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Sanctuary city and pot become Vista fault lines

Dispensary signature gatherers fake out soccer moms

Although fists didn’t actually fly at the June 26 Vista City Council meeting, after a seven week summer break, Councilman Joe Green apologized to council colleague John Franklin at the very next meeting August 14.

Dirty sex, clean windshields

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

As one of the witnesses in Warren Beatty’s Reds, Henry Miller recalled, “There was just as much f*ing going on then as now, only now it has a more perverted quality.” Apparently Mr. Miller had ...

Your visit to that temple invisible

I cannot teach you the prayer of the seas and the forests and the mountains

When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet. Therefore let your visit to that temple invisible ...

No jokes, folks

Ever imagine what a film would look like if just about everyone involved in the production was buzzing on cocaine and quaaludes?

No jokes, folks. All three of these titles are available to rent on Amazon. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938) I’m betting that most viewers won’t be able to venture past more than a reel ...

August 16 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 29. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 9. (winner!) K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 8. John Strauch, San Diego, 8. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 7. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 7. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 6. ...

August 16 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 28. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 26. Ron Meyer, Santee, 25. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 24. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 24. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 24. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 22. Richard Hutchings, ...

August 16 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 29. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 26. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 26. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 25. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 25. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 25. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 25. ...

Does sexual orientation change go only one way?

Local state senators vote party line on conversion therapy

On Thursday, August 16, the California Senate passed Assembly Bill 2943 with a 25-11 vote. The bill would make “sexual orientation change efforts,” also known as “conversion therapy,” an unlawful business practice under the state’s ...

Two poems

All Lovely Things and Music I Heard

All Lovely Things All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die, And youth, that’s now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by. Fine ladies soon are ...

Waterbar’s Merlion

Put the smack-down on Mother Nature’s angry winds

Sing, o goddess, of the rage of Singapore’s Merlion!... Well, okay, Homer never got around to singing about Singapore, but the old Greek scribbler also never had Waterbar’s Merlion to get his inspirational juices flowing… ...

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