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Local arts may weather economic storm

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

Lauren Ciallella and Scott Landheer

March 1, 2009

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 Jim Gilliam. “That happened in the ’20s, and yet it’s interesting because Encinitas is truly a ha...

Activist, artist recalled through poetry

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)

Lauren Ciallella and Scott Landheer

March 1, 2009

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, Encinitas felt the loss when he passed away on Feb. 14 from pneumonia. Friends, family and supporters...

Dylan among Howls’ influences

The Howls perform at Kensington Club on Jan. 17. From left: John Cooper, Dave Gargula (on drums, obscured) and Caleb Chial. (Photo by Scott Landheer)

Scott Landheer

February 16, 2009

Since their first public performance less than a year ago, local band The Howls have been making a name for themselves playing venues throughout North County and San Diego. Made up of John Cooper, 23, on vocals, guitar and the occasional harmonica, Dave Gargula, 20, on drums and Caleb Chial, 20, on bas...

Encinitas prepares for challenging year

Scott Landheer

February 12, 2009

At the Encinitas City Council’s annual goal setting meeting and workshop, the council heard comments from staff and the public, but didn’t to take on any major new goals given the current economic climate. The first meeting, held on Jan. 20, began with a presentation by Jennifer Smith, Director...

Musician’s journey ‘complete inspiration’

John Hall on drums (left), Lance Jeppesen on bass (center) and Joseph Angelastro on guitar perform Nov. 13 at E Street Cafe in Encinitas. (Photo by Scott Landheer)

Scott Landheer

November 25, 2008

Joseph Angelastro started playing viola when he was in the fourth grade, but only because the lessons got him out of class. That first step into music would eventually lead him to North County with a personal quest to keep jazz alive. At the age of 11, Angelastro picked up the guitar. Even then, it...

Commercial center under way in San Elijo

Scott Landheer

February 18, 2007

As the population of San Elijo Hills continues to rise, the development of its Towncenter is beginning to take shape. The community hopes to set itself apart from other surrounding developments by offering a small town, Main Street feel to its shopping center and a pedestrian oriented layout to the...

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