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North Coast Current marks award-winning year

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December 31, 2020
The North Coast Current had a successful 2020, receiving 16 awards from local and nationally affiliated professional media organizations.

North Coast Current news site recognized for excellence in SPJ contest

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)
September 1, 2020
The North Coast Current’s news site was recognized as being among the best in the county by judges of the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter’s annual contest.

Current earns awards for environmental, political coverage

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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.

Local community colleges weigh challenges of new state funding model

California community colleges are moving away from a purely enrollment-based funding formula to a mix of enrollment and student outcomes. (Photo by Aaron Murphy, Freeimages)
Focus shifting to student success outcomes over emphasis on enrollment numbers
February 14, 2019
The purpose of community college lies in its funding, and that model is undergoing some key changes.

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)
Candidates say community focus is helpful but smaller blocs could affect outcomes more heavily; Encinitas council, San Dieguito school district also voting by region
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)
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)
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

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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