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North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: The deafening sound of crickets

Marsha Sutton August 12, 2022
It’s not easy for the public to understand what’s really going on with the the San Dieguito Union High School District redistricting map when the major players won’t talk about it. All we have to go on are a few facts, as minimal as they may be, and educated speculation.
President John F. Kennedy is pictured on a 1960s-era television set. (Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The ‘Golden Age’ depends upon your age

Tom Morrow July 14, 2022
We often hear the phrase “that was back in the ‘golden age’” (of whatever you want to discuss — television, movies, lifestyle, politics, cars). Probably the most commonly discussed “golden age” has to do with communication — and, depending upon your age, that can take in a wide variety of subjects — magazines, newspapers, television and radio.
Wind energy. (Photo by Karsten Würth via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Is climate change actually good for the economy?

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss July 14, 2022
Strangely enough, climate change does produce jobs and boost the economy as we struggle to make ourselves more resilient to its ravages.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: Chaos at San Dieguito school district

Marsha Sutton June 8, 2022
The San Dieguito Union High School District board will eventually need to come to some decision over this ugly situation: reinstate Superintendent Cheryl James-Ward and incur the wrath of the Asian American community and those who believe she has done irreparable harm, or fire her and incur the wrath of the union, its supporters and foes of Trustee Michael Allman.
A worker checks electrical assemblies at Vega Aircraft Corp. in Burbank in 1942 during World War II. (Photo by David Bransby, Library of Congress collection)

Historically Speaking: Some key points of 20th century U.S. history

Tom Morrow June 1, 2022
We are more than 20 years past the 20th century. Here’s a look at each of its 10 decades for just a few of its highlights and top stories. Quite a number events are missing; nevertheless, the following are thumbnail sketches of the century. This will give you a guide to add your personal important events. Today’s “thirtysomethings” have few or no memories of history’s most dynamic and war-torn century.
Wheat. (Photo by Hikmet via Unsplash)

Preserved Home: Some kernels of knowledge about grains’ greatness

Laura Woolfrey Macklem May 25, 2022
Homemade bread made with freshly milled flour provides a soft yet sturdy canvas for sandwiches and spreads with tremendous health benefits canceling any bread guilt. Common, nutrition-lacking loaves are now the price of the artisan counterparts in the store. Buy grains now to to stock your pantry, and fill your bread box with a slice of heaven.
Movies. (Photo by Anika Mikkelson via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: A few celebrity moments from yesteryear

Tom Morrow May 19, 2022
Back in 1969 when I was a staff writer for the Associated Press, I was assigned to go out and interview actors on a movie set east of Apache Junction, Arizona. The movie being filmed was “The Ballad of Cable Hogue.”
Esso gas pumps from another era. (Photo by Bannon Morrissy via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The cost of living after eight decades

Tom Morrow May 10, 2022
The cost of living is skyrocketing, and there doesn’t appear to be any limits. Looking back over eight decades, prices were pennies on the dollar compared to today.
Allergies. (Photo by Brittany Colette via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Climate change can indeed worsen allergies

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss May 10, 2022
Pollen may be an unfortunate contributor to poor health in the first place, but there are signs that this nuisance will become worse.
Columnist Tom Morrow stands with noted director Billy Wilder at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. (Photo courtesy of Tom Morrow)

Notes and Quotes: My breakfast with a film legend

Tom Morrow April 28, 2022
I was an executive at the famed Hotel del Coronado and had just staged a 25th anniversary celebration of director Billy Wilder’s legendary film “Some Like It Hot,” starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. I invited everyone for a fabulous weekend of fun. Lemmon, Curtis and Wilder showed up, along with many of the supporting cast still living. It was a flawless weekend that went off exactly as I had planned it.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: County hearing on San Dieguito maps was first of three

Marsha Sutton April 13, 2022
Choosing a San Dieguito Union High School District election map that violates reasonable expectations for fairness was the wrong tactic to attempt to diffuse union control. As any parent knows, you pick your battles carefully.
Ukrainian flags are shown during an anti-invasion protest near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26. (Photo by Yohan Marion via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Environmental impacts of Russia’s war on Ukraine already evident

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss April 13, 2022
Russia’s war on Ukraine is one of the worst humanitarian crises facing Europe since World War II. As Russian military forces continue their violent, murderous invasion, environmental organizations worldwide are raising additional concerns of the war’s far-reaching devastation to the environment.
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