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Shooter – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 15, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

On His Way to Oceanside  Thomas Calabrese — Question: What was the name of an elite special-ops unit, liberated from red tape, able to deploy at a moment’s notice to wherever fighting broke out in Vietnam. A unit that did not have to wait for orders from above to mobilize.  One that was authorized to hop […]

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California Lions Wildfire Relief Update

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

To All California Lions, The following email was received today from District Governor Sue Kerr.  This is a need-to-share story of the overwhelming kindness and goodness of our Lions in financial giving and of the front line dedicated Lions volunteers in selfless service to the victims of our recent forest fires. As a side note, […]

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How to Tell Whether Expired Food Is Safe to Eat

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Confusion over expiration dates leads Americans to throw out food when it might still be good Every day the average American throws out nearly a pound of food, according to a recent study from the Department of Agriculture. There are plenty of reasons why good, usable food gets tossed—picky kids, overstocked pantries, or even leftovers that […]

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Rage In The Cage – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

Nobody Rings This Bell Thomas Calabrese —  Cody Bell was born and raised in Vista, California and was the eldest of three brothers; Casey was five years younger than Cody and Cole was seven years younger. He was a natural athlete who played football, basketball and baseball in high school, as well as excelling in amateur […]

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Del Mar Dana – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  20 Comments

Birthday Battle By Thomas Calabrese — After five long days at the Camp Pendleton Intelligence Center putting together a strategic blueprint to rescue a team of drug enforcement agents that were captured by the Medellin Cartel in Cartagena, Columbia,  Dana was called to Colonel Bradley Chase’s office, “I’ve  just got word that the mission was successfully […]

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Seven Tips to Master the Modern Holiday with Smart Home Tech

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

SAN DIEGO, CA – November 2018 – Millions of Americans will be hosting family and friends this holiday season. And while we would like to think we will all be “present” and free of devices the whole time, that’s just not the reality of the modern holiday gathering. The key to keeping your houseguests happy?  Make […]

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Soapy Joe’s Car Wash Sets The Guinness World Record For Largest Car Air Freshener

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

SAN DIEGO (November 2018) —  Soapy Joe’s Car Wash in San Diego has officially set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Car Air Freshener. The large car air freshener measures at 3 ft and 10 in tall, 3 ft and 8 in wide, 1.6 in thick. The world record was set at their headquarters National […]

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Cable Car Ride to Carnage – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

The Gemini Killer Thomas Calabrese  —  Lieutenant Commander Charles (Charlie) Ryerson had been in the Navy for nine years and had just finished his third combat tour as a Swift boat commander in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam. He was physically and emotionally exhausted when he returned to the United States in 1970 and wasn’t […]

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5 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Thanksgiving fun facts….  

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Turkey and Kimchi – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  17 Comments

Hypothermia and Frostbite Thomas Calabrese — On June 25, 1950, eight divisions of the North Korean People’s Army, equipped with Soviet tanks, mobile artillery and supporting aircraft, crossed the 38th parallel and invaded the Republic of Korea. They swept in quickly and took control of Seoul the capital, and most of the country except a small […]

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Grocery Grabs #20- Bonita Foods

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Alex Hughes — November  2018 … I was taking a look through Fallbrook to see if they had any Mexican grocery stores as I was out of options in Vista, and coastal cities were looking a bit too far. I found several on Main St. such as Bonita Foods on 311 Main St. I went there […]

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Grocery Grabs #19- Five Star Market

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

Alex Hughes– October  2018… Finding a Mexican grocery store in Oceanside resulted in various results including Five Star Market. It was towards the San Luis Rey area of Oceanside which was not too far from home by car at least. I took the 302 from Vista Transit and walked across the street trying not to get […]

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Living On Tulsa Time – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  18 Comments

Last of the Liberators Song Well then I got to thinkin, man I’m really sinkin’ and I really had a flash this time I had no business leavin’ and nobody would be grievin’ if I went back to Tulsa time Livin’ on Tulsa time, livin’ on Tulsa time Gonna set my watch back to it […]

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Holiday Meal Planning to Reduce Food Waste and Clogged Pipes

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

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – After filling up on Thanksgiving favorites, it’s hard to imagine nearly half of all food prepared for the holiday will end up in the trash. Yet, it’s true. Thousands of pounds of uneaten turkey, gravy, green beans, and mashed potatoes wind up in San Diego’s landfills. That may seem outrageous, but 40% of […]

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Top Tier Operator – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

He Owned It Thomas Calabrese — Top Tier or Tier One are black elements, which are national-level assets that comprise the highest-level of the Special Operations Force. The chain of command for these units bypasses traditional military bureaucracy. They are directed by heads of government/state, commanding generals, defense ministers or secretaries. These top tier operators include […]

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What do You Really Know About Halloween?

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — Happy Halloween Everyone! Another Halloween will soon be upon us. A time for fun and festivities around the world, for those countries that celebrate this event. There is a tremendous amount of history surrounding this holiday as well as numerous superstitions and tales of folklore. The trivia alone surrounding this yearly event provides […]

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Halloween Superstitions to Make You Think Twice About This Spooky Day

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — Below is a list of Halloween superstitions that are guaranteed to make you think a little harder about what you are doing or what you need to do to protect yourself on October 31st, Halloween Day. Nothing can be completely guaranteed, but many people will follow some of these beliefs to help keep […]

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The Whispering Monster

By   /  October 27, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  17 Comments

Lucifer’s Legions Thomas Calabrese…A band of outlaws rode into the small town of Escondido, California just after sunset on October 8, 1888. Their horses were jet black stallions and the leader of the group had the largest steed of all, standing eight feet tall and weighing 3500 pounds. The massive creature had a bright read […]

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First Wrongs Last Rites – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Operation Meade River Thomas Calabrese — November 20, 1968. Seventy-one Ch-46 Sea Knight helicopters from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing got into position as their engines echoed across the Marble Mountain runway. This was the largest helicopter-borne combat operation in Marine Corps history and they were airlifting men from the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines Regiment […]

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Guest Commentary – MEASURE Z VOTE NO

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Also Read  http://thevistapress.com/ballot-measure-for-proposition-z/ “Measure Z poses a threat to the safety of our City, and more importantly, our Children.” My name is Vicki MacHale, and I am not necessarily opposed to allowing a legal dispensary within the City limits if there are protections in place for our citizens. To this end, the threat that Measure Z, The […]

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