As of Sunday afternoon, no fire damage was visible on the exterior of the house, which was largely obscured from the street by hedges. One window appeared to have been boarded up for some time.
The home belonged to 86-year-old Keith Manigold, but officials have yet to name the deceased. Manigold was long-time Leucadia resident and a regular letter writer to the North County Times. I like the cut of his jib. He railed against George W. Bush not only for the usual anti-war, anti-Republican reasons, but also for an issue near and dear to my heart: the un-Constitutional McCain-Feingold law:
And in 2003, Bush violated the U.S. Constitution and killed freedom of speech and freedom of press during U.S. elections when Bush signed Arizona Sen. John McCain's BCRA [Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act] into law.
I'm glad Manigold lived long enough to see a bare 5-4 Constitutionalist majority on the Supreme Court strike a blow for freedom by declaring McCain-Feingold un-Constitutional.
And here's what he had to say about our council back in 2004. Looks like a great call with the benefit of hindsight.
Dump the incumbents in Encinitas
Encinitas voters! Dump council members James Bond, Jerome Stocks, Maggie Houlihan on Nov 2. They stifled public discourse on the Hall Park property, and sidestepped environmental studies on Hall ground poisons and spent millions on don't-work plans on rainwater runoff in Leucadia.
They spent money on frivolous trips to Japan and Washington, D.C. They, and the city manager, don't protect the city against environmental noise pollution caused by noisy parties, live bands and several restaurants that keep residents awake seven nights a week.
And Stocks sent out a notice that "Republicans support Republicans." That is a dirty political trick and disgraces a nonpartisan election. Dump J.B., J.S., M.H., and flip a coin on the rest.
Wife Frances V. Manigold died last year.
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