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Local 5-member bluegrass band is the life of the party

COAST CITIES — You know you’ve been the life of the party when they keep asking you to come back again and again. Such has been the case with local bluegrass ensemble Blue Creek Band. The five-member group has appeared several times at Old California Coffee House and Simply Ambrosia Tea & Coffee, both in […]

Surfboard art takes canvas from water to wall

ENCINITAS — “Working the boards” sounds like a dancing term. But if you’re referring to Toyota Carlsbad’s Assistant Service Manager Paul Dolan, you’d be talking about surfboards and art. That’s because he likes to combine both. “I paint surfboards that go up on walls,” Dolan said. “You could still surf on them when I’m done, […]