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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Woman hit and killed by train in Encinitas; fourth recent death on local tracks

North Coast Current February 11, 2024
A woman was hit and killed by a train in the Encinitas community of Cardiff on Saturday, Feb. 10, the fourth such fatality along North San Diego County tracks since the start of the year.
Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

February to get a rainy, windy start for North San Diego County

North Coast Current and OsideNews January 31, 2024
North San Diego County can expect to start February off with another round of rain following last week’s severe storm, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain. (OsideNews file photo)

Storm brings record rainfall, floods to North San Diego County

North Coast Current and OsideNews January 23, 2024
North San Diego County communities, like much of the region, were soaked Monday, Jan. 22, as a storm dropped historic amounts of rain across the area.
Encinitas City Hall. (North Coast Current photo)

Encinitas seeks applicants to fill 21 commission seats

North Coast Current December 31, 2023
The city of Encinitas faces numerous vacancies on commissions in 2024, including Planning Commission representatives for Old Encinitas and Cardiff, and officials have put the word for applicants.
Rain. (Jan Fillem, Unsplash)

Palomar College opts for Monday closure as Tropical Storm Hilary arrives; MiraCosta remains open

North Coast Current August 20, 2023
Palomar College has chosen to close its facilities Monday, Aug. 21, as Tropical Storm Hilary arrived in the region.
Hurricane Hilary, which formed off the coast of Mexico (pictured in an Aug. 17 satellite image), is predicted to bring potentially heavy rains and high winds as a tropical storm to San Diego County and Southern California on Sunday through Monday. (NOAA National Hurricane Center photo)

CSU San Marcos announces Hilary storm closure; community colleges remain open for now

North Coast Current August 19, 2023
California State University San Marcos has canceled in-person classes and activities for Monday, Aug. 21, to mitigate potential impacts from Hilary, a hurricane that is expected to hit the San Diego region as a tropical storm over the weekend into the start of the week.
Encinitas Mayor Tony Kranz addresses visitors to the new San Elijo Activity Hub Park & Ride in Encinitas on Aug. 12. Next to him are (left to right) Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner, Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda and Assemblywoman and former Encinitas City Council member Tasha Boerner (D-77th District). (Caltrans photo)

Hub near San Elijo Lagoon designed for commuters, nature enthusiasts

North Coast Current August 16, 2023
Local officials and preservationists celebrated the completion of the San Elijo Activity Hub Park & Ride in Encinitas on Aug. 12 among the final projects that have reshaped Interstate 5 and surrounding open space over the past several years.
A rendering shows the future MiraCosta College Student Services Building, which is expected to be completed by spring 2024. (MiraCosta College/DLR Group image)

Significant construction in progress at MiraCosta College

OsideNews August 8, 2023
Major construction and renovation projects are underway as MiraCosta College’s fall semester approaches, with new buildings and significant upgrades to the Oceanside campus set for completion in the next two years.
Encinitas City Hall. (North Coast Current photo)

Lake Drive in Encinitas reopens after months of sinkhole repairs

North Coast Current July 13, 2023
Lake Drive in Encinitas has reopened after months of work to repair a large sinkhole that developed during heavy rains in March, the city announced Wednesday, July 12.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. (Sheriff’s Department social media photo)

Two arrested in Encinitas after reported carjacking, shooting

North Coast Current July 7, 2023
A man and woman were arrested on Wednesday, July 5, in Encinitas after a reported carjacking and shooting in Cardiff, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Encinitas, California. (Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

ENCINITAS: Cardiff Dog Days of Summer celebrates pets July 16

June 26, 2023
The 18th Annual Pupologie’s Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is back with new additions for dogs and dog-loving families Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Encinitas Community Park.
Coast live oaks, an oak tree species that Encinitas is named for, have become increasingly rare in the community as suburban sprawl has cut their habitat. (Photo by Jared Quentin, iStock Getty Images)

What’s in a name? ‘Encinitas’ can remind us of how things used to be

Charlene Pulsonetti May 26, 2023
Nature is resilient, but human activity and other factors have resulted in an imbalance. Fortunately, place names — such as “Encinitas” — can offer a glimpse into the past.
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