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Sophie Cubbison in a publicity photo advertising her products. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cubbison’s Foods)

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Tradition began with San Marcos native

Lauren Ciallella November 24, 2020
Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really no difference,” says Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s PR man since 1948. A personal friend of San Marcos legend Sophie Cubbison, Pearlstein watched as this inventive entrepreneur used her passion for health food to become a national icon.
Teten House holiday display. (San Dieguito Heritage Museum)

ENCINITAS: Visit historic home for the holidays this December

December 22, 2019

ENCINITAS — Step back into Encinitas holiday history with a visit to the Teten House at the Heritage Ranch, part of the nonprofit San Dieguito Heritage Museum. The house, furnished with Teten family...

Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Moriah Farmer, FreeImages)

ENCINITAS: 25th holiday tree-lighting set for Dec. 6

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The community is invited to the 25th Annual Encinitas Heritage Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the corner of 4th and C streets overlooking Moonlight Beach. To...

Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Moriah Farmer, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Community assistance and events for December

Michele Leivas December 20, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar and the region.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Gavin Mills, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: No shortage of November events for the family

Michele Leivas November 17, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside and the region.

Cool on the Coast: Wrap up 2015 with festive events, food and theater

December 20, 2015

While those from many other places don’t often think of San Diego County when they think of winter and the holidays, a palm tree can be wrapped in holiday lights just as well as a spruce. It’s also...

CARDIFF: Mingle with Kringle on Dec. 7

December 5, 2014

CARDIFF — Cardiff 101 Main Street hosts the seventh annual Kringle Mingle on Dec. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cardiff Town Center, 2087 San Elijo Ave. in Cardiff. The event includes music, food from local...

ENCINITAS: Drop in on Encinitas holiday parade Dec. 6

December 4, 2014

ENCINITAS — The annual Encinitas holiday parade returns Dec. 6 with the theme “Droppin’ in for the Holidays!” with appearances from pro surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders, and themed floats...

Cool on the Coast: More than 20 sounds, sights and activities this season

Layla Marino December 3, 2014

Southern California may not be seen by the rest of the country as the classic picture of winter traditions, but coastal North County has plenty of its own traditions for winter fun with a beach flare....

Local newspaper Coast Dispatch often marked the local holiday season with special coverage. (North Coast Current archive)

From challenging times to community celebrations, North Coast residents recall season’s magic

Helen Hawes December 21, 2013

Some people lament the merging of the holidays into one long shopping spree. It’s hard to imagine a time when there was no such thing as “Black Friday.” But once upon a time ... Back before Cardiff...

Out of all the cookies you could possibly make, sugar cookies say Christmas best of all. Cut in shapes such as reindeer, sleighs, and angels, painted with colorful frosting and embellished with sprinkles of all sorts, sugar cookies are the jolliest cookie jar offering. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

Preserved Home: Bake sugar cookies with royal results

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem December 16, 2013

Out of all the cookies you could possibly make, sugar cookies say Christmas best of all. Cut in shapes such as reindeer, sleighs, and angels, painted with colorful frosting and embellished with sprinkles...

Share your local holiday memories

November 29, 2013

Is it the people? Maybe the season itself? Or simply a sense of magic that comes from living in the communities that make up coastal North County? Share your North Coast holiday memories with fellow readers...

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