Ken Leighton

Ken Leighton contributes regularly to the Reader's Blurt music column.

Articles by Ken Leighton

Will Oceanside use groins like Newport Beach to save sand?

“We are not going to back down”

The decimation of Oceanside beaches was the whole point of forming a group called Save Our Sand [SOS] Oceanside. At its first meeting June 17, some 25 people shared their stories about what it means ...

How to deal with Oceanside homeless

Does public shaming work?

Is it a Neighborhood Watch-style Facebook page with members who share local crime alerts. Or is Take Back Oceanside a vigilante site that uses social media shaming to have fun at the expense of local ...

What Santa Anita horse deaths mean for Del Mar

Post-race concerts draw more and more fans

Is Del Mar’s world-famous attraction headed for extinction? “I grew up watching races with my dad, but maybe it’s time we end all this,” said a lifelong horse racing fan at the Santa Anita Racetrack ...

Wave park proposed to take place of Oceanside Swap Meet

Zephyr Partners to use Wave Garden Cove?

The 90-acre Oceanside Swap Meet site was once hyped as a perfect home for a new Chargers stadium. That ten-year-old rumor was just idle folklore. But get ready for an attraction that may be just ...

Carlsbad succumbs to the Orange County look

"There is nothing beautiful about these new buildings"

At least eight businesses in Carlsbad’s downtown Village area have been told they must prepare to move out as their buildings make way for a sleek new restaurant/retail complex. In what seems to cement the ...

A meeting in Fire Mountain about David Fischbach

Sober living homes plague Oceanside neighborhoods

Twenty homeowners met May 9 in a living room in the upscale Oceanside Fire Mountain neighborhood. They weren’t carrying pitchforks, but they were fuming, outraged that an aggressive entrepreneur with a dubious history was building ...

San Diego radio's pre-recorded weekends

Why the Poway Chabad shooting showed up on national radio first

When a national news story breaks in your backyard, big enough to get non-stop coverage on CNN, don't expect your local news radio station to be bothered. The Poway synagogue shooting may have postponed commercials ...

Larry Flynt tries Oceanside

Closeness of Oceanside High and Ocean’s Eleven Casino may be roadblock

Q: What do you do if you want to open an adult business where it’s not permitted? A: If you’re Larry Flynt’s attorney you simply proclaim you are not an adult business and hope no ...

No one wants to talk about Oceanside's Sparsha Pharma

“I heard that’s not good for you”

I happened to be at the May 16, 2018 Oceanside City Council meeting when David Newman gave an emotional rant during the “items not on the agenda” segment. He and his wife Amber had been ...

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