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Eileen Burke, owner of Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets in downtown Encinitas, shows off a 1950s-era mural uncovered in her shop during remodeling in February. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall

Julia Shapero March 31, 2021
Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets, which has been open for more than 30 years in downtown Encinitas, reopened March 13 with a Coca-Cola-themed celebration in honor of a circa 1950s-era sign that was uncovered during remodeling work.
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...

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

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

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...

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)

National historic status on horizon for Encinitas Boat Houses

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.
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)

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

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

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...

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 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)

Construction reveals a bit of Cardiff history

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...

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

OCEANSIDE: Historic Star Theatre unveils restored marquee July 3

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...

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)

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

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,...

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