Justice Prevails in Encinitas!

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Justice prevails in Encinitas as the bullies blinked under the intense public scrutiny they received this past week or so. Encinitas City Council Member Kristin Gaspar will, by a second unanimous City Council vote, become the city’s last appointed Mayor preceding the November general election when the voters will decide the Mayoral matter. And thank God for that! My thanks …

Encinitas: Silly Season Mail call

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As a Smiling Spotlight I get plenty of campaign mail, as we all do this time of year. My informants tell me that retiring Councilman/Mayor/Elder Statesman James Bond of Encinitas coined the phrase, “the silly season” which it is, and he nailed it with that moniker. Mr. Bond also served as Board Chair of the San Diego County Water Authority, …

U-T San Diego endorsement for Encinitas City Council

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It is an honor to once again receive the endorsement of our San Diego County daily newspapers. It reads in part as follows: “In the crowded and hotly contested race for three seats on the Encinitas City Council, we endorse incumbent Jerome Stocks, appointed incumbent Mark Muir and candidate Kevin Forrester. “This trio represents the best possibility for the city …

Do Sun Glasses “Sit on your Face”?

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A recently placed, then fairly quickly removed, “SPY” sunglass company billboard in Encinitas caused some buzz this week. Some thought it was funny or clever, others not so much. The Outdoor Advertizing Company which owns the billboard claims to have received complaints, but my office did not. So, does this fall under the 1st Amendment, or is it prurient in …

North County Coastal update

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The North County Coastal region will be bidding farewell to some local elected leaders who have chosen to step aside rather than run for re-election. In all the cities where one or more incumbents have failed to file papers for re-election, non-incumbents folks have until August 15 to file and become a candidate  instead of the normal cut-off which is …

Senator Mark Wyland Endorses Rocky Chavez

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Press release through the transom this morning, Republican State Senator Mark Wyland has endorsed fellow Republican Rocky Chavez in the open 76th Assembly District race. Wyland, who represents all of the communities within the re-drawn 76th Assembly District, was elected to the State Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Senator Wyland is the latest in a growing list of …