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By October 2019, the San Marcos Fry’s store was already being emptied of inventory. (North Coast Current file photo)

San Marcos Fry’s Electronics closed in company shutdown

North Coast Current February 24, 2021
Fry’s Electronics in San Marcos abruptly closed its doors Feb. 24 as the chain shuttered all stores across nine states, the company announced.

3.1 earthquake off Carlsbad felt in parts of San Diego County

North Coast Current January 26, 2021
A small earthquake rattled parts of coastal north San Diego County late Monday.
Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)

Encinitas citations still in effect as COVID-19 restrictions ease

North Coast Current January 26, 2021
Encinitas restaurants, salons, barbershops and other businesses can reopen after California lifted a stay-at-home order under the weight of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — but with a caveat, according to a city announcement on Monday.
Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)

Encinitas to crack down on violations of COVID-19 order

North Coast Current January 1, 2021
The new year in Encinitas begins with stricter oversight of outdoor dining and other activities as San Diego County ended 2020 with a record number of deaths from COVID-19.
A map shows the proposed scale of the Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (Encinitas city document image)

Large-scale Encinitas housing proposal sets stage for 2021 cycle

Ethan Edward Coston December 31, 2020
The next housing cycle begins in 2021, and state law requires Encinitas to pass another housing policy. The Encinitas Boulevard Apartments, a new development proposed in Olivenhain, has sparked controversy among residents.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Officials seek residents’ input for 2021 Encinitas housing plan update

North Coast Current December 31, 2020
The city of Encinitas invites residents to submit comments during January as officials finalize a state-mandated housing update.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Encinitas cannabis measure winning in very close tally

North Coast Current November 4, 2020
Encinitas voters appear to be going against a generally fidgety City Council when it comes to allowing cannabis businesses in the city, according to returns from the Nov. 3 election.
Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

San Diego region faces prolonged heat wave, Weather Service says

North Coast Current August 14, 2020
Although coastal North County is expected to escape many of the hottest temperatures, much of the San Diego region is under an excessive heat warning as it faces a week's worth of excessive warmth, the National Weather Service reports.
Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)

San Diego County under tighter limits as COVID-19 cases increase

North Coast Current July 6, 2020
San Diego County faces tightened restrictions for the next few weeks as COVID-19 cases increase in the region, according to a public health order that goes into effect Tuesday, July 7.
The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

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.

Detour Salon in Encinitas closes as coronavirus business restrictions lift

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.
Santa Fe Christian fifth graders show their messages to Sharp healthcare workers. Top row, left to right: Calvin Barno, Anna Barr, Samantha Kim and Aspen Lee. Bottom row, left to right: Quinn Nikkel, Presley Seedig and Jaya Yuskiewicz. Lower right corner: teacher Cynthia Nixon. (Photos of Santa Fe Christian Schools)

Santa Fe Christian students thank Sharp caregivers

North Coast Current May 22, 2020
Students in teacher Cynthia Nixon’s fifth-grade class at Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach recently sent pictures and notes of appreciation to Sharp Grossmont Hospital doctors and nurses.
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