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Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Bella Ross

June 12, 2020

Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.

Encinitas business groups seek support in wake of coronavirus

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

June 9, 2020

Encinitas merchant associations are feeling the pinch in the wake of state and local COVID-19 lockdowns to the point that the groups are seeking renewed support to stay afloat.

Detour Salon in Encinitas closes as coronavirus business restrictions lift

Detour Salon in Encinitas is closing after 22 years, the owners announced on Wednesday, May 27. (Google Street View photo)

North Coast Current

May 28, 2020

Detour Salon, a go-to spot in downtown Encinitas for haircuts, styling supplies and accessories for 22 years, announced its closure Wednesday, May 27, a casualty of challenging business conditions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas shops work to recover from flood

Flooding from heavy rain reaches the driveway and halfway up the windows of the Sunshine Gardens property in Encinitas on Friday, April 10. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Julia Shapero

April 24, 2020

Sunshine Gardens and other Encinitas businesses suffered severe damage the weekend of April 10 after the San Diego region experienced unusually high rainfall. Despite the losses, the nursery and North County Olive Oil have been able to reopen. San Dieguito Tennis Club is assessing mudslide damage.

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

April 16, 2020

The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

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North Coast Current

April 13, 2020

The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista chambers of commerce are among more than 80 business associations that have joined forces across the U.S. to create the Save Small Business Coalition.

Encinitas-based site offers job search help for teens

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North Coast Current

February 1, 2020

Teenagers seeking local jobs have a new outlet for potential work through Encinitas-based Teen Job Prep.

Leucadia merchants assess next steps after fire destroys building

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the site of four businesses, pictured Oct. 8, in Leucadia on Sept. 30. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Julia Shapero

October 8, 2019

The cause of a fire that tore through four local businesses in Leucadia is still unknown, authorities said. By Oct. 8, the merchants had collectively raised more than $23,000 toward rebuilding.

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce announces hiring of new CEO

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North Coast Current

September 6, 2019

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce will bring aboard a 22-year city resident to helm the business group, the chamber announced. Roz Mancinelli will begin her job as the chamber’s new CEO on Sept. 10.

Carlsbad firm Vulcan Wireless to work with NASA on tech project

A NASA illustration shows a human landing system and crew on the lunar surface with Earth near the horizon. (NASA photo)

North Coast Current

August 1, 2019

Vulcan Wireless of Carlsbad will partner with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, as part of the national space agency’s effort to return humans to the Moon, among other projects, NASA announced July 30.

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