SOAR initiative to be opposed by Farmers form coalition

The proprietors of some of Oceanside farms have formed a coalition to oppose a ballot initiative they say would make it harder for them to sell or improve their land. “It is essentially the commercial farmers here in South Morro Hills,” explained Michelle Castellano, a worker of Mellano and Company, which farms about 300 acres, […]

Lick the Plate: Culinary notes and observations that are random

My exposure to the world and its trends has caused me more educated and critical than ever before, as Lick entered our economy with the radio show. It’s a good thing the show along with this column are more about telling tales in a characteristic format. I really don’t know I could live with myself […]

Deputy under Identification as 3 women accuse him

A San Diego sheriff’s deputy is under criminal investigation, as two additional women have come forward with legal claims alleging that he groped them. While researchers run different internal and probes of the accusations, Deputy Richard Fischer was put on administrative leave by Sheriff Bill Gore, a department spokesman said. The county of San Diego […]

Giant Rosarito Beach desalination project faces scrutiny

Together with Tijuana and fast growing coastal towns dependent on the Colorado River, Baja California needs to find new water resources. Baja California Gov. Francisco Vega de Lamadrid’s administration has offered a solution: Construct the biggest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, enough to ensure a supply for decades to come. But plans for its […]

Fatal crash investigated in Escondido

A driver died in Escondido, authorities said. The crash was reported about 2:40 a.m. on Broadway and Paso del Norte in an unincorporated part of the town, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatcher. The wreckage was reported to be under a tree. According to NBC 7 San Diego, the motorist carried with a passerby […]

Adds to land holdings Around San Elijo Lagoon

The purchase would be the most significant expansion in nearly 30 decades of protected property near the lagoon, said Doug Gibson, scientist and the conservancy’s executive director. Courtesy photo ENCINITAS — The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy has purchased 77 acres of canyon that adjoins the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and residential areas near Cardiff. […]