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Ken Leighton

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

Articles by Ken Leighton

North River Farms foes face lawsuit heat

Newport Beach developer Integral Communities may have sensed that things weren’t going well when Oceanside locals turned in 12,500 signatures in December to force a public vote on their already approved 585-home, 214-acre development on ...

August 11, 2020
Vista squeezes pot clinics with 4375 percent fee rise

By playing by the rules and turning in an estimated $175,000 a month in extra tax dollars the city of Vista has rewarded its six pot dispensaries with a remarkable thank you gift. “They told ...

Fixx Solutions housing not going in at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Without the fair and special events held throughout the year, the Del Mar fairgrounds has announced it expects to be $65 million in the hole by the end of summer. A hat-in-hand plea to borrow ...

July 28, 2020
North County feral cat rescuers out on a limb

KB has been helping feral cats for ten years. She traps them and then gets them spayed or neutered. Sometimes others in her rescuer network brings them to her. “You keep them in a separate ...

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 ...

Oceanside Democrats feud over membership

Latest figures show that only three of San Diego County’s 18 cities (Poway, Santee, Coronado) are majority Republican. In five cities, Republicans are the third-largest voting group surpassed in numbers by those who claim “No ...

How they pry Marines out of downtown Oceanside

Since the ‘80s downtown Oceanside’s Unisex House of Style focused on a Marine clientele. Ex-Marine Richard “Pops” Sanders launched the shop in the historic Dolphin Hotel on Coast Highway to serve men and women. But ...

Pro-China station broadcasting from Rosarito

On Monday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) told the operators of URadio 690 AM with its 77,000 watt powerhouse transmitter in Rosarito Beach, that it had 48 hours to get its application in order or ...

June 23, 2020
Del Mar Fair asks Orange County Fair for bail-out

Del Mar Fairgrounds executive director Tim Fennell has blamed COVID-19 as the key reason why his 160-employee district, now $20 million in the red, could implode and leave the future of the Del Mar Fair ...

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