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Current earns awards for environmental, political coverage

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North Coast Current

July 26, 2019

The North Coast Current was recognized for local news excellence with seven awards Wednesday, July 17, from the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego.

Carlsbad council hopefuls weigh impact of district-based voting

The city sign at Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive is shown in this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Joel Vaughn

November 5, 2018

The cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas are experiencing the effects of district city council elections for the first time. This is particularly significant in Districts 1 and 3 of Carlsbad since all six candidates would be new faces on the City Council.

Grandfathering granny flats: Encinitas eyes state bill to help housing crunch

Encinitas homes are shown in this March 2018 aerial. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

Joel Vaughn

August 30, 2018

Home is where the drywall is up to code, or it’s in the backyard, above the garage or an added second story. Accessory dwelling units will have a chance to be counted in Encinitas’ housing requirement.

Encinitas council, high school board brace for first district votes

Traffic moves along Coast Highway 101 in January 2016 in Encinitas, one of several north San Diego County governing bodies opting for district-based elections in 2018. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Joel Vaughn

August 23, 2018

As two Encinitas governing bodies prepare to hold their first elections by district this November, candidates and other officials are weighing the issue of respecting defined community interests versus the broader regions they represent.

Local educators, state rep lukewarm on proposed online community college

A new statewide online California community college is proposed to focus on career and credential programs. Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget plan calls for $120 million to have the college up and running by the fall 2019. (Photo by Juliette Leufke, Unsplash)

Joel Vaughn

July 6, 2018

A state online community college may be just over the horizon, though local faculty and elected officials aren’t quite sure if it’s entirely necessary. (Audio story included)

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