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Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Lauren J. Mapp

July 6, 2019

Jars of jam, bottles of liqueurs, cookies, cakes and more lined the walls of the Del Mar Fairgrounds grandstand complex during the annual San Diego County Fair as it came to a close last week. The Home and Hobby contest drew in hundreds of competitors to more than 100 categories this year.

Fun ways to keep kids’ minds active in summer

Fun ways to keep kids’ minds active in summer

StatePoint

June 8, 2019

A vacation from school is no excuse for a vacation from thinking. Not only can learning be made fun, but you can avoid a rusty return to school in the fall by keeping kids’ minds active all summer long. Here are a few fun ways to make thinking and learning a priority, while not detracting from the...

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

StatePoint

June 8, 2019

The job market is rapidly changing thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level. While young people living in urban and suburban communities often benefit from onsite access to the specialized education that they will...

ESCONDIDO: March 9 Scrabble-Thon raises funds for literacy

ESCONDIDO: March 9 Scrabble-Thon raises funds for literacy

February 15, 2019

ESCONDIDO — Test your Scrabble skills and raise funds for the Escondido Public Library’s Friends of Literacy Services on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The 15th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser will be held in the Park Avenue Community Center auditorium, 210 Park Ave....

Why vocational education is critical for many young people

Why vocational education is critical for many young people

StatePoint

February 11, 2019

In this high-tech era where a college degree is positioned as a necessity for success, vocational education is often overlooked. But experts say that a vocational education provides the right experience for many jobs that are currently vacant. Indeed, there are 30 million jobs nationwide that don’t...

How to find and apply for scholarships

How to find and apply for scholarships

StatePoint

February 10, 2019

Savvy students and families know that scholarships can play an integral role in meeting college costs. To help students and families find and apply for scholarships, Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning and paying for college company, is offering six tips: Get an early start. Apply for schola...

How families today are paying for college

How families today are paying for college

StatePoint

February 10, 2019

The way families pay for college is a good indicator of how much planning takes place before the first tuition bill arrives. A new study by Sallie Mae suggests that while families are feeling confident in their decision-making, nearly 40 percent do not have a plan to pay for college. Last year, family...

ENCINITAS: Heritage Ranch Hullabaloo market Feb. 4

ENCINITAS: Heritage Ranch Hullabaloo market Feb. 4

January 10, 2019

ENCINITAS — The Heritage Ranch, home of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas, hosts a Hullabaloo Family Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 4 and continuing the first Monday of the month throughout the year. In addition to live music by Hullabaloo, there will be face-painting, arts and crafts,...

Tips to tackle 2019 with greater financial confidence

Tips to tackle 2019 with greater financial confidence

StatePoint

January 8, 2019

Many Americans will start the New Year with specific goals or resolutions in mind. While resolutions are often broken where your finances are concerned, they don’t have to be. Use these tips to tackle 2019 with greater financial confidence. Set a specific goal. Setting goals for the year may...

5 water-saving New Year’s resolutions

5 water-saving New Year’s resolutions

StatePoint

January 6, 2019

It’s that time of year to start setting New Year’s resolutions: work out more; get a new job; save money. While these are admirable goals, have you considered how your resolutions might make a bigger impact? Protecting our water is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet, but many of us...

10 doctor-recommended New Year’s resolutions

10 doctor-recommended New Year’s resolutions

StatePoint

January 6, 2019

With the new year upon us, you may be looking for resolutions that will help to keep you and your loved ones healthy and happy in the year ahead. “This is the perfect time of year to consider your personal goals, and how you can make positive health choices in the coming year,” says American Medical...

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