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Whole Foods Market to close Encinitas store

North Coast Current
February 10, 2017
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Encinitas, Food

Whole Foods Market, the anchor tenant of Pacific Station in downtown Encinitas, announced Feb. 8 that it would close the grocery store among nine closures around the U.S.

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Encinitas eateries can get funds to implement foam container ban

Encinitas eateries can get funds to implement foam container ban

North Coast Current
February 4, 2017
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Food, Leucadia, Olivenhain

The city of Encinitas and Surfing Madonna Oceans Project have joined forces to assist local businesses in applying the city’s new ban on polystyrene foam food containers, the city announced Feb. 1.

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First Choice College test prep opens Encinitas office

North Coast Current
February 2, 2017
Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES, Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, K-12

First Choice College, a scholastic test preparation service, recently announced its opening of an Encinitas office, its first expansion to the West Coast.

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Seaside Courier newspaper ceases printing, cites revenue challenges

Seaside Courier newspaper ceases printing, cites revenue challenges

Mike Peterson
January 9, 2017
Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Media, North County, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, Solana Beach

Seaside Courier, a local print newspaper, is currently on hiatus as its staff decides the paper’s future.

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Times-Advocate in Escondido, Valley Center sold to Roadrunner

North Coast Current
January 6, 2016
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Escondido, Media, North County, Region, San Diego County, Valley Center

The second incarnation of Escondido’s Times-Advocate newspaper and its Valley Center counterpart have been sold to the Valley Roadrunner, according to a Jan. 5 news release from the new owner. The owner is relatively new to the Roadrunner, as well, according to the announcement. Roadrunner Publications...

Leucadia Wastewater District earns industry award

Leucadia Wastewater District earns industry award

North Coast Current
September 18, 2015
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia, North County, Olivenhain, Region, San Diego County

The Leucadia Wastewater District was recognized recently for its efforts in capital repair budgeting and management, the district announced. The California Association of Sanitation Agencies presented the district with its 2015 Achievement Award for Technical Innovation at an Aug. 19 conference in...

Transcript to continue publishing in deal with Los Angeles firm

North Coast Current
August 30, 2015
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Media, Region, San Diego County

The San Diego Daily Transcript, a daily business newspaper that has published for nearly 130 years, will continue to publish thanks to a recent deal with the Daily Journal Corp. of Los Angeles. Daily Journal purchased the Transcript’s name, masthead and other assets, according to an announcement...

Haggen grocery store closures include North County location

Haggen grocery store closures include North County location

North Coast Current
August 15, 2015
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Region, San Diego County, San Marcos

Local grocery store newcomer Haggen announced Aug. 14 that it will close or sell a swath of stores across the Southwest, including six stores in San Diego County, one of which is in North County. The Bellingham, Wash.-based chain will shutter 27 stores in Arizona, California and Oregon, according...

San Diego Daily Transcript to close after century in business

North Coast Current
July 22, 2015
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Media, Region, San Diego County

The San Diego Daily Transcript, a daily business newspaper that has published for nearly 130 years, announced July 22 that it will close operations on Sept. 1, when it publishes its last edition. Publisher Robert L. Loomis made the announcement on the publication's news site, San Diego Source, which will also cease operation in the months after the newspaper's c...

Tri-City Medical Center ends Nifty After Fifty wellness partnership

North Coast Current
July 10, 2015
Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Health, Oceanside, Region, Vista

After a little more than a year, Tri-City Medical Center and Nifty After Fifty senior fitness centers have ended their partnership, the public hospital district announced July 9. The two entities agreed to end the partnership effective July 31, according to the announcement. “Both organizations...

Carlsbad Haggen market is first to open in California

Carlsbad Haggen market is first to open in California

North Coast Current
March 10, 2015
Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES, Carlsbad, Del Mar, La Costa, Region, San Marcos

Northwest grocery chain Haggen is preparing to open its first California store in Carlsbad on March 11 after taking over a now-former Albertsons location. The La Costa store was handed to Haggen on March 9 as part of a government-approved swap of locations with Albertsons and Safeway, which are merging. In Southern California, Safeway stores are under...

Real estate exec instrumental in Village Park joins Carlsbad firm

North Coast Current
February 23, 2015
Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Real Estate

A longtime real estate industry executive with ties to the original development of Village Park in Encinitas has joined the ARAMCO Group, a Carlsbad-based real estate finance company, the firm announced Feb. 19 in a news release. In its announcement, ARAMCO highlighted Jack H. Dimond’s 48 years in homebuilding and real estate, including his work to stem extreme regulation of th...

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