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Footnotes and fragments

Gordon Clanton

Keynoter. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome will speak Thursday, April 3, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Info at www.rsfdem.org. Either Newsome or Attorney General Kamala Harris is likely to be the next governor of California four-plus years from now – sooner if Jerry Brown runs for president.

Remembering Lou Terrell

Gordon Clanton

My friend Louis Terrell, 75, died Friday, Jan. 3. He was struck by a northbound Amtrak train while saving his beloved yellow Labrador Retriever Abe. Lou’s wife is Juvenile Court Judge Carol Isackson.

Monsters at the beach

Gordon Clanton

On a recent visit to the Torrey Pines State Beach, I came upon the sights and sounds of a major reshaping of the natural world. Two enormous bright yellow Komatsu excavators, as tall as Tyrannosaurus rex, with articulated booms and tank-like treads, scoop sand from the mouth of Los Penasquitos Lagoon and from the tidal basin east of the bridge.

Democrats in Rancho Santa Fe?

When I tell people I am associated with the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club, reactions are predictable: “Rancho Santa Fe Democrats: Isn’t that an oxymoron?” Or: “Isn’t that a contradiction in terms, like guest host, jumbo shrimp, military intelligence, business ethics, pretty ugly, and the living dead?”

One View: Footnotes to November election

fter his Prop 30 tax increase passed by 8 percentage points, Jerry Brown has an easy path to re-election in 201

Progressive sweep

I have been writing about local politics in the North Coastal press for more than 25 years.

One View: Down to the wire

Gordon Clayton

Mail ballots went out Oct. 8. Two-thirds of voters now cast their ballots by mail

Some key ballot measures

Gordon Clanton

The initiative process was created a century ago to counter the power of giant corporations and other special interests

Del Mar City Council election uncontested

Isn’t Del Mar ever going to have another contested election? For the third season in a row, the number of candidates is equal to the number of openings. Incumbent Don Mosier, Sherryl Parks, and Al Corti will join the council in December.

Prop 34: Death knell for death penalty in California?

Capital punishment (such a euphemism!) is cruel, unusual and arbitrary, yet it does not deter violent crime.

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  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to present second ‘Taste of Rancho Santa Fe’
    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club continues to live up to the motto, “Service Above Self,” and invites you to partner with the Rotary Club at the 2nd Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe on Oct. 12. Guests of the event, to be held from 4-7 p.m., will have an opportunity to stroll through the historic and iconic grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe while sampling f […]
  • Melodrama to open at Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe
    As part of the Rancho Days celebration in Rancho Santa Fe, “The Saga of Sagebrush Sal, A Comedy Western Melodrama” is set to open Oct. 5 at the Village Church Community Theater. In this old-fashioned comic melodrama, Sagebrush Sal decides to take over the busiest establishment in town, The Bloody Turnip Saloon, which is owned by Jake the Snake. The audience […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society acquires Covenant founder’s ledger
    The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society has acquired the ledger of Barton Millard, which dates back to the 1920s, and will unveil it at Coffee On The Patio Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at La Flecha House. Millard was a founding member of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, co-wrote the initial CC&Bs, and served four terms as its president. Millard’s gra […]