Set to celebrate Noche Mexicana

OCEANSIDE — The Civic Center Plaza and adjacent roads will soon be bustling with a joyous celebration of Noche Mexicana on Sept. 10. Thousands of North County residents are expected to attend. The independence of Mexico has been celebrated by the grassroots event for 13 years. The event kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. Councilwoman Esther […]

Lick the Plate: Wood-fired goodness in San Marcos in Ivan Derezin in The Bellows

I┬ámet with Ivan Derezin years ago after I wrote about his restaurant Churchill’s and had him on the series back. I recalled him being one of the guests that made me wish the series had a much more format as our conversation flowed from food to music to present events in a manner that was […]

RSF School District approves plan for arts Application

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe School District unanimously decided on a strategic plan for the arts at its August monthly board meeting. The decision was made following a presentation by advisor Ashely Adams, that was brought to keep the district MUSE program’s development. MUSE encompasses the disciplines of music, dance, theater and […]

New RSF Pharmacy building gets green light

RANCHO SANTA FE — Ranch residents can expect a Rancho Santa Fe pharmacy to open to the public. The construction on El Tordo and La Granada was approved by the Rancho Santa Fe Association through its August board meeting. The present pharmacy will remain in operation till their bigger footprint of a construction opens across […]

Hundreds expected for annual Labour Day swim around Pier

OCEANSIDE — This Labour Day more than 500 swimmers are expected to take part in the annual swim about Oceanside Pier. The 1.1-mile open-water swim is a bucket record item for many participants that range in age from 12 to 73 and outside. The yearly swim is a draw to swimmers and loyal locals. Carrie […]

‘Miss Bobbi,’ beloved Army and Navy Academy bus driver, steps down as Transport director

CARLSBAD you step into the office of Barbara Patterson at the Army and Navy Academy, it is apparent that she’s not your school transportation director. In the end, most do not possess a varsity coat that is personalized, like she does. The walls of her office are full of photos, drawings and tokens from previous […]

Mayor’s Minute: Marijuana regulations coming to an Encinitas ballot near you?

Brace yourself for a debate about marijuana that will dominate conversations in Encinitas. Every week in City Council, any member of the public may comment for up to three minutes on any issue. We do not engage in response or any back-and-forth because the item hasn’t been noticed to alert the people that we will […]

Taste of Wine: Here and there from the world of wine (& beer)

Beer, the New Oak + elixir Wine and Eatery in Carlsbad Village had its wine Occasion and columnist Frank Mangio met with Annie Rammel and Rebecca Braun, That introduced Aviary wines of Napa Valley and Alpha Box & Dice from Australia. This beverage shop replaced RELM on State Street and is dedicated to finding discoveries. […]