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California is among 45 states to adopt national Common Core standards for primary and secondary education. (stock.xchng photo)

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,...

The Twin Inns site in Carlsbad, which housed Nieman’s and Ocean House restaurants over the past three decades, will now house a Sun Diego Boardshops store. (North Coast Current photo)

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...

From left, Ann Schulz, husband, Kris, and son, Matt, co-own the McDonald’s franchise with Matt’s wife, Ericka (not pictured). The eatery near Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real will soon reopen after a 2011 fire destroyed the building. (Photo by Scott Allison)

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...

A program introducing yoga in Encinitas schools resulted in a lawsuit, which the Encinitas Union School District ultimately won. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

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...

Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey recently opened a Searsucker location in the Del mar area. (Photo by Chantelle Marie, courtesy of Enlightened Hospitality Groups)

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...

Becky Cox and her grandson, John Peterson, admire the intricate details of “Star Trek” models June 19 used in “The Next Generation” TV series. The ships are part of Star Trek: The Exhibition at the San Diego County Fair. (Photo by Scott Allison)

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...

A San Diego County Fair 2012 exit poll indicated nearly half of the 1.5 million fairgoers who attended last year also visited the competition showcases, according to Student Showcase Coordinator Neil Bruington. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

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...

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas grew from the work of (left to right) Dr. Charlie Clark, Herman Weigand, Dr. Ron Summers and Dr. Dwight Cook. (Photo courtesy of Scripps Encinitas)

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...

Scripps Encinitas patient Hermes Castro may one day walk on his own, but with the help of the exoskeleton, he is able to move his feet beneath his body. (Photo courtesy of Scripps Memorial Hospital)

Scripps Encinitas utilizing exoskeleton for therapy

Helen Hawes April 21, 2013

Hermes Castro used to consider riding his bike 20 miles to work as part of his regimen as a triathlete and physical trainer. But on Sept. 1, 2006, his life changed as he was riding his yellow racing bike...

“A California Mermaid,” shown March 22, is one of 101 banners on light posts along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. The banner, by Lauren Tannehill, is part of the Arts Alive project. (North Coast Current photo)

Bidding silent, but banner artists’ work can speak volumes

Helen Hawes March 26, 2013

Silent bidding has already lifted the value of the Arts Alive banners that flutter along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas from Leucadia to Cardiff. The 101 banners may seem to vary wildly in subject matter,...

John Murray catches his sign while standing on one hand along El Camino Real near Encinitas Boulevard on Feb. 16. Murray has been spinning signs on and off for six years.

A twist on business: Cities differ on allowing sign twirlers

Christopher Earley February 23, 2013

When sign spinner John Murray goes to work on a busy street corner, he attracts a lot of attention. But attracting attention is just part of the job. With a full head of curly and wild red hair, the...

Participants dressed as sheep cross the finish line in unison during the second annual Cardiff Kook Run on Feb. 3. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Second annual Kook Run draws colorful characters

Helen Hawes February 7, 2013

Masked Zorros, cave people, a bride and some serious athletes shut down Coast Highway on Feb. 3 as they ran with 2,000 other contenders in the second annual Cardiff Kook Run 5K and 10K races. The event...

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