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San Marcos pop-up museum celebrates the California avocado

Joanna Rossoni, Briana Fillmore and Sam Bouffard participate in activities at The CADO museum in San Marcos on July 6. The pop-up museum is dedicated to the avocado. (CADO Museum photo)

Chase Spear

August 20, 2019

Since late June, The CADO museum in San Marcos has dedicated itself to preserving the history and educational significance of the California avocado.

Old San Marcos oak now a centerpiece of new North City neighborhood

Crews prepare a native oak tree for placement in its new home the morning of Aug. 12 at the North City project in San Marcos. The tree was moved from its original spot nearby. (North City courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

August 20, 2019

If you visit the growing cluster of housing and businesses just across from California State University San Marcos on the north side of East Barham Drive, you will find the new home of a living landmark.

San Marcos seeks donations for annual Fourth of July fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks. (Photo by Warren Tobias, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

June 20, 2019

The city of San Marcos has launched a fundraising drive for its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza.

San Diego Oasis wins $5,000 grant from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change

San Diego Oasis representatives celebrate their organization’s award June 7 from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change at the Harrah’s resort on the Rincon Reservation. Left to right: David Beevers, Oasis North County director; Oasis board members Julie Derry and William Wise; San Diego Oasis President Simona Valanciute; organization External Relations Vice President Jolyn Parker; Secretary Judy Lewis (secretary); and Development Associate Sarah Beaupre. (San Diego Oasis photo)

North Coast Current

June 11, 2019

Local community organization San Diego Oasis, with a North County base in Escondido, received a $5,000 grant as a Top 5 regional nonprofit from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change program, the group announced June 11.

Used books still in style at Cassidy’s

Cassidy’s Books owner Tom McDevitt works at his desk in the shop, located in San Marcos. (Escondido Grapevine photo)

Dan Weisman, The Escondido Grapevine

April 30, 2019

Cassidy’s Books, a longtime used book seller in San Marcos, has ridden the tide of reader interest and industry trends to maintain its corner of the market in the community.

On the road again: Philosophical Library seeks new home

The Philosophical Library's most recent Escondido home was combined with the Creative Center for Spiritual Living. Library managers seek a new home after losing this location. (Escondido Grapevine photo)

Dan Weisman, The Escondido Grapevine

January 10, 2017

Don’t look now but Escondido’s venerable Philosophical Library, dating back to 1963, is nowhere to be found. It’s status, according to its website? Moving.

End of emergency services era at Palomar Health Downtown Campus

Dan Weisman, The Escondido Grapevine

February 12, 2016

Ending months of speculation, and anticipation, Palomar Health said Wednesday it would close its around-the-clock downtown Escondido emergency department on March 14. Once a major 319-bed regional medical center, the 555 E. Valley Parkway hospital, now called the Kaiser Permanente Palomar Health...

Times-Advocate debuts in Valley Center, Escondido

The Times-Advocate is a new newspaper in Valley Center that debuted at the end of July. It's a familiar title in North County, as it was the name for the daily Times Advocate in Escondido, which became part of the now-closed North County Times. (North Coast Current photo)

North Coast Current

August 7, 2014

Residents of inland North County might recognize the name of a new Valley Center newspaper — The Times-Advocate. The original century-old daily Times Advocate of Escondido was half of the merger that created the North County Times in 1995. The North County Times was launched when the Times Advocate...

Escondido to build pipeline as part of larger vision to meet water demand

Escondido City Hall is pictured July 31. (North Coast Current photo)

Alex Groves

June 18, 2014

The city of Escondido is in the initial phases of creating a $5 million pipeline to transport recycled wastewater from a treatment facility on its west side to agricultural entities on its east and northeast sides. It’s a project that’s one of many slated for completion over the coming decades,...

North County Health Services installs automated patient notification system with receipt of grant

Alex Groves

June 3, 2014

North County Health Services will activate a new system of patient notification this week to better serve individuals with conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, something it was able to do after receiving a grant of more than $38,000 from a national organization. The Innovations in...

San Marcos residents fighting controversial housing project

Opponents to the proposed San Marcos Highlands development have been tracking the project at (North Coast Current)

Alex Groves

December 30, 2013

San Marcos city planners are set to give their official analysis of a proposed 198-unit, high-density home development on Jan. 6 before the City Council, but the project will face a number of challenges from residents who say they are less than thrilled about its implications for the surrounding environment. The...

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