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Jazz 88.3 FM station manager and Encinitas resident Claudia Russell is shown in the station’s new facility at San Diego City College. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Encinitas resident, Jazz 88.3 manager curates Carlsbad series

Manny Lopez March 28, 2015

The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has kicked off its four-part “This is Jazz” lecture and concert series with accompaniment from its new program partner, radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM. The...

Encinitas City Councilman Mark Muir (third from left), Deputy Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Mayor Kristin Gaspar (holding scissors), Ian Thompson (the husband of late Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan), county Supervisor Dave Roberts and former Councilwoman Teresa Barth celebrate the opening of Encinitas Community Park on Jan. 10. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

A grand-slam opening: Encinitas celebrates park in Major League style

Manny Lopez January 12, 2015

Hundreds attended the long-awaited grand opening celebration Jan. 10 for the 44-acre Encinitas Community Park, which sits west of Interstate 5 between Santa Fe and Birmingham drives. Festivities for...

Pillbox Tavern & Grill co-owners Justin LaFrantz, Mike Garcia and Leigh Gibson celebrate the eatery’s grand opening Dec. 10 with county Supervisor Dave Roberts (far right). (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Solana Beach toasts grand opening of Pillbox Tavern & Grill

Manny Lopez December 17, 2014

Situated near Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, the Pillbox Tavern & Grill on Plaza Street celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 10. Members of the Solana Beach...

“It’s exciting to be a two-time ‘Cupcake Wars’ winner,” says Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen owner Don Hein, pictured in front of the Vista shop he owns with his wife, Becky Hein. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Little Cakes earns big wins on Food Network

Manny Lopez December 31, 2013

Who would have imagined that getting pushed out of a high-paying job after 12 years of service was the best thing that could have ever happened to two-time “Cupcake Wars” winner Don Hein, owner of...

Chris Anthony (far left), Mark Stewart, Ben Trpcerski, Alex Zuniga (far right) stand with a Torq Roadster at the Epic Electric Vehicles shop in Vista. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Vista firm on track with zero-emission Roadster

Manny Lopez December 18, 2013

The recently unveiled Torq Roadster by Epic Electric Vehicles in Vista is a three-wheeled, race-inspired electric sports car that’s not a car and runs side-by-side with some of its top fossil-fueled...

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...

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...

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s renovation included a $12 million expansion and retooling of its entire restaurant, Morada, which focuses on fresh California cuisine. (Photo courtesy of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe)

Renovations to eatery aim to satisfy The Inn crowd

Manny Lopez October 10, 2013

Nestled within the rolling hills and gated mansions of Rancho Santa Fe, Morada – the recently remodeled restaurant at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe – embodies the serenity and quiet beauty of the area’s...

Palomar College Governing Board President Nancy Chadwick (left) and college President Robert Deegan celebrate the opening of the remodeled performing arts complex at the San Marcos campus Sept. 20. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Palomar College marks opening of arts complex

Manny Lopez October 2, 2013

Palomar College celebrated the grand opening of its $24 million performing arts complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours and multidisciplinary performances featuring faculty members at...

The Gen 7 label is part of Brookside Winery, which has returned to the regional wine scene under a new generation of its founding family.

Brookside Winery back from the wayside

Manny Lopez August 7, 2013

When your pedigree boasts a history as one of the oldest winemaking families in California, the decision to become a vintner isn’t always as easy as it may seem. For native San Diegan Tim Bacino, owner...

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...

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...

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