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Pacific View options still murky for city of Encinitas

Pacific View options still murky for city of Encinitas

Jessica LaFontaine

January 24, 2014

The Encinitas City Council discussed and voted on Jan. 15 to continue pursuing an ongoing topic – the purchase of the Pacific View School property currently owned by the Encinitas Union School District. The 2.6-acre seaside property is located at 608 Third Street. Discussions continued at a City...

Better days ahead for 2014 economy? From Encinitas to Escondido, observers weigh strengths and challenges

Better days ahead for 2014 economy? From Encinitas to Escondido, observers weigh strengths and challenges

Alex Groves

January 22, 2014

As North County enters 2014, local officials say they feel confident that the economy is on the upswing from years past but that there’s still a long way to go. Within the past year, cities across the county have facilitated a number of infrastructure and business deals in the hopes of bolstering...

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

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...

Industry observers weigh impact of U-T San Diego’s entry into local weekly media market

Industry observers weigh impact of U-T San Diego’s entry into local weekly media market

Alex Groves

November 24, 2013

U-T San Diego, the last remaining daily newspaper in San Diego County, recently purchased eight weekly community newspapers from Mainstreet Communications, and experts in the field of media and active journalists are holding their breath to see what the paper will do with its newly claimed acquisitions. The...

Getting to the Common Core: Local educators adopt new philosophy in learning

Getting to the Common Core: Local educators adopt new philosophy in learning

Paige Nelson

October 24, 2013

STAR testing in California public schools is history, thanks to new legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 2. The bill eliminates the traditional standardized test and replaces it with a new, computerized assessment aligned with national Common Core standards. The former exams were administered...

New tenant for Carlsbad landmark: Sun Diego’s plans to lease century-old restaurant site stir controversy

New tenant for Carlsbad landmark: Sun Diego’s plans to lease century-old restaurant site stir controversy

Manny Lopez

October 19, 2013

Surfers sometimes have a reputation for being extremely territorial about their waves. The same can be said about some residents and business owners in the coastal town of Carlsbad when it comes to landmark commercial real estate. A conflict recently erupted when the management of Sun Diego Boardshops...

Serving up a new store: Longtime Encinitas McDonald’s owners rebuilding restaurant

Serving up a new store: Longtime Encinitas McDonald’s owners rebuilding restaurant

Helen Hawes

September 27, 2013

Jennifer Howard remembers special days back in the in the late 1970s, when, as a first-grader, she went to birthday parties at the McDonald’s up on the hill on Encinitas Boulevard. The fast-food restaurant became a part of her everyday life as she continued to go there for lunch and snacks as an adult,...

Yoga fight highlights ABCs of innovation: Area school officials weigh challenges of building programs

Yoga fight highlights ABCs of innovation: Area school officials weigh challenges of building programs

Paige Nelson

August 16, 2013

In wrapping up a lawsuit that brought national media attention to Encinitas in recent months, Judge John Meyer of the San Diego Superior Court ruled yoga fit for public schools. Encinitas Union School District Superintendent Timothy Baird said it’s the first districtwide yoga program and also quite...

Searsucker designed to suit North County

Searsucker designed to suit North County

Manny Lopez

July 23, 2013

A restaurant metamorphosis took place July 17 with the emergence of Searsucker Del Mar from the chrysalis of Burlap located in Carmel Valley’s Del Mar Highlands Town Center mall. Intended to coincide with opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack, celebrity chef Brian Malarkey and hospitality entrepreneur...

Set phasers to stunned: Fair hosts ‘Star Trek’ museum

Set phasers to stunned: Fair hosts ‘Star Trek’ museum

Ken Pagano

June 29, 2013

Don’t beam the sets and props up yet, Scotty. Star Trek: The Exhibition will be docked with the San Diego County Fair through July 4. Trekkers and Trek fans alike have the chance to boldly stroll where few fans have strolled before, back in time and into the future through an interactive museum...

County Fair competitions draw thousands of participants

County Fair competitions draw thousands of participants

Paige Nelson

June 3, 2013

Inside the Grandstand at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, volunteers sort through an array of colorful jams brought in by entrant Star Slipock. Slipock has been making her homemade jams for 41 years and entering them into the Home and Hobby Competition at the San Diego County Fair since 1975. “I have a who...

Built on a handshake: Scripps Encinitas marks 50 years

Built on a handshake: Scripps Encinitas marks 50 years

Helen Hawes

May 30, 2013

Although Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a photo retrospective of its inception, it is already looking toward its 100th anniversary by creating a time capsule that will be opened in 2064. Staff members, former patients and members of the community recently...

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