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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

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Captain Keno’s restaurant has been a popular local hangout in Encinitas for more than 50 years. It’s set to close by the end of August to make way for new development. (Encinitas Historical Society photo)

Come as you are — Leucadia hangout Captain Keno’s open for a little while longer

Charlene Pulsonetti July 8, 2024
Captain Keno’s restaurant owner Gerry Sova reflects on more than 50 years in business as the local spot prepares to close by the end of August to make way for new development.
San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer (left) stands with skateboarders (second from left to right) Jordyn Barrat, Bryce Wettstein and Amelia Brodka at Encinitas Community Park on March 18 during a county Women of Impact celebration for Women’s History Month. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas event honors elite women skateboarders for their contributions to the sport

North Coast Current March 20, 2024
Three women were honored in Encinitas on Monday, March 18, for their efforts to break the glass ceiling of sports with their skateboards.
Anthony “Tony” Brandenburg, pictured in an Encinitas City Council campaign photo, died at his home on Oct. 3 after battling cancer. He was 83 years old. (Courtesy photo)

Family, friends recall retired judge, Encinitas community advocate Tony Brandenburg

Alysse Dodge November 10, 2023
Anthony “Tony” Brandenburg, who served the community, region, tribal nations and country in several notable ways, died at his home on Oct. 3 after battling cancer. He was 83 years old.
Mark Patterson, the artist behind the Surfing Madonna mosaic and co-founder of Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, died on Sept. 20 at age 70 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  (Surfing Madonna Oceans Project photo)

Surfing Madonna artist remembered for creation that led to a movement

Alysse Dodge October 14, 2023
Friends and family gathered on Oct. 8 to remember Mark Patterson, the artist behind the controversial Surfing Madonna mosaic and cofounder of Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, who died in September.
The new Shatto & Sons building, located on Coast Highway 101 in the Encinitas community of Leucadia, opened for use on June 1. The original building was destroyed by fire in October 2019. (Jim Shatto photo)

New Shatto & Sons building honors Leucadia’s character

Charlene Pulsonetti June 16, 2023
Despite hurdles and delays, which included a sharp increase in building material costs, the new Shatto & Sons in Leucadia building is finally complete.
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,...

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