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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.
New traffic signals and streetlights are ready for activation at Chesterfield Drive and San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff. (SANDAG courtesy photo)

Expect San Elijo Ave. traffic delays in Cardiff through April

North Coast Current March 13, 2019
Drivers in Cardiff can expect periodic delays on San Elijo Avenue now through April, Build NCC announced on social media March 13.
Speed has been reduced to 55 mph along Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad during freeway construction. (Photo by Micah Bowerbank, iStock Getty Images)

55-mph limit returns to Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad

North Coast Current March 8, 2019
Drivers on Interstate 5 will notice a lower posted speed limit between Encinitas and Carlsbad, transportation, civic and safety officials announced March 8. The I-5 speed limit has been reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph along an 8-mile stretch of the freeway from Manchester Avenue in Cardiff to Palomar Airport Road.
The Harbaugh Seaside Trails property provides unobstructed views of the San Elijo Lagoon and coastline. (Photo courtesy of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy breaks ground on Harbaugh trails

North Coast Current March 1, 2019
Ground is breaking at the start of this month on the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s Harbaugh Seaside Trails project, the organization announced March 1.
Bicycle riders use a path alongside the rail line in Cardiff. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

Construction to disrupt train service for 2 weekends in March

North Coast Current February 22, 2019
Coaster and Amtrak Surfliner train service will be suspended between Oceanside and downtown San Diego for two weekends in March as rail construction continues, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Feb. 22.
Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz. (Courtesy photo)

Escondido Councilwoman Olga Diaz announces run for supervisor

North Coast Current February 20, 2019
Longtime Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz officially launched her campaign Feb. 20 for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors seat representing the 3rd District. Encinitas resident Terra Lawson-Remer is also an announced candidate for the district.
An architectural rendering shows a possible configuration for the former Pacific View School site. (Photo courtesy of EACEA)

Pacific View site plan up for Encinitas planning review

North Coast Current February 20, 2019
The Encinitas Planning Commission is set to consider the proposed redevelopment of the former Pacific View school site Feb. 21. The Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance, the group working on the proposal, has been rounding up support ahead the hearing.
Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

Encinitas receives nearly 2 inches of rain in 24-hour period

North Coast Current February 14, 2019
Encinitas saw just under 2 inches of rain Feb. 13-14 as an atmospheric river of subtropical moisture blended with a colder northern system that drenched Southern California.
This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

Freeway median work continues from Encinitas to Carlsbad

North Coast Current February 2, 2019
Caltrans is wrapping up work on barrier placement and other construction preparation along Interstate 5 through Encinitas and Carlsbad.
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