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Old Cal Coffee Co. co-owner Erin Nenow, pictured in the San Marcos shop on Aug. 24, says she works to build a cool, comforting environment for customers. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
Old Cal Coffee co-owner aims for new heights with Ascend roasters
Charlene Pulsonetti
Cultivating a welcoming atmosphere is integral at Old Cal Coffee Co. in San Marcos, and co-owner Erin Nenow is hoping to take things a step further by focusing on the power of the bean itself with Ascend Coffee Roasters.
“I’m trying to make old music cool again,” Oceanside alt-country singer-songwriter Kimmi Bitter says of her music. (Publicity photo)
From Oceanside to the open road: Kimmi Bitter’s musical journey
Charlene Pulsonetti
If you long for a fresh take on dreamy tunes reminiscent of the 1960s and ’70s, and female vocals that pull on the heartstrings, you don’t need Doc Brown’s time traveling DeLorean. Instead, look to Oceanside’s Kimmi Bitter.
Whether you’re a small investor or a company CEO, or neither, monitoring the daily Dow Jones Industrial Average is a way of keeping tabs on the pulse of the nation’s business health. (Photo by Markus Spiske via Unsplash)
Historically Speaking: When Mr. Dow met Mr. Jones
Tom Morrow
Whether you’re a small investor or a company CEO, or neither, monitoring the daily Dow Jones Industrial Average is your way of keeping tabs on the pulse of the nation’s business health, and that’s certainly everyone’s business.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)
Education Matters: Parent group researched by teachers union
Marsha Sutton
Recently uncovered emails reveal that the California Teachers Association engaged in research, some have called it spying, on the local bipartisan Parent Association group.
Historically Speaking: A historical assessment of 14 presidents
Tom Morrow
During the last half of the 20th century and through much of what has passed thus far in this century, there often has been less than stellar performances on the part of U.S. presidents. These are my personal subjective assessments, not from a political, but from a “historical,” point of view.
Letter: Thank you for publishing Marsha Sutton’s column
Thank you for the courage to publish Marsha Sutton’s column on the California Teachers Association investigation of parents. It’s chilling that most of the local media chose not to cover this story.
Students walk near the Kellogg Library at California State University San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)
CSU San Marcos auxiliary receives federal grant of more than $200K
North Coast Current
The California State University San Marcos Corp., a self-supporting auxiliary to CSU San Marcos, recently received more than $200,000 in federal funds geared toward helping disadvantaged students seeking doctoral degrees, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, Aug. 18.
San Clemente native and Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro champion Sawyer Lindblad signs autographs for young fans Saturday, Sept. 17, during the weekend competition and community event at Oceanside Pier. (Super Girl Surf Pro photo by Andrew Nichols)
San Clemente teen youngest champion at Super Girl Surf Pro Oceanside
OsideNews
A San Clemente teen is this year’s Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro Oceanside champion, event organizers announced after a weekend of competition.
CURRENT TWEETS
Metrolink, Amtrak service suspended north from Oceanside
Metrolink and Amtrak service between Oceanside and Irvine has been suspended as of Sept. 30 over bluff stability concerns where coastal train tracks run through San Clemente.
Tropical Storm Kay bringing winds, rain to north San Diego County communities
Wind gusts along north coastal San Diego County reached upward of 50 mph early Friday, Sept. 9, as bands of Tropical Storm Kay continued to move through San Diego County.
Pure Water Oceanside project on track for $9.9M federal grant
The Pure Water Oceanside project, a purification facility for recycled drinking water that opened in Oceanside earlier this year, is on track to receive nearly $10 million in federal grant money, the city recently announced.
The recent demolition of this small century-old bungalow in Cardiff, believed to have been a pastor’s house for a former church located on a property next door, raised debate on social media about what the historical preservation of buildings means in the city of Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)
Cardiff dwelling’s demolition stirs discussion of historical designations
Samantha Cox
A 100-year-old house located behind a historic church building at 230 Birmingham Drive in Cardiff was demolished in mid-August. The old church, presently a business building called The Sanctuary, has some protected status as a historical designation, but the demolition of the property behind it ― built in 1910 as a catalog kit, according to locals ― caught residents’ attention on social media.
Honeybees, consumers face threat from mite-fighting pesticides
J.W. August
Smuggling operations along the U.S./Mexico border typically deal with illicit drugs, illegal weapons and human trafficking, but a recent takedown is noteworthy for its more unusual targets — pesticides and honeybees, an integral part of the food supply.




San Diego County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. (Sheriff’s Department social media photo)
Elderly cyclist seriously injured in San Marcos Boulevard crash
North Coast Current
A 79-year-old bicyclist was struck and seriously injured in San Marcos on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the intersection of San Marcos Boulevard and Via Vera Cruz, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Elderly man dies after being struck on Encinitas Boulevard
North Coast Current
A 79-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle early Sept. 12 near the intersection of Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real, authorities said.
This mixed-used property at 631 Third Street in downtown Encinitas was recently sold for $3.9 million. (Cushman & Wakefield photo by Ian Meyers)
Downtown Encinitas mixed-use site sells for $3.9 million
North Coast Current
Cushman & Wakefield recently brokered the $3.9 million sale of a mixed-use property in downtown Encinitas.
San Diego Union-Tribune announces cut in some Saturday print distribution
Citing rising costs, The San Diego Union-Tribune will cut some of its Saturday subscription print distribution in early May, customers were informed in a letter Wednesday, April 20.
Metrolink, Amtrak service suspended north from Oceanside
Metrolink and Amtrak service between Oceanside and Irvine has been suspended as of Sept. 30 over bluff stability concerns where coastal train tracks run through San Clemente.
Historically Speaking: When Mr. Dow met Mr. Jones
Whether you’re a small investor or a company CEO, or neither, monitoring the daily Dow Jones Industrial Average is your way of keeping tabs on the pulse of the nation’s business health, and that’s certainly everyone’s business.
Oceanside receives $3.3M county grant for homeless center
San Diego County has awarded more than $3 million to Oceanside toward the city’s Navigation Center for homeless individuals and families.
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