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County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

Michele Leivas

July 13, 2016

San Diegans bid a fond farewell to this year’s San Diego County Fair, from the bacon-wrapped fried everything to the rides and games. This year, the Student Showcase says a more heartfelt goodbye to its coordinator, Neil Bruington.

Checking out books was the Human thing to do at Encinitas Library event

Checking out books was the Human thing to do at Encinitas Library event

Helen Hawes

June 11, 2015

Reading got personal at the Encinitas Library on June 7 with a Human Library event, where borrowers could check out a Human Book and discover life from a different point of view through a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Prizila Vidal was a bestseller at the event. She offered three topics th...

Preserved Home: Homemade pickled carrots make a tasty treat

Preserved Home: Homemade pickled carrots make a tasty treat

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

December 16, 2014

It’s always been my challenge to take a vegetable someone in my family doesn’t like and discover how to change their mind via an interesting recipe. I call them gateway recipes. For instance, I introduced my children to kale by making a cheesy kale gratin. Yes, it was laden with cream and cheese, but...

Cool on the Coast: October’s the month for brew and boo

Layla Marino

October 2, 2014

October is a very busy month in the region. The ghoulish fun of Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season with haunted houses and trails throughout the month, and there are plenty of harvest festivals, both family-friendly and a little more adult tinged. Being a bastion of beer and microbrew...

From dance to food, Ki Holcomb found path to restaurateur

From dance to food, Ki Holcomb found path to restaurateur

Helen Hawes

April 13, 2014

Ki Holcomb used to enjoy pampering her regular customers at Ki’s Restaurant by remembering their preferences and adding extra avocado for this one, a little more cheese for that one. She loved her customers, calling them her “regs,” and tried to get to know everyone, including even occasional diners...

Searsucker designed to suit North County

Searsucker designed to suit North County

Manny Lopez

July 23, 2013

A restaurant metamorphosis took place July 17 with the emergence of Searsucker Del Mar from the chrysalis of Burlap located in Carmel Valley’s Del Mar Highlands Town Center mall. Intended to coincide with opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack, celebrity chef Brian Malarkey and hospitality entrepreneur...

Veterans build new ties through Soldier Ride

Veterans build new ties through Soldier Ride

Helen Hawes

February 18, 2013

Veterans who’d never met gathered the weekend of Feb. 9 for Soldier Ride, an event sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. On Feb. 7, these servicemen and women were outfitted with special bicycles. By Feb. 8, they were laughing and grousing over the “drill sergeant” who made them do warmups...

Butterflies’ beauty on display in Encinitas

Butterflies’ beauty on display in Encinitas

Kelley Carlson

October 8, 2012

Around this time of year – while the temperatures are still warm – The Monarch Program facility is aflutter with activity, from butterflies emerging from chrysalises to curious children visiting on school field trips. In the Butterfly Vivarium – the netted outdoor enclosure – it’s not uncommon...

Fresh concepts are Chef Foshee’s forte

Fresh concepts are Chef Foshee’s forte

Kelley Carlson

July 16, 2012

Dining at George’s at the Cove never gets stale, with an ever-changing menu and fresh concepts regularly being introduced by its award-winning executive chef, Encinitas resident Trey Foshee. “We’re constantly improving ourselves,” said Foshee, who is also a partner in the La Jolla establishment....

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Tradition began with San Marcos native

Lauren Ciallella

November 1, 2008

Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really no difference,” says Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s PR man since 1948. A personal friend of San Marcos legend Sophie Cubbison, Pearlstein watched as this inventive entrepreneur used her passion for health food to become a national icon. “I...

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