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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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  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]
  • ‘Kachina Dolls and Dances’ to be topic at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society lecture
    Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the im […]