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Eric Casalini (left) and Beth Gallagher (right) star in “To Fall In Love,” a San Diego feature film directed by Michael Foster that is showing at the 2024 Oceanside International Film Festival. (Production photo)

Oceanside International Film Festival highlights North San Diego County projects

OsideNews February 20, 2024
This year’s Oceanside International Film Festival, running now through Friday, offers several films produced by local talent.
Surfing. (Photo by Barbara Rezende via Unsplash)

Start the year with fresh opportunities for discovery

North Coast Current January 4, 2024
The launch of 2024 brings with it opportunities for self reflection and discovery. Several venues in coastal North San Diego County offer events that fall in line with this theme. From Encinitas and Carlsbad to Oceanside, you can find music, artistic expression, athletics and more. This time around, January turns out to be an active way to launch the new year.
Encinitas City Hall. (North Coast Current photo)

City Report: Encinitas eyes property for housing, tackles speed limits

Alysse Dodge December 19, 2023
Encinitas Mayor Tony Kranz and Deputy Mayor Joy Lyndes recently shared their perspectives on five of the most crucial conversations of November, ranging from infrastructure and housing, including the declaration of Quail Gardens Drive surplus property, to speed limit reductions and the ongoing Pacific View Art Center project.
Kevin “Blax” Burroughs is the Oceanside Theatre Co.’s associate artistic director. (Courtesy photo)

Wrap up 2023 with theater, art, fresh local produce and more

North Coast Current December 4, 2023
The year’s end approaches in coastal North San Diego County with opportunities to enjoy local art, attend a show, learn tips for building business for a successful 2024, and support local farmers and vendors.
The fall season. (Photo Autumn Mott Rodeheaver via Unsplash)

It’s a month of variety, from the Punk Rock Food Drive to the Ukrainian Mosaic Orchestra

North Coast Current November 7, 2023
November has diverse offerings in our coastal north San Diego County communities, from arts and crafts fairs, literary events and Oaxacan culture to the Punk Rock Food Drive and Ukrainian Mosaic Orchestra.
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.
Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Oceanside. (OsideNews file photo by Steve Marcotte)

October opens door to holiday season with community connections, days of remembrance

North Coast Current October 4, 2023
With fall upon us, North San Diego County looks to the coming holidays, and October kicks off the season with a month of themed events and other outings celebrating Dia de los Muertos, Oktoberfest, public safety and community connections.
San Marcos, California. (CSU San Marcos photo)

SAN MARCOS: Encinitas group stages ‘Phantom’ at Brubeck

August 10, 2023
North County San Diego’s first ever community production of “The Phantom of the Opera” now through 13 at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the Palomar College campus in San Marcos. The production, by Encinitas-based Ovation Theatre, features a cast of performers from across San Diego for a six-show run.
Oceanside, California. (Steve Marcotte, OsideNews)

OCEANSIDE: Museum of Art’s Plein Air Festival runs July 15-22

June 26, 2023
Artists of all skill levels will participate in the second biennial Oceanside Museum of Art’s Plein Air Festival from July 15 to 22.
Carlsbad, California. (Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

CARLSBAD: TGIF Concerts in the Parks returns for the summer July 7

June 26, 2023
Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks series is back in person this summer and celebrating its 36th anniversary.
Carlsbad, California. (Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

CARLSBAD: Art in the Village returns June 25

June 18, 2023
The Carlsbad Village Association’s Art in the Village will return on Sunday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Palomar College student Garrett Glassell (left) stands ready to film a scene for the independent project “Red Blooded” on Aug. 5, 2022, which was filmed partly at the San Marcos campus. Pictured with Glassell are actors Kevin Quezada (center) and Cayden Dillingham. Glassells own Palomar project, a public service announcement, recently earned an Emmy nomination. (Photo by Jennie Olson Six, courtesy of Mercury Cinema)

Oceanside student among Palomar College Emmy nominees

North Coast Current June 13, 2023
Three Palomar College student media projects have earned regional Emmy nominations, the college announced June 9.
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