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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Coffee. (Photo by Nathan Dumlao via Unsplash)

Owning a specialty coffee shop is Californians’ dream job in the age of AI, survey finds

HostingAdvice February 23, 2024
In an era when artificial intelligence is reshaping the job market, many professionals may find themselves at a crossroads. The shift could render some white-collar jobs obsolete, propelling millions to explore new career avenues or embrace entrepreneurship. Amid this transformative phase, HostingAdvice conducted a survey of 3,000 employees to find out Californians’ dream business ventures that not only ignite their passion but are also resilient in the face of AI advancements. These were California’s top choices.
Fitness. (Light Field Studios / iStock Getty Images Plus via StatePoint)

Study: Average 29 days for Californians to hit their weight-loss goals February 21, 2024
As the holiday season twinkled out, it left behind not just memories, but also an extra layer of ‘love’ around the waistline. The average Joe and Jane packed on a ‘festive’ 1.5 pounds. Consequently, many people leverage the New Year as a motivational springboard for health and fitness resolutions, aiming to return to their pre-holiday weight.
Oceanside city sign. (Photo by albertc111, iStock Getty Images)

City Report: Debate over Oceanside housing rules puts city at crossroads

Owen Pratt January 5, 2024
The Golden State is facing an unprecedented housing crisis. The problem is vast, and finding a solid solution can seem impossible. To understand this, we’ll be looking over Oceanside’s recent inclusionary housing amendment to see how it plays a role in what’s happening.
Anthony “Tony” Brandenburg, pictured in an Encinitas City Council campaign photo, died at his home on Oct. 3 after battling cancer. He was 83 years old. (Courtesy photo)

Family, friends recall retired judge, Encinitas community advocate Tony Brandenburg

Alysse Dodge November 10, 2023
Anthony “Tony” Brandenburg, who served the community, region, tribal nations and country in several notable ways, died at his home on Oct. 3 after battling cancer. He was 83 years old.
Oceanside city sign. (Photo by albertc111, iStock Getty Images)

City Report: Housing density, warehouse project in spotlight

Owen Pratt November 1, 2023
Downtown Oceanside development has recently been limited by the City Council, undoing a 4-year old policy change. Meanwhile, a controversial warehouse project has people upset over traffic problems, lack of transparency and possible environmental hazards.
Encinitas, California. (Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

ENCINITAS: Meet elected officials at chamber-hosted event Oct. 30

October 30, 2023
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce hosts its inaugural “Meet Your Elected Officials and Community Leaders” event, presented by TOOTRiS Child Care on Demand, on Monday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) North.
Medical. (Photo by Thinkstock via FreeImages)

Carlsbad regenerative orthopedic developer Advanced Biologics announces merger with Isto

North Coast Current October 24, 2023
Regenerative orthopedic innovator Advanced Biologics, based in Carlsbad, recently completed a merger with orthobiologic firm Isto Biologics earlier this month, the companies announced.
Viasat’s Carlsbad headquarters. (Viasat photo by Brandon Davila)

Viasat wireless internet system to be added to Canadian airline

North Coast Current October 24, 2023
Porter Airlines, based in Toronto, has picked up Carlsbad-based Viasat’s technology to allow high-speed internet access on its flights.
California state Sen. Catherine Blakespear (center) and Encinitas Mayor Tony Kranz (immediate left) stand with members of the Encinitas City Council, San Dieguito High School Academy and family of Brodee Braxton Champlain-Kingman on Sept. 21 as they mark the granting of $3.09 million in state funds for the Santa Fe Drive Corridor Improvements Project. (Encinitas city photo)

$3.09 million headed for Santa Fe Drive safety project in Encinitas

North Coast Current September 21, 2023
Spurred by the death of an Encinitas teenager over the summer, state Sen. Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas) has been able to secure $3.09 million in funds for the Santa Fe Drive Corridor Improvements Project, the city announced Sept. 21.
The California Capitol is pictured in April 2022. (Photo by Josh Hild via Unsplash)

Key vote on the way for California sex-trafficking legislation

J.W. August August 30, 2023
A bill that would make sex trafficking of minors a strike under California’s three-strikes law is heading to the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday, Sept. 1, for a decision whether it lives or dies, is put on hold or put to a vote by the entire Assembly.
Multistory buildings that include high-density housing are becoming a larger presence in downtown Oceanside, pictured March 2021. (Photo by Matt Gush, iStock Getty Images)

Housing plans in Oceanside spark community debate about state and local policies

Ryan Hardison August 17, 2023
With several new housing developments being planned, approved and built over the past several years in Oceanside, many of which have been concentrated in downtown, the city is attempting to keep up with the growing demand for affordable housing. However, the subject of housing has become a divisive issue among residents and city leaders.
Encinitas Mayor Tony Kranz addresses visitors to the new San Elijo Activity Hub Park & Ride in Encinitas on Aug. 12. Next to him are (left to right) Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner, Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda and Assemblywoman and former Encinitas City Council member Tasha Boerner (D-77th District). (Caltrans photo)

Hub near San Elijo Lagoon designed for commuters, nature enthusiasts

North Coast Current August 16, 2023
Local officials and preservationists celebrated the completion of the San Elijo Activity Hub Park & Ride in Encinitas on Aug. 12 among the final projects that have reshaped Interstate 5 and surrounding open space over the past several years.
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