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 [...]

Local dermatologist opens new practice

“This is not just another Botox clinic,” says Dr. Julia Kurlan. “This is where patients can come to get expert opinion on serious skin conditions.” Known for being one of the busiest dermatologists in North County, Kurlan says it was a desire to “be her own boss” that recently led her to leave a multi-doctor [...]