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North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

A sunflower is on display at Sunshine Gardens in Encinitas on May 28, 2021. The longtime garden shop is closing after 50 years. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Goodbye, Sunshine: Iconic Encinitas business to close after 50 years

Charlene Pulsonetti December 28, 2021
Nestled between Quail Gardens Drive and Encinitas Boulevard, Sunshine Gardens has served as more than just a nursery for the past 50 years. For the community, it has been a nurturing space where memories are made.
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.
As the city of Encinitas develops a streetscape plan for Birmingham Drive in Cardiff, community members are discussing ways to preserve its self-funded sidewalk, pictured April 28. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Cardiff weighs community sidewalk’s future amid Encinitas roadway plan

Julia Shapero April 30, 2021
As designs for a series of improvements along Birmingham Drive near completion, the Cardiff-by-the-Sea community has begun to make plans to save community-based sidewalk art from the 1980s that runs along the street.
The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

Bella Ross June 12, 2020
Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.
The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

Bella Ross April 16, 2020
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

San Diego County Fair delayed to 2021

North Coast Current April 14, 2020
The San Diego County Fair will skip 2020, organizers announced Tuesday, April 14. The fair had been scheduled to run June 5 to July 5.
The La Paloma Theatre marquee announces the historic venue’s closure late Thursday, March 19, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Hoping for business: Encinitas merchants reel under coronavirus curbs

Julia Shapero March 27, 2020
Local businesses in Encinitas are struggling to make ends meet under the tight restrictions used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A photo taken in 1991 shows Mark Anderson posing for “Hawaiian Day,” a theme day that the store took part in with local businesses and residents. The photo is part of a collage inside the store that friends and family members put together following his death. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Employees mourn businessman Mark Anderson

Helen Hawes April 21, 2013

Encinitas lost a special person when Mark Anderson, the owner of Anderson Stationers, died in March. He would have been 70 years old on April 17. Anderson had pancreatic cancer, but it wasn’t diagnosed...

The doors of Rancho Park Pharmacy in Encinitas will soon close, leaving longtime customers to find a new pharmacy and gift shop. CVS has purchased the pharmacy and will transfer prescriptions to the CVS located at 129 El Camino Real. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Pharmacy wrapping up after 38 years

Christopher Earley April 20, 2012

Walking into Rancho Park Pharmacy in Encinitas is a lot like stepping back in time. And much to the chagrin of longtime customers like Fran Carney, not many of these types of establishments exist anymore. As...

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