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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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Ballot Measure For Proposition Z

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

Ballot Measure Questions… Full text of ballot measure:  https://www.cityofvista.com/home/showdocument?id=15363 MEASURE Z: CITIZEN’S MEDICAL CANNABIS BUSINESS INITIATIVE. of 2017 – Shall the citizen measure authorizing the commercial storefront retail sales of medicinal cannabis by up to 11 retailers in the City of Vista to be located in any of Vista’s commercial, industrial, business park, and mixed use zoning districts; imposing […]

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Survival is Overrated – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

UnlessYou’ve Got a Good Reason For Living Thomas Calabrese — The day started off the same as any other one for Marine Sergeant Wesley Cole of First Reconnaissance Battalion. His internal alarm clock awakened him at 0430 and he walked over to the other side of the hooch and shook Corporal Ronald Gibbs and PFC Anthony […]

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2018 Local Ballot Measures

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

2018 Local Ballot Measures Measure Z:  Citizen’s Medical Cannabis Business Initiative of 2017 Ballot Measure Question Text of Ballot Measure City Attorneys Impartial Analysis Measure AA:  City Council Cannabis Business Tax Ballot Measure Question Text of Ballot Measure City Attorneys Impartial Analysis Measure BB:  City Council Medicinal Cannabis Business Ordinance Ballot Measure Question Text of […]

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County Seeks Input On Drug Abuse. Mental Illness. School Violence.

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

If you’ve been affected or are concerned about these and other behavioral health issues, the County Health and Human Services Agency wants to hear from you. A series of nine, two-hour forums will be taking place throughout the region to gather public input about the types of services needed in the region to address these […]

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Send Money – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  October 6, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

Thomas Calabrese ….Matt Nielsen had been with the Navy Seals for eight years and was currently assigned to Team Five in Coronado, California. He was on his third deployment to the Middle East when his unit was assigned a rescue mission. American aid worker Jennifer Bohanon and her Swedish colleague, Elias Karlsson, were working for […]

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Moonbuck Mesa – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 29, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

All Trails Lead to Calvera Maximo Chato was only three years old when his parents emigrated from Calabria, Italy in 1850. His family was one of 431 Italians that entered the United States that year. Maximo changed his named to Max and assimilated into the American culture. In 1862 when he turned sixteen years old, […]

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Crisis Response Team Continues To Respond To Fatalities

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

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) was requested to respond to a single vehicle, fatal collision in Pauma Valley to assist family members of the deceased. After 33 years of service, TIP continues responding to a high demand need in our community.  Providing crisis intervention immediately after a tragedy in collaboration and working […]

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The Warrior Family – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

Some Lines That You Don’t Cross Thomas Calabrese….Charles ‘Charlie’ Cooper Jr graduated Cal State, San Marcos in three and one half years with a major in Business Administration, a minor in communications and 3.8 GPA. He had not made up his mind if he wanted to go back to school for his (MBA) masters’ in […]

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The Ridges of Peleliu – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Operation Stalemate Thomas Calabrese — The Battle of Peleliu, code named Operation Stalemate II by the United States military was fought between the U.S. and Japan during the Mariana and Palau Campaign of World War II, from September to November 1944, on the island of Peleliu. By 1944, American victories in the Southwest and Central Pacific had brought the war closer to Japan, with American bombers able to strike […]

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Violent Crimes Up For The First Half Of 2018

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

SANDAG Report Finds 30 Violent Crimes and 153 Property Crimes Reported Per Day in the Region   Violent crime rates in San Diego County are up 2 percent at mid-year 2018 compared to mid-year 2017,according to a new report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division, Crime in the San Diego Region Mid-Year 2018 Statistics.  The new […]

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Cash and Chaos

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

Justice Will Be Done Thomas Calabrese — Retired Lieutenant Colonel Tyler Cash enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1992 and retired in 2016 after a distinguished 24 year career. His last duty station was at Camp Pendleton as commanding officer of 1st Raider Battalion. He was on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan when his […]

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Escondido’s Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve -Coexist With Coyotes

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

A new exhibit at the interpretive center in Escondido’s Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve explores how San Diego residents can coexist with coyotes. As these highly adaptable animals continue to lose their traditional habitat and are driven onto human-occupied areas, conflict between people and coyotes has increased. Between 1998 and 2015 there were 90 reported coyote attacks on […]

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Grocery Grabs #18- Viva Supermercado

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

Alex Hughes — September 2018 … After a morning meeting with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition, I had planned on going to a local Mexican market in Oceanside. Luckily, this place was just down the street. This part of Oceanside has had me wary before because it being close to East Oceanside which I heard of […]

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Vastly Outnumbered, Never Outfought – Thomas Clabrese

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

 Battle of Dai Do Thomas Calabrese– It was the darkest part of the morning on April 30, 1968 as a U.S. Navy utility boat motored down the Bo Dieu River just south of Vietnam’s demilitarized zone. Hidden in the dense vegetation along the shore, 100 heavily armed North Vietnamese Army troops watched silently. As the […]

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Club GTMO – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 25, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

All Inclusive Destruction Thomas Calabrese — The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a United States military prison located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, also referred to as GTMO which is located on the coast of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The camp was established by President George W. Bush’s administration in 2002 during the War on Terror. […]

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Sky Soldier – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  The Back Page  /  18 Comments

Airborne Assault Thomas Calabrese— It was the biggest combat jump since the invasion of Panama in 1989 and the 173rd Airborne Brigade’s first wartime drop in 35 years. 969 ‘Sky Soldiers’ Rangers and support personnel prepared for a five-hour flight from their base at Camp Ederle in Vicenza, Italy on March 26, 2003. It was […]

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