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Work continues on one of the bridges across San Marcos Creek, pictured in early June. (San Marcos city photo)

San Marcos Creek project on track for 2023 completion

Anneliese Esparza June 28, 2021
The San Marcos Creek Project, which has been in the works for several years, is scheduled to be completed in the next two years as bridges take shape this summer.
Lake Hodges is shown at sunset in February 2018 looking east toward the pedestrian bridge, visible in the far distance. (Photo by Autumn Sky Photography; iStock Getty Images)

Water Authority: San Diego County can weather drought

North Coast Current June 25, 2021
San Diego County is in a secure spot when it comes to water supplies despite serious drought concerns, according to a recent San Diego County Water Authority update.

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.
The San Diego Botanic Garden, located in Encinitas, has announced a phased reopening plan in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Rachel Cobb, San Diego Botanic Garden)

San Diego Botanic Garden announces phased reopening

North Coast Current May 28, 2020
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas has announced a phased reopening plan beginning this week.
The original Interstate 5 bridge across San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas is pictured Oct. 20, 2016, before work began on the freeway’s expansion. (North Coast Current file photo)

Caltrans to raze old Interstate 5 bridge over Encinitas lagoon

North Coast Current February 27, 2020
Demolition is set to begin on the original Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, Caltrans announced.

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

North Coast Current 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?”

Mysterious boom felt throughout San Diego County

North Coast Current February 21, 2020
Residents from Encinitas east to Escondido and south to La Mesa, Santee and elsewhere in San Diego County reported rattled nerves and shaken buildings after hearing at least one loud boom at about 1:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.
An architect’s rendering shows what the completed Interstate 5 bridge should look like, looking northwest toward Manchester Avenue in Encinitas. (SANDAG illustration)

Encinitas Interstate 5 bridge lanes will shift to new span

North Coast Current January 30, 2020
A major step in the replacement of the Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas will take place the weeks of Feb. 2 and 9, the San Diego Association of Governments announced.
This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

Interstate 5 express lane work gets OK for Carlsbad, Oceanside

North Coast Current January 3, 2020
Construction of new express lanes along Interstate 5 will continue north in 2020 after a green light from the Coastal Commission, the San Diego Association of Governments announced.
This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

North Coast Current December 2, 2019
Trees and plants are set to be removed along the shoulders of Interstate 5 through Encinitas ahead of bird nesting season by mid-February, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Dec. 2.
Crews prepare a native oak tree for placement in its new home the morning of Aug. 12 at the North City project in San Marcos. The tree was moved from its original spot nearby. (North City courtesy photo)

Old San Marcos oak now a centerpiece of new North City neighborhood

North Coast Current August 20, 2019
If you visit the growing cluster of housing and businesses just across from California State University San Marcos on the north side of East Barham Drive, you will find the new home of a living landmark.
Palm trees line Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas. (Photo by Doug Berry, iStock Getty Images)

Encinitas maintains Tree City USA designation for eighth year

North Coast Current June 3, 2019
Encinitas has maintained its Tree City USA status for an eighth year, the city announced June 3. The city earned the Arbor Day Foundation’s notation, which recognizes communities’ efforts to maintain an urban tree canopy.
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