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Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Health officials investigate E.coli exposures linked to San Diego fair animals, which led to child’s death

North Coast Current June 30, 2019
Four children were sickened, leading to one death, after exposure to E.coli from contact with animals at the San Diego County Fair, county health officials reported in a statement June 29.

Carlsbad, Encinitas place near top in WalletHub Beach Towns report

North Coast Current June 18, 2019
Carlsbad placed a few spaces ahead of Encinitas in a recent survey naming the Best Beach Towns to Live In, but both cities can claim they made the top 10, based on WalletHub report released June 18.
Carlsbad City Council District 4 candidate Teresa Acosta. (Campaign photo)

Teresa Acosta joins race for Carlsbad City Council District 4

North Coast Current June 14, 2019
Carlsbad business owner Teresa Acosta announced June 12 that she is running for a seat on the City Council, the second non-incumbent in the race for District 4. Acosta joins Phil Urbina, who launched his campaign April 28.
Construction and repair. (Photo by Rudy Skitterians, Pixabay)

Water restored, repairs underway after line break in Olivenhain

North Coast Current June 13, 2019
Work is underway to repair erosion and other damage on a roadway in Olivenhain after a water line break June 12, resulting in a cut to service for several homes, the city of Encinitas reported.
Palm trees line Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas. (Photo by Doug Berry, iStock Getty Images)

Encinitas maintains Tree City USA designation for eighth year

North Coast Current June 3, 2019
Encinitas has maintained its Tree City USA status for an eighth year, the city announced June 3. The city earned the Arbor Day Foundation’s notation, which recognizes communities’ efforts to maintain an urban tree canopy.
Fencing runs along portions of the new sand dunes at South Cardiff State Beach in Encinitas. The Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline project opened May 22. (California State Parks photo)

Encinitas, regional officials mark completion of Cardiff dune project

North Coast Current May 27, 2019
Fencing along part of the beach west of Coast Highway 101 in Cardiff might not be a surprise given the ongoing transportation projects underway in the area. But this particular fencing indicates something different — wildlife at work.
Kids lean in to a game of tug-of-war on the sands at Seaside Beach in Cardiff during the Nature Collective's unveiling celebration on May 17. (Nature Collective photo)

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s new name: Nature Collective

North Coast Current May 22, 2019
The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy marked its transition to a new name — the Nature Collective — with a sunset celebration on May 17 at Seaside Beach in Cardiff.
County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Gaspar seeks 2nd county board term; 2 Encinitas hopefuls in race

North Coast Current May 3, 2019
San Diego County 3rd District Supervisor Kristin Gaspar announced May 3 that she will seek a second term on the board.
An Amtrak Surfliner passes through the new Quiet Zone crossing at Chesterfield Drive in Cardiff on Wednesday morning, May 1. (Encinitas city photo)

Railway Quiet Zone in effect through Encinitas town of Cardiff

North Coast Current May 1, 2019
Local civic and transportation officials marked the launch of a railway Quiet Zone in Cardiff on Wednesday, May 1. The zone went into effect at 12:01 a.m. April 28.
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Encinitas mayor, leaders statewide: Increase funds to stop gun violence

North Coast Current April 30, 2019
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear is among several California mayors calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase funding in support of communities that disproportionately face the threat of gun violence.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stands guard in front of Chabad of Poway on April 27 after a shooting at the house of worship. (Sheriff’s Department photo)

Local health, educational leaders express outrage, heartbreak over Chabad of Poway attack

North Coast Current April 29, 2019
Lori Gilbert Kaye, a victim who died in Saturday’s Poway synagogue shooting, was the wife of a Scripps Coastal doctor. The suspect was a CSU San Marcos student.
A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Roman S. Koenig March 14, 2019
A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.
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