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San Marcos pop-up museum celebrates the California avocado

San Marcos pop-up museum celebrates the California avocado

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

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

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

San Marcos seeks donations for annual Fourth of July fireworks

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

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

Used books still in style at Cassidy’s

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

On the road again: Philosophical Library seeks new home

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

Times-Advocate debuts in Valley Center, Escondido

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

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

San Marcos residents fighting controversial housing project

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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