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Current wins awards for news site, reporting, editorials

North Coast Current

November 20, 2017

The North Coast Current has been recognized as one of the area’s best news sites by two regional professional groups in 2017.

Encinitas school board candidates discuss student yoga, farming

Ernesto Lopez

November 7, 2016

Two issues at the center of this year’s race for the Board of Trustees in the Encinitas Union School District are the funding of yoga and farming programs, which are available to the 5,400 students at the nine schools as part of the Health and Wellness Program.

Encinitas leaders, regional expert weigh family ties on Nov. 8 ballot

Ernesto Lopez

October 30, 2016

The Bushes have two U.S. presidents in their family. The Clintons may just have two, depending on the outcome of November’s election. And in the city of Encinitas, the Gaspars might also be in a position to join this form of family political lineage.

Teresa Barth, Encinitas residents launch effort to engage community

Teresa Barth, Encinitas residents launch effort to engage community

Ernesto Lopez

January 26, 2015

Teresa Barth, former Encinitas mayor and councilwoman, has officially taken off her “political hat” and stepped into a life of civic engagement. She recently announced her involvement as president of Engage Encinitas, a nonprofit that aims to enrich the lives of city residents by “encouraging ...

Current wins special award for media coverage

North Coast current

November 1, 2013

The North Coast Current won a special award Oct. 30 for its reporting on the state of local media. Writers Alex Groves and Ernesto Lopez received the Wildcard award from the San Diego Press Club during the organization’s 40th annual awards celebration. The Current won 19 awards overall. The special...

Merchants await finish of Solana Beach project

Merchants await finish of Solana Beach project

Ernesto Lopez

August 16, 2013

With construction nearing completion on the Solana Beach streetscape project along the Highway 101 corridor, most businesses are starting to see a higher flow of customers come through their doors compared to a few months back. Soon after the beginning of construction, back in July 2012, shopkeepers...

Artist seeks others to help spread the ‘Madonna’ message

Artist seeks others to help spread the ‘Madonna’ message

Ernesto Lopez

August 3, 2013

The environmental message of the Surfing Madonna mosaic – “Save the Ocean” – is set to reach far more people up and down the coast of California. Within the next few months, a handful of artists from different cities and a variety of genres will receive an invitation by Mark Patterson, the ...

North Coast Current wins 12 awards

North Coast Current

July 12, 2013

The North Coast Current won 12 awards July 12 at the annual banquet for the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter. The Current won awards for its online content and design: First Place for Online Design (awarded to Publisher and Editorial Director Roman S. Koenig) and Honorable Mention...

Initiative backers pan impact report

Initiative backers pan impact report

Ernesto Lopez

March 26, 2013

Although the Encinitas City Council has already ordered a special election for the Right to Vote Initiative on June 18, backers are saying the report ordered by the council on the effects of the proposal only portrays it in a “negative light.” At the March 12 City Council meeting, the council...

Law firm to tackle initiative report

Law firm to tackle initiative report

Ernesto Lopez

February 20, 2013

Encinitas city planners have selected Costa Mesa law firm Rutan & Tucker to conduct a report on possible effects of the Right to Vote Initiative, as asked for by the City Council on Feb.13, the planning department confirmed. Specifically, the City Council asked for the report to highlight the...

Backers, city weigh next steps for Right to Vote Initiative

Backers, city weigh next steps for Right to Vote Initiative

Ernesto Lopez

February 9, 2013

A special election for the Right to Vote Initiative approved in January could cost the city around $300,000, according to the Encinitas city clerk. The initiative – which would impose a citywide height limit of two stories or 30 feet for all buildings and structures except medical complexes and...

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Ernesto Lopez

December 20, 2012

North County historian Lucy Berk has a big task at hand. She is digging up paper files of the Times Advocate archives from 1983 to 1995 and distributing them to local historical societies. Berk worked at the newspaper as an archivist during that time frame, before its merger with The North County Bl...

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