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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)

Cyclists question safety of new Encinitas bike lane design through Cardiff

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.
The La Paloma Theatre marquee announces the historic venue’s closure late Thursday, March 19, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Hoping for business: Encinitas merchants reel under coronavirus curbs

Julia Shapero March 27, 2020
Local businesses in Encinitas are struggling to make ends meet under the tight restrictions used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A young visitor to the Encinitas Spring Street Faire enjoys a piña colada April 29. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Street Faire snapshots: Images from Encinitas’ annual spring event

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 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)

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


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.
Jerry Waddle, pictured in Ducky Waddle's Emporium in mid-2015, is preparing to close the eclectic shop at the end of September. (NCC file photo by Jen Acosta)

‘The best people in the area’: Ducky Waddle’s owner, customers reflect on 20 years of business as Leucadia shop wraps up

Mike Peterson September 5, 2016
Ducky Waddle’s Emporium, a beloved Encinitas institution, will close its doors at the end of September after more than 20 years in business.
Carlsbad's Agua Hedionda Lagoon, pictured April 20, attracts recreational users from around the region. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Coast not quite clear post-election

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...

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)

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

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...

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

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

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...

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