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Holiday Watch now in effect

By Shelli DeRobertis COAST CITIES — Deputies, city staff members and volunteers are working the streets and busy shopping centers as part of Sheriff Bill Gore’s Holiday Watch that aims to keep citizens safe and reduce crime during the holiday season. The countywide program began Nov. 25 and ends on New Year’s Day, and includes […]

Free Christmas Eve cinema admission for Military Families

SAN DIEGO — UltraStar Cinemas, Southern California’s largest privately owned movie theater group, will offer free admission to members of the military and their families on Christmas Eve. This marks the fifth year in a row that UltraStar has invited servicemen and women to enjoy complimentary Christmas Eve movies, as a gesture of appreciation for […]

Keeping finances afloat during holiday season

CAMP PENDLETON — Every holiday season, consumers spend millions of dollars on travel, gifts and meals, leaving their wallets to feel the pain as the new year rolls around. For military members, many of whom are stationed away from their families or hometowns, paying for transportation or sending gifts to family members around the world […]

Letters to the Editor

California, here we go The Golden State has lost the appeal it once had that brought many folks into our great state. What once was the land of opportunity is now the state of depression, as California has been steadily losing residents since 2005. The flow of immigrants and aliens has slowed to a crawl. […]

A month to remember

November was a month to remember — a time filled with major changes domestically and abroad. I’ll mention only a few examples of what’s happening abroad, though each event could be front and center in the 2012 presidential elections. Britain recalled its embassy staff from Iran, a nation that may soon have nuclear weapons. Russia […]

Temporary lane closure on Lomas Santa Fe Drive
 beginning Dec. 12

SOLANA BEACH — Drivers are advised that from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Dec. 12, there will be temporary lane closures on Lomas Santa Fe Drive due to construction. Construction is expected to last approximately three to four days. At various times throughout the project, each lane of Lomas Santa Fe Drive will be […]

Letter to the Editor 12-2-11

As I was perusing the Rancho Santa Fe News this evening while cooking, I came across your article on the Con artists and the very sad experience of Susan. It was very edifying and I feel that you have alerted the public to an ongoing scam that comes in many forms, whether here or traveling […]

Thankful for my America

Living on a gravel road in a rural Arkansas county with more cows than people, I have much to be thankful for on my favorite American holiday. Hence a Thanksgiving lesson in boondocks economics: Last week, I paid my hay man $2,200 for 55 round bales to see my cows and horses through the winter. […]

Letters to the Editor 12-2-11

As I was perusing the Rancho Santa Fe News this evening while cooking, I came across your article on the Con artists and the very sad experience of Susan. It was very edifying and I feel that you have alerted the public to an ongoing scam that comes in many forms, whether here or traveling […]

Grauer principal named Educator of Year

ENCINITAS — The annual Encinitas Ellie awards, sponsored by the New Encinitas Business Network, awarded The Grauer School Principal Dana Abplanalp-Diggs the distinction of “Educator of the Year 2011.” Additionally, Grauer School parent and volunteer Sheila Wirick was also recognized as one of the “24-4-25” recipients, exemplifying one of 25 unsung heroes who contribute to […]