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North Coast Current

Current wins special award for media coverage

North Coast current November 1, 2013

The North Coast Current won a special award Oct. 30 for its reporting on the state of local media. Writers Alex Groves and Ernesto Lopez received the Wildcard award from the San Diego Press Club during...

North Coast Current wins 12 awards

North Coast Current July 12, 2013

The North Coast Current won 12 awards July 12 at the annual banquet for the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter. The Current won awards for its online content and design: First Place...

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair

Christopher Earley April 11, 2013

Downtown Encinitas is gearing up once again to play host to one of San Diego County’s most celebrated street fairs. Since its inaugural event in 1983, the Encinitas Street Fair has grown to host some...

Fair can be roadblock for some 101 merchants

Christopher Earley April 11, 2013

Downtown Encinitas will play host to the 30th annual Encinitas Street Fair this month. With 100,000 visitors and shoppers expected to fill Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets, there is some concern...

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...


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,...

Arts Alive banners featuring a portrait of late Encinitas City Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan are now on full display along North Coast Highway 101. (Photo by Chris Earley)

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Christopher Earley April 21, 2012

Once again, a controversial piece of art has cast the city of Encinitas into the spotlight. June 2011 found the city amid a debate regarding whether a mosaic dubbed the “Surfing Madonna,” which...

The doors of Rancho Park Pharmacy in Encinitas will soon close, leaving longtime customers to find a new pharmacy and gift shop. CVS has purchased the pharmacy and will transfer prescriptions to the CVS located at 129 El Camino Real. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Pharmacy wrapping up after 38 years

Christopher Earley April 20, 2012

Walking into Rancho Park Pharmacy in Encinitas is a lot like stepping back in time. And much to the chagrin of longtime customers like Fran Carney, not many of these types of establishments exist anymore. As...


July 31, 2008

The North Coast Current works with local freelance journalists. The editors seek contributing columnists and news writers on an ongoing basis. If you're interested in being a contributor, email your resume...

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