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Visitors mingle at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar on June 23. The fair is fully open this year after closures and scaled-back events during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti)
Labors of love shine in San Diego County Fair contests
Charlene Pulsonetti
After its pandemic-era cancellation in 2020 and a scaled-back version in 2021, the San Diego County Fair is back to mostly normal operations. For some, there’s more to look forward to than just outrageous food and family-friendly festivities.
Encinitas lifeguard names service project after Moonlight Beach
J.W. August
Project Moonlight, the brainchild of an Encinitas lifeguard and emergency medical technician, goes to Third World countries to provide training and medical services to populations that need the help.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)
Education Matters: Chaos at San Dieguito school district
Marsha Sutton
The San Dieguito Union High School District board will eventually need to come to some decision over this ugly situation: reinstate Superintendent Cheryl James-Ward and incur the wrath of the Asian American community and those who believe she has done irreparable harm, or fire her and incur the wrath of the union, its supporters and foes of Trustee Michael Allman.
A worker checks electrical assemblies at Vega Aircraft Corp. in Burbank in 1942 during World War II. (Photo by David Bransby, Library of Congress collection)
Historically Speaking: Some key points of 20th century U.S. history
Tom Morrow
We are more than 20 years past the 20th century. Here’s a look at each of its 10 decades for just a few of its highlights and top stories. Quite a number events are missing; nevertheless, the following are thumbnail sketches of the century. This will give you a guide to add your personal important events. Today’s “thirtysomethings” have few or no memories of history’s most dynamic and war-torn century.
Preserved Home: Some kernels of knowledge about grains’ greatness
Laura Woolfrey Macklem
Homemade bread made with freshly milled flour provides a soft yet sturdy canvas for sandwiches and spreads with tremendous health benefits canceling any bread guilt. Common, nutrition-lacking loaves are now the price of the artisan counterparts in the store. Buy grains now to to stock your pantry, and fill your bread box with a slice of heaven.
Oceanside High School. (OsideNews graphic)
Oceanside High School girls’ volleyball title more than a century in the making
Clark Fahrenthold
Oceanside High School has been around for a long time — 116 years to be exact. It is one of the most well-known schools in the greater area and is well regarded for having a storied sports history. However, among all the notable CIF and league titles, one team and program still had yet to capture one.
Oceanside Pirates football preparing now for upcoming season
David A. Willauer
The Oceanside Pirates, known for their football tradition, have produced outstanding players who’ve been playing in colleges and the NFL. The team opens its 2022 season on Aug. 19 at John Carroll Stadium.
Top of the Hill Gang members (left to right) David Murray, Marc Tayer, Stephen Rollins, Trisha Chavarria, Julian Lewis, Lance Gomez. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Rollins)
New beginnings at the Encinitas School of Music
Charlene Pulsonetti
For Trisha Chavarria, chief financial officer of The Encinitas School of Music, a lifelong passion for music and a background in elementary education has resulted in a fulfilling career as well as a source of personal strength.
Shannon Stubblefield, MiraCosta Colleges new vice president of institutional advancement. (Courtesy photo)
MiraCosta College announces new vice president of institutional advancement
North Coast Current
MiraCosta College will have a new vice president of institutional advancement starting June 1.
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Fourth of July fireworks. (Photo by Warren Tobias, Unsplash)
North County communities celebrate July Fourth with a variety of events
North Coast Current
Several North County communities have Independence Day fireworks and other festivities scheduled for July 3 and 4.
Bridge opening marks long road to San Elijo Lagoon restoration
North Coast Current
One of California’s largest wetland restoration projects came to a conclusion on Saturday, June 4, with the official opening of San Elijo Lagoon’s pedestrian suspension bridge in Encinitas.
Oceanside residents evacuated during brush fire June 12
An Oceanside brush fire on Sunday, June 12, resulted in the evacuation of homes on Wala Road and nearby streets north of state Route 76.
One person killed, one injured in plane crash near Oceanside airport
One person was killed and another injured when a small plane crashed east of the Oceanside Municipal Airport just after 1:45 p.m. Friday, June 3, authorities reported.
Community officer program expansion plan headed to Oceanside City Council
The number of Oceanside Police Department community service officers could grow from four to 32 under a plan that the City Council is set to take up in June.




San Diego County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. (Sheriff’s Department social media photo)
Jewelry, cash taken in armed robbery of four people in Encinitas
North Coast Current
Authorities seek four suspects involved in an armed robbery early June 12 in downtown Encinitas.
Two killed in separate incidents on train tracks in Encinitas and Vista
North Coast Current
Two pedestrians were killed on train tracks in separate incidents in Encinitas and Vista on June 9, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported.
The San Diego Union-Tribune has its headquarters in downtown San Diego. (Google Street View photo)
San Diego Union-Tribune announces cut in some Saturday print distribution
North Coast Current
Citing rising costs, The San Diego Union-Tribune will cut some of its Saturday subscription print distribution in early May, customers were informed in a letter Wednesday, April 20.
Viasat partners with Slovakian region to help Ukrainian refugees
Carlsbad-based Viasat is working with the Košice region of Slovakia to get high-speed internet access to Ukrainian refugees who are in the eastern area of the country.
Encinitas Rotary raises $40K to help Ukraine relief efforts
The Encinitas Rotary Club has raised about $40,000 to aid the refugee crisis in Ukraine as of April 13, the service organization recently announced.
Viasat partners with Slovakian region to help Ukrainian refugees
Carlsbad-based Viasat is working with the Košice region of Slovakia to get high-speed internet access to Ukrainian refugees who are in the eastern area of the country.
Peace vigil for Ukraine in Encinitas on March 20
The San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association sponsors a Multicultural and Interfaith Peace Vigil for Ukraine at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Cottonwood Creek Park in Encinitas.
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