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Thunder Down Under – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  2 Comments

 The Silent and Deadly WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Tuesday, May18, 2018, that he was withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Some European diplomats believed that America’s reneging on its commitment to the pact could cast the West into new confrontations with Tehran. The West ended three decades of sanctions and […]

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Unknown Eater- Francisco’s Deli

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Vista, CA — June 2018 ….On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I decided to try out a new place on North Santa Fe. I had already hit up Frank’s Mexican Grill, Santa Ana’s and Aguacates on the same street, but I had a few more places on my list. It was a small, hole-in-the-wall off of […]

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Formula One Flagger – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Happy Father’s Day Standing 20 feet from a race track while dozens of the most expensive and powerful cars in the world screamed past you at almost 200 mph might be the best seat in the house except that you can’t sit down. Corner marshals or flaggers are the people stationed on the track and […]

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Flag Day History

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June […]

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Salk Institute Ranks In Top 5 In The World For High-quality Scientific Research

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Wide-ranging index from Nature Research tracks top research institutions globally LA JOLLA—(June 2018) The Salk Institute has been ranked one of the top 5 nonprofit institutions in the world focused on the life sciences and one of the top 10 nonprofits generally, according to a report known as the Nature Index and released by Springer […]

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Fast Eddie Dalton – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 9, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Captain Corky and Sergeant Stubby   Thomas Calabrese — Edward ‘Fast Eddie’ Dalton was born in Topeka, Kansas on July 4, 1897. He was one of eleven children who had minimal schooling because they needed to work to help provide for the family. They hunted, fished and hired themselves out as laborers. His father, Benjamin […]

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Leo – Pot-bellied Pig Looking For His New Forever Home

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Meet Leo – a 2-year-old pot-bellied pig looking for his new forever home. Leo (#N395) enjoys a good meal, but isn’t too keen on playing with toys. This “Romeo” will steal your heart and love you forever. You can see Leo at the Department of Animal Services’ shelter in Carlsbad or visit www.sddac.com to give another animal their forever home.

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The Surprising Finds at the Strawberry Festival

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Alex Hughes  — June 4, 2018, Vista, CA…It was a beautiful Memorial Day weekend to have an outdoor fair! The sun was out, and the clouds had finally cleared. Bye-Bye Seattle weather! It finally started to look like California once again! I went to this Strawberry Festival to mainly check out The Vista Press booth and […]

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Moonshine in the Moonlight – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 2, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  19 Comments

As Smooth As Liquid Mercury Thomas Calabrese — (Fact: Liquid mercury is so smooth that it will fall off your skin if you try to hold it.) In the mountain county of Dawson, Georgia (moonshine capital of the world) moonshiners ran millions of gallons of whiskey into Atlanta and other cities in the south. Other counties, like Gilmer, Lumpkin, and Pickens, […]

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Grocery Grabs #13- Mission West Market

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Alex Hughes — May 2018  ….I had my eyes on this place for a few months, but I couldn’t enter the market because I had a backpack on. There was a clear sign out front that you cannot go in with one. That is my tip to customers! I went it with my reusable bag […]

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Memorial Day Trivia & History

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

When was Memorial Day first celebrated? Memorial day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868. It was observed by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers during the first national celebration. Gen. James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which around 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the […]

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Mustang Sally- Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  19 Comments

Speed Your Mustang Up Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down You been running all over the town now Thomas Calabrese —  Sally Connors had been working at the Carlsbad Airport for three years and even though she was only […]

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Military Mountaineers-Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

Somewhere Warm …Please The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) is a light infantry division in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York. Designated as a mountain warfare unit, the division is the only one of its size in the US military to receive intense specialized training for fighting in mountainous and arctic conditions. Staff Sergeant Rudy Galvin and Sergeant 1st Class […]

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Grocery Grabs #12- El Mercado Market

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Alex Hughes —  May 2018 …Having been to many of the Mexican grocery stores in Vista. I decided to move on to San Marcos. I have passed this little place a few times when I have gone exploring. Luckily, it is not too far from Cal State San Marcos; within walking distance. The name is […]

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The Secrets of the Yellow Brick Road – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 12, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Inspired By True Events Thomas Calabrese — …John Roland served his five years in the Marine Corps with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and was on his 3rd deployment in Afghanistan when the helicopter that he was riding in was shot down by rocket fire. He broke his right leg and left forearm, sustained a concussion […]

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Grocery Grabs #11- El Vecino Market

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Alex Hughes — May 6, 2018… I thought I had seen all the Mexican grocery stores in Vista, but I found one hidden along Postal Way! It was by the name of “El Vecino Market”. It is related to the San Marcos Market which I reviewed here: http://thevistapress.com/grocery-grabs-9-san-marcos-market/. I found that it was clean and brand […]

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The Good Neighbor – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 5, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Right Place, Right Time Thomas Calabrese —   The border patrol vehicle moved slowly along the dangerous smugglers’ route between Calexico and Tijuana while the driver shined his bright halogen spotlight from side to side as he searched for drug dealers and human traffickers. He should not have been working alone tonight, but his usual partner […]

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I’m at a Payphone- Call #1

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  2 Comments

Alex Hughes– April  2018…..This is a brand new series where I highlight broken payphones in the City of Vista! As I said before, they are an example of how we used to call people on the go. Now with smartphones, they are being neglected. Some are in awful condition with the essentials missing such as […]

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The Instigator -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 28, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  18 Comments

The Fanatic Phonetic Troublemaker Thomas Calabrese — Robert Ralpheson, sometimes called ‘Ralph’ but often referred to as the ‘Instigator’ because his behavior fluctuated between strange, different or just plain instigating. He was a regular patron at the 24 Fitness center in the Carlsbad Mall where he loved to interject phonetic reversal’ (Phonetic reversal is the process of […]

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Writers Read Presents Author and Veterinarian Suzy Fincham-Gray 

By   /  April 27, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

FALLBROOK, Calif., Apr. 24, 2018—Writers Read at Fallbrook Library will feature author and veterinarian, Dr. Suzy Fincham-Gray,on Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Fincham-Gray will be reading from and discussing her recent released memoir, “My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian’s Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope.” The pursuit of a childhood […]

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