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November 28, 2004 | Irene Lechowitzky, Special to The Times
It was once known as a gritty military town, but Oceanside's rough-and-tumble image is softening. The Irving Gill-designed building that was City Hall has been remodeled into a museum as part of a Civic Center revitalization. This, along with vibrant new housing, has sparked the start of a downtown renaissance in the San Diego County community. Beginnings Oceanside's first inhabitants were the Luiseno Indians who lived in the San Luis Rey Val- ley.
November 12, 1992 | KITTY MORSE, Kitty Morse is a writer and cookbook author living in Vista.
Although California is a relative newcomer to commercial pistachio production, the nut took to the state's climate and topography with a vengeance. Since 1976, when the state's first commercial harvest took place, pistachio acreage has grown to 62,000 acres, making California the second largest producer in the world with close to 500 million pounds of nuts harvested in 1991. Pistachios, actually a relative of the mango and the cashew, are native to the Middle East.
July 26, 1990 | HOKU GILBERT
You can take a class at MiraCosta College, but, maybe you'd be happier teaching one. The college, with campuses in Cardiff and Oceanside, offers non-credit courses through its community services department that are taught by individuals with special knowledge, but not necessarily with any special background in education. These courses are fee-based and self-supporting. The subjects tend to be off-beat and are typically one- or two-day workshops, running from two to eight hours.
December 20, 1990 | LYNN FILIPPE
Kristin Letua, 9, stands like an Old West gunfighter at high noon, fingering a dozen plastic cups. "C'mon, somebody race me," she says, hurling a challenge into the milling after-school crowd at the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside. A boy materializes. He sets up his own cups across from Kristin's on a carpeted, waist-high table. An onlooker says, "Go!" There is a blur of hands moving at speeds the eye can't register, and the cups rise in pyramids on either side of the table.
It used to be that a big cardboard box made a dandy playhouse for kids. It was a red-letter day when someone in the neighborhood bought a refrigerator or a major appliance and discarded that big container. Of course, some kids were lucky enough to have a homemade playhouse of more durable materials. Today, time and carpentering skills are in shorter supply and cardboard boxes less in evidence, but the desire to have a playhouse has endured.
November 29, 1990
The following are some of the programs in North County designed to make the holidays more pleasant for those in need. The success of the programs is dependent on volunteers and contributions of food, clothing, toys and money. CHRISTMAS DINNERS * Armed Forces YMCA annual Christmas Dinner, for members of the Armed Forces and their families, 2 p.m., Christmas Day. Cash or food contributions requested. Families also may invite a Marine into their home to share a holiday meal.
March 12, 2006 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Trailing a small red or black cape as a young boy, Michael S. Probst often took imaginary flight from the doorstep of his Orange County home, pretending he was Superman one day, Batman the next, off to save the neighborhood from harm only a child could dream up. Probst teamed with his next-door neighbor and best friend, James Lin, on these missions.
February 12, 2006 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
From the house on San Simeon Street in Oceanside where he grew up, David Herrera could walk to the gate of Camp Pendleton. The military was not only next door; it was in his blood. His paternal grandfather, Marcos, served in the Marine Corps. His father, also named Marcos, was shot down twice while serving as a helicopter crew chief in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971, and remains in the Army Reserve. Several uncles were in the Army or Marine Corps.
September 3, 1992 | KITTY MORSE, Kitty Morse is a writer and cookbook author living in Vista.
The sale of Mexican sauces, primarily salsa and picante , last year surpassed those of ketchup in the United States--a dramatic indication of the evolution of American tastes. Salsa manufacturers across the nation are catering to the craving for spicier sauces. Among the North County entrants in the taste test are Chachies in Oceanside, the Herdez label produced by Festin Foods of Carlsbad, and, on a smaller scale, the fresh salsa created at the Carlsbad Ranch Market.
Spend 13 days in the merry England of olde on a walking tour April 7 to 19. The walks take guests through 1,000-year-old villages, next to Roman walls, along the seacoast and through the literature region of the Lake District. Participants explore the north of England from the Blue John Caverns of Castleton to the ancient fishing port of Whitby and on to a bird-watching area.
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