Author Archive for ken.harrison

Trying to find solace amidst the attacks

My family and I were camping at Silver Lake, in the June Lake area, north of Mammoth.  Around 6:30 a.m. I ran into the campground host and he had CNN on satellite TV in his RV.  Planes missing, airspace closed — possibly 50,000 dead in the towers. Was L.A. next?  The news traveled very quickly around the […]

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Encinitas residents have a history of taking matters into their own hands

Folks in Encinitas are known for their roll-up-the-sleeves-attitude, taking matters into their own hands, and getting community projects done. Prior to cityhood, local chapters of the Elks, Optimists, Soroptimists, Kiwanis, Lions and other service clubs personally built almost every ball field in the area. Twenty-seven years ago, Cardiff residents raised money and poured 1.2 miles […]

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Encinitas’ road to incorporation

On Nov. 5, 1974 — 35 years ago — local voters decided whether the then small towns of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia and Solana Beach should incorporate into the city of San Dieguito. Elect our own city council? Local control vs. the far-away downtown county government? Slow growth vs. aggressive development? City hood had been raised […]