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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.

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)
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.

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
April 16, 2020
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

Hoping for business: Encinitas merchants reel under coronavirus curbs

The La Paloma Theatre marquee announces the historic venue’s closure late Thursday, March 19, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
March 27, 2020
Local businesses in Encinitas are struggling to make ends meet under the tight restrictions used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

EDITORIAL: San Diego County: ‘No’ on Measure B; ‘yes’ on Measure A

February 25, 2020
Measure B supporters note that 60% of Newland Sierra housing would be affordably priced for the working class. But assuming it’s built, what would that “affordable” price be at completion given the continuing rise in prices, up 8% over the past year alone? Moreover, what’s their definition of “working class?”

Encinitas-based site offers job search help for teens

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)
February 1, 2020
Teenagers seeking local jobs have a new outlet for potential work through Encinitas-based Teen Job Prep.

Carlsbad, Encinitas place near top in WalletHub Beach Towns report

June 18, 2019
Carlsbad placed a few spaces ahead of Encinitas in a recent survey naming the Best Beach Towns to Live In, but both cities can claim they made the top 10, based on WalletHub report released June 18.

EDITORIAL: Community character, experience lead endorsement picks

North Coast Current offers recommendations for Encinitas, educational and regional races
November 6, 2016
The North Coast Current’s editorial leadership suggests the following candidates for several Nov. 8 races affecting the city of Encinitas. The nature of this year’s local campaign reflects some of what we’ve seen nationally, with preferred candidates taking positions on issues that are at odds with other aspects that make those candidates appealing.

EDITORIAL: ‘No’ on Encinitas Measure T

November 1, 2016
The North Coast Current urges a “no” vote on Measure T for one reason: It’s time to call the state of California out on its misguided approach to shoving high-density development down communities’ throats.

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on county Measure B

October 20, 2016
San Diego County residents will vote Nov. 8 on a landmark proposal that could change the face of rural inland communities in favor of big development, using the initiative process to push a single builder’s vision.

‘The best people in the area’: Ducky Waddle’s owner, customers reflect on 20 years of business as Leucadia shop wraps up

Jerry Waddle, pictured in Ducky Waddle's Emporium in mid-2015, is preparing to close the eclectic shop at the end of September. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)
September 5, 2016
Ducky Waddle’s Emporium, a beloved Encinitas institution, will close its doors at the end of September after more than 20 years in business.

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on Carlsbad Measure A

February 19, 2016

When the Carlsbad City Council and developer Caruso Affiliated used the initiative process to push for a shopping mall in 2015, they touted it as “open space the right way” through a measure they had...

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