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Encinitas mosaics an outlet for students, memorial for residents

Three of more than 50 new mosaics are pictured at the Santa Fe Drive undercossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas in late August. (Photo by Jim Gilliam, courtesy of the city of Encinitas)
September 25, 2020
Fifty-three mosaics created by local high school students, college students and adult artists are completed and installed under the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

Living Creatively: ‘There is no one like you in the universe’

June 5, 2020
Your voice, your presence, your place in the scheme of things will be etched forever in the annals of these times.

Comic-Con canceled for first time in 50 years

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.

Living Creatively: Be at peace

Rain. (Jan Fillem, Unsplash)
January 3, 2020
We have within us a kind of spiritual anchor, an innate inner peace or presence of mind that is always accessible to us if we learn to cultivate it, as we do a sense of humor. Our presence of mind can withstand any adversity if we understand our place in the scheme of things. We can contribute to the chaos around us, or we can be an island of peace within it, somewhat like being in the eye of the storm. We can attain this inner tranquility through practice of presence.

ENCINITAS: Art Guild’s annual bazaar returns Dec. 14

Art. (Markus Spiske, Unsplash)
November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Art Guild presents its ninth annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. Visitors...

Cool on the Coast: Surfing Madonna, SaltDog, candy, crafts in October

Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside. (Helmut Wattrott, FreeImages)
A roundup of events in Encinitas, Del Mar and the region
October 11, 2019
Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Del Mar and the San Diego region.

Cool on the Coast: Round out August with Leucadia art walk, family time at Del Mar track

San Diego County beach. (Photo by Frank McKenna, Unsplash)
A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and the San Diego region
August 17, 2019
Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and the San Diego region.

San Diego Comic-Con marks milestone for Carlsbad artist

Carlsbad artist N.C. Winters draws a sketch for fan Susie Lum of La Mirada at his Comic-Con booth. The convention ran July 18-21 in downtown San Diego. (Photo by Meghan Lanigan)
Artist and designer N.C. Winters showcases gig posters and other work during convention’s 50th run
July 26, 2019
Carlsbad artist and designer N.C. Winters had shown his artwork at Comic-Con before, but 2019 marked a milestone. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Comic-Con and the first time Winters decided to have his own full booth at the event.

Encinitas artist guides young students through creativity at summer camp

Encinitas artist Carla Funk sits among works in her studio July 2. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
July 8, 2019
One Encinitas woman’s passion has been to keep children connected to art, and for the past 27 years, Carla Funk, artist and published poet, has merged art with learning at a camp she hosts for kids in her back yard every summer.

DEL MAR: Art Center Gallery opens in new spot May 15

(FreeImages photo by Bas van de Wiel)
May 10, 2019

DEL MAR — The new Del Mar Art Center Gallery opens its doors to the public Wednesday, May 15, with more than three dozen working artist members showing their creations in a variety of media, such as...

Street Fair snapshots: Images of Encinitas’ annual spring event

Cori, a professional balloon artist, creates a sword at the Encinitas Street Fair on Sunday, April 28. Cori has been a balloon artist for 12 years. (Photo by Cam Buker)
May 1, 2019
The Encinitas Spring Street Fair returned to Coast Highway 101 for the 36th year on April 27 and 28, running the length of the thoroughfare from D to J Streets. There was international food, live music, rides for children and a beer garden.

Used books still in style at Cassidy’s

Cassidy’s Books owner Tom McDevitt works at his desk in the shop, located in San Marcos. (Escondido Grapevine photo)
San Marcos institution has weathered industry trends
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.
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