Linda McIntosh

Writer

Linda McIntosh used to lead a double life as a technical writer for an engineering company and a feature writer for the Chicago Tribune. Since joining the U-T in 2002, she has focused on writing North County community features and calendars. She also covers community news at Camp Pendleton. Linda has a master's degree in English from the University of Chicago.

Recent Articles

  • Greek fest returns to Cardiff for 39th year

    Greek fest returns to Cardiff for 39th year

    A Greek marketplace filled with food, music and artwork is being recreated on the grounds of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff for the 39th annual Cardiff Greek Festival Sept. 9-10. Visitors will be serenaded by live entertainers on three stages throughout the weekend,...

  • Beer festival brewing in Carlsbad

    Beer festival brewing in Carlsbad

    A beer festival featuring more than 30 craft brewers Sept. 9 is expected to bring hundreds of craft brew aficionados to Holiday Park in  Carlsbad . The fourth annual Carlsbad Brewfest hosted by the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club will bring together local and international brewers and their fans....

  • Arts Alive banners to be auctioned off

    Arts Alive banners to be auctioned off

    The nearly 100 artsy street banners that have been hanging on lamp posts along six miles of Highway 101 from Leucadia to downtown Encinitas , will be auctioned off May 21. The banners are original works of art created by area artists as part of the Arts Alive Program that began 17 years ago and...

  • Get wild at movie star's old ranch

    Get wild at movie star's old ranch

    The old Carlsbad ranch of movie star Leo Carrillo, famous for his role as "Pancho" in the 1950s TV western "The Cisco Kid," will be home to a Wild West Fest set for Saturday. The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, built as a working ranch by the actor in the late 1930's, is listed in the National...

  • Unique Chocolate Festival at SD Botanic Garden

    The annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday is expected to draw crowds to the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Festivities include chocolate delicacies created by 12 chocolate artisans along with two demonstrations on creating chocolate confections. Samples of edibles made from the ground beans...

  • Final weeks at Flower Fields full of events

    Final weeks at Flower Fields full of events

    Roughly 50-acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus blossoms and a full schedule of colorful activities are in full bloom at the iconic Carlsbad Flower Fields, which draws more than 100,000 visitors from around the world during its brief blooming season from March to Mid-May. Over the next month, until...

  • Paw Walk coming to botanic garden

    Paw Walk coming to botanic garden

    Dogs don't usually get to stroll around the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. But once a year, canines can explore the plant and tree sanctuary, which is normally off limits to pets. On Feb. 18, visitors can walk their pets through a 3-mile course during the fifth annual 5K Paw Walk...

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