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Encinitas resident Tiffany Fox is hosting a Death Cafe discussion group Oct. 18 in Del Mar. (Photo by Troy Orem)
Political and industry leaders are working toward the return of a film commission for San Diego. (North Coast Current photo illustration)
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)

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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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North Coast Current

The North Coast Current is experiencing an unusually high volume of spam in its story comments section. In order to keep spam to a minimum, comments will be closed per article after five days on the site. If you come across an article that you would like to comment on after the five-day window has closed, the Current welcomes your letters to the editor instead. Letters... read story

October 17, 2014

Enterprise

Encinitas 101 honors longtime board member

Encinitas 101 honors longtime board member

North Coast Current

The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association honored a departing longtime board member Oct. 7 as the organization installed its new Board of Directors during its annual meeting... read story

October 10, 2014 • Comments Off

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North Coast Taste

Preserved Home: Butternut squash a sign of the season

Preserved Home: Butternut squash a sign of the season

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

This week, I’m heading to the farmers market for a 50-pound case of butternut squash for $12. I buy in bulk to get a lower price, but since I only have a family of four,... read story

October 8, 2014 • Comments Off

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Dialogue

Commentary: Can we tell the truth?

Teresa Arballo Barth and Lisa Shaffer

Although we have written and spoken about the importance of honesty and civility in our public discourse in the past, we feel compelled to speak out now because, in response... read story

October 3, 2014 • Comments Off

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North Coast Beat

Review: Coast a perfect place for album launch

Review: Coast a perfect place for album launch

Layla Marino

Many residents of San Diego County, and even perhaps North County folks, may be surprised by the number of album launch parties that take place in the region. In fact, musical... read story

September 30, 2014 • Comments Off

Review: Buzzcocks still rock at the Belly Up

September 30, 2014

If the Buzzcocks show at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Sept. 19 is anything to go by, punk rock is most certainly not dead. There is also, often, a worry with older bands... Read more »

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Cool on the Coast

Cool on the Coast: October’s the month for brew and boo

Layla Marino

October is a very busy month in the region. The ghoulish fun of Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season with haunted houses and trails throughout the month, and... read story

October 2, 2014

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Campus

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 • Comments Off

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Columnists

Point of View: Locals in spotlight to revive film commission

Roman S. Koenig

Our region is in need of a film commission, and thanks to the efforts of some key players on the North Coast, we just might see it go from script to screen. County Supervisor... read story

October 3, 2014 • Comments Off

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