County spraying pesticide near Los Penasquitos Lagoon to combat West Nile virus

Pesticide spraying took place before dawn Wednesday in neighborhoods north of the Los Penasquitos Lagoon, where increasing numbers of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus — and another round is scheduled for Thursday. The second round of ground spraying is scheduled between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday north of Carmel Valley Road, [...]

Police unsure if driver in Del Mar crash will be cited

San Diego Police could not say today whether a 70-year-old driver who struck nine children in front of an elementary school Friday will be cited, but the investigation was continuing. Some of the children remain hospitalized following the incident in front of Del Mar Heights Elementary School, according to authorities. Nine children and an adult [...]

Children injured in traffic accident at Del Mar Heights Elementary School

Nine children and an adult were injured Friday afternoon when a car jumped a curb and struck them in front of Del Mar Heights Elementary School. The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m., after a 70-year-old motorist trying park at the campus in the 13500 block of Boquita Drive backed her 2012 Honda Civic into another [...]

Around Town: Coastal North County events, May 2016

May 15: The 10th Annual EcoFest Encinitas celebrating Earth-friendly products and activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Admission is free, and offers a day-long celebration of live music, organic eats, craft beer, interactive family activities, and artistic initiatives and products. The event [...]

Moms love flowers and floral shops abound to create the perfect arrangement

We live in the flower capital of the United States, so it seems only fitting to consider a floral gift for mom on Mother’s Day. A bounty of great ideas are everywhere, but below is a short list of some of my favorite spots to pick up flowers for any occasion. Twigs by Teri (155 [...]

Seaside Courier music calendar — May 2016

This month's not-to-miss live music events 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7: Sean Watkins at the Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad. $20 for general seating/$25 for premium seating.  Singer-songwriter Sean Watkins is best known for his work in the Americana/country band Nickel Creek and for performing as the Watkins Family Hour ensemble with his sister [...]

City leaders looking to restore historic Encinitas theater

Silent film star Mary Pickford supposedly rode a bicycle to its opening in 1928, and Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin attended its initial screenings — right after the dawn of “talkies.” Later, surf films took top billing because of the surf culture in the area. The La Paloma Theatre, a Spanish revival-style venue in Encinitas, [...]

Encinitas arts festival coming to San Dieguito Academy on Sunday, April 23

The sixth annual Encinitas Arts Festival will be held this Sunday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center, located at 800 Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. This year's theme is “Passport to the Arts.” There will be live dance, theatre and music performances on the outdoor amphitheater stage, [...]

Gardening ideas from Evelyn: 5 tips for connecting kids to the earth

Calling all parents and grandparents: Here are some tips and projects to connect children to the wonderful world of plants. Tip No. 1 If you want your children to enjoy gardening, this is the most important tip. Give them lots of praise, no negatives. Everyone loves praise — especially kids! Remember there are no failures, [...]

Wellness in North County: ‘Attack of the Energy Vampires’

Ever since Jan. 30, 1980, the day my daughter was born, I have been interested in good nutrition for children. Observing plastic bottles with laboratory-produced formula inside, and baby food containing overly processed food with various carcinogenic additives, I decided to do something about it. My first inclination was to produce a purely organic baby [...]