Ken Harrison

Ken Harrison

Ken Harrison is a native of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. He was very active in community politics in his younger years as past president of the Cardiff Town Council. A former radio talk show host, Ken now attends Politicians Anonymous and writes about North County coastal community issues. Ken's first neighborhood story for the Reader February 2009 was brought about by noticing the state replacing the beach's iconic lifeguard towers with a futuristic design. He gave the story idea to friends in two other newspapers, neither one saw the newsworthiness. "I notice things others don't and want to find out for myself, what's going on over there."

Readers may contact him directly with coastal neighborhood issues.

Latest Articles

Swift Boat tour up the California coast

Vietnam-era vessel restored by 36 veterans

A Vietnam-era Swift Boat, U.S. Navy #PCF 816, made a three-day stop at the Oceanside Harbor last week. The Swift Boat Sailors Association restored the boat over the past year, taking it down to bare ...

Bluefin ban?

Bluefin tuna to become endangered species?

Bluefin should become an endangered species, thus banning all fishing of the large tuna on the West Coast, says the Center for Biological Diversity. Wayne Kokow of Rancho Peñasquitos is the executive director of the ...

City of Oceanside's fountains turned on

No, the drought is not over

At 8:00 a.m. on July 12, the multiple fountains in front of Oceanside's downtown Civic Center were turned back on, spraying water into the shallow pool. In September of 2014, the fountains were turned off ...

Facebook makes Russ T Nailz abandon alias

“Like I want everyone to know my middle name is Wilbur.”

Longtime San Diego comedian Russ T Nailz wants to do an “about Facebook” — as in, leave the popular social-networking medium. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Nailz was advised by Facebook that his personal ...

Oceanside sand replenishment operation delayed

Expected to be done by August 2

Dredging of the Oceanside Harbor began on May 24. The five-week project was to have replenished sand along the beachfront to the south: North Coast Village condos, the pier, and along the Strand from Tyson ...

McDonald's at Rady Children's packs up the fryer

Ronald McDonald House still held in high regard

Parents and kids visiting Rady Children’s Hospital may be surprised at a big change in the hospital’s lobby: the McDonald's restaurant inside, which had opened in 1996 next to the emergency room, has closed. “It's ...

Avoid the bane of surf-fishing

Surf-fishing tips from Bill Varney

Bill Varney, through his books and clinics, has been leading the light-tackle charge in California; no longer do surf anglers need a 14-foot surf pole and a five-ounce sinker. Varney recently led one of his ...

Farewell, Del Mar fair

Three people with decades of involvement pack it up

The end of the 26-day San Diego County Fair leaves many participants exhausted, particularly those who operate booths and concession stands. When the lights dim at midnight on July 4, most are packing up, readying ...

Cardiff founder's house "found"

“Our jaws dropped. We assumed it was long gone."

It took a guy coming from Cardiff, Wales, to identify the 1911 home of Cardiff by the Sea’s founder, J. Frank Cullen. Mark Gubb, from the Queen’s Cardiff, was visiting Cardiff by the Sea to ...

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