Community Commentary

What’s the beef with backyard beefsteaks?

I support an Encinitas that embraces our agricultural past and uses it to launch us into a small-scale farming renaissance that could be our future.

Density bonus projects are destroying our neighborhoods

Density bonus projects are destroying our neighborhoods and the quality of life of the residents. You’ve probably seen over-built developments around town and have noticed that they do not fit the surrounding area.

The political party to end all parties

Fed up with our sick and stalemated political system in Washington, but always quick with a great sense of humor, my brilliantly goofy brother has proudly invented “PBR Squared” — The Progressive Brotherhood of Radical Republicans.  Clever.

Local organic farm needs support

A recent complaint from a resident of a new housing development to the city of Encinitas is threatening a local organic farm’s existence.

No paradise for a tourist’s first visit to Oceanside

I was determined this vacation would be different. Here in Oceanside, I would find my very own slice of paradise.

The choice for judges, DA in this election

The average voter hasn’t a clue how to vote for Judges.

Rick Shea for Board of Education

After 11 years’ service on the San Dieguito Union High School District Board and 12 years on the San Diego County Board of Education, I have decided to retire. I have really enjoyed serving the students, parents and residents of this community. Thank you so much for your past support!

Marijuana dispensaries increase youth access

While teenagers may look like mini-adults, capable of making wise decisions and taking care of themselves, their brains are more like those of a 3-year-old — so explained Dr. Mary Boyle, a neuroscientist in the Department of Cognitive Science at UCSD at a recent meeting of the North Coastal Prevention Coalition.

Time for a new supervisor

After 40 years of public service, Mayor Jim Wood of Oceanside is running for District 5 County Supervisor.

Why I support Jim Wood for supervisor

Throughout my 24 years in public office, I fought over and over to protect the quality of life of our North County residents.

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