Joe Tash

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  • Clews sentencing rescheduled

    Clews sentencing rescheduled

    Sentencing for Carmel Valley horse ranch owner Christian Clews on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography has been rescheduled for Feb. 1, before U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw. Under the terms of a plea agreement between the defense and prosecution, submitted when Clews pleaded...

  • New Solana Beach mayor looks ahead to 2018

    New Solana Beach mayor looks ahead to 2018

    Newly appointed Mayor Ginger Marshall will preside over Solana Beach City Council meetings in 2018, and the panel has a lot on its agenda, from deciding whether to become an energy provider for city residents, to launching its climate action plan, to considering upgrades to the Lomas Santa Fe corridor....

  • Prosecutors seek enhanced sentence for Clews in child-porn case

    Prosecutors seek enhanced sentence for Clews in child-porn case

    Prosecutors in the case against Carmel Valley horse ranch owner Christian Clews - who pleaded guilty in July to charges of one count each of possessing and distributing child pornography - will seek additional prison time for the defendant due to allegations of sexual impropriety with minors. Clews,...

  • New Del Mar mayor places civil discourse atop his agenda

    New Del Mar mayor places civil discourse atop his agenda

    As Del Mar's new mayor, Dwight Worden's top priority for 2018 is to increase the civility of the discussion and debate around contentious city issues, whether it's short-term rentals, the pros and cons of a Del Mar city police department or how to provide more affordable housing. Worden, 70, is...

  • Lawsuit alleges defamation of Solana Beach officials

    Lawsuit alleges defamation of Solana Beach officials

    A current and former member of the Solana Beach City Council have filed a lawsuit against an unsuccessful candidate in the 2016 City Council election, alleging that he and others published defamatory information about them in a letter to another local newspaper, emails and social media posts. The...

  • Residents sue Caltrans over planned I-5-SR56 connectors

    Residents sue Caltrans over planned I-5-SR56 connectors

    Two groups of residents who live near the planned freeway connectors from Interstate 5 to State Route 56 have filed lawsuits against Caltrans, the state transportation agency, alleging environmental studies for the project were flawed and should be redone. Both groups believe the analysis of the...

  • Natural High provides alternative to substance abuse

    Natural High provides alternative to substance abuse

    Jon Sundt’s anti-drug message to teens is much more than “just say no.” He wants teens to pursue a “natural high,” meaning a passion for things in their lives that provide them a healthy alternative to substance abuse.

  • Water district clients face rate hike for 2018

    Water district clients face rate hike for 2018

    The Santa Fe Irrigation District board approved a 4 percent rate increase, which will take effect on Jan. 1, at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16. The 3-1 decision, with director David Petree casting the lone "no" vote, will require the district to scale back its 10-year capital improvement plan...

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