North Coast Current

EDITORIAL: San Diego County: ‘No’ on Measure B; ‘yes’ on Measure A

North Coast Current

February 25, 2020

Measure B supporters note that 60% of Newland Sierra housing would be affordably priced for the working class. But assuming it’s built, what would that “affordable” price be at completion given the continuing rise in prices, up 8% over the past year alone? Moreover, what’s their definition of “working class?”

EDITORIAL: Which Current are you reading? Encinitas site stirs election season confusion

North Coast Current

February 9, 2020

Are you reading the North Coast Current or Encinitas Current? Look carefully. Not just at the nameplate, but at the web address. If you thought you were reading one and not the other, beware. It might be by design in this era of murky news outlets, leading to purposeful confusion stoked by political parties, bureaucracies, candidates and special interests.

EDITORIAL: Sunset High School in Encinitas deserves better than fluff

North Coast Current

January 31, 2020

For decades, students have been helped along their life paths thanks to Sunset High School, a continuation campus in the San Dieguito Union High School District. Teens at the Encinitas school didn’t necessarily expect any fluff treatment, nor did educators expect to give it. Fluff treatment is what the school is getting, however, with its administration’s call for a new name.

EDITORIAL: Encinitas effort to help homeless is not a ‘big city’ issue

North Coast Current

January 24, 2020

There are legitimate reasons to debate the implementation of Jewish Family Service’s parking lot program — the Encinitas City Council’s procedures and motives; the stipulations of a state grant program; the concerns over safety, health, proper facilities and vetting of parking lot users. But for some in the community, it’s been a last straw of some kind.

OPINION: The kids aren’t all right; neither are the parents; here’s why

Cardiff Students First Alliance

January 24, 2020

There is a growing number of parents who “aren’t alright” about the Cardiff School project being hijacked by a small number of nearby “not in my backyard” residents who have the luxury of time and money to partake in the sport of litigation.

EDITORIAL: Cardiff’s kids are all right, but what about the adults?

North Coast Current

January 4, 2020

In an ongoing dispute over the status of a park in the construction zone of Cardiff Elementary School, vile posters and banners chastising a local woman for her supposed “hatred of children” have appeared. Cut the immaturity. Be a good example for the children of Cardiff.

EDITORIAL: Muir on the right side of Encinitas council vote

North Coast Current

January 12, 2017

What qualifies someone to be appointed to the Encinitas City Council? Two or three years living in the city with little public footprint outside a brief stint on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The one sitting council member to question this? Mark Muir.

EDITORIAL: Community character, experience lead endorsement picks

North Coast Current

November 6, 2016

The North Coast Current’s editorial leadership suggests the following candidates for several Nov. 8 races affecting the city of Encinitas. The nature of this year’s local campaign reflects some of what we’ve seen nationally, with preferred candidates taking positions on issues that are at odds with other aspects that make those candidates appealing.

EDITORIAL: ‘No’ on Encinitas Measure T

North Coast Current

November 1, 2016

The North Coast Current urges a “no” vote on Measure T for one reason: It’s time to call the state of California out on its misguided approach to shoving high-density development down communities’ throats.

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on county Measure B

North Coast Current

October 20, 2016

San Diego County residents will vote Nov. 8 on a landmark proposal that could change the face of rural inland communities in favor of big development, using the initiative process to push a single builder’s vision.

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on Carlsbad Measure A

North Coast Current

February 19, 2016

When the Carlsbad City Council and developer Caruso Affiliated used the initiative process to push for a shopping mall in 2015, they touted it as “open space the right way” through a measure they had no intention of ever seeing on a ballot. Now — as it should be — residents have the opportunity...

COMMENTARY: Finding story of Nemo highlights concerns over Caruso plan

Richard Riehl

February 18, 2016

A billionaire Los Angeles developer came to town planning to transform one of Carlsbad’s three lagoons into a magnet for tourist dollars. After winning the approval of local officials, he encountered a group of protesters bent on preserving the lagoon the right way. No, that’s not the story of...

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