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Guide to Fourth of July fireworks, parades and festivities throughout San Diego County

Almanac

  • History: Rancher Philip Crosthwaite, believed to have been the first white settler, arrived in 1859, and soon the valley became an agricultural community.

  • East Village is where downtown’s future lies, but homeless problems persist among all the new housing projects and startup companies.

  • The 16-block Gaslamp Quarter celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017 as the historic heart of San Diego.

  • Once a stagecoach stop between San Diego and Julian during the 1870s’ Gold Rush, Ramona has remained a rural hideaway for ranchers.

  • History: This home to many an oak, olive and avocado tree took root from a 160-acre parcel west of Pala settled in 1869 by homesteaders Vital and Amelia Reche.

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