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Serving up a new store: Longtime Encinitas McDonald’s owners rebuilding restaurant

From left, Ann Schulz, husband, Kris, and son, Matt, co-own the McDonald’s franchise with Matt’s wife, Ericka (not pictured). The eatery near Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real will soon reopen after a 2011 fire destroyed the building. (Photo by Scott Allison)
September 27, 2013

Jennifer Howard remembers special days back in the in the late 1970s, when, as a first-grader, she went to birthday parties at the McDonald’s up on the hill on Encinitas Boulevard. The fast-food restaurant...

Heritage Museum aims to educate, expand

San Dieguito Heritage Museum docent Jan Grice looks out to the museum grounds in mid-September. (Photo by Helen Hawes)
September 25, 2013

September has been a big month at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, because while gearing up for the Fifth Annual Lima Bean Faire, its board also submitted a master plan for expansion of the museum to...

Prop. A approval has a few twists

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
July 16, 2013

Even after Proposition A’s win in a June 18 Encinitas special election, it appeared to be a game of numbers and letters to get the City Council to adopt and implement the measure, including one state...

North Coast Current wins 12 awards

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...

Anti-Prop. A mailer stirs up flier flap

An anti-Prop. A flier distributed in mid-May frustrated some City Council members. (North Coast Current photo)
June 6, 2013

It’s a mystery. Finding an individual willing to take credit for the creation of a recent flier in opposition to Proposition A, on the ballot as The Encinitas Right to Vote Amendment, could be likened...

Built on a handshake: Scripps Encinitas marks 50 years

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas grew from the work of (left to right) Dr. Charlie Clark, Herman Weigand, Dr. Ron Summers and Dr. Dwight Cook. (Photo courtesy of Scripps Encinitas)
May 30, 2013

Although Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a photo retrospective of its inception, it is already looking toward its 100th anniversary by creating a time capsule...

Employees mourn businessman Mark Anderson

A photo taken in 1991 shows Mark Anderson posing for “Hawaiian Day,” a theme day that the store took part in with local businesses and residents. The photo is part of a collage inside the store that friends and family members put together following his death. (Photo by Scott Allison)
April 21, 2013

Encinitas lost a special person when Mark Anderson, the owner of Anderson Stationers, died in March. He would have been 70 years old on April 17. Anderson had pancreatic cancer, but it wasn’t diagnosed...

Bidding silent, but banner artists’ work can speak volumes

“A California Mermaid,” shown March 22, is one of 101 banners on light posts along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. The banner, by Lauren Tannehill, is part of the Arts Alive project. (North Coast Current photo)
March 25, 2013

Silent bidding has already lifted the value of the Arts Alive banners that flutter along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas from Leucadia to Cardiff. The 101 banners may seem to vary wildly in subject matter,...

Artists pay homage to influential teacher

Esther Painter Hagstrom. (Courtesy photo)
March 25, 2013

John Minchin’s warm brown eyes light up when he talks about his career as an architect and illustrator. Petite and upbeat Hildegarde Jaeger Stubbs is almost magical when she speaks of her work as a plein...

Veterans build new ties through Soldier Ride

Veteran Alex Espinosa took part in this month’s Soldier Ride, sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. (Photo by Helen Hawes)
February 18, 2013

Veterans who’d never met gathered the weekend of Feb. 9 for Soldier Ride, an event sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. On Feb. 7, these servicemen and women were outfitted with special bicycles....

Second annual Kook Run draws colorful characters

Participants dressed as sheep cross the finish line in unison during the second annual Cardiff Kook Run on Feb. 3. (Photo by Scott Allison)
February 7, 2013

Masked Zorros, cave people, a bride and some serious athletes shut down Coast Highway on Feb. 3 as they ran with 2,000 other contenders in the second annual Cardiff Kook Run 5K and 10K races. The event...

Student sculptors vie for Kickstarter capital

Students George Erie (left) and Scott Lindquist (center) show the mockup of their sculpture with teacher Jeremy Wright (right). (Photo by Helen Hawes)
January 18, 2013

Four San Dieguito Academy High School seniors did it without regard for the materials and the cost, with the intent of stirring up the community. But they have to pay for it now. And they’re running...

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