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Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Authorities investigate San Marcos High School bomb threat

North Coast Current April 27, 2021
San Marcos High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department reported.

Victim in Solana Beach death ID’d as Butterfly Farms co-founder

North Coast Current January 5, 2021
Management and supporters of Butterfly Farms in Encinitas are mourning the death of co-founder Tom Merriman, who authorities identified as the victim in a suspicious death in Solana Beach on Jan. 1.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Cardiff

North Coast Current September 14, 2020
A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle along South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Sept. 12, authorities reported.

Smoke from Navy ship fire reaching up the coast, authorities warn

North Coast Current July 13, 2020
Smoke from the USS Bonhomme Richard fire in San Diego is reaching up the coast today, as far north as Encinitas and Carlsbad, the National Weather Service advised this morning.

Carlsbad police investigate threat ahead of Floyd rallies

North Coast Current June 5, 2020
The Carlsbad Police Department is investigating a social media threat of violence during George Floyd-related rallies in the city. By 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, a peaceful protest was underway.
Encinitas residents gather under the Cardiff Kook statue on May 31 to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Photo courtesy of Scott Chatfield)

Encinitas residents gather to protest death of George Floyd

North Coast Current May 31, 2020
Nearly 400 Encinitas residents gathered at the Cardiff Kook statue Sunday, May 31, to add their voices to growing nationwide protests over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Driver arrested after van hits, injures three outside Encinitas bar

North Coast Current March 1, 2020
San Diego County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he reportedly drove a van into three people outside a downtown Encinitas bar early Sunday, March 1.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Authorities make arrest in death of Encinitas woman

North Coast Current October 12, 2019
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of an Encinitas woman, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday evening, Oct. 11.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the site of four businesses, pictured Oct. 8, in Leucadia on Sept. 30. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Leucadia merchants assess next steps after fire destroys building

Julia Shapero October 8, 2019
The cause of a fire that tore through four local businesses in Leucadia is still unknown, authorities said. By Oct. 8, the merchants had collectively raised more than $23,000 toward rebuilding.
Grandview Beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia. (Google Street View photo)

Officials release names of two killed in Encinitas bluff collapse

North Coast Current August 3, 2019
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the names of two of the three beachgoers who died as the result of a bluff collapse Aug. 2 at Grandview Beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia.
Grandview Beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia. (Google Street View photo)

3 dead in Encinitas bluff failure

North Coast Current August 2, 2019
Authorities from the Encinitas Fire Department and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department remained on scene into the evening Friday, Aug. 2, at the site of a bluff collapse earlier in the afternoon that killed three people.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Encinitas bluff collapse kills one beachgoer, injures others

North Coast Current August 2, 2019
A bluff collapse at Grandview beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia killed one person and injured others Friday, Aug. 2, authorities reported.
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