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Preserved Home: Cut the can and promote real pumpkin pie

Pumpkins. (Photo by Freddie Collins, Unsplash)
November 24, 2020
Pumpkin pie is a must-have for Americans around the holidays. In fact, an estimated 50 million pumpkin pies are consumed every year at Thanksgiving. But what if I told you that’s not real pumpkin pie you’re eating?

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

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

Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

Blackburn, Acosta, council pay measure headed to victory in Carlsbad

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Carlsbad will see City Council incumbent Keith Blackburn return to the dais in the first election for new District 2, and Teresa Acosta is on a path to victory for new District 4, according to preliminary results from the Nov. 3 election.

Solana Beach voters elect first mayor in uncontested race

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Two City Council candidates also run unopposed
November 4, 2020
In a local election season generally marked by contentious arguments and some close votes, Solana Beach saw resounding victories for City Council candidates in races without competition Nov. 3, including the city’s first elected mayor.

Public safety to open space, Carlsbad council hopefuls share top issues

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 2, 2020
Candidates for Carlsbad City Council largely have different takes on the central issues currently facing the city, from public health to traffic to public safety.

Letter: Blakespear a proven leader as Encinitas mayor

November 1, 2020
When Catherine Blakespear was elected to the city council in 2014, and as mayor in 2016 and 2018, she provided leadership that allowed for diverse opinions, public input, inclusiveness and transparency. That’s why all of the current Encinitas elected City Council members — and numerous other local leaders — are supporting her reelection.

With city seats unopposed, it’s calmer campaigning in Solana Beach

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
All three City Council candidates in Solana Beach are running unopposed this election season, leading to a less contentious race, but also a slight decrease in community engagement, candidates said.

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

Caterina exits San Dieguito board race, backs competitor Allman

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
October 14, 2020
A candidate has bowed out of the San Dieguito Union High School District board race and given her support to a competitor.

Cal State San Marcos sees success in keeping COVID-19 numbers low

Faculty and staff, while social distancing and wearing face coverings, gathered on campus at Cal State San Marcos on Aug. 27 to hear university President Ellen Neufeldt’s Convocation address. (CSUSM public relations photo by Andrew Reed)
Smaller population, campus culture cited as reasons
October 13, 2020
As major universities across the nation dominated headlines for becoming sites of major COVID-19 outbreaks, some smaller schools such as Cal State San Marcos have excelled at creating a safe environment for students and campus employees.

Education Matters: San Dieguito board hopefuls present differing priorities

October 10, 2020
The race for San Dieguito Union High School District’s Area 4 seat offers voters stark choices. With three candidates hoping to replace retiring school board member Joyce Dalessandro, the election could turn the tables on a union-dominated school board. Although school board races are technically nonpartisan, this one, as with many others, is decidedly not.
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