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Program keeps business close to home

Lauren Ciallella

February 12, 2009

Localvores have taken over Encinitas, and the community couldn’t be happier. But what, you may ask, is a localvore? It’s a recent creation emerging as town mascot for Encinitas’ Buy Local-E program, which encompasses the five districts (Encinitas, New Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia, Olivenhain) and...

Encinitas prepares for challenging year

Scott Landheer

February 12, 2009

At the Encinitas City Council’s annual goal setting meeting and workshop, the council heard comments from staff and the public, but didn’t to take on any major new goals given the current economic climate. The first meeting, held on Jan. 20, began with a presentation by Jennifer Smith, Director...

MiraCosta names new president

North Coast Current

December 23, 2008

Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, current president of Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, has been named the new president of MiraCosta College in Oceanside, it was announced Dec. 23. MiraCosta’s Board of Trustees made the announcement during a special meeting at which the board unanimously approved Rodriguez’s...

Quality of life at center of vote

Whitney Lawrence

November 2, 2008

“For every quality of life issue there are at least two sides,” Encinitas City Councilman James Bond said. Encinitas residents will get to choose those sides Nov. 4 when they go to the polls to elect a new City Council. Quality of life issues hold great stake in this election, and while most candidates...

Zen Boy & Karma Girl make the best of life on Earth

Zen Boy & Karma Girl make the best of life on Earth

Fred Castano

August 7, 2007

Musical duo Zen Boy & Karma Girl are not your ordinary acoustic male-female close harmony folk singers. To say that they are out of the ordinary is an understatement.  The story is that they are superheroes from another planet who crash-landed here on Earth and became folk singers.  They have...

‘MMA is our generation’

Jessica Brown

June 8, 2007

Although it’s still illegal in many states, local trainers and fighters say the sport of mixed martial arts is more popular than ever, and will soon overshadow more traditional forms of fighting. “Boxing is your grandfather’s sport,” said Scott Rose, a professional fighter who has studied mixed mar...

Filmmaker translates ‘spoken word’ to video

Judy Sarup

April 26, 2007

Mark Freeman is an active Encinitas-based filmmaker, but you won’t find his screenings at your local movie theater. Freeman, a San Diego State film professor, is an independent documentary filmmaker specializing in political or cultural issues, or community portraits. Each film or video he makes is d...

WiFi makes Encinitas more than just a ‘hot spot’

WiFi makes Encinitas more than just a ‘hot spot’

Jerry Webber

April 24, 2007

Encinitas is a hot spot for many things. Its restaurants, bars, businesses and downtown area attract visitors from all over San Diego and beyond. But when it comes to WiFi access, Encinitas has put itself on the national map. For about two years, downtown Encinitas has provided residents and businesses...

Eclectic E Street Café brewing success

Eclectic E Street Café brewing success

Lauren Ciallella

February 18, 2007

(E Street Cafe closed in 2014) Who knew that a vague idea about revamping office space could materialize into a virtual neighborhood sanctuary? Gutted and stripped of its sterile office roots, E Street Café (128 W. E St. in Encinitas) has hidden its Hyde-like appearance and transformed into a g...

Pacific Station gets go-ahead

Natalie Perino-Terashima

February 17, 2007

Encinitas may soon notice a new addition to its downtown landscape off Highway 101.  The project, Pacific Station, is a mixed-use commercial/residential development that will incorporate space for retail shops, restaurants and condominiums. The Encinitas Planning Commission approved the project Feb....

Academy students shaped the world, but it also shaped them

Jessica Brown

February 17, 2007

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories looking at San Dieguito Academy's 70th anniversary. San Dieguito Academy may have been the home of the Mustangs since 1936, but student life at the Encinitas school has changed a lot over the years. The first students to graduate from SDA, then kno...

Alumni say school was spared most ethnic strife felt elsewhere

Lizzie Lacey

February 17, 2007

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories looking at San Dieguito Academy's 70th anniversary. According to one San Dieguito High School alumnus who graduated in the early 1940s, there wasn’t too much concern about the ethnic diversity of the student population. “That’s just the way ...

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