North Coast Current

Construction reveals a bit of Cardiff history

Construction reveals a bit of Cardiff history

Michele Leivas

February 11, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Local History

Residents of Cardiff-by-the-Sea got a blast from the past when recent construction at the corner of San Elijo Avenue and Aberdeen Drive revealed an homage to Cardiff history — the Speedee Mart sign. The resurrected sign, covered up by decades of renovations as other businesses and restaurants moved...

A sign for the new year: Carlsbad celebrates installation of landmark

A sign for the new year: Carlsbad celebrates installation of landmark

North Coast Current

January 9, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, Local History, Top Stories

Residents and officials celebrated the installation of Carlsbad’s new downtown sign Jan. 8 with fanfare at a 5:30 p.m. ceremony. Hundreds of spectators joined Mayor Matt Hall in lighting the sign, which spans Carlsbad Boulevard in front of the historic former Twin Inns building. The Carlsbad High...

Online effort launched to keep Pacific View property public

Online effort launched to keep Pacific View property public

North Coast Current

February 13, 2014


Filed under Education, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Local History, LOCAL WIDE WEB

An effort to keep the long-shuttered Pacific View Elementary School property in public hands debuted online Feb. 13. The website, www.savepacificview.org, was launched by Leucadia resident Scott Chatfield, who led a similar online effort in 2008 that resulted in the preservation of the 760 area code in North County. The latest effort comes on the heels o...

From challenging times to community celebrations, North Coast residents recall season’s magic

From challenging times to community celebrations, North Coast residents recall season’s magic

Helen Hawes

December 21, 2013


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia, Local History, Olivenhain, Solana Beach, Top Stories

Some people lament the merging of the holidays into one long shopping spree. It’s hard to imagine a time when there was no such thing as “Black Friday.” But once upon a time ... Back before Cardiff was a town and was, instead, a collection of houses on a hill, the holidays were exciting but...

Share your local holiday memories

November 29, 2013


Filed under Holidays, Local History

Is it the people? Maybe the season itself? Or simply a sense of magic that comes from living in the communities that make up coastal North County? Share your North Coast holiday memories with fellow readers of the North Coast Current. Between now and Dec. 31, the Current invites you to submit a short,...

ENCINITAS: Historical Society open house set for Oct. 6

October 4, 2013


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas, Local History

ENCINITAS – The Encinitas Historical Society hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Old Schoolhouse, 390 West F St. The event marks the 130th anniversary of the school building. The Old Schoolhouse is open Friday and Saturday afternoons, except public holidays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Entry...

Heritage Museum aims to educate, expand

Heritage Museum aims to educate, expand

Helen Hawes

September 25, 2013


Filed under Encinitas, Local History, NORTH COAST LINK

September has been a big month at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, because while gearing up for the Fifth Annual Lima Bean Faire, its board also submitted a master plan for expansion of the museum to the Encinitas Planning Commission. If all goes well, the museum can begin renovations in October. The...

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Ernesto Lopez

December 19, 2012


Filed under Escondido, Local History, Media, Region, San Diego County, Top Stories

North County historian Lucy Berk has a big task at hand. She is digging up paper files of the Times Advocate archives from 1983 to 1995 and distributing them to local historical societies. Berk worked at the newspaper as an archivist during that time frame, before its merger with The North County Bl...

Bond for an icon: District aims for balance

Bond for an icon: District aims for balance

Mike Lewis

August 16, 2012


Filed under Education, Encinitas, K-12, Local History, NORTH COAST CAMPUS, Politics, Top Stories

For the first time in more than 40 years, the San Dieguito Union High School District has placed a bond measure on the ballot for upgrades and construction at its campuses, including the 75-year-old San Dieguito Academy. The district Board of Trustees voted 4-1 on July 26 to place the general obligation...

Newspaper publisher extends greetings

Newspaper publisher extends greetings

North Coast Current

February 11, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, Local History, Top Stories

Editor´s Note: This was the first editorial published in the Encinitas Coast Dispatch on Feb. 12, 1925. It is reproduced here in full from the North Coast Current archives. After a careful survey of the Southern California newspaper field we have located in this pleasant community of Encinitas as...

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