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Current wins special award for media coverage

North Coast current

November 1, 2013


Filed under Business, LATEST NEWS, Media

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 the organization’s 40th annual awards celebration. The Current won 19 awards overall. The special...

North Coast Current wins 12 awards

North Coast Current

July 12, 2013


Filed under LATEST NEWS

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 for Online Design (awarded to Publisher and Editorial Director Roman S. Koenig) and Honorable Mention...

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair

Organizers prepare for 30th street fair

Christopher Earley

April 11, 2013


Filed under Encinitas, SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE

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 450 vendors, ranging from food to household goods and art. Organized by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet...

Fair can be roadblock for some 101 merchants

Christopher Earley

April 11, 2013


Filed under Encinitas, SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE

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 regarding the accessibility of small businesses in the area that may or may not be inconvenienced by...

A twist on business: Cities differ on allowing sign twirlers

A twist on business: Cities differ on allowing sign twirlers

Christopher Earley

February 23, 2013


Filed under Business, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, Top Stories

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 21-year-old Grossmont College student can flip a sign with the best of them. As traffic rolls past...

Homecoming: Families, friends greet troops on shore

Homecoming: Families, friends greet troops on shore

Christopher Earley

June 28, 2012


Filed under Camp Pendleton, Military, Oceanside, Region, Top Stories

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 ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group barely visible in the dark morning June 21, the roar...

Seeds of destruction: Group works to clear invasive plants

Seeds of destruction: Group works to clear invasive plants

Christopher Earley

May 28, 2012


Filed under Carlsbad, Encinitas, Region, Top Stories

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, many of these plants may appear to be beautiful, lush parts of the landscape. But according to scientists...

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Christopher Earley

April 21, 2012


Filed under Arts, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Politics

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 was illegally placed underneath a train bridge on Encinitas Boulevard, was graffiti or a piece of art. Less t...

Pharmacy wrapping up after 38 years

Pharmacy wrapping up after 38 years

Christopher Earley

April 20, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, Institutions

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 one of its most loyal customers, Carney has stopped into the pharmacy nearly every day for...

Council OKs Houlihan banners

Christopher Earley

April 11, 2012


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Politics

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 image, placed on the backs of the 100 Arts Alive banners hanging on light poles along North Coast...

Night in a new light: Encinitas swaps sodium for LEDs

Night in a new light: Encinitas swaps sodium for LEDs

Christopher Earley

April 6, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, Top Stories

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 from the U.S. Department of Energy, the city began converting a portion of the older high-pressure...

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

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

Christopher Earley

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts, Education, Encinitas, Top Stories

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 school, Liggett made a lasting impression upon many of his students. So when the school decided to ...

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