Ken Leighton

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

Articles by Ken Leighton

Coronado Bridge photo final blow to 97-3 comedy radio

Will KFSD ever stop playing Sinatra and Peggy Lee?

Attention photographers: Even if you don’t copyright your work, you can still collect a nice settlement if your photo is used without permission. That’s what Jesse Cuevas of Normal Heights learned last week when a ...

Tolan Shaw's Road to Nashville

“I still have songs I wrote in Nashville that are yet to be recorded”

Tolan Shaw's Road to Nashville

Oceanside Swap Meet sellers wait and wonder

Zephyr bought land for homes

The 20-year-old swap meet on Highway 76 which has had the reputation with locals as one big garage sale, is populated by vendors who pay $15 on Saturday or $45 on a Sunday to sell ...

Free hip-hop and BBQ

Hip-hop promotor celebrates 2-year anniversary of Skoolyard Records in Oceanside

Free hip-hop and BBQ

Song writing royalty

Encinitas local has a “Peaceful Easy Feeling” about songwriting success

Song writing royalty

After Rocky Chavez pull-out, a Democrat in-fight

Is Dem machine worried about Oceanside's Elizabeth Warren?

The top two primary candidates who advanced to the November election to replace Republican Rocky Chavez as assemblyman from the 76th District, were both Democratic women. That area of North County — Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, ...

Hunter, Chavez mailers scrutinized

Will elder Duncan Hunter appear on ballot?

When congressman Darryl Issa said he would not stand for reelection, Rocky Chavez gave up his seat as state assemblyman representing Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Vista so he could run for Issa’s seat. While early ...

Sanctuary city and pot become Vista fault lines

Dispensary signature gatherers fake out soccer moms

Although fists didn’t actually fly at the June 26 Vista City Council meeting, after a seven week summer break, Councilman Joe Green apologized to council colleague John Franklin at the very next meeting August 14.

Rain messed up our pedals

"I’d rather play in the desert than Florida.”

Drummer Jeremy Hilliard of Mira Mesa pop-punk band Lighterburns happily paid his Warped Tour dues. He or one of his bandmates volunteered as a tour tech on the three previous tours, just to get a ...

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