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Current wins special award for media coverage

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...

North Coast Current wins 12 awards

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...

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair
April 11, 2013

Downtown Encinitas is gearing up once again to play host to one of San Diego County’s most celebrated street fairs. Since its inaugural event in 1983, the Encinitas Street Fair has grown to host some...

Fair can be roadblock for some 101 merchants

April 11, 2013

Downtown Encinitas will play host to the 30th annual Encinitas Street Fair this month. With 100,000 visitors and shoppers expected to fill Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets, there is some concern...

A twist on business: Cities differ on allowing sign twirlers

John Murray catches his sign while standing on one hand along El Camino Real near Encinitas Boulevard on Feb. 16. Murray has been spinning signs on and off for six years.
February 23, 2013

When sign spinner John Murray goes to work on a busy street corner, he attracts a lot of attention. But attracting attention is just part of the job. With a full head of curly and wild red hair, the...

Homecoming: Families, friends greet troops on shore

June 28, 2012

To call it a grand entrance would have been an understatement. But it would be a mistake to expect any less from a fighting force like the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. With the lights of the three...

Seeds of destruction: Group works to clear invasive plants

These trees in San Elijo Lagoon are dying, and possibly being treated as an invasive species by the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. (Photo by Scott Allison)
May 28, 2012

Unbeknownst to many North County residents, they are living the midst of a battleground. But it’s not a traditional battle. And the enemies are a list of invasive plant species. To the untrained eye,...

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Arts Alive banners featuring a portrait of late Encinitas City Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan are now on full display along North Coast Highway 101. (Photo by Chris Earley)
April 20, 2012

Once again, a controversial piece of art has cast the city of Encinitas into the spotlight. June 2011 found the city amid a debate regarding whether a mosaic dubbed the “Surfing Madonna,” which...

Pharmacy wrapping up after 38 years

The doors of Rancho Park Pharmacy in Encinitas will soon close, leaving longtime customers to find a new pharmacy and gift shop. CVS has purchased the pharmacy and will transfer prescriptions to the CVS located at 129 El Camino Real. (Photo by Scott Allison)
April 20, 2012

Walking into Rancho Park Pharmacy in Encinitas is a lot like stepping back in time. And much to the chagrin of longtime customers like Fran Carney, not many of these types of establishments exist anymore. As...

Council OKs Houlihan banners

April 11, 2012

In the wake of public outcry and threats of litigation, the Encinitas City Council voted Wednesday to allow banners depicting the image of late council member Maggie Houlihan to be displayed. Houlihan’s...

Night in a new light: Encinitas swaps sodium for LEDs

Old streetlights are slowly being replaced by new energy-efficient LED fixtures as the city of Encinitas plans to replace the approximately 3,000 streetlights throughout the community. On Encinitas Boulevard looking east toward Cerro Street late April 1, the old lights give off an amber glow on the left. On the right, the new lights produce a bright blue-white. (Photo by Scott Allison)
April 6, 2012

Encinitas recently joined a growing number of California communities that have taken steps to improve energy efficiency by converting many of their street lights to LED technology. Funded by grant money...

The stage is set: Curtain rises on academy’s Liggett Theater

The cast of “A Piece of My Heart” on stage at San Dieguito Academy's new Clayton E. Liggett Theater. Director Stephanie Siers is at far right. (Photo by Ariana Drehsler)
April 6, 2012

It would be difficult to walk into the Clayton E. Liggett Theater at the San Dieguito Academy and not think about the man behind the legacy. During his 20-year career as a drama teacher at the high...

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