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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.

Articles by Ken Harrison

Del Mar races crowd happy, but down two-thirds

“The horse was named after the doctor that did my wife’s breast implants,” said Erik, the owner of Dr. Troutman, the odds-on favored horse in the first race, on the first day of the 82nd ...

July 19, 2021
Del Mar fair goes out on a limb

“Better than I expected. I’m very pleased,” said Terrill at the High Seas Hawaiian Shirt booth, inside Bing Crosby Hall, at the Covid-abbreviated San Diego County Fair. He thought most of the other booth operators ...

July 6, 2021
Becerra moves against Otay Ranch Resort Villages

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra surprised developers, planners, and community activists when he came out against the county’s approval of the 23,000-acre Otay Ranch development, east of Chula Vista. Surprised, because starting with former Governor ...

March 22, 2021
Mammoth slow-down stymies Carlsbad flights

Yet another airline hoping to fly out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport may not get off the ground. Unlike the past troubled efforts by the previous failed airlines, this time it’s not for lack of passengers ...

December 28, 2020
San Diego squeakers

Affirming the age-old axiom that every vote matters, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters still has 7,000 uncounted provisional ballots to tally. With 92.4% of voters using a mail-in, absentee, or provisional ballot, five ...

November 30, 2020
U.S. Kids Chamber of Commerce gets mixed response in Encinitas

On weekends, in a pre-Covid world, most communities in San Diego had a drive-through electronics recycling center set up at a local school. They were free and welcomed everything; computers, TVs, microwaves, pretty much anything ...

October 20, 2020
The Oceanside Zodiac murder

Little did an Oceanside historian know, when she was researching the history of the longtime exclusive beachfront neighborhood of St. Malo, that she would run across perhaps the first murder of California’s infamous Zodiac killer. ...

September 14, 2020
Will paper straws factor in Encinitas mayor's race?

Now that plastic straws are illegal in Encinitas, it may be the issue that breaks voters' backs. As of August 1, a city ordinance required the elimination of plastic straws by gas stations, take out, ...

August 17, 2020
Oceanside – eclecticism reigns

Homes at end of Oceanside Blvd. claim emergency The city never got approval,” says Mackin. “They just started doing it. These homeowners had carte blanche to put as much rip rap as they wanted on ...

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