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North Coast Current

The documentary “Six Triple Eight,” which tells the story of 855 Black women who were sent in 1945 to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations, is being screened by the Vista-based nonprofit Foundation for Women Warriors on Feb. 21 in celebration of Black History Month. (Courtesy photo)

Celebrate Black history, support local markets during February

North Coast Current February 5, 2024
With a month as damp as February, it might be easy to forget that our region’s farmers markets are active at this time of year. This month’s Spotlight includes a rundown of our community farmers markets, which are open with winter hours. February marks Black History Month as well, and institutions offer a variety of programs highlighting the contributions of local and national figures to our communities, nation, and world.
The recent demolition of this small century-old bungalow in Cardiff, believed to have been a pastor’s house for a former church located on a property next door, raised debate on social media about what the historical preservation of buildings means in the city of Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Cardiff dwelling’s demolition stirs discussion of historical designations

Samantha Cox September 30, 2022
A 100-year-old house located behind a historic church building at 230 Birmingham Drive in Cardiff was demolished in mid-August. The old church, presently a business building called The Sanctuary, has some protected status as a historical designation, but the demolition of the property behind it ― built in 1910 as a catalog kit, according to locals ― caught residents’ attention on social media.
A sunflower is on display at Sunshine Gardens in Encinitas on May 28, 2021. The longtime garden shop is closing after 50 years. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Goodbye, Sunshine: Iconic Encinitas business to close after 50 years

Charlene Pulsonetti December 28, 2021
Nestled between Quail Gardens Drive and Encinitas Boulevard, Sunshine Gardens has served as more than just a nursery for the past 50 years. For the community, it has been a nurturing space where memories are made.
Roger Teten and cat play on a pedal-driven car in east Encinitas in 1930. (San Dieguito Heritage Museum photo)

Handmade gifts to flower shows: Encinitas holidays nearly a century ago

Charlene Pulsonetti December 23, 2021
As winter brought shorter days and colder nights, Encinitas families pulled canned goods from their pantries and surely shared excess with those less fortunate. They shared their culture through holiday treats, and folks like the Eckes helped put the community on the map with their poinsettias.
Encinitas boathouses. (NCC file photo)

ENCINITAS: Boathouse book signing and craft fair July 17

July 16, 2021
The Encinitas Historical Society and 1883 Schoolhouse host a book signing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17, with author Rachel Brupbacher for her new book, “Miles Minor Kellogg and the Encinitas Boathouses.”
Demolition of the retired Encina Power Station along Carlsbad Boulevard, pictured April 10, is expected to be complete within about a year. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Work continues on demolition of Carlsbad power plant

Julia Shapero May 31, 2021
After almost 70 years on the Carlsbad coastline, demolition of the Encina Power Station, along with its 400-foot smokestack, is set to be complete within the next year.
As the city of Encinitas develops a streetscape plan for Birmingham Drive in Cardiff, community members are discussing ways to preserve its self-funded sidewalk, pictured April 28. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Cardiff weighs community sidewalk’s future amid Encinitas roadway plan

Julia Shapero April 30, 2021
As designs for a series of improvements along Birmingham Drive near completion, the Cardiff-by-the-Sea community has begun to make plans to save community-based sidewalk art from the 1980s that runs along the street.
Eileen Burke, owner of Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets in downtown Encinitas, shows off a 1950s-era mural uncovered in her shop during remodeling in February. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall

Julia Shapero March 31, 2021
Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets, which has been open for more than 30 years in downtown Encinitas, reopened March 13 with a Coca-Cola-themed celebration in honor of a circa 1950s-era sign that was uncovered during remodeling work.
Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe face power cuts as Santa Ana whips San Diego

North Coast Current December 3, 2020
Power has been cut to some areas of north coastal San Diego County, including Olivenhain in Encinitas, as Santa Ana winds hit historic speeds in the region Dec. 3, according to local weather and power authorities.
The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

Bella Ross June 12, 2020
Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.
The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

Bella Ross April 16, 2020
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

San Diego County Fair delayed to 2021

North Coast Current April 14, 2020
The San Diego County Fair will skip 2020, organizers announced Tuesday, April 14. The fair had been scheduled to run June 5 to July 5.
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