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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

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 ...

Encinitas, not a neighborhood but a kingdom

Bicyclists dominate Caltrans meeting About half of the meeting’s 40 attendees indicated they were cyclists, and will use the proposed bike lane. But even hard-core cyclists were skeptical of some sections of the proposed eight-mile ...

Encinitas surfers' protest reveals other fault lines

“I’ve been crucified,” said Cardiff by the Sea resident Crista Curtis, as she surveyed what she helped to create on April 19. “I’ve had death threats. I’ve had weird men telling me they were going ...

April 21, 2020
Kearny Mesa – not really a neighborhood

Giovanni's leaves cribbage fans homeless I used to come to Giovanni’s at the turn of the century when they were located at Balboa Avenue about a mile west from the I-805 freeway. I remember playing ...

Santee man rescued from Mojave Desert mine

Released from University Medical Center in Las Vegas on March 27, Santee resident Randolf Blattler, 60, is lucky to be alive. Blattler spent more than nine hours at the bottom of an abandoned mine in ...

March 30, 2020
Escondido and Oceanside lead race for cheaper gas

San Diegans willing to venture out from home quarantine are noticing some positives. Freeways are wide open, and the price of gas is dropping like a rock. In the traditional time of year when SoCal ...

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