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Grand Avenue Festival is a kick

Lotsa shakin’ going on at Grand Avenue Street Festival

Ahmed Hassan the original host and inspiration for DIY Network and HGTV’s Yard Crashers gave away lots of succulents at Sunday’s Grand Avenue Festival. The festival attracted 50,000 or so visitors on Grand Avenue, with 12 blocks cordoned off so that visitors could stroll at their leisure and sample 500 vendors. See more photos Page 15.

Ahmed Hassan the original host and inspiration for DIY Network and HGTV’s Yard Crashers gave away lots of succulents at Sunday’s Grand Avenue Festival. The festival attracted 50,000 or so visitors on Grand Avenue, with 12 blocks cordoned off so that visitors could stroll at their leisure and sample 500 vendors. See more photos Page 15.

Opponents of Measure B, the Lilac Hills Ranch initiative, were out in force on Sunday and say that they plan to take the war to Chula Vista and other south county communities in the final weeks of the election campaign. Photo by David Ross

Opponents of Measure B, the Lilac Hills Ranch initiative, were out in force on Sunday and say that they plan to take the war to Chula Vista and other south county communities in the final weeks of the election campaign. Photo by David Ross

BF Caliztlan Marisol “Instructor.” Photo by Angel Aguilar

BF Caliztlan Marisol “Instructor.” Photo by Angel Aguilar

Supervisor Dave Roberts is always to be found walking at the street festival. We’ve seen him there every year. Photo by David Ross

Supervisor Dave Roberts is always to be found walking at the street festival. We’ve seen him there every year. Photo by David Ross

City councilman Ed Gallo, always a philosopher in search of the truth, appears to be looking for an honest man. Photo by David Ross

City councilman Ed Gallo, always a philosopher in search of the truth, appears to be looking for an honest man. Photo by David Ross

Sunrise Kitchen won Best of Show at the festival’s pumpkin carving contest.

Sunrise Kitchen won Best of Show at the festival’s pumpkin carving contest.

Dr. Doug Moir (see front page story) and his wife, whose name we didn’t get, at the Republican booth.

Dr. Doug Moir (see front page story) and his wife, whose name we didn’t get, at the Republican booth.

Contestants in the Pumpkin Costume contest.

Contestants in the Pumpkin Costume contest.

Ahmed Hassan, gardener and landscaper extraordinaire, and one of his fans.

Ahmed Hassan, gardener and landscaper extraordinaire, and one of his fans.

Alex MacLachlan, top enchilada of the Escondido Tamale Festival hands out literature on the upcoming event at Grape Day Park (see front page article.)

Alex MacLachlan, top enchilada of the Escondido Tamale Festival hands out literature on the upcoming event at Grape Day Park (see front page article.)

One of the Pumpkin Costume entries on Sunday.

One of the Pumpkin Costume entries on Sunday.

Kuhai Halau SD Instructor “Kelly Haupu” with some of her students.

Kuhai Halau SD Instructor “Kelly Haupu” with some of her students.

BF Jalisciense “Jalisco” strut their dance moves. Photo by Angel Aguilar

BF Jalisciense “Jalisco” strut their dance moves. Photo by Angel Aguilar

Sunday an estimated 50,000 visited the Grand Avenue Street Festival.















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