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Cool on the Coast: April wraps up with street fair, music, relaxation

Layla Marino

April is a very special month in San Diego County, especially on the North Coast. With the freshest local strawberries beginning to sprout and the Carlsbad flower fields in full bloom, there is nothing like spring on the coast. We must not forget, however, that there is also plenty of music and culture in our fair region as the weather warms up. Plays, music and, best of all, beer abound this month, so be sure to take a break from the beach and check out some of the North Coast’s world-class culture.

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April 21, 2016

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Is the developer-proposed “85/15” measure in Carlsbad good for Agua Hedionda Lagoon preservation?

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Preserved Home: Sweeten the season with the tartness of lemon

Preserved Home: Sweeten the season with the tartness of lemon

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

I love California’s abundance of citrus. I’ll never forget driving through the back roads of Temecula with the windows down as the fragrance of lemons filled the air. Growing up, my friend Veronica had several orange trees in her Escondido backyard, and it always seemed kind of magical to me.

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April 19, 2016

San Dieguito foundation seeks support to repair aging mascot

San Dieguito foundation seeks support to repair aging mascot

North Coast Current

A fundraising campaign is underway to preserve a San Dieguito High School Academy icon.

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March 5, 2016

2016 kicks off major construction at San Dieguito Academy

2016 kicks off major construction at San Dieguito Academy

Michele Leivas

Students, faculty, administration and staff of San Dieguito High School Academy will see some major changes at their campus this year. The campus, which dates back to the 1930s, is undergoing extensive construction that will result in a new math and...  Read More »

February 11, 2016

Remembrance: Local music scene honors Martin Grusin at Belly Up

Layla Marino

Mid-November last year, Del Mar and the music world at large suffered a great loss. Martin Grusin, best-known along the North Coast as the best vocal coach in the area, sang his last notes. His true legacy was felt in the support rallied by local musicians, his students and The Belly Up Tavern as they all came together in tribute in early February.

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March 27, 2016

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on Carlsbad Measure A

North Coast Current

When the Carlsbad City Council and developer Caruso Affiliated used the initiative process to push for a shopping mall in 2015, they touted it as “open space the right way” through a measure they had no intention of ever seeing on a ballot. Now —...  Read More »

February 19, 2016

COMMENTARY: Finding story of Nemo highlights concerns over Caruso plan

Richard Riehl

A billionaire Los Angeles developer came to town planning to transform one of Carlsbad’s three lagoons into a magnet for tourist dollars. After winning the approval of local officials, he encountered a group of protesters bent on preserving the lagoon...  Read More »

February 18, 2016

LETTER: Costs justified for safe and legal beach access, rail upgrade

In a letter to the editor (“Hypocrisy on Encinitas City Council?” Feb. 4), a resident accused me of a double standard in not considering repair and replacement expenses for a rail crossing in Cardiff, while voting against artificial turf at Leo Mul...  Read More »

February 18, 2016

LETTER: Hypocrisy on Encinitas City Council?

This is a tale of two projects approved by the Encinitas City Council. The first is the Coastal Rail Trail (CRT) approved on May 20, 2015, and eagerly championed by Deputy Mayor Lisa Shaffer. This approval was followed by an add-on project to construct...  Read More »

February 4, 2016