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Cool on the Coast: Round out August with Leucadia art walk, family time at Del Mar track

San Diego County beach. (Photo by Frank McKenna, Unsplash)

Antonio Pequeño IV

August 17, 2019

Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and the San Diego region.

San Marcos seeks donations for annual Fourth of July fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks. (Photo by Warren Tobias, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

June 20, 2019

The city of San Marcos has launched a fundraising drive for its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza.

Fun ways to keep kids’ minds active in summer

Child reading. (Olesya Shelomova/Adobe via 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...

CARLSBAD: Jimmy and Enrique perform at June 20 library event

Jimmy and Enrique. (Courtesy photo)

June 7, 2019

CARLSBAD — A concert by Jimmy and Enrique headlines the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center’s Summer Reading Festival on Thursday, June 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place. Admission is free. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jimmy and Enrique will perform a mix of wo...

Cool on the Coast: Focus on family fun this August

Michele Leivas

August 16, 2016

Just as quickly as it began, summer is slowly drawing to a close and the countdown to a new school year has officially begun. Don’t go trading in your beach bag for a backpack just yet, though, as there is still plenty of summer fun to be had this month in North County.

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

San Diego County Fair Student Showcase Coordinator Neil Bruington stands among hundreds of entries July 6 as the fair season closes at the venue in Del Mar. Bruington is retiring this summer. (Photo by Michele Leivas)

Michele Leivas

July 13, 2016

San Diegans bid a fond farewell to this year’s San Diego County Fair, from the bacon-wrapped fried everything to the rides and games. This year, the Student Showcase says a more heartfelt goodbye to its coordinator, Neil Bruington.

Preserved Home: In a pickle over cucumbers? Try these recipes

There are several methods to can your own pickles. (Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

June 29, 2016

It’s a canning mother’s lament — finding the perfect pickle kids will like. In the past, they have been too sour, too sweet, too soft or too spicy, according to my children. Just giving them the first bite of my pickle experiment is like watching a stressful sporting event. Will they pucker? Will they run for the faucet because of spice? And could this be the one ingestible item they refuse because it’s too sweet?

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