Mike Levin was elected to Congress in 2018 to represent California’s 49th Congressional District. Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, is an environmental attorney. His district includes Southern Orange County and northwest San Diego County. He met recently with The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board. Here is a lightly edited transcript of the interview.Q: So last time you were here, you were a candidate.LEVIN: Yes.Q: Now you are a congressional leader. LEVIN: You’re always a candidate.Q: Yes, it’s true.LEVIN: It never stops. Never stops.Q: I’m sure you have some issues you want to call to our attention. We have some questions for you.LEVIN: Great.Q: We’re going to get to the environment and San Onofre obviously. Which is a big issue here. But let’s start with a question about impeachment.LEVIN: Sure.Q: By my count there are about 121 House members ... support that? You came out in support. Not too long ago, a few weeks ago, after the Mueller … [Read more...] about A conversation with Rep. Mike Levin
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Timo Vuori The European Union and Vietnam signed both a trade agreement (EVFTA) and an investment protection agreement on June 30, and the EVFTA is the most comprehensive agreement the EU has so far negotiated with a developing country. Vietnam’s export-driven economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, therefore, this agreement is a big step forward. With this agreement, Vietnam will open the market to about 96 million potential consumers. It will also open up markets for Finnish companies and offer new business opportunities. There is now a unique opportunity to increase trade between Vietnam and Finland. For example, Finnish trade with South Korea has grown nearly 40 per cent after the EU-South Korea FTA was provisionally applied in 2011 and entered into force at the end of 2015. The EVFTA will reduce technical barriers to trade, in particular for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As the market opens, there will also be demand for Finnish technology in … [Read more...] about EVFTA opens doors for Finnish groups
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 1:45 pm PDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 "This season has definitely been bad," says Opal Gupta, an allergist in San Francisco. "People are coming in saying they never had allergies before, or that they only had mild symptoms, and no medication is working." less "This season has definitely been bad," says Opal Gupta, an allergist in San Francisco. "People are coming in saying they never had allergies before, or that they only had mild symptoms, and no medication is ... more Photo: Getty Photo: Getty Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 "This season has definitely been bad," says Opal Gupta, an allergist in San Francisco. "People are coming in saying they never had allergies before, or that they only had mild symptoms, and no … [Read more...] about Stuffy nose? Physician says Bay Area allergy seasons getting longer, nastier
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | After an Avalanche, Questions About Safety Supported by Snow slides happen both in the backcountry and inbounds, despite the efforts of ski patrols, but there are precautions skiers can take. ByBiddle Duke Feb. 20, 2019 How common are ski area avalanches? In the U.S., the vast majority of avalanche deaths occur in the backcountry, with more snowmobilers, hikers and climbers killed than skiers and snowboarders. In the 10 seasons ending last year, 259 avalanche fatalities were recorded; 103 of them were backcountry snowboarders or skiers. But inbounds avalanches happen every season. Eight ski-area guests have perished in avalanches on open terrain within resorts in the U.S. in the last 11 years, according to statistics from the National Ski Areas Association and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. … [Read more...] about After an Avalanche, Questions About Safety