Joe Tash

Writer

Recent Articles

  • Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

    Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

    Bill Altaffer’s son recently asked him how many countries he had only been to once. Altaffer, a lifelong traveler who says he has visited every country on Earth (the United Nations has 193 member states), had to think, and could only come up with about a dozen. But even though the 74-year-old Carmel...

  • New novel reimagines Lincoln’s fate against backdrop of the Kentucky Derby

    New novel reimagines Lincoln’s fate against backdrop of the Kentucky Derby

    Ross Moore is a storyteller, educator and singer-songwriter. But he had no plans to put his ideas on paper in the form of a work of fiction. “There was nothing in my life that ever said I was going to write a novel,” said Moore, 61, a Solana Beach resident. But a light-hearted conversation he had...

  • Clews pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

    Clews pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

    Christian Clews, owner of the Clews Horse Ranch in Carmel Valley, pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing and distributing child pornography in a San Diego federal courtroom on Tuesday, July 18. Clews, who was arrested and charged in December following an investigation by the San Diego Internet...

  • Residents call for return of Del Mar’s chief lifeguard

    Residents call for return of Del Mar’s chief lifeguard

    Some Del Mar residents are calling for the city to reinstate Patrick Vergne, the city’s popular chief lifeguard and director of community services, who was placed on paid administrative leave at the end of March amid a personnel investigation involving his department. Residents have circulated...

  • Del Mar couple devoted to helping foster youth

    Del Mar couple devoted to helping foster youth

    When their children grow up and require less attention, many people take up a hobby. But Bill and Gretchen Morgan took on a cause — helping foster youth transition to independent lives. For the past several years, the Del Mar residents have worked with their church, Solana Beach Presbyterian, and...

  • Judge allows man accused in child pornography case to continue attending church

    Judge allows man accused in child pornography case to continue attending church

    A judge has ruled that Christian Clews, a Carmel Valley horse ranch owner who faces federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, can continue attending church services three days a week at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church. The ruling by Magistrate Judge Andrew Schopler...

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