North Coast Current


Editorial: Yost, Shaffer, Kranz for council; yes on K and L

North Coast Current

October 26, 2012

Not too long ago, the North Coast Current said it would opt out of offering Encinitas City Council endorsements. This philosophy is based on a movement by news media nationwide (San Diego not included) to avoid kingmaking and allow voters to make decisions based on information and analysis. However,...

Editorial: Who watches the watchdog?

North Coast Current

October 22, 2012

It’s bad enough that the local media market has virtually been taken over by ultra-conservative developer Douglas Manchester, relegating the daily North County Times and U-T San Diego (now one media outlet) to a platform for his political whims. But Coast News Publisher Jim Kydd? And hidden in plain...

Editorial: Shedding extra light on the election

North Coast Current

October 11, 2012

News outlets often endorse candidates for office that reflect the ownership’s vision of the community. This election season, however, the North Coast Current takes a different approach. As Election Day approaches, the Current offers the following points to ponder as you decide who will best lead the...

Perspective: How to get your political opinion heard


September 14, 2012

For most Americans, politics can feel like a spectator sport, especially in an election year when so much news is devoted to the horse race. But there are many ways average citizens can take active and engaged roles in local, state and national politics. “We can’t just watch from the sidelines,”...

Commentary: Let residents decide land-use issues

Olivier Canler

August 16, 2012

For most participants, the process of updating the housing and land-use elements of the Encinitas General Plan has been frustrating and difficult. These elements must be resolved before the City Council can consider the overall General Plan Update. To engage the public in re-drafting the housing element,...

Editorial: Community is no fifth wheel

North Coast Current

May 28, 2012

The old Encinitas adage is apparently wrong – there is life east of Interstate 5. The community of New Encinitas is flexing its political muscles, and while it might be the fifth and arguably newest of the city’s communities, activists in the area are showing that it’s no fifth wheel. The communit...

Editorial: A new start in Encinitas

North Coast Current

April 7, 2012

History is turning an important page in Encinitas in wake of the announcement that the Paul Ecke Ranch is changing hands. It’s with that sense of history – and the future – that the North Coast Current relaunches its news production. Surely, we can expect a multitude of voices in the coming...

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