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Current earns Press Club awards for website, nature reporting

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

November 1, 2019

The North Coast Current’s environmental and nature reporting and overall website earned the Encinitas-based news journal several awards from the San Diego Press Club on Oct. 29.

San Diego Comic-Con marks milestone for Carlsbad artist

Carlsbad artist N.C. Winters draws a sketch for fan Susie Lum of La Mirada at his Comic-Con booth. The convention ran July 18-21 in downtown San Diego. (Photo by Meghan Lanigan)

Meghan Lanigan

July 26, 2019

Carlsbad artist and designer N.C. Winters had shown his artwork at Comic-Con before, but 2019 marked a milestone. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Comic-Con and the first time Winters decided to have his own full booth at the event.

Current earns awards for environmental, political coverage

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

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.

North Coast Current earns awards for lagoon coverage, news site

North Coast Current

October 31, 2018

The North Coast Current was recognized for environmental reporting and online excellence by the San Diego Press Club on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

The San Elijo Lagoon is headed into its next phase of restoration and enhancement and looks to be ahead of schedule, according to project officials.

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments are taking steps to minimize the impacts to commuters during construction as Interstate 5 construction pushes northward.

Encinitas Spring Street Faire celebrates 35 years

Spencer Howe and Natalie Boudin make a “hang loose” sign with their hands as they spin on the ride

Meghan Lanigan

April 26, 2018

Join the community of Encinitas as it celebrates the season during the annual Encinitas Spring Street Faire April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Encinitas on Coast Highway 101.

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

Orange netting, pictured March 9, stretches down San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff to keep beachgoers safe during construction. (Photo by Cam Buker)

Meghan Lanigan

March 23, 2018

Cranes sit on either side of Interstate 5 at the Manchester Avenue exit and orange netting outlines the area where vegetation has been cleared at San Elijo Lagoon. There is hardly any water in the back basins, the lagoon lacks greenery, and if one did not know better, it might look like the lagoon is in trouble. However, all is as it should be, according to Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Encinitas house fire Jan. 22 likely accidental, authorities report

Meghan Lanigan

January 31, 2018

A house fire early Monday, Jan. 22, in the 1600 block of Landquist Drive in Encinitas Estates was most likely accidental, according to authorities.

Old-school bookselling is new again at revived Crown Books in Encinitas

Sylvia Williams, left, and Anne Marie Lopez browse books in the Children’s Section of Crown Books in Encinitas on Sept. 21. (Photo by Cam Buker)

Meghan Lanigan

October 6, 2017

In a busy strip mall on the north end of El Camino Real, a familiar bookstore from the ’80s and ’90s has opened its doors once again in Encinitas.

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

A project to widen Interstate 5 will provide improvements to the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, including the lengthening of the bridge space at Manchester Avenue, pictured Oct. 20, for improved tidal flow. (North Coast Current photo)

Meghan Lanigan

October 20, 2016

Of the protected lagoons affected by the North Coast Corridor Project along Interstate 5, work around San Elijo Lagoon is taking a different approach.

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