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ENCINITAS: Visit historic home for the holidays this December

Teten House holiday display. (San Dieguito Heritage Museum)

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 possessions, is currently decorated for Christmas. Decorations include classics such as vintage bubble...

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

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

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 commemorate the event’s 25th anniversary, the Encinitas Historical Society has brought together local...

ENCINITAS: Heritage Ranch offers holiday family craft class Dec. 1

San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas. (Courtesy photo by Jay A. Clark)

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Heritage Ranch invites families to create ornaments for their holiday trees at its Families Make History craft event on Sunday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. The ranch is located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. More information about the organization is online: ww...

National historic status on horizon for Encinitas Boat Houses

The Encinitas Boat Houses, pictured Aug. 23, are on track to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Julia Shapero

August 23, 2019

The Encinitas Boat Houses, the most photographed buildings in the city, are on their way to earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places following a vote by the State Historical Resources Commission.

Old San Marcos oak now a centerpiece of new North City neighborhood

Crews prepare a native oak tree for placement in its new home the morning of Aug. 12 at the North City project in San Marcos. The tree was moved from its original spot nearby. (North City courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

August 20, 2019

If you visit the growing cluster of housing and businesses just across from California State University San Marcos on the north side of East Barham Drive, you will find the new home of a living landmark.

ENCINITAS: Heritage Ranch Hullabaloo market Feb. 4

San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas. (Courtesy photo by Jay A. Clark)

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,...

Encinitas Historical Society launches Heritage Tree fundraising drive

North Coast Current

March 31, 2017

The Encinitas Historical Society has launched a fundraising effort to install underground power lines to the Encinitas Heritage Tree, which is lit every holiday season.

Sept. 6 forum to discuss Encinitas tree removals, future policies

North Coast Current

August 31, 2016

With the impending removal of four decades-old Ficus trees in downtown Encinitas, city officials seek residents’ feedback at a meeting Sept. 6 for future policies governing tree planting and maintenance.

Construction reveals a bit of Cardiff history

Construction at the west end of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Shopping Center, pictured Jan. 24, has revealed an old Speedee Mart sign not seen since the 1960s. (North Coast Current photo)

Michele Leivas

February 11, 2016

Residents of Cardiff-by-the-Sea got a blast from the past when recent construction at the corner of San Elijo Avenue and Aberdeen Drive revealed an homage to Cardiff history — the Speedee Mart sign. The resurrected sign, covered up by decades of renovations as other businesses and restaurants moved...

OCEANSIDE: Historic Star Theatre unveils restored marquee July 3

The Historic Star Theatre in Oceanside. (North Coast Current file photo)

July 2, 2015

OCEANSIDE — The Historic Star Theatre invites the public to celebrate the unveiling of the venue’s restored neon marquee July 3 at 7 p.m. The sign is the largest neon marquee west of the Mississippi River and one of the largest neon marquees in operation in the United States, the theater company...

A sign for the new year: Carlsbad celebrates installation of landmark

Hundreds of spectators cheer Jan. 8 as the Carlsbad archway sign is lit for the first time at its new home at the corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive. (Photo by Scott Allison)

North Coast Current

January 9, 2015

Residents and officials celebrated the installation of Carlsbad’s new downtown sign Jan. 8 with fanfare at a 5:30 p.m. ceremony. Hundreds of spectators joined Mayor Matt Hall in lighting the sign, which spans Carlsbad Boulevard in front of the historic former Twin Inns building. The Carlsbad High...

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

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

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 was a town and was, instead, a collection of houses on a hill, the holidays were exciting but...

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