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Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas shops work to recover from flood

Flooding from heavy rain reaches the driveway and halfway up the windows of the Sunshine Gardens property in Encinitas on Friday, April 10. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Julia Shapero

April 24, 2020

Sunshine Gardens and other Encinitas businesses suffered severe damage the weekend of April 10 after the San Diego region experienced unusually high rainfall. Despite the losses, the nursery and North County Olive Oil have been able to reopen. San Dieguito Tennis Club is assessing mudslide damage.

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

April 16, 2020

The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

April 13, 2020

The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista chambers of commerce are among more than 80 business associations that have joined forces across the U.S. to create the Save Small Business Coalition.

Encinitas-based site offers job search help for teens

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

February 1, 2020

Teenagers seeking local jobs have a new outlet for potential work through Encinitas-based Teen Job Prep.

Current earns Press Club awards for website, nature reporting

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

November 1, 2019

The North Coast Current’s environmental and nature reporting and overall website earned the Encinitas-based news journal several awards from the San Diego Press Club on Oct. 29.

Current earns awards for environmental, political coverage

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

July 26, 2019

The North Coast Current was recognized for local news excellence with seven awards Wednesday, July 17, from the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego.

Carlsbad new corporate hub for cannabis product firm Sunniva

Work is underway on a new Sunniva cannabis production facility Cathedral City, shown in this photo. Sunniva is moving corporate operations to Carlsbad from Canada. (Sunniva photo)

North Coast Current

June 2, 2019

Carlsbad is set to become a new corporate location for Sunniva, a developer of cannabis products in Canada and California, the company announced May 31. The move from Vancouver to Carlsbad comes as the company sharpens focus on its California operations.

Encinitas-based cannabis platform BudTrader launches stock offering

BudTrader.com CEO Brad McLaughlin explains the site’s goals and services in a promotional video announcing the company’s stock offering. (BudTrader video capture)

North Coast Current

May 27, 2019

An Encinitas-based cannabis advertising and networking platform recently gave the green light for its call seeking new investors. BudTrader.com launched a Regulation Crowdfunding effort through Equifund CFP, it was announced May 23.

Encinitas builder Zephyr wins national marketing awards

The Park, a 14-story project by Encinitas builder Zephyr in Banker’s Hill, includes views to downtown San Diego. (Courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

March 31, 2019

Encinitas-based builder Zephyr received several Nationals awards from the National Association of Home Builders in March, the company announced.

Carlsbad resident new VP at financing firm LendSpark

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

March 31, 2019

Carlsbad resident Paul Cortez has been promoted to vice president of real estate at LendSpark, the company recently announced. Cortez will focus on developing the company's real estate loan and investment portfolio.

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