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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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  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]
  • Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards
    Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services Distric […]