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The swing ride is among the primary attractions at the San Diego County Fair, where attendees enjoyed the sunset from above the crowds on the evening of June 23. (Photo by Bella Ross)

Visitors savor return of San Diego County Fair after pandemic lockdown

Bella Ross June 30, 2021
Long lines and big crowds have become almost as integral to the San Diego County Fair experience as fried foods. But this year’s event is like no other.
Quiche. (Photo by Angèle Kamp via Unsplash)

Preserved Home: Quiche is a dish for everyone, and everything

Laura Woolfrey Macklem April 30, 2021
Quiche might conjure up thoughts of froo-froo French cooking for light appetites, but it’s actually a humble dish and a perfect receptacle for hearty leftovers.

Education Matters: What they’re paid

Marsha Sutton March 11, 2021
With the understanding that public education exists to put student interests first, the public needs to know what teachers earn, how superintendents receive increased pay, and what might need to be cut from student services in the future to accommodate regular and often massive wage increases.
Homemade corned beef ready to cook. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Homemade corned beef, flavored to your liking

Laura Woolfrey Macklem March 11, 2021
Not only is homemade corned beef frugal, but you can cater the brine to match your tastes, and the quality is superior to anything found in the grocery store. Also, it’s fun to make.
Start with fresh cherries. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Cherries your valentines will love

Laura Woolfrey Macklem February 5, 2021
Out of all the fruit I’ve dehydrated, cherries are now my favorite. Chocolate-covered or not, cherries come out on top.
Oats. (Photo by Anshu A, Unsplash)

Preserved Home: Prepare your own oats for a healthy new year trend

Laura Woolfrey Macklem January 1, 2021
When people think of oatmeal, they think of a drab breakfast offering. But with some creativity, oats can be an exciting addition to your mornings — a healthy new trend of your own.
A map shows the proposed scale of the Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (Encinitas city document image)

Large-scale Encinitas housing proposal sets stage for 2021 cycle

Ethan Edward Coston December 31, 2020
The next housing cycle begins in 2021, and state law requires Encinitas to pass another housing policy. The Encinitas Boulevard Apartments, a new development proposed in Olivenhain, has sparked controversy among residents.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Officials seek residents’ input for 2021 Encinitas housing plan update

North Coast Current December 31, 2020
The city of Encinitas invites residents to submit comments during January as officials finalize a state-mandated housing update.

Comic-Con canceled for first time in 50 years

North Coast Current April 17, 2020
San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled for 2020, the first time in its 50-year history that the event has been put on hold, organizers announced Friday, April 17.
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