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Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Southern California is truly a destination for all seasons.

Out & About: Keeping it classy — A guide to the Cardiff dive bars

Cardiff-by-the-Sea has gone through some major changes in the last few decades. Just 20 years ago, it was nothing more than a laid-back surf town with no sign of sidewalk lighting or manicured landscaping.

In the alphabet soup of wines J gets an A

In the alphabet soup of wines J gets an A

In the wine tasting world, if you have a wine that starts with the letter A, you have a distinct advantage. Tasters have a “clean” palate and are starting fresh.

A staycation in downtown San Diego at the Marriot Marquis and Marina

A staycation in downtown San Diego at the Marriot Marquis and Marina

The whole concept of a staycation continues to resonate with me, especially as downtown San Diego continues to add dining and entertainment options.

Small, creepy bugs

Never mind the international strife. I’m convinced we are about to be taken over by small, creepy bugs. If it isn’t the head lice at school, it’s ants at my house, inside and out.

Odd Files

Sobering Signs In February, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that David Bell could not avoid being charged with DUI merely because he had been sober enough to pass all six “field sobriety tests” administered during a traffic stop. It was enough, the court said, that he had admitted drinking that night. A few days later, […]

Brush with Art: Remembering the musical mastery of Steve White

Brush with Art: Remembering the musical mastery of Steve White

For 20 years patrons of the Seaside Bazaar in Encinitas enjoyed local legend Steve White’s performances of his distinctive music. On March 16 — which would have marked White’s 64th birthday — his life will be celebrated with the first annual Steve White Music and Art Festival.

A Place to Call Home: Local library and school contribute to Cardiff’s greatness

Cardiff-by-the-Sea was founded in 1911 so it was only 2 years old when forward thinking people knew they needed a library. It was Christmas Eve, 1913 when 38 residents gathered in S.M. (Solomon) Holbrooks grocery to make application for a library.

Brush with Art: Turning the tide on Pacific View

Brush with Art: Turning the tide on Pacific View

Editor’s note: The following column is based on the author’s opinion, and does not fully take into account the school district’s viewpoint.

New gold standard

I have become an urban legend. Not like the vanishing hitchhiker or the hook in the side of the car door or even Paul Bunyan. But I still find it a bit unsettling.