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Comic-Con canceled for first time in 50 years

North Coast Current April 17, 2020
San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled for 2020, the first time in its 50-year history that the event has been put on hold, organizers announced Friday, April 17.
Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

Current earns Press Club awards for website, nature reporting

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.
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)

San Diego Comic-Con marks milestone for Carlsbad artist

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.
Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

Current earns awards for environmental, political coverage

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

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

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

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

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

Encinitas Spring Street Faire celebrates 35 years

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

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

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.
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)

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

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 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)

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

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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