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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Oranges ripen on a tree in a San Diego grove, pictured Jan. 30, 2020. (Photo by MoJoStudio, iStock Getty Images)

North County volunteers needed to pick San Diego’s abundant harvest

J.W. August March 4, 2023
Citrus fruits often hang heavy and unpicked on thousands of local trees. When they fall to the ground, the fruit is wasted. Saving that citrus, as well as figs, grapes and apples, is Senior Gleaners of San Diego County.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Recent City Council appointments reignite debate over special elections

Patrick Doyle February 26, 2023
A recent series of City Council appointments in North County is frustrating some residents who want to directly vote for their representatives. Encinitas, Carlsbad and Escondido have all filled vacant council seats this year through appointment.
North San Diego County housing. (OsideNews file photo)

North County mayors: Big-city solutions can’t be shoehorned into smaller cities

J.W. August February 25, 2023
What works well in the governance of big metros such as San Diego is not necessarily a good fit for smaller cities. That was the message delivered by the mayors of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista and Coronado during a recent presentation sponsored by the Building Industry Association of San Diego.
Drinking water. (Photo by Yucel Tellici, Freeimages)

Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside reps join regional water board

North Coast Current January 28, 2023
Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside representatives on the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors are among new members who participated in their first meeting Jan. 26.
Native plants are taking root and flowering in the recently completed Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline project in Encinitas. (California State Parks photo)

San Diego County supervisors OK native-plant landscaping policy

North Coast Current December 28, 2022
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a package of climate-change proposals, highlighting native landscaping habitat protection, earlier in December based on an effort by Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Nathan Fletcher.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

From ‘rough-and-tumble’ to the ‘gnarliest’ — Encinitas mayoral hopefuls, observers note vitriolic turn

Stephen Wyer November 3, 2022
A growing number of electoral candidates and activists in Encinitas are expressing concern over what’s being described as an unusually vitriolic and hostile political climate heading into next week’s midterm election.
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 September 30, 2022
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.
This photo shows a honeybee with a Varroa mite on it. (USDA photo)

Honeybees, consumers face threat from mite-fighting pesticides

J.W. August July 11, 2022
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.
An Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development rendering shows the placement of the proposed Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (ERRD image)

Encinitas group continues watchdog role over planned apartment complex

Samantha Cox July 11, 2022
Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development is calling for the county to lead a thorough, multidisciplinary analysis of a multi-housing development plan that the city of Encinitas has refused to complete following its third lawsuit against the city.
Fourth of July fireworks. (Photo by Warren Tobias, Unsplash)

North County communities celebrate July Fourth with a variety of events

North Coast Current June 28, 2022
Several North County communities have Independence Day fireworks and other festivities scheduled for July 3 and 4.
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear cuts the ribbon Saturday, June 4, for the opening of the new pedestrian suspension bridge at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Among the officials pictured are Nature Collective Executive Director Doug Gibson (left of Blakespear) and state Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-76th District (center, red scarf). (Encinitas city social media photo)

Bridge opening marks long road to San Elijo Lagoon restoration

North Coast Current June 7, 2022
One of California’s largest wetland restoration projects came to a conclusion on Saturday, June 4, with the official opening of San Elijo Lagoon’s pedestrian suspension bridge in Encinitas.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas city meetings go virtual again after COVID-19 outbreak

North Coast Current May 20, 2022
The Encinitas City Council and other panels are returning to virtual meetings until further notice after an outbreak of COVID-19 infections at City Hall.
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