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December 19, 2013 | By Irene Lechowitzky
Presto change-o; now you see it, now you don't. If you're looking for an undiscovered, secluded escape hidden from view yet minutes from the bustling center of San Marcos and its restaurants, bars and entertainment, Lake San Marcos is for you. My husband hurt his back last month and wanted a slow-paced weekend to relax. We came to the right place: Leisure is king in this mellow enclave tucked away on a lake in a quiet residential neighborhood in northern San Diego County. Here, paddle boats rule the lake, and golf is the preferred "action" sport.
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December 19, 2013 | By Irene Lechowitzky
Presto change-o; now you see it, now you don't. If you're looking for an undiscovered, secluded escape hidden from view yet minutes from the bustling center of San Marcos and its restaurants, bars and entertainment, Lake San Marcos is for you. My husband hurt his back last month and wanted a slow-paced weekend to relax. We came to the right place: Leisure is king in this mellow enclave tucked away on a lake in a quiet residential neighborhood in northern San Diego County. Here, paddle boats rule the lake, and golf is the preferred "action" sport.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1987 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
It was back in the early and mid-1960s, and a few real estate daredevils thought that maybe, just maybe, North County showed some promise as an untapped residential wonderland waiting to happen. And indeed, some of the proposals had merit.
HOME & GARDEN
February 21, 2009 | Irene Lechowitzky
Lake San Marcos, a mellow north San Diego County enclave, has long been a draw for its leisure lifestyle. Golf carts share the road with automobiles, and one is far more likely to see a paddle boat on the lake than a speedboat. Perhaps it's the water's calming influence -- golf, tennis and swimming are the community's preferred "action" sports. Beginnings A dam was built at the south end of San Marcos Creek in 1946 to create a 40-acre lake used for irrigation.
NEWS
April 1, 1990 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE
On paper, there were few apparent reasons back in 1963 why Gordon Frazar's new housing development in North County should top the List of Sure Bets. Imagine a residential project built around a former agricultural pond, down the street from a county garbage dump, midway between interstates 5 and 15--in the center of everything but close to nothing.
HOME & GARDEN
February 21, 2009 | Irene Lechowitzky
Lake San Marcos, a mellow north San Diego County enclave, has long been a draw for its leisure lifestyle. Golf carts share the road with automobiles, and one is far more likely to see a paddle boat on the lake than a speedboat. Perhaps it's the water's calming influence -- golf, tennis and swimming are the community's preferred "action" sports. Beginnings A dam was built at the south end of San Marcos Creek in 1946 to create a 40-acre lake used for irrigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1996
Have the lobbyists ever read John Adam's quote of Cicero's famous dictum, "A republic is the property of the people"? JOSEPH A. GRISPINO Lake San Marcos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1986
The precision of Grant's prose underscores the effectiveness of "English as a second language!" ERWIN L. HERMAN Lake San Marcos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1996
Remember who won the War on Poverty? The think tanks are cranking up to declare war on incivility in America (Dec. 15). Guess who will win. That's right--incivility! JOSEPH A. GRISPINO Lake San Marcos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1999
The article in praise of lobbying as an advance in the Mexican democratic process ("Lobbying as a Barometer of Democracy," Opinion, Aug. 8) illustrates crass ignorance of democracy or a genius for cynical satire. JOSEPH A. GRISPINO Lake San Marcos
TRAVEL
March 2, 2008
Thanks for your nice article on Puerto Penasco, Mexico ["The Battle of the Beaches," Feb. 24], but I just can't believe it's the same place where I used to go diving in the early 1960s. The town had one "resort" -- a little 1950s-style motel with a patio bar. You didn't mention the atmospheric heat on the beach, beginning in March. It was one of the single hottest places I have ever been. You say this is now a resort destination? Gary Sechler Lake San Marcos, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1999
The article in praise of lobbying as an advance in the Mexican democratic process ("Lobbying as a Barometer of Democracy," Opinion, Aug. 8) illustrates crass ignorance of democracy or a genius for cynical satire. JOSEPH A. GRISPINO Lake San Marcos
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October 19, 1997 | ROBERT SMAUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Smaus is The Times' Garden Editor
One might think that after writing about gardens for five days (that's my job), I would take the weekend off and go to the beach or mountains, but, no, that's when my wife and I often go in search of new plants for the garden. On these expeditions we usually head for northern San Diego County, where dozens of specialized nurseries sell thousands of unusual plants that thrive in Southern California. This is the fall planting season, so it's the perfect time to mount such an expedition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1996
Remember who won the War on Poverty? The think tanks are cranking up to declare war on incivility in America (Dec. 15). Guess who will win. That's right--incivility! JOSEPH A. GRISPINO Lake San Marcos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1996
Have the lobbyists ever read John Adam's quote of Cicero's famous dictum, "A republic is the property of the people"? JOSEPH A. GRISPINO Lake San Marcos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1992 | CAROL MASCIOLA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For months, Stephen Baker fretted about his future stepson's bad-news friends and wild behavior. Trying to set things right, he rearranged his work schedule to spend more time with the teen-ager. But before he could start his new hours, the 36-year-old San Marcos man was shot dead--the victim, authorities say, of his live-in fiancee's 15-year-old son. "He's just a little kid, too. He's just a little punk kid," said Kenny Scheffler, Baker's next-door neighbor and friend.
MAGAZINE
June 5, 1988
One would think that with all the problems facing the federal government in trying to control the smuggling and consumption of hard drugs that they would hesitate to add steroids to their list of evils to combat. What we have here is a handful of empty-headed, puffed-up muscle freaks who are punishing their own bodies and not harming anyone else in the process. RICHARD N. MASON Lake San Marcos
NEWS
April 19, 1990
I have always admired the Los Angeles Times for the accuracy of its contents. In fact, rather than subscribe to one of the San Diego papers when we moved here, I opted for The Times. Unfortunately, you have let me down. I am referring to the article and statistics regarding Lake San Marcos which appeared in the North County Focus section April 1. Specifically, I am calling your attention to the doubtful statistical references to: Racial/ethnic mix, median income, education, etc. Where did The Times obtain these figures?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sesame Street, move over. Sixty San Marcos youngsters have something better than the popular children's television show. They have Discovery Street. The aptly named avenue meanders along a natural stream where the second-graders from San Marcos Elementary School can find their own Big Bird--a great blue heron--and can watch the real world of plants, bugs, birds and animals progressing through the seasons.
REAL ESTATE
May 5, 1991 | DIRK SUTRO, Sutro is a free-lance writer based in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
San Marcos has a split personality, but in this case, that's not all bad. Straddling California 78 in north San Diego County, a few miles west of Escondido, the city is a place where you can still live the quiet, country life. "I haven't heard a siren since I've been here," marveled Marc McGuire, who last spring escaped from a condominium to a $280,000, 2 1/2-acre spread that includes a two-bedroom house in the rural Twin Oaks Valley area.
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