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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Palomar College student Garrett Glassell (left) stands ready to film a scene for the independent project “Red Blooded” on Aug. 5, 2022, which was filmed partly at the San Marcos campus. Pictured with Glassell are actors Kevin Quezada (center) and Cayden Dillingham. Glassells own Palomar project, a public service announcement, recently earned an Emmy nomination. (Photo by Jennie Olson Six, courtesy of Mercury Cinema)

Oceanside student among Palomar College Emmy nominees

North Coast Current June 13, 2023
Three Palomar College student media projects have earned regional Emmy nominations, the college announced June 9.
Music. (Photo by Matt Botsford via Unsplash)

Tribute bands offer a variety of music at San Diego County Fair

News Release June 8, 2023
For music lovers, the Chevrolet Paddock Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair presents acts representing a variety of music genres, eras, new and not-so-new, but equally fun dynamic that will have fairgoers tapping their toes and singing along.
JB & the Movers perform at the Stone Brewing Beer Garden Stage on April 29, 2018, at the Encinitas Spring Street Fair. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

20 bands slated for this weekend’s Encinitas Spring Street Fair

North Coast Current April 28, 2023
The winter and early spring’s unusually stormy weather has cleared just in time for the return of the Encinitas Spring Street Fair on April 29 and 30.
“Fire in Eden,” by Oceanside artist Kathleen Scoggin. (Courtesy image)

Oceanside artist is first-place Water Color Society show winner

OsideNews March 8, 2023
An Oceanside artist is the first-place winner in the San Diego Watercolor Society’s March member exhibition, “Decisive Moments.”
“I’m trying to make old music cool again,” Oceanside alt-country singer-songwriter Kimmi Bitter says of her music. (Publicity photo)

From Oceanside to the open road: Kimmi Bitter’s musical journey

Charlene Pulsonetti September 11, 2022
If you long for a fresh take on dreamy tunes reminiscent of the 1960s and ’70s, and female vocals that pull on the heartstrings, you don’t need Doc Brown’s time traveling DeLorean. Instead, look to Oceanside’s Kimmi Bitter.
A sign at La Costa Avenue and Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia directs drivers east to Interstate 5. (Photo by Doug Berry, iStock Getty Images)

LeucadiART Walk returns to Encinitas on Aug. 28

News Release August 18, 2022
Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association presents its 16th Annual LeucadiART Walk, Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Music. (Photo by Matt Botsford via Unsplash)

Summer Fun on the 101 promotes local music, helps fund scholarships

News Release July 7, 2022
Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association announces the return of its annual Summer Fun on the 101 music festival on July 9 at the Leucadia Roadside Park.
Top of the Hill Gang members (left to right) David Murray, Marc Tayer, Stephen Rollins, Trisha Chavarria, Julian Lewis, Lance Gomez. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Rollins)

New beginnings at the Encinitas School of Music

Charlene Pulsonetti May 27, 2022
For Trisha Chavarria, chief financial officer of The Encinitas School of Music, a lifelong passion for music and a background in elementary education has resulted in a fulfilling career as well as a source of personal strength.
Oceanside “BattleBots” team Gigabyte, led by John Mladenik (center right), started as a hobby project 20 years ago and has grown into a major contender in the televised sport on the Discovery Channel. (BattleBots photo)

Oceanside ‘BattleBots’ team taking a Gigabyte out of the competition

Clark Fahrenthold April 20, 2022
San Diego County, as we all know, is home to a multitude of sports teams. The Padres, the San Diego Loyal, San Diego Wave FC, the Soccers, the Seals. But perhaps the region’s most unique and thrilling resides in Oceanside in the professional “BattleBots” team Gigabyte.
Actors in the Star Theatre Coast Kids program perform in “Hairspray” in November 2017 at the theater, which is located in Oceanside. (Star Theatre photo)

Oceanside’s Star Theatre Company promotes arts-funding initiative

Charlene Pulsonetti March 11, 2022
California educators and celebrities have spoken up in support of a proposed ballot measure to more securely fund arts education, and now local arts organizations such as Star Theatre Company in Oceanside are getting involved to help.
Actors Richard Baird (left) and Brandon J. Pierce star in the North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of “Ben Butler,” written by Richard Strand and directed by David Ellenstein. The Solana Beach theater has extended the show’s run through Nov. 21. (NCRT photo by Aaron Rumley)

Civil War play brings history and comedy to stage in Solana Beach

Roxana Becerril November 5, 2021
“If history was always taught this way in class, everyone would want to go,” award-winning actor Richard Baird said about “Ben Butler” by Richard Strand, the play now on stage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach through Nov. 21.
Lux Art Institute in Encinitas is merging with the San Diego Art Institute this September to create The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego. (Lux Art Institute photo)

Lux merger with San Diego Art Institute creates broader forum

Anneliese Esparza March 30, 2021
When the Lux Art Institute and the San Diego Art Institute merge this September to become The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the two campuses will have over 15,000 square feet of indoor space for art galleries, classes, workshops and artist residencies.
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