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

Lights out at La Paloma for Valentine's film

Interrupts The Princess Bride

On Valentine's night, at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, about 75 people, couples and families, were two-thirds of the way through one of the greatest love stories ever filmed, when the power went out. ...

Escondido's most expensive gas

“What is he doing out there? Nothing!"

Since Escondido is one of the lowest areas in the county for gas prices, some motorists may be wondering what’s up with the OAAI station on the corner of Centre City Parkway at 9th Avenue. ...

San Diego gas prices edging up – want to drive to Pauma Valley? shows February as the pivot month

The chance for San Diegans to pay $2 a gallon for gas in 2019 appears to be over. Concern over trade tensions with China is the reason being given for the current rise in San ...

Pat Hahn, Jeff Gelder, John Van Zante, Kathie Berger, Sam Bass – real San Diego radio

"If you let DJs run the station, magic happens”

January 20 was National Radio DJ Day. I asked some of San Diego’s former radio voices to weigh in on past times in the local industry. Pat Hahn had a groupie at the old Vista ...

Encinitas rolls back ban on dancing at Peabody's

“What is this? Footloose?"

The Old Testament quotes, and the 1960s band, the Byrds, sang of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 – “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven . . . A ...

Hinze appointment shows Encinitas splits

Mayor Blakespear: “She turns residents into citizens”

The January 9 unanimous appointment to the Encinitas City Council of Kellie Shay Hinze, executive director of the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association completes a singular vote for Encinitas of what one longtime community activist ...

After gas tax loss, DeMaio targets union dues

"Our version of the France protests”

Two months after the loss of ballot measure Proposition 6, the gas and car tax repeal, San Diego radio talk show host Carl DeMaio and his Reform California group are pushing forward with new plans. ...

Hang back from the box if someone else is there

Julian's Blessing Box has its protocol

In the corner of the parking lot at Wynola Pizza and Bistro in Julian, is a reason local residents in the mountain community of 4,000 will never have to go hungry. Resident Heather Rowell learned ...

Oceanside Mohsen gas stations at war with G&M stations

Shell takes over from Chevron as most expensive

Southern Californians are driving more this holiday season, as evidenced by an unusual post-Christmas Day traffic jam on December 26 through Camp Pendleton south to Del Mar on I-5. It was bumper-to-bumper most of the ...

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