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Del Mar racing returns to surf the holy turf

Will you be one of the more than 40,000 fans expected for opening day at the Del Mar racetrack?  The seven-week meet kicks off with Opening Day on Wednesday, July 19, and the action continues through to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. The long-standing summer tradition in San Diego has the reputation as one of the area’s must-see festivities, whether you’re a Thoroughbred racing aficionado or just a…


Analyzing Trump for sanity’s sake

Analyzing Trump for sanity’s sake is a product of innewsource, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization based at San Diego State University providing readers with the most authoritative and in-depth stories. Used by permission. For more, visit innewsource.org It’s no secret Donald Trump is an unusual president, one whose late night tweets, comments and vitriol have prompted some to question his sanity. All that noise has led…


Traffic more hassled headed down I-15

According to traffic volume counts collected by the state, traffic has increased on the winding stretch of the 15 that runs past Rainbow and Fallbrook by almost 6 percent since 2013 alone. That translates to thousands of additional cars on that stretch and 20,000 plus south of the Highway 78 merge in Escondido. TRAFFIC VOLUME The annual average daily traffic volume between Temecula and Escondido along Interstate-15…


Issa attempt to outlaw Vista protests fails

Attempts to restrict peaceful protests outside the district office of embattled Rep. Darrell Issa (R-49th District) have failed. The City of Vista Wednesday, June 28 issued a three-month permit this week allowing the rallies to continue. The weekly protests, launched as Resist Trump Tuesdays after the January inauguration, have become the largest and longest-running congressional rallies in the nation, regularly drawing 300–to- 800 citizens. Following a July…


Time to check out Thyme in the Ranch

Thyme in the Ranch – Rancho Santa Fe, CA Courtesy of Faye’s Fork food blog. For more, visit Faye’s Fork: http://www.fayesfork.com/about-me/ THYME IN THE RANCH 16905 Avenida De Acacias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (858) 759-0747 I’ve been feeling quietly blessed the last few weeks. Those are the best blessings. My mind tends to race when I get nervous or when stress takes over. Often times…


Valley Center happenings: Frank Lloyd Wright, Dos Valles Garden Club awards

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 — Valley Center connection — Robert Lerner Museums and architectural societies around the country are celebrating the 150th birthday this month of Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s best known architect.At the Valley Center History Museum, a display has been posted to note that work of the iconic architect is reflected in two local properties. In 1959, the year Wright died, one…


Brown re-affirms state climate commitment

California Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday excoriated President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Donald Trump has absolutely chosen the wrong course,” Brown said. “He’s wrong on the facts. America’s economy is boosted by following the Paris Agreement. He’s wrong on the science. Totally wrong. California will resist this misguided and insane course of action. Trump is AWOL but California is…


ACLU to Vista: Get real on Issa protests

“Nothing is more American than political protest. We’ve worked cooperatively with the city of Vista and law enforcement, but we will not back down from defending the First Amendment. I am very happy that the ACLU has taken this case on behalf of me, and on behalf of constituents in California District 49, who have the right to freedom of speech.” — Ellen Montanari, Indivisible…


Issa freaks out at Vista district office

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-49th District) on Tuesday confronted protestors at his Vista office, then climbed on the roof of his district office building and shot pictures of what was called the largest demonstration yet against his activities and policies in the embattled congressional district. He also reportedly threatened a reporter for being an alleged “operative” for his opponents. This came on the heels of Issa giving supporters…


ACLU settles 2-year refugee children discrimination lawsuit vs. city of Escondido

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Brancart & Brancart, Cooley LLP and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced Thursday, May 25 it had reached a settlement with the City of Escondido in a two year-old discrimination suit. The ACLU sued Escondido after the city denied a permit to operate a group home for refugee children fleeing violence and persecution in…