Students help families in need at Thanksgiving

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — The Cardiff School District’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was a monumental effort to assist families who might otherwise go without a meal on a day that uses food to exemplify the bounty of gratitude. “There are so many people who you would never think might not have the means to get a traditional […]

Local market features specialty vendors and food specials

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA-With the holidays approaching and cooking on the minds of many residents, thousands gathered at the Taste of Mainstreet on Nov. 5 to sample offerings from local vendors of specialty foods. From homemade salsas to turkey dinners complete with all of the trimmings, residents were treated to a variety of food and drink. “This is […]

Food swap trend reaches local community

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — As urban neighborhoods jump on the band wagon of an historically rural tradition, one woman is fueling the area’s participation in old-fashioned food swaps with a twist. The inaugural Encinitas Food Swap was held November 5 at Glen Park. Just as local farmers were known to bring their canned fruits and vegetables from […]

New bodysurfing film previews to packed house

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — As part of a world tour, Keith Malloy’s “Come Hell Or High Water” premiered at Patagonia to a packed house on Oct. 21. The filmmaker was on hand to introduce the movie and throw out a few trivia questions The film explores the history and progression of the sport of bodysurfing and the […]

Green beach fair draws hundreds

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — Despite the unpredictable weather, hundreds of participants descended on Seaside Reef for the annual Cardiff Surf Classic and Rerip Green Fest, which began Sept. 17. The weekend-long event, presented by the Cardiff 101 MainStreet and Rerip, was packed with vendor booths hawking environmentally sustainable products, wellness services, environmental education opportunities and local food […]

Toddler’s death brings attention to unstable furniture

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA – A television set toppled off of a dresser and killed a 3-year-old twin sister while she was in her family’s garage playroom at 6 p.m. Sept. 6, at the 1200 block of Loch Lomond Drive. The toddler, Isabella Burrell-Rodriguez, was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, which is just about a half-mile from […]

OPA! Cardiff’s Greek Festival celebrates vibrant culture

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — The 33rd annual Greek Festival at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church gave patrons the opportunity to be Greek over the Sept. 10 weekend. An authentic market place was filled with Greek imports, artwork, wines and there was plenty of food, too. In addition to the shopping, eating and drinking, live […]

Performance brings history to life

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — History comes alive through music during an upcoming performance that pays homage to the composers whose names mark streets in the so-called “Composer District.” On Sept. 21, as part of the Cardiff Centennial celebration, the performance will also include a multimedia historical presentation to benefit the Cardiff School District music programs. The namesakes […]

New documentary inspired by local event

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — As a teaser to one of the most anticipated community events of the year, a VIP party was in full swing on Sept. 7 to premiere the popular new documentary “Manufacturing Stoke.” The Cardiff 101 Main Street organization has teamed with the nonprofit to host the Cardiff Surf Classic and Rerip Green […]

City breaks ground on new fire station

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — After years of anticipation, construction begins on the new site of Fire Station No. 2 at 618 Birmingham Drive near Interstate 5, just one of the city’s five fire stations. City Council unanimously approved a measure on Aug. 26, 2009 to replace the fire station after changes were made to the original design. […]