Eric Bartl

Articles by Eric Bartl

Reporter accuses Ben Kalasho of assaulting him with dog

El Cajon residents call for councilman’s resignation

“Keep making me famous,” responded El Cajon city councilman Ben Kalasho to 10 of the 14 public speakers at the July 10 city council meeting. Calls for Kalasho's resignation made up most of the meeting ...

Build the Wall sign attracts Waterfront Park scuffle

Where does hate begin?

When 75-year-old Dan Russell isn’t cleaning up trash from the side of highways he participates in civil demonstrations, mostly holding his “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law” sign. On June 30 brought his sign to ...

GOP gov. candidate Cox was major donor of gas tax repeal

But did you know about the other two initiatives and his anti-Filner donations?

California’s gas tax repeal constitutional amendment initiative will be on the November 6 general election ballot as Proposition 6. “The initiative needed 643,948 projected valid signatures to qualify by random sampling, and it exceeded that ...

Advocates for Youth gets the boot

Oceanside Unified suspends sex ed program for grades K-6

Oceanside Unified School District suspended sexual health instruction for grades K-6 Monday (June 18) after getting feedback from parents and community members through an online and written survey. Acting Superintendent Reggie Thompkins announced, “The district ...

Never mind

City council and school board dismiss survey results

The San Diego City Council rules committee had a special meeting at city hall Wednesday (June 13) to conduct an initial review of proposals to place measures on the November 6 general election ballot. Eight ...

El Cajon is my city

A happy immigration story

Black and white at The Grand Three large black men sat squished together in the back seat of my rental car as we headed east on I-8. The ping of my Uber app brought us ...

Would Amaze videos get you arrested elsewhere?

San Diego and Oceanside schools criticized for explicit sex ed

San Diego Unified School District and Oceanside Unified School District have come under fire because of the sexual education curriculum they adopted from Advocates for Youth. Advocates for Youth is based in Washington D.C. where ...

Last sandwich standing

Quiznos and the El Cajon alternatives

The Quiznos sandwich shop in El Cajon at Main Street and Magnolia Avenue closed down Saturday. The last San Diego area Quiznos standing is in Ramona at Main Street and Ramona Street. Quiznos shops have ...

Local Dems and GOP beat back the edges

Smiechowski, Kirkman, Hidalgo — skunks at the garden party

Clairemont resident Danny Smiechowski says he's being bullied by local Democrats and shunned by the media. He is an official candidate for San Diego city council in district 2. He’s running as a Democrat, but ...

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