Donations https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ Music https://www.purple-planet.com
104:11 29/12/2022
San Diego News Update Dec 16: Water Desalination, Beach Fires, Newsom at Border
It’s Friday, December 16th. Here’s a roundup of news stories in and around San Diego County. Here’s what John Riley thinks: Carlsbad: Skyrocketing water desalination costs due to environmental regulations San Diego Beaches:  No more beach fires? Imperial Beach: Mayor Aguirre bringing the fun back Carmel Mountain Ranch: Carmel Mountain Road is a disgrace Border: Governor Newsom rips the GOP on immigration Thank you! #carlsbad #poseidon #desalination #purewater #beachfires #imperialbeach #carmelmountain #gavinnewsom #immigration Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ SPONSOR ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ DONATE ➡  https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ MUSIC ➡  https://www.purple-planet.com 
40:01 17/12/2022
San Diego News Update Dec 9: National City Cannabis
It’s Friday, December 9th. Here’s what’s going on in and around San Diego County. Here’s what John Riley thinks: National City: Cannabis Lounge, first for San Diego County Carlsbad/UCSD:  UCSD gets $10M grant, Smartville Inc Carlsbad gets $6M from US Dept of Energy Escondido: Dane White, Youngest Mayor in Escondido history, 33 Mira Mesa: City to double housing forecast Oceanside: City Council allows high-density apartment project Thank you! #cannabis #nationalcity #smartville #UCSD #carlsbad #escondido #miramesa #oceanside Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway t-shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. ☆☆    STAY CONNECTED    ☆☆ SUBSCRIBE for more reactions, upcoming shows and more! ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJSzeIW2A-AeT7gwonglMA FACEBOOK ➡ https://www.facebook.com/johnrileyproject/ TWITTER ➡ https://twitter.com/JohnRileyPoway INSTAGRAM ➡  https://www.instagram.com/johnrileypoway/ Sponsorship Inquiries https://johnrileyproject.com/sponsorship/ Donations https://johnrileyproject.com/donations/donation-form/ Music https://www.purple-planet.com
53:12 09/12/2022