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Ken Leighton

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

Articles by Ken Leighton

Will Oceanside get a stealth Amazon warehouse?

As Amazon’s business skyrocketed during Covid, the company became America’s largest private occupier of industrial real estate. There are some 23 Amazon distribution/warehouse hubs in Southern California including Otay Mesa (six-million square feet) and Vista ...

Race warms up for Mike Levin's congressional seat

Ethnicity, guns, and accusations of being a business failure are all being used as weapons in the race for Mike Levin’s congressional seat. And that’s just between the Republicans. “He still claims to be a ...

How will Oceanside clean up downtown crime?

Some say Oceanside’s explosive beachfront build-out of the last five years is a long-needed improvement. Others say it's created a sterile, high-rise urban monster. But no one is celebrating the recent uptick in downtown crime. ...

February 15, 2022
Oceanside uses Roundup on storm drains

Jeremiah Depesa lives at the west end of the San Luis Rey Valley. The backyard of his hillside home has hosted beehives for the last four years. He was headed out for a morning surf ...

February 1, 2022
Van Dam murder divides Sabre Springs, Westerfield's jail inmates

Good Life in Sabre Springs “I think Brenda is amazing. She’s so strong. I asked her, ‘How do you get out of bed?’ She told me, ‘I do it for my boys because they don’t ...

January 31, 2022
Slightly Stoopid's 2005 marketing, Earl Thomas prefers San Diego to Memphis

Not So Stoopid "What do indie musicians and Tupperware have in common?" That's what an article in the June 20 issue of Newsweek ponders as it suggests local O.B. reggae-rockers Slightly Stoopid have tapped into ...

January 29, 2022
Oceanside plans to sell schools to cut deficit – UPDATED

The march to close and then sell off elementary schools in Oceanside has been compared to the game of musical chairs. Parents with “Save Our Schools” signs are hoping their on-site protests will keep their ...

October 26, 2021
Remembering Louis Procaccino

Vickie Taylor England just learned that one of her former classmates will miss the Oceanside High 50-year class reunion on October 1 and 2. “Everybody knew Louie. He was very popular and very handsome. All ...

September 23, 2021
Last topless bar in North San Diego County

When Covid hit, two local gentlemen’s clubs turned off their strobe lights. The Main Attraction in Oceanside and Pure Platinum in Kearny Mesa shuttered in May, 2020. There is no word when or if Pure ...

September 17, 2021
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