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

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.

Encinitas maintains Tree City USA designation for eighth year

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.

Encinitas, regional officials mark completion of Cardiff dune project

Encinitas, regional officials mark completion of Cardiff dune project

North Coast Current

May 27, 2019

Fencing along part of the beach west of Coast Highway 101 in Cardiff might not be a surprise given the ongoing transportation projects underway in the area. But this particular fencing indicates something different — wildlife at work.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s new name: Nature Collective

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s new name: Nature Collective

North Coast Current

May 22, 2019

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy marked its transition to a new name — the Nature Collective — with a sunset celebration on May 17 at Seaside Beach in Cardiff.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Roman S. Koenig

March 14, 2019

A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.

Encinitas firm CycloPure reports advance in water decontamination

Encinitas firm CycloPure reports advance in water decontamination

North Coast Current

March 9, 2019

Encinitas-based firm CycloPure Inc. recently announced a significant advancement in its technology to remove manmade chemicals from contaminated water.

ENCINITAS: ‘Got Green?’ Learn gardening, vegan food tips March 16

ENCINITAS: ‘Got Green?’ Learn gardening, vegan food tips March 16

March 4, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Botanic Garden hosts its first “Got Green?” event March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day includes plant-based cooking demonstrations, organic gardening tips, vegan food trucks and live entertainment. Demonstrations include aquaponics by Ecolife Conservation and composting...

ENCINITAS: Plant native species at San Elijo Lagoon property Jan. 12

ENCINITAS: Plant native species at San Elijo Lagoon property Jan. 12

January 6, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy invites residents to participate in a Lake Drive Community Planting Event on Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Native species will be planted on the conservancy’s 77-acre Lake Drive property in Cardiff. Adults and children ages 12 and up are are welcome to...

Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Cameron Niven

August 21, 2018

On Aug. 7, Scripps Institution of Oceanography measured the sea-surface temperature of local waters at 79 degrees, which was the highest temperature taken in the 102 years since the institute started taking measurements. Some beaches, such as Solana Beach, recorded water temperatures up to 81 degrees, according to reports. Why are these ocean water temperatures so high? How long are they going to last? How often are they going to arrive? How could they affect future storms and climate?

ENCINITAS: City hosts sea-level workshop May 8

ENCINITAS: City hosts sea-level workshop May 8

May 4, 2018

ENCINITAS — The city of Encinitas Coastal Zone Management Program presents a sea-level rise workshop May 8, 6-9 p.m., in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave in Encinitas. Six panelists will discuss current research on coastal processes, bluff mapping and erosion, flood mapping,...

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