Joe Tash

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  • 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...

  • Author drives length of I-8 freeway in search of Jewish stories

    Author drives length of I-8 freeway in search of Jewish stories

    Donald Harrison, a longtime San Diego journalist and public relations practitioner, drove the full length of Interstate 8, from Ocean Beach to the Imperial County border, to collect 70 stories about San Diego County’s Jewish heritage,

  • Water board members balk at proposed 9 percent rate hike

    Water board members balk at proposed 9 percent rate hike

    Directors with the Santa Fe Irrigation District are mulling whether to impose a 9 percent rate increase on their customers in 2018, on the heels of 9 percent increases levied in 2016 and 2017. The proposed increase for 2018 is part of a three-year rate plan approved by the board in 2016. However,...

  • Santa Fe Irrigation District seeks applicants for open seat on board of directors

    Santa Fe Irrigation District seeks applicants for open seat on board of directors

    Augie Daddi, a member of the board of directors of the Santa Fe Irrigation District, is stepping down from his seat as of Nov. 1, according to the district. Daddi, who served on the board from 2005 until 2010, and then was re-elected to a new four-year term in 2014, is leaving the board due to...

  • Real life inspires Carmel Valley man's toy creations

    Real life inspires Carmel Valley man's toy creations

    About 20 years ago, Chuck Labitan was at the beach when he noticed people were throwing footballs or playing smashball, but it was rare to see anyone tossing a baseball back and forth. He speculated the reason might be that beach-goers didn’t want to ruin their leather baseball gloves with sand...

  • Sam the Cooking Guy gets creative with tuna

    Sam the Cooking Guy gets creative with tuna

    What do you get when you put Carmel Valley’s Sam the Cooking Guy together with San Diego-based Bumble Bee Seafoods? How about such tasty snacks as jalapeño tuna brown rice bites and ginger soy tuna lettuce wraps? The idea behind this new collaboration is to show that tuna can be used as an ingredient...

  • Local surgeon helps patients with knee and hip pain

    Local surgeon helps patients with knee and hip pain

    Rosen, a Carmel Valley resident, will give a presentation about the full spectrum of treatment options for chronic knee and hip pain at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla

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