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Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

Encinitas novelist is international award finalist

‘Black Market News’ topic of Roman S. Koenig’s debut book
May 22, 2020
“Black Market News,” the debut novel by Encinitas-based journalist, filmmaker and educator Roman S. Koenig, is an official 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist.

EDITORIAL: Which Current are you reading? Encinitas site stirs election season confusion

Blurred lines reflect regional and national trend
February 9, 2020
Are you reading the North Coast Current or Encinitas Current? Look carefully. Not just at the nameplate, but at the web address. If you thought you were reading one and not the other, beware. It might be by design in this era of murky news outlets, leading to purposeful confusion stoked by political parties, bureaucracies, candidates and special interests.

Culinary show ‘Lick the Plate’ to air on 100.7 KFMB starting June 3

David Boylan records an eposide of
May 28, 2019
Popular local culinary radio show, podcast and column “Lick the Plate” has gained a new outlet in San Diego as of June 3 — FM radio station 100.7 KFMB. Host and author David Boylan launched the column in 2011, which has been a staple in the Encinitas-based newspaper Coast News since then.

William Russell Harris: Journalist was North County Times managing editor

William Russell “Rusty” Harris. (Courtesy photo)
February 22, 2019
William Russell Harris, who guided the Blade-Citizen and North County Times newsrooms to scores of awards and mentored dozens of newspaper people, died Feb. 21 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Encinitas councilman, Cardiff resident join forces to launch new publication

The first edition of the Cardiff Current, not affiliated with the North Coast Current, was emailed to subscribers in January. (Cardiff Current screen capture)
Mark Muir, Julie Thunder create hyperlocal newsletter
February 2, 2018
A new monthly newsletter headed by Encinitas Councilman Mark Muir and resident Julie Thunder launched last month.

Seaside Courier newspaper ceases printing, cites revenue challenges

Coastal North County newspaper Seaside Courier is on hiatus as of the start of 2017, the paper's publisher and a contributing writer confirmed Jan. 9. (North Coast Current photo)
Publisher, contributor say coastal media outlet is on hiatus as they consider next steps
January 9, 2017
Seaside Courier, a local print newspaper, is currently on hiatus as its staff decides the paper’s future.

ENCINITAS: Engage the media at June 9 forum

June 2, 2016

Community organization Engage Encinitas hosts the next installment of its Citizens Academy series, “Meet the Media,” June 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Hear from...

Times-Advocate in Escondido, Valley Center sold to Roadrunner

Some newspaper operations merge, company says Jan. 5
January 6, 2016

The second incarnation of Escondido’s Times-Advocate newspaper and its Valley Center counterpart have been sold to the Valley Roadrunner, according to a Jan. 5 news release from the new owner. The...

Transcript to continue publishing in deal with Los Angeles firm

August 30, 2015

The San Diego Daily Transcript, a daily business newspaper that has published for nearly 130 years, will continue to publish thanks to a recent deal with the Daily Journal Corp. of Los Angeles. Daily...

San Diego Daily Transcript to close after century in business

July 22, 2015

The San Diego Daily Transcript, a daily business newspaper that has published for nearly 130 years, announced July 22 that it will close operations on Sept. 1, when it publishes its last edition. Publisher...

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