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Botanic Garden begins construction on education conservatory

Visitors to the San Diego Botanic Garden will soon be able to immerse themselves into a tropical paradise. Construction crews on Dec. 7 began erecting the $5.3 million, 30-foot-high, 9,024-square-foot Dickinson Family Education Conservatory building on the garden's property near Hamilton Children's...

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  • North Coastal PTA Reflections Gala

    North Coastal PTA Reflections Gala

    The North Coastal Council of PTA’s Reflections Gala took place Nov. 29 at El Camino Creek Elementary School in Encinitas. The event featured the artwork of approximately 150 North Coastal Council of PTA’s student artists. Four school districts were represented at the event: Del Mar Union School...

  • Nanny charged after leaving toddler in Encinitas store

    A Carlsbad nanny who allegedly abandoned a toddler in her care at a strip mall, prompting an intensive 6 1/2-hour search for his parents, pleaded not guilty Dec. 1 to charges of felony child abuse and misdemeanor petty theft. Desirae Harris, 42, is suspected of leaving the 2-year-old boy, identified...

  • Kringle Mingle in Cardiff

    Kringle Mingle in Cardiff

    Santa Claus visited Cardiff-by-the-Sea in his vintage “Camera Camper” sleigh Dec. 3 at the north courtyard of Cardiff Town Center for Kringle Mingle. Hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street, and sponsored by Cal Coast Credit Union, attendees were greeted by Santa’s elves at the free community holiday...

  • 2017 Encinitas Holiday Parade

    2017 Encinitas Holiday Parade

    For the 60th year, Encinitas kicked off the holiday season with the 2017 Encinitas Holiday Parade, presented by Lazy Acres Natural Market on Dec. 2. Thousands of people participated in the event on floats, on foot, in cars, and marching in bands while tens of thousands cheered them along the parade...

  • Double-tracking project half-way to completion

    Double-tracking project half-way to completion

    A railroad double-tracking project across San Elijo Lagoon and into Cardiff is half-way complete, and the noisy bridge post-driving work is all done, the project manager told the Encinitas City Council. "I just want to thank everyone for their patience," Bruce Smith, a senior engineer with the...

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  • Nov. 30: Week in Sports

    Nov. 30: Week in Sports

    Football: No. 2-seeded Santa Fe Christian defeated No. 3 San Pasqual 14-12 in a San Diego Section Division III playoff semifinal on Nov. 24.The Eagles with their fourth straight win advanced to the Dec. 2 championship game. They will play top-seeded El Centro Southwest at noon at Southwestern College....

  • The season ahead: Avocado West boys soccer preview

    The season ahead: Avocado West boys soccer preview

    Sixth-year La Costa Canyon boys’ soccer coach Craig Dean could be speaking for just about any of his coaching brethren in the Avocado League West when he says, “It’s arguably the toughest league in San Diego. Year-in and year-out, the majority of the teams are playing at the very top level as reflected...

  • Nov. 23: Week in Sports

    Nov. 23: Week in Sports

    Two weeks after blowing a big lead to rival La Costa Canyon, Torrey Pines left nothing to chance in a 40-0 victory over the Mavericks in an Open Division playoff quarterfinal on Nov. 17.

  • LCC cross country boys and girls teams win titles at CIF Division III Championships

    LCC cross country boys and girls teams win titles at CIF Division III Championships

    You could call it a three-peat times two for La Costa Canyon Cross Country Saturday, Nov. 18, at San Diego’s Morley Field.

  • Carmel Valley Middle School girls 8th grade volleyball team wins two championships

    Carmel Valley Middle School girls 8th grade volleyball team wins two championships

    The Carmel Valley Middle School girls 8th grade volleyball team first won the Big Eight Middle School Championship match by defeating Earl Warren Middle School Nov. 9. The team then won the Coastal Conference Title Nov. 13 by defeating the top team in the Vista Middle School league. The team includes...

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