John Riley Project

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.

Episodes

January 14, 2024 100 mins
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.garciaforsan...
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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 sto...
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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 2...
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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 ...
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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 Spo...
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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 Wednes...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 sche...
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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 - ...
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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 Joh...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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: C...
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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-Ratcli...
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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 le...
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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...
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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 read...
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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...
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