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North San Diego County newspapers The Coast News and Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News have lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. (North Coast Current graphic)

North County news outlets see strength in purpose through economic downturn

Bella Ross August 13, 2021
Despite residents of north San Diego County taking a greater interest in the news this past year, local news outlets were not spared from the financial blow of the pandemic.
The first edition of the Cardiff Current, not affiliated with the North Coast Current, was emailed to subscribers in January. (Cardiff Current screen capture)

Encinitas councilman, Cardiff resident join forces to launch new publication

Mike Peterson February 2, 2018
A new monthly newsletter headed by Encinitas Councilman Mark Muir and resident Julie Thunder launched last month.
A sign attached to the door of the former Whole Foods Market in downtown Encinitas at the start of November announces the 2018 opening of an Amazon Go store in the space. The sign and a related website, which is no longer active, are reportedly incorrect. (Photo courtesy of Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association)

No Go: Disappointment, questions remain after unconfirmed Amazon Encinitas store announcement

Meghan Lanigan November 17, 2017
Within the past week, Encinitas residents and city officials went from excitement to confusion about whether or not Amazon was opening an Amazon Go store in downtown Encinitas at the previous Whole Foods Market location in the Pacific Station center on South Coast Highway 101.
Sylvia Williams, left, and Anne Marie Lopez browse books in the Children’s Section of Crown Books in Encinitas on Sept. 21. (Photo by Cam Buker)

Old-school bookselling is new again at revived Crown Books in Encinitas

Meghan Lanigan October 6, 2017
In a busy strip mall on the north end of El Camino Real, a familiar bookstore from the ’80s and ’90s has opened its doors once again in Encinitas.
Pictured to left to right are: Councilman Mark Muir (left), Encintas Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Gattinella, Mayor Kristin Gaspar and Councilman Tony Kranz mark the chamber’s 50th anniversary Nov. 7 at the Encinitas Community Center. (Encinitas Chamber of Commerce photo by Bill Wechter)

Encinitas chamber marks 50 years as business booster

Debbie L. Sklar December 30, 2014

Fifty years ago, the first of the “pony cars,” the 1965 Mustang, was Ford’s most successful launch since the Model A, “The Munsters” were introduced to television audiences, and Encinitas was...

Pillbox Tavern & Grill co-owners Justin LaFrantz, Mike Garcia and Leigh Gibson celebrate the eatery’s grand opening Dec. 10 with county Supervisor Dave Roberts (far right). (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Solana Beach toasts grand opening of Pillbox Tavern & Grill

Manny Lopez December 17, 2014

Situated near Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, the Pillbox Tavern & Grill on Plaza Street celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 10. Members of the Solana Beach...

The communities of Encinitas each offer holiday shopping with singular character, according to area merchant groups. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

December 16, 2014

The tree has been decorated and the stockings hung with care but the shopping list is still incomplete. There’s no reason to worry if you haven’t picked up a gift for your boss or a small trinket...

(Photo by Jim Wang, A1 Pixels Photography)

Encinitas 101 honors longtime board member

North Coast Current October 10, 2014

The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association honored a departing longtime board member Oct. 7 as the organization installed its new Board of Directors during its annual meeting at The Lumberyard Tavern. Bart...

Five North County cities are set to unveil a marketing campaign in late May as part of their official effort to promote North County as a positive regional entity for prospective businesses. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

North County cities agree to work together to bolster business in region

Alex Groves April 5, 2014

Five North County cities are set to unveil a marketing campaign in late May as part of their official effort to promote North County as a positive regional entity for prospective businesses, and those...

Chris Anthony (far left), Mark Stewart, Ben Trpcerski, Alex Zuniga (far right) stand with a Torq Roadster at the Epic Electric Vehicles shop in Vista. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Vista firm on track with zero-emission Roadster

Manny Lopez December 18, 2013

The recently unveiled Torq Roadster by Epic Electric Vehicles in Vista is a three-wheeled, race-inspired electric sports car that’s not a car and runs side-by-side with some of its top fossil-fueled...

The North County Times building in Escondido, pictured earlier this year, is owned by U-T San Diego. The office closed in mid-May, and the building is set to be sold to The Classical Academy charter high school. (North Coast Current file photo by Scott Allison)

School buys NCT building; open house Sept. 26

Alex Groves September 22, 2013

The sale of the old North County Times building to The Classical Academy of Escondido officially went through Sept. 12, and school officials are now working to prepare the facility to be a school. The...

The North County Times building in Escondido, pictured earlier this year, is owned by U-T San Diego. The office closed in mid-May, and the building is set to be sold to The Classical Academy charter high school. (North Coast Current file photo by Scott Allison)

U-T building sale to school still in limbo

Alex Groves August 9, 2013

The acquisition of the old North County Times building by a North County charter high school is still ongoing, and both seller and potential buyer appear to be keeping mum regarding some details of the...

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