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Encinitas resident, Jazz 88.3 manager curates Carlsbad series

Jazz 88.3 FM station manager and Encinitas resident Claudia Russell is shown in the station’s new facility at San Diego City College. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Manny Lopez

March 28, 2015

The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has kicked off its four-part “This is Jazz” lecture and concert series with accompaniment from its new program partner, radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM. The longstanding program taking place at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium — located at the Carlsbad...

Solana Beach toasts grand opening of Pillbox Tavern & Grill

Pillbox Tavern & Grill co-owners Justin LaFrantz, Mike Garcia and Leigh Gibson celebrate the eatery’s grand opening Dec. 10 with county Supervisor Dave Roberts (far right). (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Manny Lopez

December 17, 2014

Situated near Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, the Pillbox Tavern & Grill on Plaza Street celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 10. Members of the Solana Beach City Council and Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, along with owners, staff and former Solana Beach...

Little Cakes earns big wins on Food Network

“It’s exciting to be a two-time ‘Cupcake Wars’ winner,” says Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen owner Don Hein, pictured in front of the Vista shop he owns with his wife, Becky Hein. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Manny Lopez

December 31, 2013

Who would have imagined that getting pushed out of a high-paying job after 12 years of service was the best thing that could have ever happened to two-time “Cupcake Wars” winner Don Hein, owner of Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen in Vista? In 2010, after being demoted and having his pay cut in half,...

Vista firm on track with zero-emission Roadster

Chris Anthony (far left), Mark Stewart, Ben Trpcerski, Alex Zuniga (far right) stand with a Torq Roadster at the Epic Electric Vehicles shop in Vista. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Manny Lopez

December 18, 2013

The recently unveiled Torq Roadster by Epic Electric Vehicles in Vista is a three-wheeled, race-inspired electric sports car that’s not a car and runs side-by-side with some of its top fossil-fueled brethren. Registered as a motorcycle, the zero-emissions, open-cockpit two-seater – powered by...

Current wins special award for media coverage

North Coast current

November 1, 2013

The North Coast Current won a special award Oct. 30 for its reporting on the state of local media. Writers Alex Groves and Ernesto Lopez received the Wildcard award from the San Diego Press Club during the organization’s 40th annual awards celebration. The Current won 19 awards overall. The special...

New tenant for Carlsbad landmark: Sun Diego’s plans to lease century-old restaurant site stir controversy

The Twin Inns site in Carlsbad, which housed Nieman’s and Ocean House restaurants over the past three decades, will now house a Sun Diego Boardshops store. (North Coast Current photo)

Manny Lopez

October 19, 2013

Surfers sometimes have a reputation for being extremely territorial about their waves. The same can be said about some residents and business owners in the coastal town of Carlsbad when it comes to landmark commercial real estate. A conflict recently erupted when the management of Sun Diego Boardshops...

Renovations to eatery aim to satisfy The Inn crowd

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s renovation included a $12 million expansion and retooling of its entire restaurant, Morada, which focuses on fresh California cuisine. (Photo courtesy of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe)

Manny Lopez

October 10, 2013

Nestled within the rolling hills and gated mansions of Rancho Santa Fe, Morada – the recently remodeled restaurant at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe – embodies the serenity and quiet beauty of the area’s natural topography. Surrounded by distant mountains and panoramic vistas, the eatery boasts...

Palomar College marks opening of arts complex

Palomar College Governing Board President Nancy Chadwick (left) and college President Robert Deegan celebrate the opening of the remodeled performing arts complex at the San Marcos campus Sept. 20. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Manny Lopez

October 2, 2013

Palomar College celebrated the grand opening of its $24 million performing arts complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours and multidisciplinary performances featuring faculty members at the newly renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre on the main campus in San Marcos. Held on Sept. 20, the...

Brookside Winery back from the wayside

The Gen 7 label is part of Brookside Winery, which has returned to the regional wine scene under a new generation of its founding family.

Manny Lopez

August 7, 2013

When your pedigree boasts a history as one of the oldest winemaking families in California, the decision to become a vintner isn’t always as easy as it may seem. For native San Diegan Tim Bacino, owner of Rancho Santa Fe-based Brookside Winery, the endeavor has meant working tirelessly to fill a huge...

Searsucker designed to suit North County

Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey recently opened a Searsucker location in the Del mar area. (Photo by Chantelle Marie, courtesy of Enlightened Hospitality Groups)

Manny Lopez

July 23, 2013

A restaurant metamorphosis took place July 17 with the emergence of Searsucker Del Mar from the chrysalis of Burlap located in Carmel Valley’s Del Mar Highlands Town Center mall. Intended to coincide with opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack, celebrity chef Brian Malarkey and hospitality entrepreneur...

North Coast Current wins 12 awards

North Coast Current

July 12, 2013

The North Coast Current won 12 awards July 12 at the annual banquet for the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter. The Current won awards for its online content and design: First Place for Online Design (awarded to Publisher and Editorial Director Roman S. Koenig) and Honorable Mention...

Solana Beach resident part of Myspace executive team

Solana Beach resident Jason Knapp is vice president of product at Specific Media and Myspace. (Courtesy photo)

Manny Lopez

January 19, 2013

The North Coast is home to many successful tech entrepreneurs, including Jason Knapp, executive vice president of product at Specific Media and Myspace. To those who don’t follow the world of digital media and advertising, Knapp, a resident of Solana Beach since 2002, hasn’t become a household name yet. B...

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