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Red Nose Run hits the beach again this year

DEL MAR — This year’s 20th annual Red Nose Run will take place on the beach in front of the Poseidon Restaurant at 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 1670 Coast Blvd. The course includes a 5K and a 3K run/walk on the beach. After the event, participants meet in the restaurant for refreshments, followed by door […]

Have some holiday ‘L8 Nite” fun

ENCINITAS — Support your friends and neighbors by shopping locally this holiday season. The Downtown Encinitas Merchants Association and The Lumberyard shopping center, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, are making this easier with “L8 Nite Thursdays” shopping, complete with Santa Claus. The special festive evenings will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Dec. […]

Tennis story has happy ending

CARLSBAD — As the 2010 tennis season came to a close last fall, the La Costa Canyon girls record stood at just 8-7 in CIF Division I, and the team had just failed to make the Division I finals for the 10th consecutive year. But the story has a happy ending. With the departure of […]

Carlsbad women make strong showing in bodybuilding contest

COAST CITIES — North County bodybuilders Jennifer Rawls, Carrie Miller-Esayian and Gabriele Truitt all made a statement at the 25th annual Border States Bodybuilding and Bikini contest. Rawls, a Carlsbad native and 38-year-old mother of two, competed in her second show this year in the Bikini division. She won her over-35-short class, won the unlimited […]

Del Mar names new city manager

DEL MAR — The Del Mar City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott W. Huth as City Manager for the city of Del Mar. Huth was the unanimous choice of the Council to serve as City Manager after an extensive recruitment and search process initiated by the City Council in June 2011.

Letters to the Editor Week of November 25, 2011

A “road to nowhere” The City of Carlsbad prides itself on being fiscally responsible, yet they seem to be taking lessons from Alaska and the famous “Road to Nowhere.”  Buried within a $40 million project to upgrade the Agua Hedionda sewer lift station is a new, elevated second road to the station that goes right […]

Marine spouses train with Family Readiness Program

CAMP PENDLETON — Nearly a dozen Marine spouses attended training to become command team advisors and family readiness assistants at the Marine Corps Family Team Building here, Nov. 16. The purpose of the training, which is mandated through Headquarters Marine Corps, was to help prospective family readiness volunteers understand their future roles and responsibilities within […]

Stepp Stables, a haven for horse loving Marines, families

CAMP PENDLETON — Military affiliated horse lovers in search of a memorable riding or boarding experience need not look any further than the San Luis Rey gate. Stepp Stables, which was established in 1945 as the “Base Stables” and renamed in 2003 in honor of Sgt. Maj. William F. Stepp, serves as a one stop […]

The Post’s war on the wealthy’s Social Security

Now and then, George W. Bush told the unvarnished truth — most often in jest. Consider the GOP presidential nominee’s Oct. 20, 2000, speech at a high-society, $800-a-plate fundraiser at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria. Resplendent in a black tailcoat, waistcoat and white bowtie, Bush greeted the swells with evident satisfaction. “This is an impressive crowd,” […]


Government in Action —A British manufacturer, BCB International, is flourishing, buoyed by sales of its Kevlar underwear, at $65 a pair, to U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, soldiers and Marines must buy them directly; the “Bomb Boxers” are not supplied by the Pentagon even though nearly 10 percent of battlefield explosive-device injuries […]