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Encinitas, neighboring cities see increase in COVID-19 cases

North Coast Current July 24, 2021
Encinitas and other north coastal communities are not alone in seeing an uptick in COVID-19 infections, county numbers showed July 21.
The swing ride is among the primary attractions at the San Diego County Fair, where attendees enjoyed the sunset from above the crowds on the evening of June 23. (Photo by Bella Ross)

Visitors savor return of San Diego County Fair after pandemic lockdown

Bella Ross June 30, 2021
Long lines and big crowds have become almost as integral to the San Diego County Fair experience as fried foods. But this year’s event is like no other.
Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)

Store manager expresses frustration after unmasked group causes ruckus

Julia Shapero March 31, 2021
A group of individuals protested mask mandates in mid-February at two Encinitas grocery stores, refusing to wear masks or leave the stores. “This is the first time I’ve had this large of a group this focused and seemingly of the same mind,” Cardiff Seaside Market General Manager Austin Davis said.
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.
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.
Faculty and staff, while social distancing and wearing face coverings, gathered on campus at Cal State San Marcos on Aug. 27 to hear university President Ellen Neufeldt’s Convocation address. (CSUSM public relations photo by Andrew Reed)

Cal State San Marcos sees success in keeping COVID-19 numbers low

Bella Ross October 13, 2020
As major universities across the nation dominated headlines for becoming sites of major COVID-19 outbreaks, some smaller schools such as Cal State San Marcos have excelled at creating a safe environment for students and campus employees.
GOODONYA restaurant in Encinitas reopened July 3 after a pause in business because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Upon reopening, the eatery opted to discontinue dine-in service ahead of a county order. (GOODONYA photo via its Facebook page)

Eatery tries to stem ‘great Encinitas mask debate’ amid pandemic

Julia Shapero July 8, 2020
Mask requirements put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have led to backlash from customers at some local businesses.
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.
Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

Encinitas business groups seek support in wake of coronavirus

North Coast Current June 9, 2020
Encinitas merchant associations are feeling the pinch in the wake of state and local COVID-19 lockdowns to the point that the groups are seeking renewed support to stay afloat.

Education Matters: Restricting public participation

Marsha Sutton June 3, 2020
Of all the issues that have arisen recently in the San Dieguito Union High School District, it’s fair to say the grading policy was one of considerable importance to the community. On this issue, the public was denied its right to address the board in a fair and transparent manner.
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