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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Current wins awards for news site, reporting, editorials

North Coast Current November 20, 2017
The North Coast Current has been recognized as one of the area’s best news sites by two regional professional groups in 2017.

Encinitas school board candidates discuss student yoga, farming

Ernesto Lopez November 7, 2016
Two issues at the center of this year’s race for the Board of Trustees in the Encinitas Union School District are the funding of yoga and farming programs, which are available to the 5,400 students at the nine schools as part of the Health and Wellness Program.

Encinitas leaders, regional expert weigh family ties on Nov. 8 ballot

Ernesto Lopez October 30, 2016
The Bushes have two U.S. presidents in their family. The Clintons may just have two, depending on the outcome of November’s election. And in the city of Encinitas, the Gaspars might also be in a position to join this form of family political lineage.
Encinitas residents Liz Taylor (far left), Teresa Barth, Mim Michelove and Tiffany Fox (far right) have joined forces to create the community nonprofit Encinitas Engage. (Courtesy photo)

Teresa Barth, Encinitas residents launch effort to engage community

Ernesto Lopez January 26, 2015

Teresa Barth, former Encinitas mayor and councilwoman, has officially taken off her “political hat” and stepped into a life of civic engagement. She recently announced her involvement as president...

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...

Pedestrians walk around final construction along Highway 101 in Solana Beach in early August. (Photo by Ernesto Lopez)

Merchants await finish of Solana Beach project

Ernesto Lopez August 16, 2013

With construction nearing completion on the Solana Beach streetscape project along the Highway 101 corridor, most businesses are starting to see a higher flow of customers come through their doors compared...

The Surfing Madonna mosaic is now on permanent display at Café Ipe in Leucadia. (Photo by Ernesto Lopez)

Artist seeks others to help spread the ‘Madonna’ message

Ernesto Lopez August 3, 2013

The environmental message of the Surfing Madonna mosaic – “Save the Ocean” – is set to reach far more people up and down the coast of California. Within the next few months, a handful of artists...

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...

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Initiative backers pan impact report

Ernesto Lopez March 26, 2013

Although the Encinitas City Council has already ordered a special election for the Right to Vote Initiative on June 18, backers are saying the report ordered by the council on the effects of the proposal...

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Law firm to tackle initiative report

Ernesto Lopez February 20, 2013

Encinitas city planners have selected Costa Mesa law firm Rutan & Tucker to conduct a report on possible effects of the Right to Vote Initiative, as asked for by the City Council on Feb.13, the planning...

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Backers, city weigh next steps for Right to Vote Initiative

Ernesto Lopez February 9, 2013

A special election for the Right to Vote Initiative approved in January could cost the city around $300,000, according to the Encinitas city clerk. The initiative – which would impose a citywide height...

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...

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