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North Coast Current news site recognized for excellence in SPJ contest

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North Coast Current

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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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.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after more than 15 years leading the institution. (CSUSM photo)

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

A good gut feeling: Fermentation, food are focus of Encinitas event

Visitors to the fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival in Encinitas on Feb. 17 could sample foods such as pickled cabbage by the Fermenters Club, which held the event at Leichtag Commons. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Lauren J. Mapp

March 6, 2019

The Fermenters Club held its fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival at the Leichtag Commons farm in Encinitas on Feb. 17. Festivalgoers were able to learn how to make their own apple ginger sauerkraut in take-home demo jars at a hands-on table and nibble on samples of products from local artisan producers of fermented products.

Roasters brewing up artisan coffee movement in North County

The African Palmer, a blend of lemonade and coffee, is a featured drink at Sleeping Tiger Coffees in Carlsbad, one of several North County roasters building an artisan movement in the region. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Lauren J. Mapp

November 21, 2018

Coffee has long been a major component of American breakfasts, but in recent years, a great number of small specialty coffee roasters have popped up in San Diego County, including Encinitas and Carlsbad.

Current earns awards for news site, Encinitas electoral coverage

North Coast Current

July 18, 2018

The North Coast Current was recognized for local news excellence with four awards Tuesday, July 18, from the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter.

Encinitas opting for an electoral divide

Traffic moves along Coast Highway 101 in January 2016 in Encinitas, one of several north San Diego County cities opting for City Council districts in light of recent legal threats. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Lauren J. Mapp

August 31, 2017

Following the receipt of a demand letter from Malibu law firm Shenkman & Hughes, the Encinitas City Council decided unanimously Aug. 30 to move forward with developing a districting process for the City Council election system.

Encinitas Spring Street Fair marks 34th year with music, local vendors

Visitors enjoy a ride at the Encinitas Spring Street Festival on April 28, 2013. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Lauren J. Mapp

April 28, 2017

Join the community of Encinitas as it celebrates the season during the annual Encinitas Spring Street Fair April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Encinitas on Coast Highway 101.

VISTA: Melrose Drive farmers market dates back to 1981

The Vista Farmers Market offers farm-fresh eggs. (Photo courtesy of Vista Farmers Market)

Lauren J. Mapp

April 18, 2017

Dating back to 1981, the Vista Farmers Market at 325 S. Melrose Drive is the oldest farmers market in the North County area, and one of the longest-running markets in the state of California. Open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Vista Farmers Market features about 100 vendors each week, a...

FALLBROOK: Valley Fort market focuses on crafts, clothing, food

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Lauren J. Mapp

April 18, 2017

Open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Fallbrook Open Air Market at Valley Fort is located at 3757 S. Mission Road in Fallbrook. This market opened in 2014 and about 15 vendors come in once a week to sell art, jewelry, fudge, candy, clothing, hats and other crafts, adding to the selection available...

SOLANA BEACH: Music, food court part of the fun at Cedros market

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Lauren J. Mapp

April 18, 2017

Solana Beach’s Cedros Avenue Farmers Market features a food court where attendees can purchase and enjoy ready-to-eat food from Red Oven Pizza, Same Day Kettle Corn, Conscious Coconut Juice Bar, Jamaican Jerk Hut, Divine Fresh and Chez Christophe. Co-managed by Karen Williams and Sean MacLeod for...

OCEANSIDE: Thursday market brings fresh finds, family atmosphere

Fresh local carrots can be found at the Oceanside Farmers Market. (Photo by Kristina Chartier, courtesy of Oceanside Farmers Market)

Lauren J. Mapp

April 18, 2017

Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. may not be the most common time slot for a weekly farmers market, but that’s exactly what makes the market in Oceanside at 401 Pier View Way unique. Sponsored by Main Street Oceanside, this market includes more than 65 vendors of produce, ready-to-eat food, arts and...

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