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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

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 June 29, 2022
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 Jake Ratermann, founder of Project Moonlight, keeps watch over the beach in Cardiff on April 16. (Photo courtesy of William Roland)

Encinitas lifeguard names service project after Moonlight Beach

J.W. August May 5, 2022
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.
Taste of Cardiff. (Photo by Jax Connolly for Cardiff 101 MainStreet)

Taste of Cardiff showcases town fare on Cinco de Mayo

News Release April 17, 2022
The annual Taste of Cardiff, presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street, will be held on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the first time in six years that the event will take place on Cinco de Mayo.
San Diego County Fair Student Showcase Coordinator Neil Bruington stands among hundreds of entries July 6 as the fair season closes at the venue in Del Mar. Bruington is retiring this summer. (Photo by Michele Leivas)

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.
Japanese-American internment camp survivor and local resident Tak Sugimoto (left) speaks with Paul Meardon about his experiences in 1942 when he and his family were sent to a camp during World War II. The discussion was part of the Human Library event held June 7 at the Encinitas Library. (Photo by Troy Orem)

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...

Homemade pickled carrots are a way to introduce the vegetable to children. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

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...

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,...

Ki Holcomb founded Kis Restaurant, a healthy-food eatery that has become a Cardiff-by-the-Sea institution. She also danced and sang. (Courtesy photo)

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,...

Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey recently opened a Searsucker location in the Del mar area. (Photo by Chantelle Marie, courtesy of Enlightened Hospitality Groups)

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...

Veteran Alex Espinosa took part in this month’s Soldier Ride, sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. (Photo by Helen Hawes)

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....

A West Coast Lady butterfly rests on a flower at The Monarch Program in Encinitas. (Photo by Kelley Carlson)

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...

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...

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