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Roasted butternut squash is ready for use in a variety of dishes. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)
Preserved Home: Season offers lots of reasons to fall for butternut squash
Laura Woolfrey Macklem
Butternut squash might be tan and plain on the outside, a real ho-hum in comparison. But underneath is a brilliant orange flesh surpassing the flavor of all others. Roasted, zoodled or steamed, cook with it and you will fall for butternut squash.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Historically Speaking: 2024 could amount to another election debacle
Tom Morrow
Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden should retire and step aside for fresh talent from the Republican and Democratic parties. Such leaders would pump fresh air into a present-day stodgy political atmosphere.
A coyote is pictured at Point Reyes National Seashore in October 2021. (Photo by YS via Unsplash)
EarthTalk: Get used to coyotes staying in urban environments
Dylan Stoll
As many experts agree, the coyote is an incredibly adaptive animal. This evolutionary advantage has kept the species not only surviving but thriving in response to human expansion. This is one of the reasons the coyote has prevailed where other species have faltered and why their sightings have only increased along with urbanization.
Newspapers. (Photo by Tim Mossholder via Unsplash)
North San Diego County colleges end student newspaper print editions
Roman S. Koenig
The leading institutions of higher education in North San Diego County are all without printed student news publications as of Oct. 12, ending a nearly 80-year tradition in the region.
Old Cal Coffee Co. co-owner Erin Nenow, pictured in the San Marcos shop on Aug. 24, says she works to build a cool, comforting environment for customers. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
Old Cal Coffee co-owner aims for new heights with Ascend roasters
Charlene Pulsonetti
Cultivating a welcoming atmosphere is integral at Old Cal Coffee Co. in San Marcos, and co-owner Erin Nenow is hoping to take things a step further by focusing on the power of the bean itself with Ascend Coffee Roasters.
“I’m trying to make old music cool again,” Oceanside alt-country singer-songwriter Kimmi Bitter says of her music. (Publicity photo)
From Oceanside to the open road: Kimmi Bitter’s musical journey
Charlene Pulsonetti
If you long for a fresh take on dreamy tunes reminiscent of the 1960s and ’70s, and female vocals that pull on the heartstrings, you don’t need Doc Brown’s time traveling DeLorean. Instead, look to Oceanside’s Kimmi Bitter.
Commentary: Gentrification puts Oceanside’s character in jeopardy
Mindful and deliberate action is needed to keep Oceanside “O’side” and not completely diminish its community of culture and diversity.
Letter: San Diego County Gun Owners election endorsements
It is crucial that voters elect solidly pro-Second Amendment candidates who will speak out and defend the fundamental right to self defense for law-abiding citizens, oppose an extremist anti-gun agenda, and stand strong in support of our civil rights.
Palomar College officials take part in a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 18, for the San Marcos community college’s first football stadium since its founding in 1946. A new softball stadium will also be built. (Palomar College photo)
Palomar College breaks ground on football, softball stadiums
North Coast Current
By this time next year, Palomar College’s football team will likely be able to host its first home games in the San Marcos community college’s history upon the completion of a new stadium, which officials celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 18.
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Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Kranz holds lead for Encinitas mayor; District 3 close; cannabis tax winning
North Coast Current
Encinitas Councilman Tony Kranz appeared headed toward a mayoral victory after voting wrapped up for the midterms on Tuesday, Nov. 8, but at least one City Council seat was in close contention, according to early results.
Oceanside study underscores Digital Equity Plan for online access
Citywide access to high-speed internet, digital devices and skills training are the foundation of a Digital Equity Plan developed by Oceanside officials based on feedback received from community members, according to a city study announced Oct. 17.
Metrolink, Amtrak service suspended north from Oceanside
Metrolink and Amtrak service between Oceanside and Irvine has been suspended as of Sept. 30 over bluff stability concerns where coastal train tracks run through San Clemente.
Tropical Storm Kay bringing winds, rain to north San Diego County communities
Wind gusts along north coastal San Diego County reached upward of 50 mph early Friday, Sept. 9, as bands of Tropical Storm Kay continued to move through San Diego County.




The front of the former Advanced Web Offset printing facility in Vista is shown in an undated photo. The plant, the last of its kind serving San Diego County, was closed in August after it was purchased by an Orange County company. (Publicity photo)
San Diego community newspapers left in limbo after losing local printer
Roman S. Koenig
Community newspapers in North San Diego County were left scrambling for printing services in recent days after the region’s last facility for such work shut down and dropped their contracts, local media sources said.
Downtown Encinitas mixed-use site sells for $3.9 million
Cushman & Wakefield recently brokered the $3.9 million sale of a mixed-use property in downtown Encinitas.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)
Two teens injured, another arrested in Encinitas stabbing, authorities report
North Coast Current
Two teenagers were injured, one in critical but stable condition, and a third arrested after an altercation Saturday, Oct. 29, outside a residence on Crest Drive in Encinitas, authorities reported.
Historically Speaking: 2024 could amount to another election debacle
Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden should retire and step aside for fresh talent from the Republican and Democratic parties. Such leaders would pump fresh air into a present-day stodgy political atmosphere.
Joyce ahead of incumbent Jensen for District 1 Oceanside City Council seat
Oceanside District 1 City Council member Kori Jensen was just behind candidate Eric Joyce as of early Nov. 8 election results released Wednesday morning by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.
Franklin ahead of Vargas in first open race for Vista mayor in 12 years
John Franklin was ahead of Cipriano Vargas in the race for Vista mayor after voting closed Nov. 8.
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