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Encinitas' ban on plastic bags, which will be phased in starting this spring, is more stringent than the statewide ban expected to soon be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and San Marcos have decided to cancel municipal elections to save money and instead directly appoint candidates to open seats on their city councils. (North Coast Current)
Donate Don’t Dump chapter presidents Mia Pacheco (left) and Ethan Posard (second from left), Cal State San Marcos kinesiology professor Laura de Ghetaldi, Donate Don’t Dump chapter president Grace Manuel and organization leader Gabrielle Posard stand with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (far right) on Aug. 12 at the White House during the President’s Environmental Youth Award ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

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Spruce up your home this summer for under $100

StatePoint

Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your home this summer? With a little inspiration and work you can give your home a quick makeover within a limited budget. “From interior decor projects to a fresh coat of paint, there are plenty of... read story

June 3, 2014

Tips to make great summer barbecues on a budget

StatePoint

It’s time for fun outdoor afternoons spent with family and friends. If you’re looking for frugal fun this summer, the experts at Dollar General are offering some great tips for gathering around the grill on a budget: Get organized: With a little preparation,... read story

June 3, 2014

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Cool on the Coast

Cool on the Coast: Music, arts and more for September

Layla Marino

Welcome to the newest section in the North Coast Current, Cool on the Coast. This column is dedicated to reporting the best in music, art and cultural events in the northern... read story

September 2, 2014

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MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

Debbie L. Sklar

In 1934, actress Jean Harlow was starring on the silver screen, Time magazine’s Man of the Year was Franklin D. Roosevelt and the St. Louis Cardinals were the World Series... read story

September 10, 2014 • 0 comments

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North Coast Beat

LeucadiART Walk draws diverse talent

LeucadiART Walk draws diverse talent

Layla Marino

The NTC Mission Federal Artwalk in Point Loma (formerly Little Italy Artwalk) is a hotly anticipated event in San Diego County, but if you’re looking for great art right... read story

August 29, 2014 • 0 comments

This chicken sculpture, pictured Aug. 15 at Old California Coffeehouse and Eatery in San Marcos, is part of the community’s Chicken Parade event running through Sept. 30. (North Coast Current photo)

Chicken ‘parade’ has San Marcos on the hunt

August 15, 2014

Why do the chickens in North County cross the road? Because they’re in the San Marcos Chicken Parade. But these fowl don’t move, they actually get the residents in the... Read more »

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North Coast Taste

Preserved Home: Eggplant — it’s what’s for breakfast

Preserved Home: Eggplant — it’s what’s for breakfast

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

My children ate eggplant for breakfast this morning. Mothers everywhere should be in awe of this feat. Of course, your kids — even the picky ones — will eat eggplant for... read story

August 30, 2014 • 0 comments

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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Thank you for Pacific View editorial

I just read your article. Thank you for a well balanced editorial. I have to say that I agree completely with your assessment. Pacific View School Arts Center and School,... read story

August 17, 2014 • Comments Off

LETTER: Encinitas, my home

My family and I moved to Encinitas in 1963. It was a sleepy little beach town with a population of 6,000. It was paradise. Gone are the days when you could go to the beach... read story

August 17, 2014 • Comments Off

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Columnists

Point of View: Encinitas and the snob effect

Roman S. Koenig

To anyone who has lived in Encinitas more than 20 years, it’s very likely they’ve observed a remarkable change in the culture and attitude of the city. Impatient drivers... read story

August 1, 2014 • Comments Off

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