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Letters to the Editor Week of November 18, 2011

Maintaining order How many Deputies does it take to maintain order at a City Council meeting? Usually, one or two. So why did we have so many at the City Council meeting? In the almost 25 years I have lived here, I can’t recall any violence or anything other than mild rowdiness at a City […]

Mediterranean diet is model of healthful eating

DEAR DOCTOR K: I keep hearing about the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. But what IS a Mediterranean diet? DEAR READER: The “Mediterranean diet” refers to the traditional diet of Greece, Italy and other countries near the Mediterranean Sea. There is a good deal of scientific evidence that the diet has health benefits. The […]

After default notice, I feel a little out of sorts

I sit here feeling a little out of sorts. I finally received the default notice on my house.  My heart sank.  I have nearly $350,000 hard cash in that house and yet it is underwater.  It makes no sense anymore trying to hang onto it.   Circumstances put me in this position just as it […]

Local couple adjusts to life after hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

By Lillian Cox ENCINITAS — Jack Ross admits to having difficulty adjusting to civilization following a 2,660-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The trek took him from the Mexican to Canadian borders, leaving Campo on April 18 with his wife, Barb Bolton, and arriving at Manning Park, British Columbia, on Sept. 27 by himself. […]

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,” […]

P.I. joins team of columnists

Private Investigators come from many walks of life — most from law enforcement, some are insurance investigators and some are from the armed forces. The Coast News’ newest columnist, Brian Scott, of North County P.I., came from the tough streets of Canarsie, a small section of Brooklyn with a big reputation for mobsters. After serving […]

McGraw plays free concert for Vet’s Day

CAMP PENDLETON — There is something special happening for Camp Pendleton Marines on Veterans Day weekend. Country Western music star Tim McGraw is coming to honor the troops with a free concert. Tim McGraw’s Tour For The Troops concert will be at Camp Pendleton on Nov. 13. The show is free to members of the military […]

Hobby Shop helps families create memories 

CAMP PENDLETON — There is a unique, hidden gem located on Camp Pendleton that offers creative opportunities for base residents to explore their artistic talents. The Arts and Crafts Hobby Shop, located on Mainside, Bldg. 13113, is an inexpensive place for patrons to enjoy artistic hobbies such as woodworking, cake decorating, ceramics, sewing, pottery, guitar lessons […]

Letters to the Editor Week of November 11, 2011

Blatant disregard I was at the Nov. 2 Encinitas City Council meeting.  At the meeting not one person clapped when Mark Muir was nominated to take Maggie Houlihan’s place on the city council.  In fact, of the several citizens who spoke at the podium that night, not one of them supported Mr. Muir.       Ian […]

Volunteers needed to for breast cancer walk

DEL MAR — More than 4,000 walkers are scheduled to travel through the village of Del Mar Nov. 18, on the first leg of a 60-mile Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in San Diego. Volunteers, dressed in pink, are needed to help cheer on the walkers and pass out water bottles as […]