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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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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.

    Fernando Garcia, San Diego City Council Candidate, District 9

    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







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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Poway 2023 Year in Review, 2024 Outlook

    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







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    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/







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    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.







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    • 1 hr 42 min
    San Diego Most Expensive City in USA, San Diego Sales Tax Hike?, Govt takeover of SDGE?, Poway News

    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







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    • 1 hr 33 min
    San Diego News Update Oct 11: Poway Raising Canes, San Marcos Bike Park, Joe Biden Junk Fees

    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







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    • 1 hr 17 min
    San Diego News Update Oct 4: Sports Arena Housing, El Cajon Granny Flats, Escondido Cannabis

    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

    • 1 hr 26 min
    San Diego News Update Sep 27: SANDAG scraps mileage tax, Uber & Yellow Cab, Fast Food Minimum Wage

    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?







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    • 1 hr 36 min

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Great show

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So easy to listen, great content!

Excellent local content with an insightful, inspiring global view. Great job John, keep going— this is so helpful and interesting for all listeners.

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