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North Coast Current

Erin Harper stands in Old California Coffee House in San Marcos in August 2022 during the shop’s transition to Ascend Coffee Roasters. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

From Mocha Marketplace, to Old Cal, to Ascend: San Marcos coffee shop set to close March 1

North Coast Current February 17, 2024
A longtime San Marcos spot for coffee and community gatherings will brew its last cup in Old California Restaurant Row on March 1. The Ascend coffee brand itself isn’t going anywhere, however.
Carlsbad firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Levante Street on March 7. According to city officials, the residents believed a lithium-ion battery might have been the cause. (Carlsbad city photo)

Recent fires lead Carlsbad to issue warning about lithium-ion batteries

North Coast Current March 13, 2023
Carlsbad city officials are warning residents about the potential dangers of lithium-ion batteries after two fires in the community in recent weeks.
San Marcos Councilwoman Maria Nunez (second from left) attends the TrueCare gala March 26 in Carlsbad with (left to right) TrueCare’s Chief Human Resources Officer Andrea Lewiston, President & CEO Michelle Gonzalez and Chief Business Development Officer Briana Cardoza. (TrueCare photo)

TrueCare raises nearly $300K to boost healthcare access for those in need

North Coast Current April 20, 2022
TrueCare recently raised more than $300,000 from its Magical Masquerade Grand Gala in support of its healthcare services and programs in North San Diego County and southern Riverside County, the nonprofit announced April 19.
Former Encinitas Planning Commission Chairman Bruce Ehlers, with supporters behind him, addresses the City Council on Wednesday, April 13, ahead of the council’s vote to remove him from the commission. (Encinitas city video feed)

Encinitas City Council unanimously sacks Planning Commission chairman

Roman S. Koenig April 15, 2022
The Encinitas City Council ousted Planning Commission Chairman and council candidate Bruce Ehlers on Wednesday, April 13, following an earful from angry residents.
The North Coast Current and are combining their news presence in North San Diego County.

Acquisition unites North Coast Current and

North Coast Current February 22, 2022
The North Coast Current of Encinitas and of Oceanside are combining their news presence in North San Diego County this week, the websites’ founders announced Feb. 22.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

4.1 quake rattles North San Diego County and much of the region

North Coast Current January 31, 2022
Residents in San Diego’s North County felt a Sunday morning jolt when a 4.1 earthquake rumbled through the region on Jan. 30.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Tsunami advisory issued for San Diego coastline after South Pacific eruption

North Coast Current January 15, 2022
Authorities issued a tsunami advisory for the San Diego County coastline early Saturday morning after the eruption of a large undersea volcano in the South Pacific.
Speed has been reduced to 55 mph along Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad during freeway construction. (Photo by Micah Bowerbank, iStock Getty Images)

Southbound I-5 to be closed through Encinitas early Jan. 5

North Coast Current December 30, 2021
Southbound Interstate 5 through Encinitas will be fully closed midnight to 4 a.m. Jan. 5. Cardiff and Solana Beach residents are advised of lagoon construction traffic Jan. 3-7.
Drinking water. (Photo by Yucel Tellici, Freeimages)

Olivenhain water district continues push for voluntary conservation

North Coast Current October 14, 2021
The Olivenhain Municipal Water District will continue to call for voluntary conservation efforts during the region’s drought conditions, the district’s Board of Directors was told during its Oct. 13 meeting.
Lightnight flashes in Encinitas on Sept. 9 as thunderstorms roll through the region. (North Coast Current photo)

More monsoon storms spill west to north San Diego coast

North Coast Current September 24, 2021
For the third time in a month, thunder rumbled through parts of coastal north San Diego County as monsoonal clouds brought showers to regions west of the mountains and deserts on Sept. 24.
Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

Monsoon brings lightning, thunder, rain to North Coast

North Coast Current August 31, 2021
Summer monsoon weather spilled as far west to San Diego County's north coastal region Sunday through Tuesday, bringing lightning, rumbles of thunder and spotty rain.

Encinitas, neighboring cities see increase in COVID-19 cases

North Coast Current July 24, 2021
Encinitas and other north coastal communities are not alone in seeing an uptick in COVID-19 infections, county numbers showed July 21.
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