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Movies. (Photo by Anika Mikkelson via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: A few celebrity moments from yesteryear

Tom Morrow May 19, 2022
Back in 1969 when I was a staff writer for the Associated Press, I was assigned to go out and interview actors on a movie set east of Apache Junction, Arizona. The movie being filmed was “The Ballad of Cable Hogue.”
Esso gas pumps from another era. (Photo by Bannon Morrissy via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The cost of living after eight decades

Tom Morrow May 10, 2022
The cost of living is skyrocketing, and there doesn’t appear to be any limits. Looking back over eight decades, prices were pennies on the dollar compared to today.
Allergies. (Photo by Brittany Colette via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Climate change can indeed worsen allergies

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss May 10, 2022
Pollen may be an unfortunate contributor to poor health in the first place, but there are signs that this nuisance will become worse.
Columnist Tom Morrow stands with noted director Billy Wilder at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. (Photo courtesy of Tom Morrow)

Notes and Quotes: My breakfast with a film legend

Tom Morrow April 28, 2022
I was an executive at the famed Hotel del Coronado and had just staged a 25th anniversary celebration of director Billy Wilder’s legendary film “Some Like It Hot,” starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. I invited everyone for a fabulous weekend of fun. Lemmon, Curtis and Wilder showed up, along with many of the supporting cast still living. It was a flawless weekend that went off exactly as I had planned it.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: County hearing on San Dieguito maps was first of three

Marsha Sutton April 13, 2022
Choosing a San Dieguito Union High School District election map that violates reasonable expectations for fairness was the wrong tactic to attempt to diffuse union control. As any parent knows, you pick your battles carefully.
Ukrainian flags are shown during an anti-invasion protest near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26. (Photo by Yohan Marion via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Environmental impacts of Russia’s war on Ukraine already evident

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss April 13, 2022
Russia’s war on Ukraine is one of the worst humanitarian crises facing Europe since World War II. As Russian military forces continue their violent, murderous invasion, environmental organizations worldwide are raising additional concerns of the war’s far-reaching devastation to the environment.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: Three maps proposed for San Dieguito; district challenges county involvement

Marsha Sutton April 12, 2022
A just-released letter from San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Cheryl James-Ward challenges the San Diego County Office of Education’s authority to take over the district’s election map process.
Sunset. (Photo by Matt Phillips via Unsplash)

Notes and Quotes: Short visits to small places

Tom Morrow April 10, 2022
During my many years of “Following the Sun,” there were interesting and historic encounters scattered around the globe. Many of these experiences were not big stories in themselves but memorable snippets out of my charmed life.
San Dieguito High School Academy in Encinitas is pictured in an aerial view on April 10, 2021. (Photo by Thomas De Wever, iStock Getty Images)

Education Matters: County takes over San Dieguito school district map issue

Marsha Sutton April 4, 2022
The San Diego County Board of Education voted at a special meeting Monday, April 4, to take control over the controversial redistricting map issue that has plagued the San Dieguito Union High School District in recent weeks.
“Washington Goes To War,” By David Brinkley.

Notes & Quotes: When Washington went to war; reviewing our past in light of today

Tom Morrow April 1, 2022
As the winds of war once again begin to blow, it is interesting to take a look back at how our nation became the world’s leading armed force. There are numerous historical resources to call upon, but one book I first read some 35 years ago chronicles just how unprepared this nation was for our defense, let alone launch any sort of offensive movement.
The North Coast Current of Encinitas and OsideNews of Oceanside combined operations on Feb. 22. (North Coast Current graphic)

Point of View: History guides union of North Coast Current and OsideNews

Roman S. Koenig March 26, 2022
The North Coast Current and OsideNews will continue a mission that was started 10 years ago. As the publisher, the lessons of history will be my guide.
Home-canned strawberries can be enjoyed as pie filling, preserving spring-season flavor. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Fresh-canned strawberry filling is easy as pie

Laura Woolfrey Macklem March 25, 2022
The start of Carlsbad’s strawberry season yields the biggest, sweetest strawberries I’ve ever had. I remember my then 4-year-old scooting up to the strawberry stand and asking “one basket please” and being gifted a giant, ruby red strawberry as an extra treat. Between our berry acquisition and the Flower Fields, that day was a little slice of heaven.
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