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Cyclists question safety of new Encinitas bike lane design through Cardiff

A woman rides a bicycle Wednesday, June 10, south along new protected bike lines on Coast Highway 101 through Cardiff in Encinitas. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Bella Ross

June 12, 2020

Encinitas officials have defended a new protected bikeway along Coast Highway 101 between Cardiff and Solana Beach that may seem inviting for less-experienced cyclists but has actually been the site of multiple accidents, even striking some of the area’s most veteran riders.

Street Faire snapshots: Images from Encinitas’ annual spring event

A young visitor to the Encinitas Spring Street Faire enjoys a piña colada April 29. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

North Coast Current

May 4, 2018

The Encinitas Spring Street Faire returned to Coast Highway 101 April 28 and 29. The fair ran the length of the thoroughfare from D to J Streets.

New building takes shape at San Dieguito as school marks 80 years

New construction looms over an original classroom building at San Dieguito High School Academy, built in the mid-1930s, as a student heads to class Sept. 15 at the Encinitas campus. (Photo by Jen Acosta)


Michele Leivas

September 16, 2016

San Dieguito High School Academy students returned to many familiar sites when the new school year began at the end of August — including the now-familiar views of construction on campus. The ongoing construction is part of a master renovation project of the school, which began in earnest in January and is scheduled to continue through 2017.

Coast not quite clear post-election

Carlsbad's Agua Hedionda Lagoon, pictured April 20, attracts recreational users from around the region. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Lauren J. Mapp

April 29, 2016

Measure A — the special election in Carlsbad to vote on the development of a mall at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon — was defeated at the polls earlier this year, but the idea of development at the site remains a subject of controversy and inspiration in North County. Cori Schumacher — a local surfer, environ...

Swell Cafe brings art of gourmet coffee to rising tide of interest

At Swell Cafe's heart is a “fanatical, almost religious” devotion to coffee, according to Swell roaster Brian Gerhard, pictured Sept. 2 in the Flower Hill coffee shop. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Adam Burkhart

September 3, 2015

John Vallas, the owner of Swell Cafe, wants to start a conversation about coffee, and he’s bringing it to the Flower Hill Promenade shopping center, wedged between the cities of San Diego, Del Mar and Solana beach, where Swell Cafe has opened a second location. But first, one point of ambiguity ne...

Saving the store: Crowdfunding campaign, cash mob aim to keep Ducky Waddle’s afloat

Ducky Waddle’s owner Jerry Waddle stands outside his Leucadia store on May 29. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Amanda Rhoades

June 6, 2015

When you walk into Ducky Waddle’s Emporium, you enter another era. The funky Leucadia store beckons feelings of nostalgia, even for first-time visitors. The walls are covered in an assortment of prints ranging from Shepard Fairey’s work to vintage Harper’s Magazine covers and concert posters. The...

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