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North Coast Current news site recognized for excellence in SPJ contest

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September 1, 2020
The North Coast Current’s news site was recognized as being among the best in the county by judges of the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter’s annual contest.

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)
June 12, 2020
Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.

Encinitas business groups seek support in wake of coronavirus

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June 9, 2020
Encinitas merchant associations are feeling the pinch in the wake of state and local COVID-19 lockdowns to the point that the groups are seeking renewed support to stay afloat.

Detour Salon in Encinitas closes as coronavirus business restrictions lift

May 28, 2020
Detour Salon, a go-to spot in downtown Encinitas for haircuts, styling supplies and accessories for 22 years, announced its closure Wednesday, May 27, a casualty of challenging business conditions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

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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 merchant groups, foundations, launch fund for small businesses

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March 27, 2020
Encinitas business groups are banding together to build a grant program to help merchants struggling under state and local restrictions during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Carlsbad-linked Thermo Fisher gets OK to produce COVID-19 tests

One of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Carlsbad labs is pictured in August 2018. (Thermo Fisher photo)
Results can be provided within four hours, company states
March 19, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency-use authorization to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. to produce diagnostic test kits that can detect the COVID-19 coronavirus and provide results within four hours, the company announced March 16.

U-Haul offers help to students during coronavirus outbreak

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage across the U.S. and Canada to college students with ID who have been affected by university schedule changes due to coronavirus concerns. (U-Haul courtesy photo)
March 13, 2020
U-Haul announced March 12 that it’s offering 30 days of free self-storage at its sites as San Diego area universities and community colleges scale back campus operations and move classes online during the coronavirus outbreak.

Encinitas-based site offers job search help for teens

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)
February 1, 2020
Teenagers seeking local jobs have a new outlet for potential work through Encinitas-based Teen Job Prep.

Encinitas-based real estate firm RPG buys Pacific Station building

RPG has expanded its portfolio of North County commercial properties with the acquisition of an office building at Pacific Station in Encinitas, where the firm now owns a large retail and restaurant section of the 100,000-square-foot mixed use center. (RPG courtesy photo)
January 27, 2020
Real estate group RPG now owns the entire stock of commercial space in Encinitas’ Pacific Station property after a recent $5.9 million purchase, the company announced.

Solana Beach dentist among four nationally to receive grant

Dental tools. (Photo by Cristina Romano, FreeImages)
January 3, 2020
A Solana Beach dentist is one of four nationwide to receive a Global Outreach Program grant from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Henry Schein Cares Foundation, the groups announced in December.

Current earns Press Club awards for website, nature reporting

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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.
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