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Michael Dukakis, 83, former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic candidate for president, spoke recently to the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club where I am VP for programs.
  • BY GORDON CLANTON North Coastal columnist The proposed widening of Interstate 5 has triggered renewed discussion of how to expand the use of public transportation so as to reduce the need for ever-more freeway lanes.
  • By Gordon Clanton Keynoter.
  • By Gordon Clanton My friend Louis Terrell, 75, died Friday, Jan. 3. 
  • By 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. 
  • BY GORDON CLANTON 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?” 
  • By Gordon Clanton •  After his Prop 30 tax increase passed by 8 percentage points, Jerry Brown has an easy path to re-election in 2014. 
I have been writing about local politics in the North Coastal press for more than 25 years.