Joe Tash

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Recent Articles

  • Church and school roiled over visits by man accused in child pornography case

    Church and school roiled over visits by man accused in child pornography case

    Parents and parishioners at a local Catholic church and adjacent school are up in arms about regular weekly visits to the church by horse ranch owner Christian Clews, who faces federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. According to a court document, Clews, owner and operator...

  • Clews gets new attorney, next court date set for July 21

    Clews gets new attorney, next court date set for July 21

    Christian Clews, the operator of a family-owned Carmel Valley horse ranch, has brought on a new attorney to represent him on federal charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Clews appeared in court on Friday, May 26, with his new attorney, Gina Tennen of Woodland Hills. Formerly,...

  • Tiny hearts fuel Carmel Valley doctor's huge compassion

    Tiny hearts fuel Carmel Valley doctor's huge compassion

    Dr. Paul Grossfeld focuses much of his time and energy in caring for the tiniest of patients - babies with congenital heart defects. Grossfeld, a Carmel Valley resident, wears two hats -- he’s a pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital, and a professor at UC San Diego Medical School,...

  • Solana Beach water district plans double-digit rate hike

    Solana Beach water district plans double-digit rate hike

    Customers of the Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) are looking at double-digit increases in their water bills next year, based on a proposed spending plan that will be considered for adoption by the district’s board of directors in June. The rate hike, which is planned for Jan. 1, 2018, will...

  • Local families step up to help Syrian refugees

    Local families step up to help Syrian refugees

    Against the backdrop of a national debate on immigration and attempts by the Trump Administration to block the arrival of new refugees from Syria and other countries, dozens of North County families are helping the 200 or so Syrian refugee families already living in San Diego County. Coordinating...

  • Age is no barrier for local lady surfers

    Age is no barrier for local lady surfers

    Through the ups and downs of raising families, building careers and suffering from illnesses and injuries, Taffi Parrish and Linda Little

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