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Ashes to Go spreads symbol of Lent and Christian message from the sidewalk

Ashes to Go spreads symbol of Lent and Christian message from the sidewalk

ESCONDIDO — Rev. Meg Decker of Escondido’s Trinity Episcopal Church politely approached a gentleman in a wheelchair who had just crossed the street.

Local honored for lifetime of teaching tennis

Local honored for lifetime of teaching tennis

ENCINITAS — Teaching tennis comes naturally to Brad Humphreys, who began passing on his knowledge at the age of 15, when he took a summer job with a recreation department in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Horns to toot a tad bit longer

Horns to toot a tad bit longer

DEL MAR — Beginning in mid-March, Del Marians may notice the wayside horn at the Coast Boulevard train crossing tooting a little bit longer.

Restoration at fairgrounds begins

Restoration at fairgrounds begins

DEL MAR — A Feb. 24 groundbreaking officially began a restoration project to convert back to wetlands a large vacant parcel south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds that has for years been used as an overflow parking lot primarily during the San Diego County Fair and thoroughbred race meet.

Pardon their French in entertaining ‘Lies’

Pardon their French in entertaining ‘Lies’

SOLANA BEACH — The year: 1666; the setting: France. The language: anything but stodgy.

Life sciences incubator helps entrepreneurs, works towards sustainability

Life sciences incubator helps entrepreneurs, works towards sustainability

CARLSBAD — One year after Bio, Tech and Beyond sealed the deal with the city and about seven months after it became operational, the community life sciences incubator is giving entrepreneurs the tools to turn their ideas into marketable products.

Poets shine at Poetry Slam

Poets shine at Poetry Slam

ENCINITAS — True to poetry slam tradition, the Full Moon Poets Winter Poetry Slam began with 17 poets and five judges picked at random from the audience.

Board nixes alternative use plans for Surfside

Board nixes alternative use plans for Surfside

DEL MAR — A request for interest for alternative uses for an underused facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has been officially terminated, scrapping proposals to transform Surfside Race Place into a microbrewery, luxury theaters, a family entertainment center with high-tech bowling or a combination of all three.

Hospice volunteers sew up 250 teddy bears, help bring comfort

Hospice volunteers sew up 250 teddy bears, help bring comfort

COAST CITIES — Cynthia Harrison, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care San Diego volunteer seamstress, has stitched up 143 memory bears over the last three years to help families deal with the grief of losing a loved one.

SONGS can be replaced with 100 percent clean energy

SONGS can be replaced with 100 percent clean energy

REGION — The California Public Utilities Commission announced a proposed decision on Feb. 11 authorizing Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to replace 100 percent of the energy lost from the recently retired San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station with new clean energy resources.