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Victim in Solana Beach death ID’d as Butterfly Farms co-founder

January 5, 2021
Management and supporters of Butterfly Farms in Encinitas are mourning the death of co-founder Tom Merriman, who authorities identified as the victim in a suspicious death in Solana Beach on Jan. 1.

Preserved Home: Prepare your own oats for a healthy new year trend

Oats. (Photo by Anshu A, Unsplash)
January 1, 2021
When people think of oatmeal, they think of a drab breakfast offering. But with some creativity, oats can be an exciting addition to your mornings — a healthy new trend of your own.

Encinitas to crack down on violations of COVID-19 order

Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)
San Diego County reports record 62 deaths on Dec. 31
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.

Large-scale Encinitas housing proposal sets stage for 2021 cycle

A map shows the proposed scale of the Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (Encinitas city document image)
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-based CEO Ormond joins national small-business board

Y’vonne Ormond, CEO of Encinitas-based 5P Consulting. (Courtesy photo by Nikkie Achartz)
December 31, 2020
Y’vonne Ormond, CEO of Encinitas-based 5P Consulting, has been named to the National Small Business Association Leadership Council, the company announced in November.

North Coast Current marks award-winning year

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)
December 31, 2020
The North Coast Current had a successful 2020, receiving 16 awards from local and nationally affiliated professional media organizations.

Officials seek residents’ input for 2021 Encinitas housing plan update

Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)
December 31, 2020
The city of Encinitas invites residents to submit comments during January as officials finalize a state-mandated housing update.

Education Matters: The impact of a new San Dieguito school board

December 14, 2020
With a new school board and fresh perspectives, perhaps San Dieguito Union High School District constituents can look forward to greater transparency, more fiscal responsibility and an emphasis on the interests of students ahead of adults.

Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe face power cuts as Santa Ana whips San Diego

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
December 3, 2020
Power has been cut to some areas of north coastal San Diego County, including Olivenhain in Encinitas, as Santa Ana winds hit historic speeds in the region Dec. 3, according to local weather and power authorities.

Preserved Home: Cut the can and promote real pumpkin pie

Pumpkins. (Photo by Freddie Collins, Unsplash)
November 24, 2020
Pumpkin pie is a must-have for Americans around the holidays. In fact, an estimated 50 million pumpkin pies are consumed every year at Thanksgiving. But what if I told you that’s not real pumpkin pie you’re eating?

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Tradition began with San Marcos native

Sophie Cubbison in a publicity photo advertising her products. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cubbison’s Foods)
November 24, 2020
Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really no difference,” says Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s PR man since 1948. A personal friend of San Marcos legend Sophie Cubbison, Pearlstein watched as this inventive entrepreneur used her passion for health food to become a national icon.

Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.
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