End of Summer Marks Perfect Time for Car Care

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Preventative maintenance now can help ensure worry-free driving this winter

The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and cooler evenings have begun. Take advantage of the lull to prepare your vehicle for the winter ahead. Even though we live in a nice weather city, many of us travel to Big Bear, Julian or other near-by mountain areas. Breakdowns, never convenient, can be dangerous in cold weather period. The following tips from ASE should give parent and student alike a road map to fall car care.

Encinitas Little League All-Stars Keep Winning

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Encinitas Little League keeps winning and hopefully baseball’s gods will keep repaying Brian Mazone. ELL has a heck of an All-Star team, one that advanced to Friday’s Western Regional semifinal in San Bernardino. It also has a whale of a pitching coach in Mazone, someone who nearly got as far as the major leagues.

Dog Days Coming Back To Cardiff

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For one day a year for the past nine years, Cardiff-by-the-Sea goes to the dogs — literally. The Cardiff 101 Main Street group’s Cardiff Dog Days, set for Aug. 9, is billed as the county’s largest canine-centric event. Between the six dog contests, pet adoptions and the Blessing of the Dogs (yes, the dogs are blessed by the Tibetan Meditation Center) it’s a must-do for four-legged friends, organizers said.

Encinitas Preservation Association Working to Restore Iconic Boat Houses

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The preservationist owners of the iconic Encinitas Boathouses has embarked on a renewed push to restore them to their old glory — and make them open to the public. Representatives of the Encinitas Preservation Association, which in 2008 purchased the iconic boat-shaped homes on Third Street, said it will take $250,000 to restore the boats, including extensive foundation work and a plumbing overhaul.

Five Warning Lights You Need To Know

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While mainstream cars have many more sensors and gadgets than they did just a decade ago, they are still susceptible to many of the same problems. Luckily, your car will still inform you when these problems take place. But a large portion of car owners can't decipher what exactly their car is trying to tell them. According to a recent survey from Schrader International, a whopping 43 percent of people are unable to recognize the low tire pressure warning light, which is a serious safety alert. We've compiled a list of the five most important warning lights that can go off in your car. Understanding them on your instrument cluster will help you take the take the proper steps to remedy common issues before they result in expensive damage to your car.