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CSU San Marcos to run active-shooter drills Jan. 6

North Coast Current

January 4, 2016


Filed under Education, Encinitas, Escondido, Higher Education, LATEST NEWS, Law Enforcement, North County, Region, San Marcos

California State University San Marcos will run active-shooter training drills Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with North County law enforcement, fire and medical agencies, the university has announced. The drills — which include agencies such as the San Marcos Fire Department, San Diego...

Encinitas 19th best city in state for families, financial site finds

North Coast Current

October 18, 2015


Filed under Encinitas, LATEST NEWS

Encinitas barely cracked the top 20 Best Cities for California Families in a recent study by WalletHub, a consumer financial information website. “Because it’s not all moonlight and roses everywhere in California — or in terms of particular factors such as public K-12 education and housing affordability...

Encinitas mayor announces run for county supervisor seat

North Coast Current

September 3, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Elections, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, North County, Olivenhain, Politics

Kristin Gaspar, Encinitas’ first elected mayor, has announced she will run for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2016. Gaspar made the announcement Aug. 31. She will run for the seat serving the 3rd District, currently filled by former Solana Beach councilman Dave Roberts. In J...

Carlsbad City Council OKs ‘85/15’ plan, bypassing community vote

North Coast Current

August 30, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, LATEST NEWS

The Carlsbad City Council on Aug. 25 unanimously approved a development plan for an area near the Agua Hedionda Lagoon designed to incorporate open-space preservation, city officials announced. The council made the decision based on review of an analysis of the plan — which calls for a Nordstrom...

Registrar confirms signatures for Carlsbad ‘85/15’ measure

North Coast Current

August 13, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, LATEST NEWS

A developer-backed citizens initiative that calls for a shopping center and open-space preservation at the south shore of Agua Hedionda Lagoon has enough signatures to move forward, the county registrar of voters told Carlsbad city officials. The city made the announcement Aug. 13. If approved...

Encinitas names Karen Brust as new city manager

North Coast Current

July 10, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics

Karen Brust was officially selected as Encinitas’ new city manager July 8 in a unanimous City Council vote, the city announced. Brust comes to Encinitas from San Juan Capistrano, where she has been city manager since 2011. She also served as Del Mar’s city manager. Brust will start her position...

San Diego Botanic Garden says goodbye to historic Torrey pine at Encinitas site

San Diego Botanic Garden says goodbye to historic Torrey pine at Encinitas site

North Coast Current

June 30, 2015


Filed under Encinitas, LATEST NEWS

A historic Torrey pine tree predating the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas was cut down on its grounds June 29 and 30 after garden officials found it was severely compromised by a parasitic fungus. The tree’s lumber will be used to create furnishings for the garden’s Larabee house and items...

Carlsbad takes further step toward launch of library renovation projects

Carlsbad takes further step toward launch of library renovation projects

North Coast Current

June 30, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, LATEST NEWS

A project to modernize Carlsbad city library facilities moved forward with the City Council’s approval of a $5.5 million contract June 23. Prava Construction Services will serve as the project’s general contractor after a competitive bidding process, according to a city announcement. The company...

Youth, trauma programs receive Solana Beach Fund grants

North Coast Current

June 12, 2015


Filed under LATEST NEWS, Solana Beach

Youth and trauma intervention programs have received a financial boost with grants from the Solana Beach Fund. The fund, part of Coastal Community Foundation of North County, awarded $15,000 to three local organizations, the fund announced June 11. “The funds for these grants come from individuals...

Carlsbad OKs $7.3 million recycled-water expansion project

Carlsbad OKs $7.3 million recycled-water expansion project

North Coast Current

June 10, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, LATEST NEWS

The Carlsbad City Council, acting as the Carlsbad Municipal Water District board, approved a $7.3 million contract June 9 to design and build an expansion of the Carlsbad Water Recycling Facility. CDM Constructors won the contract for the project, which will expand the water recycling plant by 75...

Public invited to comment on $240.4 million Carlsbad budget

North Coast Current

June 10, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, LATEST NEWS

The city of Carlsbad invites residents to participate in a workshop June 11 covering the city’s proposed $240.4 million operating budget. The workshop, set for 6 p.m. at the Faraday Administration Center, 1635 Faraday Ave., is designed to provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the budget,...

San Elijo Lagoon nursery effort gets $8K boost from Garden Club

San Elijo Lagoon nursery effort gets $8K boost from Garden Club

North Coast Current

June 2, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s effort to build a native plant nursery received a boost recently in the form of an $8,000 grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The Garden Club doled out $50,000 worth of grants May 28 to 11 organizations, from the conservancy and San Diego Botanic Garden...

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