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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.

North Coast Current wins 12 awards

North Coast Current July 12, 2013

The North Coast Current won 12 awards July 12 at the annual banquet for the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter. The Current won awards for its online content and design: First Place...

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

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Staple has local roots

Lauren Ciallella November 20, 2012

Editor's note: With the holidays around the corner, the North Coast Current revisits this story, first published in the Current in November 2008 Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really...

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Old Cal, new pal: Shop owners building connections

Lauren Ciallella June 25, 2012

Only a year and a half after taking over ownership of the Old California Coffee House and Eatery, Oceanside residents Giovanna and Craig Garcia are already leaving their mug-filled mark on San Marcos....

The local producers of the feature film “Father Eddie” plan to start shooting the project in August. (Courtesy photo)

The courtship of ‘Father Eddie’: Local film producers seek sponsors for project

Lauren Ciallella May 31, 2012

There’s no question that the priesthood could use some positive press nowadays, and that’s why Father Eddie is counting on San Diego’s tight-knit community to help bring this story to light. “Father...

Cafe Ipe’s fresh roasted beans by Dan Scheibe of Revolution Roasters.

It’s Café Ipe, but you can call it Coffee Coffee

Lauren Ciallella April 24, 2012

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet … That goes double for Café Ipe because everyone insists on calling it “Coffee Coffee.” “We named it after the Ipe tree out front because we...

2Good2B Bakery and Café in Encinitas isn’t the average, gluten-free bakery. Besides offering crusty baguettes, Neapolitan-style pizza, chicken potpies and an inventive variety of cupcakes all without wheat, their entire menu is also 100 percent corn- and soy-free.

2Good2B at forefront of ‘free’ foods revolution

Lauren Ciallella April 6, 2012

You are what you eat – it’s an adage that everyone’s heard, but none take it more seriously than Encinitas’ 2Good2B Bakery & Cafe owners Mike Barbanti and Diana Benedek. Both experienced major...

One of the many Arts Alive banners on display along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. (Photo by Scott Landheer)

Local arts may weather economic storm

Maybe the swami was right. “Many will tell you about the original swami who came to town and noticed that there was a creative vortex here in Encinitas,” said City of Encinitas Arts Administrator...

Community members wait outside La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas on March 12 before a memorial for activist and artist Bob Nanninga, who died in February. (Photo by Scott Landheer)

Activist, artist recalled through poetry

The life and work of Robert “Bob” Nanninga was celebrated in the same way he lived — with passion, emotion and humor. Known as an outspoken activist for both the environment and arts community,...

Program keeps business close to home

Lauren Ciallella February 12, 2009

Localvores have taken over Encinitas, and the community couldn’t be happier. But what, you may ask, is a localvore? It’s a recent creation emerging as town mascot for Encinitas’ Buy Local-E program,...

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

Lauren Ciallella November 1, 2008

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...

Java Depot has been serving up fresh coffee in Solana Beach for 16 years. (Photo by David J. Olender)

Java Depot — the cup stops here

Lauren Ciallella April 26, 2007

(Java Depot closed in 2017) Across from the Solana Beach train station, Bryan Fuller and his wife, Krista, opened the Java Depot 16 years ago with no restaurant experience. Standing on the innovative,...

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