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Left to right: Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian (20 years in office), Carlsbad City Council Member Ann Kulchin (32 years) and Encinitas City Council Member Jim Bond (20 years).  (Photo by Scott Allison)

Trio’s tenure: Retiring council members reflect on careers

Manny Lopez December 27, 2012

The retirements of Encinitas Councilman James Bond, Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian and Carlsbad Councilwoman Ann Kulchin mark the end of an era in North County coastal politics. With nearly a century...

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Ernesto Lopez December 20, 2012

North County historian Lucy Berk has a big task at hand. She is digging up paper files of the Times Advocate archives from 1983 to 1995 and distributing them to local historical societies. Berk worked...

Paul Ecke III stands among the poinsettias grown at Ecke Ranch in Encinitas. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Transfer of flower power: Paul Ecke III optimistic about poinsettia powerhouse’s future under new ownership

Manny Lopez November 21, 2012

For the first holiday season since 1911, a member of the Ecke family will not be at the helm of the Encinitas company that popularized the poinsettia and made it the No. 1 selling potted plant in North...

Sophie Cubbison in a publicity photo advertising her products. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cubbison’s Foods)

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Staple has local roots

Lauren Ciallella November 20, 2012

Editor's note: With the holidays around the corner, the North Coast Current revisits this story, first published in the Current in November 2008 Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really...

State Assembly Bill 1658 calls for the reintroduction of black-on-yellow, yellow-on-black and yellow-on-blue license plates in California, similar to the one pictured here at Encinitas Classic Car Nights on Sept. 13. Plateholders would pay a special renewal fee. (Photo by Donna P. Crilly)

Golden plates: Car buffs laud plan to bring back iconic colors

Donna P. Crilly September 22, 2012

Classic car owners generally have a few things in common. Aside from a love of an era of cars when baby boomers were still babies, enthusiasts typically have money to spend and time to restore their classic...

Fresh vegetables from Kawano Farms of Oceanside are displayed at the Encinitas Station Farmers Market in August. (Photo by Ben Carlson)

Fresh crop: North Coast sees growth of farmers markets

Kelley Carlson September 22, 2012

Farmers markets seem to be cropping up all over North County. They can be found in every city, from Oceanside to Carmel Valley along the coast, and as far east as San Marcos, Escondido and Valley Center....

San Dieguito High School is seen in 1938. (Photo courtesy of Diane Y. Welch)

Bond for an icon: District aims for balance

Mike Lewis August 16, 2012

For the first time in more than 40 years, the San Dieguito Union High School District has placed a bond measure on the ballot for upgrades and construction at its campuses, including the 75-year-old San...


Homecoming: Families, friends greet troops on shore

Christopher Earley June 28, 2012

To call it a grand entrance would have been an understatement. But it would be a mistake to expect any less from a fighting force like the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. With the lights of the three...

These trees in San Elijo Lagoon are dying, and possibly being treated as an invasive species by the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Seeds of destruction: Group works to clear invasive plants

Christopher Earley May 28, 2012

Unbeknownst to many North County residents, they are living the midst of a battleground. But it’s not a traditional battle. And the enemies are a list of invasive plant species. To the untrained eye,...

Old streetlights are slowly being replaced by new energy-efficient LED fixtures as the city of Encinitas plans to replace the approximately 3,000 streetlights throughout the community. On Encinitas Boulevard looking east toward Cerro Street late April 1, the old lights give off an amber glow on the left. On the right, the new lights produce a bright blue-white. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Night in a new light: Encinitas swaps sodium for LEDs

Christopher Earley April 6, 2012

Encinitas recently joined a growing number of California communities that have taken steps to improve energy efficiency by converting many of their street lights to LED technology. Funded by grant money...

The cast of “A Piece of My Heart” on stage at San Dieguito Academy's new Clayton E. Liggett Theater. Director Stephanie Siers is at far right. (Photo by Ariana Drehsler)

The stage is set: Curtain rises on academy’s Liggett Theater

Christopher Earley April 6, 2012

It would be difficult to walk into the Clayton E. Liggett Theater at the San Dieguito Academy and not think about the man behind the legacy. During his 20-year career as a drama teacher at the high...

Newspaper publisher extends greetings

Newspaper publisher extends greetings

North Coast Current February 12, 2012

Editor´s Note: This was the first editorial published in the Encinitas Coast Dispatch on Feb. 12, 1925. It is reproduced here in full from the North Coast Current archives. After a careful survey of...

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