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The African Palmer, a blend of lemonade and coffee, is a featured drink at Sleeping Tiger Coffees in Carlsbad, one of several North County roasters building an artisan movement in the region. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Roasters brewing up artisan coffee movement in North County

Lauren J. Mapp November 21, 2018
Coffee has long been a major component of American breakfasts, but in recent years, a great number of small specialty coffee roasters have popped up in San Diego County, including Encinitas and Carlsbad.
A wave crashes along the Encinitas coast. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Cameron Niven August 21, 2018
On Aug. 7, Scripps Institution of Oceanography measured the sea-surface temperature of local waters at 79 degrees, which was the highest temperature taken in the 102 years since the institute started taking measurements. Some beaches, such as Solana Beach, recorded water temperatures up to 81 degrees, according to reports. Why are these ocean water temperatures so high? How long are they going to last? How often are they going to arrive? How could they affect future storms and climate?
Coast Highway 101 grates can be found throughout downtown Encinitas, installed as part of a streetscape project several years ago. A similar project is now slated for Leucadia. (Photo by Jill5141, iStock Getty Images)

Leucadia Streetscape plans remain in place, but concerns still loom

Linus Smith July 11, 2018
After more than a decade, the city of Encinitas aims to begin construction of the Leucadia Streetscape Project in October, pending full approval of the project plans from the California Coastal Commission, anticipated in August.
Orange netting, pictured March 9, stretches down San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff to keep beachgoers safe during construction. (Photo by Cam Buker)

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

Meghan Lanigan March 23, 2018
Cranes sit on either side of Interstate 5 at the Manchester Avenue exit and orange netting outlines the area where vegetation has been cleared at San Elijo Lagoon. There is hardly any water in the back basins, the lagoon lacks greenery, and if one did not know better, it might look like the lagoon is in trouble. However, all is as it should be, according to Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
The Encinitas City Council voted 3-2 on Nov. 15 to approve a four-district map and elections for districts in the city. (North Coast Current)

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

Roman S. Koenig November 21, 2017
A division of Encinitas into electoral districts led to a divided vote among the City Council on Nov. 15 in favor of moving forward with the plan.
Traffic moves along Coast Highway 101 in January 2016 in Encinitas, one of several north San Diego County cities opting for City Council districts in light of recent legal threats. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Encinitas opting for an electoral divide

Lauren J. Mapp August 31, 2017
Following the receipt of a demand letter from Malibu law firm Shenkman & Hughes, the Encinitas City Council decided unanimously Aug. 30 to move forward with developing a districting process for the City Council election system.
Encintas City Council members Mark Muir (left), Tasha Boerner Horvath and Tony Kranz are sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Hollywood on Dec. 13. (Photo by Cam Buker)

Encinitas leaders set priorities for 2017

Mike Peterson January 6, 2017
In the wake of November’s election results, Encinitas has sworn in an entire City Council sans one seat.
A project to widen Interstate 5 will provide improvements to the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, including the lengthening of the bridge space at Manchester Avenue, pictured Oct. 20, for improved tidal flow. (North Coast Current photo)

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

Meghan Lanigan October 20, 2016
Of the protected lagoons affected by the North Coast Corridor Project along Interstate 5, work around San Elijo Lagoon is taking a different approach.
Jerry Waddle, pictured in Ducky Waddle's Emporium in mid-2015, is preparing to close the eclectic shop at the end of September. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

‘The best people in the area’: Ducky Waddle’s owner, customers reflect on 20 years of business as Leucadia shop wraps up

Mike Peterson September 5, 2016
Ducky Waddle’s Emporium, a beloved Encinitas institution, will close its doors at the end of September after more than 20 years in business.
Carlsbad's Agua Hedionda Lagoon, pictured April 20, attracts recreational users from around the region. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Coast not quite clear post-election

Lauren J. Mapp April 29, 2016

Measure A — the special election in Carlsbad to vote on the development of a mall at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon — was defeated at the polls earlier this year, but the idea of development at the site...

A family tends to a plot Feb. 12 at the Encinitas Community Garden. As the garden continues to develop, the city of Encinitas is still working on a more concrete urban farming policy. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Taking root: Encinitas continues work on urban farming policy

Lauren J. Mapp February 15, 2016

Among recent changes in the local farming community, Encinitas’ Urban Agriculture Subcommittee continued a discussion of a new urban agriculture ordinance and agricultural permit during the second of...

Cal State San Marcos is set to become an NCAA Division II institution following its application in February 2014. (Photo by Troy Orem)

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

Patrick Carr November 7, 2015

On a hot, sunny day, a breeze whips up a large cloud of dust in a construction lot on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. The curved, grey, unfinished building sits on the lot. It only stands out because...

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