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Sugar Coffee & Tea in Leucadia offers a variety of drinks, including mochas. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Sugar Encinitas: A coffeehouse where everything’s nice

Debbie L. Sklar February 20, 2015

Need a little sugar with your coffee? If you’re in search of a signature cup of coffee minus the corporate setting, Sugar Coffee & Tea might just be up your alley. You won’t see any corporate...

The communities of Encinitas each offer holiday shopping with singular character, according to area merchant groups. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

December 16, 2014

The tree has been decorated and the stockings hung with care but the shopping list is still incomplete. There’s no reason to worry if you haven’t picked up a gift for your boss or a small trinket...

Grauer School student Natalie Brooks (right) works with a tribal member in Tanzania. (Grauer School photo)

Grauer School expeditions offer much more than ‘chalk and talk’

Debbie L. Sklar November 21, 2014

For some schools, building a rigorous education model requires a meticulous balance — and more. Take the Encinitas-based Grauer School, which is best known for balancing Socratic and discovery-based...

Political and industry leaders are working toward the return of a film commission for San Diego. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

Second act for film commission? Encinitas arts commissioner, county supervisor seek green light for agency

Debbie L. Sklar October 3, 2014

What do “Top Gun,” the hit television series “Simon & Simon,” and other such high-profile projects as “Traffic,” “Almost Famous,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Lords of Dogtown,”...

MiraCosta College in Oceanside is shown in 1974, 10 years after the permanent main campus opened. (MiraCosta College photo)

MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

Debbie L. Sklar September 10, 2014

In 1934, actress Jean Harlow was starring on the silver screen, Time magazine’s Man of the Year was Franklin D. Roosevelt and the St. Louis Cardinals were the World Series champs. In North County, the...

Donate Don’t Dump chapter presidents Mia Pacheco (left) and Ethan Posard (second from left), Cal State San Marcos kinesiology professor Laura de Ghetaldi, Donate Don’t Dump chapter president Grace Manuel and organization leader Gabrielle Posard stand with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (far right) on Aug. 12 at the White House during the President’s Environmental Youth Award ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Debbie L. Sklar August 20, 2014

Encinitas teen Gabrielle Posard’s mission to feed the hungry may have started out as a small project sketched on a napkin in 2009, but today her organization, Donate Don’t Dump, distributes more than...

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