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

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

Patrick Carr

November 6, 2015


Filed under Education, Higher Education, San Marcos, Top Stories

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 there’s a lot of construction going on in the area. Otherwise, the grey blob with some white...

A marquee event: Oceanside’s Star Theatre Company celebrates restored landmark sign

A marquee event: Oceanside’s Star Theatre Company celebrates restored landmark sign

Susan Whaley

July 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Oceanside, Region, Top Stories

An oldie but goodie, the historic neon marquee of Oceanside’s Star Theatre lit up again on July 3. The day before Fourth of July, the $110,000 newly restored marquee illuminated Coast Highway surrounded by a crowd of friends and family of the theater community. Some passersby even stopped to join...

Saving the store: Crowdfunding campaign, cash mob aim to keep Ducky Waddle’s afloat

Saving the store: Crowdfunding campaign, cash mob aim to keep Ducky Waddle’s afloat

Amanda Rhoades

June 5, 2015


Filed under Arts, Business, Encinitas, Leucadia, Top Stories

When you walk into Ducky Waddle’s Emporium, you enter another era. The funky Leucadia store beckons feelings of nostalgia, even for first-time visitors. The walls are covered in an assortment of prints ranging from Shepard Fairey’s work to vintage Harper’s Magazine covers and concert posters. The...

What to do with Pacific View: Arts supporters, activists optimistic but quiet about Encinitas site’s future

What to do with Pacific View: Arts supporters, activists optimistic but quiet about Encinitas site’s future

Gisela Lagos

February 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Cardiff by the Sea, Education, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics, Top Stories

With almost 70 arts groups, Encinitas boasts the second-largest arts community in San Diego County, and the direction of the city-owned Pacific View site promises to be a welcome addition for arts supporters throughout the community. “Encinitas is a growing city,” said Commissioner Naimeh Tanha,...

Parade of characters: Residents, pro runners race for the beloved ‘Cardiff Kook’

Parade of characters: Residents, pro runners race for the beloved ‘Cardiff Kook’

Helen Hawes

February 6, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Top Stories

Mere minutes after world class runner Luis Orta blasted to victory in the men’s 10K on Feb. 1, the glamorous Dragonfly Team, wearing matching white sweatshirts and empowered by sporting the bejeweled sunglasses they made the night before, took off on their first 5K run. At least they think so. Some...

Business leaders optimistic about 2015

Business leaders optimistic about 2015

Alex Groves

January 22, 2015


Filed under Business, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Region, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Top Stories

With 2015 underway, officials in North County say they see good things in store for business and the region’s economy overall. But in spite of noticeable gains in sales tax revenue, increases in chamber of commerce memberships and other tell-tale signs of a prosperous economy, some leaders in the...

A grand-slam opening: Encinitas celebrates park in Major League style

A grand-slam opening: Encinitas celebrates park in Major League style

Manny Lopez

January 12, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Community News, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Top Stories

Hundreds attended the long-awaited grand opening celebration Jan. 10 for the 44-acre Encinitas Community Park, which sits west of Interstate 5 between Santa Fe and Birmingham drives. Festivities for the opening of the $19.3 million project, which began construction in 2012, featured three ribbon-cutting...

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...

Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

December 16, 2014


Filed under Business, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, ENTERPRISE, Holidays, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Top Stories

The tree has been decorated and the stockings hung with care but the shopping list is still incomplete. There’s no reason to worry if you haven’t picked up a gift for your boss or a small trinket for your neighbor just to say thanks for watering the plants while you were on vacation over the summer. Forget...

Elected mayor’s term begins

Elected mayor’s term begins

Camille Lozano

December 11, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Top Stories

There was standing room only in the Encinitas City Council Chambers on Tuesday night for the special council meeting to swear in first-ever Mayor-Elect Kristin Gaspar and Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear, who will replace Teresa Barth on the council. Family, friends and residents of Encinitas crowded...

Cyber citizenship

Cyber citizenship

Gisela Lagos

December 2, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia, LOCAL WIDE WEB, Media, Olivenhain, Politics, Top Stories

E-Town Hall/Peak Democracy is the newest in a line of efforts Encinitas has made to increase public engagement, but not everyone is convinced that paying for the pilot program was money well spent. In community blogs, comments and group conversations, residents have been talking about the positives...

Season of giving: Local agencies prepare to help those in need

Season of giving: Local agencies prepare to help those in need

Maile Rudebusch

November 21, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Holidays, Leucadia, NORTH COAST LINK, North County, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Region, San Diego County, Top Stories

The holiday season is a time to come together with family, but it is also a time to reach out and support those who are less fortunate. There are many donation drop-offs and food collection drives across San Diego, and the organizations behind those drives make it their mission to help those in need...

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