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Smoke from Navy ship fire reaching up the coast, authorities warn

North Coast Current

July 13, 2020

Smoke from the USS Bonhomme Richard fire in San Diego is reaching up the coast today, as far north as Encinitas and Carlsbad, the National Weather Service advised this morning.

Encinitas resident Alex Riley seeks District 1 council seat

North Coast Current

July 10, 2020

Alex Riley has launched his campaign for Encinitas City Council, challenging incumbent Tony Kranz in District 1.

Cardiff school project faces second lawsuit

The Cardiff Elementary School campus is shown under construction Sept. 17. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

July 10, 2020

Just a few months after what felt like a final resolution to the debate over what will happen to George Berkich Park, local group Save the Park has filed a second lawsuit against the Cardiff School District.

Letter: Greta Thunberg or Veruca Salt?

July 6, 2020

Those familiar with Willie Wonka may remember Veruca Salt, the spoiled, rich brat whose signature line was "I WANT IT NOW!" Parents — consider your child's entire future, not just the next year or two. The world doesn't need any more Veruca Salts. It needs more Greta Thunbergs with environmental consciousness to look beyond the now and into the future.

San Diego County under tighter limits as COVID-19 cases increase

Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)

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.

Education Matters: Advocating for transgender rights

Marsha Sutton

June 27, 2020

Gender identity, as apart from assigned sex at birth, is a real thing. Attempts to deny this only serve to divide us and create hostility against “the other.” As one wise person said when asked how they felt about “the other,” the reply was, “We are all human. There is no ‘other.’”

Cyclists question safety of new Encinitas bike lane design through Cardiff

A woman rides a bicycle Wednesday, June 10, south along new protected bike lines on Coast Highway 101 through Cardiff in Encinitas. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Bella Ross

June 12, 2020

Encinitas officials have defended a new protected bikeway along Coast Highway 101 between Cardiff and Solana Beach that may seem inviting for less-experienced cyclists but has actually been the site of multiple accidents, even striking some of the area’s most veteran riders.

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)

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.

Encinitas business groups seek support in wake of coronavirus

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

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.

Living Creatively: ‘There is no one like you in the universe’

Barbara Basia Koenig

June 5, 2020

Your voice, your presence, your place in the scheme of things will be etched forever in the annals of these times.

Carlsbad police investigate threat ahead of Floyd rallies

North Coast Current

June 5, 2020

The Carlsbad Police Department is investigating a social media threat of violence during George Floyd-related rallies in the city. By 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, a peaceful protest was underway.

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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