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Eatery tries to stem ‘great Encinitas mask debate’ amid pandemic

GOODONYA restaurant in Encinitas reopened July 3 after a pause in business because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Upon reopening, the eatery opted to discontinue dine-in service ahead of a county order. (GOODONYA photo via its Facebook page)

Julia Shapero

July 8, 2020

Mask requirements put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have led to backlash from customers at some local businesses.

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.

Preserved Home: The meat of the matter — canning is an economical, tasty option

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

June 3, 2020

Prices are going up on groceries, and with all this talk about a possible meat shortage, people are starting to feel concerned. But what if instead of being worried, you turned stocking up into a delicious, creative adventure — a chance to learn new things while stashing away homemade convenience foods by canning? There is joy in this journey.

Nonprofit helps feed families in Solana Beach during crisis

Helping hands. (Photo by Branimir Balogovic, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

April 17, 2020

About 65 families received free boxes of food in Solana Beach on Wednesday, April 15, thanks to an effort by La Colonia de Eden Gardens Inc.

Leucadia residents give $500 checks to store’s workers

North Coast Current

April 17, 2020

Two Leucadia residents gave $500 “thank you” checks to employees of Just Peachy Market on Wednesday, April 15, amid the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.

Encinitas grocer, other local markets set aside hours for elderly, disabled

North Coast Current

March 18, 2020

Local grocery stores are reserving special time for elderly and disabled shoppers as residents hunker down during the coronavirus outbreak.

Donate food for Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets

This holiday season, the North Coast Current highlights news from local nonprofits, fundraisers and other outlets in support of our communities. (Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, FreeImages)

North Coast Current

December 4, 2019

The Encinitas-based Community Resource Center seeks donations for Holiday Baskets between Dec. 6-12 and Dec. 13. The collections go toward a three-day distribution at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Encinitas food education group gets $375,000 Sprouts foundation grant

Food harvest. (Photo by Chris Johnson, FreeImages)

North Coast Current

October 9, 2019

Encinitas-based Sage Garden Project is among several nonprofits in the Southwest that have received donations from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, Sprouts announced Oct. 8. In addition, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is the recipient of a Neighborhood Grant from the foundation.

Leucadia merchants assess next steps after fire destroys building

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the site of four businesses, pictured Oct. 8, in Leucadia on Sept. 30. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Julia Shapero

October 8, 2019

The cause of a fire that tore through four local businesses in Leucadia is still unknown, authorities said. By Oct. 8, the merchants had collectively raised more than $23,000 toward rebuilding.

San Marcos pop-up museum celebrates the California avocado

Joanna Rossoni, Briana Fillmore and Sam Bouffard participate in activities at The CADO museum in San Marcos on July 6. The pop-up museum is dedicated to the avocado. (CADO Museum photo)

Chase Spear

August 20, 2019

Since late June, The CADO museum in San Marcos has dedicated itself to preserving the history and educational significance of the California avocado.

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