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A sign outside the MiraCosta College Spartan Bookstore in Oceanside notes the opening of the fall semester on Aug. 23, 2021. (MiraCosta College photo)
Local colleges on track for in-person start as CSU San Marcos shifts online
North Coast Current
As the Omicron COVID-19 variant takes hold across the region, North San Diego County colleges are taking somewhat different approaches to online vs. in-person learning at the start of the spring semester.
San Dieguito High School Academy in Encinitas is pictured in an aerial view on April 10, 2021. (Photo by Thomas De Wever, iStock Getty Images)
Outcry follows racist, homophobic graffiti found at Encinitas school
North Coast Current
Members of the Encinitas community and candidates for state office gathered outside San Dieguito High School Academy on Jan. 3 in solidarity against hate after racial and homophobic slurs were spray-painted on campus walls New Year’s Day.
With a deep, spiced flavor and soft crumb, this homemade gingerbread load the perfect holiday breakfast treat. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)
Preserved Home: Looking to bake some gingerbread? Snap to it with this recipe
Laura Woolfrey Macklem
My gingerbread loaf recipe, though, is a much-anticipated treat and baked in ornamental pans. With a deep, spiced flavor and soft crumb, it’s the perfect holiday breakfast treat.
Actors Richard Baird (left) and Brandon J. Pierce star in the North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of “Ben Butler,” written by Richard Strand and directed by David Ellenstein. The Solana Beach theater has extended the show’s run through Nov. 21. (NCRT photo by Aaron Rumley)
Civil War play brings history and comedy to stage in Solana Beach
Roxana Becerril
“If history was always taught this way in class, everyone would want to go,” award-winning actor Richard Baird said about “Ben Butler” by Richard Strand, the play now on stage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach through Nov. 21.
Letter: Encinitas city manager outright wrong on Leichtag
City Manager Pam Antil didn’t live or work in Encinitas when the homeless Safe Parking Lot was opened on Leichtag Foundation property.
Commentary: Leucadia faces the wrongs of ‘by-right’
Nicola Ranson
Ask the Encinitas City Council to stand up for Leucadia, local laws and its own Planning Commission, rather than cave in to pressures from the building industry. The alternative gives developers a carte blanche to flout the regulations that have evolved to keep our backyard attractive for generations to come.
Tsunami advisory issued for San Diego coastline after South Pacific eruption
Authorities issued a tsunami advisory for the San Diego County coastline early Saturday morning after the eruption of a large undersea volcano in the South Pacific.
Authorities seek help in finding Encinitas school graffiti suspect
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department seeks the public’s help in finding the suspect responsible for spray-painting racist and homophobic graffiti on San Dieguito High School Academy walls in Encinitas early New Year’s Day.
Carlsbad, regional libraries run out of COVID-19 tests as cases increase
The San Diego County Library system, including its Encinitas branch and the Carlsbad city libraries, are out of free COVID-19 rapid test kits just days after they were distributed through a county program.
BCycle is set to launch its bike-sharing program in Encinitas on Jan. 5. (BCycle photo)
BCycle launches e-bike sharing service in Encinitas on Jan. 5
North Coast Current
Encinitas residents and visitors have a new bicycle transportation option with the launch of a city partnership with BCycle, the second such program in the state behind Santa Barbara.
This holiday season, the North Coast Current highlights news from local nonprofits, fundraisers and other outlets in support of our communities. (Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, FreeImages)
TrueCare food distributions in Oceanside, San Marcos
North Coast Current
TrueCare has partnered with Feeding San Diego to provide free food distributions to those in need this holiday season.
Herman Cook Volkswagen General Manager and co-owner Connor Cook and Stellar Solar CEO Kent Harle stand with the new VW ID.4 Electric Vehicle and Bosch Power Max EV Charger, soon to be powered by Stellar Solar’s 65-kilowatt solar system. (Courtesy photo)
Encinitas’ Herman Cook Volkswagen, Stellar Solar announce partnership
North Coast Current
Herman Cook Volkswagen is partnering with Stellar Solar of San Diego to install a new solar system for the longtime Encinitas car dealership and develop an incentive program for customers who buy electric vehicles.
San Diego Press Club board President Eileen Gaffen announces award winners during a live online presentation Oct. 25 from the San Diego Automotive Museum. (Press Club image)
Current earns San Diego Press Club awards for website, reporting
North Coast Current
The North Coast Current won seven awards for online/daily excellence — including second place for best news website — from the San Diego Press Club on Oct. 25.
North San Diego County newspapers The Coast News and Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News have lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. (North Coast Current graphic)
North County news outlets see strength in purpose through economic downturn
Bella Ross
Despite residents of north San Diego County taking a greater interest in the news this past year, local news outlets were not spared from the financial blow of the pandemic.
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