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Father Joe Carroll: death of a transactional clericThe U-T's designation of Father Joe Carroll as a "hustler priest" seemed disrespectful to me, while the Reader's obituary is closer to the truth of the man. Father Joe was a transactional priest who seemed to enjoy the politics of supporting causes and people who would bring in money for his homeless enterprises -- none ...monaghan
July 27, 1:28 p.m.
John Travolta oozes seductiveness in Saturday Night FeverIn showbiz, one never knows who is what! It was common knowledge in the biz that Rock Hudson was gay. But the general public for the most part didn't know or believe it, until he contracted AIDS. But remember that the movie studios used to be called "dream factories" and some things never change, even ...David Batterson
July 22, 6:30 p.m.
How do La Jolla Boulevard roundabouts rate?COINC, the same day this topic/article posted in the SDR, several SD tv news media stations were reporting that ''bicycle and pedestrian' rated accidents had gone up. ONLY 1 of those 2 stations mentioned the short theory: of how many more cyclists were driving the roads in the past vs present. In how more cyclists ...ised
July 21, 3:43 p.m.
Oceanside grandma comes home from San Felipe, gets beat up and torturedOn the day of his sentencing, July 15, 2021, the person who survived his attack three years earlier did read a victim impact statement to the judge. On that day, Dion Kavis Knight had 405 days “custody credits” so far.Eva Knott
July 21, 1:22 p.m.
Del Mar races crowd happy, but down two-thirdsSecurity always checks credentials of anyone entering the paddock--Covid or not. It was also dumb of Del Mar to not open the infield or GA sections to people with their own chairs, unless the County Health Dept said no, which of course makes no sense. See: Petco Parkaardvark
July 20, 12:10 a.m.
Cardiff's Torrey Pine comes down amid suspicionsDevelopers are ruining this town and the city and school district officials are letting them. BUT Now... The Leucadia street scape is allowing the construction contractor to do whatever the want around the trees! The tree protection ordinances are not being followed! Look up the ordinance and see for yourself! There are TPZ tree protection ...StevesTree
July 17, 1:49 p.m.
John Travolta oozes seductiveness in Saturday Night FeverI just had to Google. And here's what I found: "Paying approximately $2,000 for the suit, Siskel earned more than 72-times that when 17 years later he sold it for $145,000 at a Christie's auction." Excellent review, by the way.David Batterson
July 16, 1:42 p.m.
Doug Applegate to run for Desmond seat on county board of supervisorsA asked Katie Taylor if it was true that she lived in Oceanside. She told me this morning via text that she did, but that she still had a business license in Carlsbad, that her children live in Carlsbad and that she has spent most of her life in Carlsbad. In Oceanside when you speak ...Ken Leighton
July 16, 1:30 p.m.
Oceanside school named after Pablo TacIn the early 1900s, Father Engelhardt, O.F.M. wrote to the Very Reverend Father Luke Carey, O.F.M., Rector of the Irish Franciscan College in Rome, asking that he make inquiries at Urban College about what happened to Pablo. He responded: “Tac, Paul, California Mexican, born in January, 1822, at the Mission of San Luis Rey, Latin ...cclifford
July 13, 8:54 p.m.
Middle-aged cops were alleged targets of rageDuring a one-hour hearing this morning, Monday July 12, 2021, the attorney for Roberto Flores asked a judge to dismiss this case, since Flores has been denied a speedy trial during the COVID lockdown. After the judge tentatively denied this request, Flores spoke up and demanded a “thirty day stay” so he could file a ...Eva Knott
July 12, 4:10 p.m.
29 years in jail for failed attempt to kill O’side copDuring a one-hour hearing this morning, Monday July 12, 2021, the attorney for Roberto Flores asked a judge to dismiss this case, since Flores has been denied a speedy trial during the COVID lockdown. After the judge tentatively denied this request, Flores spoke up and demanded a “thirty day stay” so he could file a ...Eva Knott
July 12, 4:08 p.m.
Parolee runs over motorcycle cop in OceansideDuring a one-hour hearing this morning, Monday July 12, 2021, the attorney for Roberto Flores asked a judge to dismiss this case, since Flores has been denied a speedy trial during the COVID lockdown. After the judge tentatively denied this request, Flores spoke up and demanded a “thirty day stay” so he could file a ...Eva Knott
July 12, 4:05 p.m.
Oceanside drug addict loses third childKelsey Carpenter is next due in court the afternoon of Tuesday, July 20, 2021. She has several active cases in the San Diego County Superior Court system. Carpenter apparently remains at liberty as of this writing. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2021/jul/11/144529/Eva Knott
July 11, 1:19 p.m.
Krispy Kreme Triple Burger and fried Oreos find comfort at the San Diego County FairThe San Diego County Fair is fun, but this food is a little too unhealthy for me. We have a "2/3" problem in America, and I'm more comfortable being a "minority." I like fruits and vegetables, and so does my waistline.Socks3742
July 8, 9:27 p.m.
Oceanside facing big comebackYou know the story better than I. Did Oceanside High go back to using the bandshell for graduation ceremonies? It always seemed like a natural for that use. The school does have its football field and bleachers that could accommodate such ceremonies, but that's very close to noisy I-5.Visduh
July 8, 8:14 a.m.
Oceanside facing big comebackThe bandshell was never scheduled for demolition. The city tried to give the land to a sleazy developer named Doug Manchester. The Coastal Commission killed the deal after a pair of "vocal" housewifes started a grass roots effort to save the public beach.JonBeck
July 7, 11:29 p.m.
A father's blood in Rancho Santa FeA new trial date was set during a hearing this morning, July 6, 2021. Honorable judge Carlos Armour said that jury selection would begin on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The judge warned Leighton Dorey that he would not approve any more delays. The defendant, who continues to act as his own attorney, remarked on his ...Eva Knott
July 6, 11:51 a.m.
SDG&E line man fired for white power signA person's race and heritage totally come into play when you're accusing them of being racist. To think that a Hispanic man is a white supremacist - that he believes he is an inferior race and that Northern Europeans are a more intelligent and superior race than he is - is so preposterous that a ...StephenStrange
July 4, 3:30 p.m.
Oceanside facing big comebackOver twenty years ago, that bandshell was scheduled for demolition to make way for some sort of development. Oceanside High had its graduation ceremony there since time immemorial, but the 1998 ceremony was announced as the last one there. As to what didn't happen I have no knowledge, other than that it still stands. It ...Visduh
July 4, 8:37 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedThe prosecution needs only to get a conviction on a single felony count this time. The sentence would take Barton out of circulation permanently, and that is what the DA should want. We will see what happens this time around.Visduh
July 4, 8:30 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedAt a brief hearing this morning, July 1, 2021, new dates were chosen for the next, third trial of Jeffrey Scott Barton, now 63. Potential jurors are expected to be questioned on November 18. Honorable judge Robert Kearney hopes to hear opening statements of attorneys, and to begin trial on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, ...Eva Knott
July 1, 11:31 a.m.
Lorena Gonzalez's big June fundraising pushShirley Weber became an "ex-Assemblywoman" only after Gavin Newsom appointed her Secretary of State. (You make it sound like she she was no longer in the Assembly when Gavin gave her the position.) Gavin artfully moved Strong Black Woman Shirley Weber out of his legislative way while simultaneously shafting troublesome Latina Labor Leader Lorena Gonzalez ...monaghan
June 29, 9:25 p.m.
The disco roller-boogie film that introduced audiences to Patrick SwayzeSaw Roller Boogie opening night at the Frontier Drive-In near Sports Arena - you know those little graded hills along every row to lift the front of the cars up, that you have to be careful in the dark not to trip over? A bunch of people showed up in skates who did NOT know ...Jay Allen Sanford
June 28, 10:23 p.m.
Parolee runs over motorcycle cop in OceansideAt a hearing this morning, June 28, 2021, defendant Roberto Flores complained about his defense attorney. He also wants his case dismissed because he has not gotten a speedy (new) trial during the COVID scare, this will be argued in two weeks, on July 12, before Honorable judge Carlos Armour. Prosecutor Keith Watanabe predicts that ...Eva Knott
June 28, 11:40 a.m.
Scott Marks doesn't know the origins of cancel cultureI've never heard of Woody Allen but he does look creepy in that picture if you his name you see the little girl that he is holding you can tell that she is afraid of him 🤔🤔🤔 are is it just me that can tell that she is afraid of himrison625
June 25, 10:02 a.m.
Faulconer preps for race against John Cox and Caitlyn JennerPaying tribute to a loved one.... obituaries should be free to all families, regardless of income. If newspapers are concerned about "money" they can work the costs in elsewhere, and it all comes out in the wash.Socks3742
June 25, 8:23 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedJeffrey S. Barton, 63, is on calendar to be in the Vista courthouse in North County San Diego on Monday, June 28, at 9:30 a.m. in Department 5. During this hearing, his tentative trial date in September could be confirmed, or a new trial date could be chosen. Superior courthouses in the County are now ...Eva Knott
June 24, 6:40 a.m.
Oceanside gets even more serious about street peopleSince I live very close to Oceanside Blvd and have seen too much of what is going on, I have a question. Where were all of these other charities when Covid-19 hit and the homeless were at high risk? Where was the City of Oceanside? As I recall, Oceanside poilce department was herding the homeless ...digsblues
June 23, 6:56 p.m.
29 years in jail for failed attempt to kill O’side copRoberto Flores wanted to use the defense strategy of denying that he was driving that car. His defense attorney preferred the defense strategy that Roberto did not INTENTIONALLY strike the cop with his car. The appeals court wants to give Roberto the chance to present his own strategy of defense, even if it appears hopeless ...Eva Knott
June 23, 4:08 p.m.
29 years in jail for failed attempt to kill O’side copRoberto Ignacio Flores, 30, appeared in San Diego’s North County Superior courthouse in Vista today, June 23, 2021. He continues trying to act as his own attorney, while defense attorney John Wilschke is assisting by filing motions for example. Flores asked the judge to dismiss his case, because he did not get a “speedy trial” ...Eva Knott
June 23, 1:44 p.m.
Middle-aged cops were alleged targets of rageRoberto Ignacio Flores, 30, appeared in San Diego’s North County Superior courthouse in Vista today, June 23, 2021. He continues trying to act as his own attorney, while defense attorney John Wilschke is assisting by filing motions for example. Flores asked the judge to dismiss his case, because he did not get a “speedy trial” ...Eva Knott
June 23, 1:42 p.m.
Parolee runs over motorcycle cop in OceansideRoberto Ignacio Flores, 30, appeared in San Diego’s North County Superior courthouse in Vista today, June 23, 2021. He continues trying to act as his own attorney, while defense attorney John Wilschke assists by filing motions for example. Flores asked the judge to dismiss his case, because he did not get a “speedy trial” during ...Eva Knott
June 23, 1:34 p.m.
Oceanside gets even more serious about street peopleMegan Crooks' written statement: "The preliminary approval of the $65,000 federal CDBG-CV grant was subject to the preparation and approval of a grant agreement. During the process of of verifying information in the application, the City discovered that application contained factual errors and omissions involving the location of program and and its funding sources. The ...Ken Leighton
June 23, 10:55 a.m.
Oceanside gets even more serious about street peopleVanessa Graziano was contacted Sunday afternoon and did not get back to me before the article was posted on Tuesday afternoon. That's just under 48 hours. She disagrees with what the city of Oceanside told me. She absolutely has a right to be quoted and that's why I called her twice on Sunday and had ...Ken Leighton
June 23, 9:55 a.m.
Vista child grabber gets four years prisonAlan Ray Sasseen, now 63, appeared briefly in court today June 22, 2021. He appeared well fed, visibly plumper, and pale. Today Sasseen had more hair, and his long hair seemed more under control than when he was photographed in court in 2019. The preliminary hearings for his two new cases were delayed three weeks, ...Eva Knott
June 22, 1:05 p.m.
Hidden Meadows Seller's FaireThis comment makes me curious to hear more about this New Market and what happened with them supposedly trying to close down a previous seller faire with "claims of things being sold that they hate" - what sort of things? Any flea market/swap meet/seller faire is going to be filled with junk that few, if ...Jay Allen Sanford
June 19, 1:11 p.m.