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Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Roman S. Koenig

March 14, 2019


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach

A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.

North Coast Current earns awards for lagoon coverage, news site

North Coast Current

October 31, 2018


Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES

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

Current earns awards for news site, Encinitas electoral coverage

North Coast Current

July 18, 2018


Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES, Media

The North Coast Current was recognized for local news excellence with four awards Tuesday, July 18, from the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter.

Current wins awards for news site, reporting, editorials

North Coast Current

November 20, 2017


Filed under Business, BUSINESS NOTES

The North Coast Current has been recognized as one of the area’s best news sites by two regional professional groups in 2017.

ENCINITAS: Engage the media at June 9 forum

June 2, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain

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 a panel of local media representatives discuss what they consider their role is in the community and...

Point of View: Call ‘85/15’ what it is, and let Carlsbad vote on it

Point of View: Call ‘85/15’ what it is, and let Carlsbad vote on it

Roman S. Koenig

September 6, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, COLUMNISTS, Point of View, Politics, Region

There is no such thing as a shopping mall in harmony with nature. No matter what slick pseudo-campaign advertising tells you, such development is not in harmony with its environment. Yet that’s what the proponents of Carlsbad’s so-called “85/15 Plan” for the Agua Hedionda Lagoon area want you to ...

Point of View: Housing mandate could doom Encinitas by design

Point of View: Housing mandate could doom Encinitas by design

Roman S. Koenig

February 8, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COLUMNISTS, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Point of View, Politics, Region, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos

“Community character” is a phrase that’s been batted about for months as Encinitas debates the shape of its state-mandated Housing Element, a plan that requires an accounting of how the city is going to accommodate population growth, affordable housing and environmental stewardship. The Enc...

Point of View: Bad crops growing at the ‘like farm’

Roman S. Koenig

November 28, 2014


Filed under Arts, Carlsbad, COLUMNISTS, Media, Point of View, Politics

I’ve never been one for popularity contests. I learned to be suspicious of them long ago in high school when I saw what kind of twits could be elected to student office. But I never really questioned whether I was naive about them. Until now. Late in October, I took part in the Four Points Fi...

Point of View: Principals, principles and politics

Roman S. Koenig

November 7, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COLUMNISTS, Education, Encinitas, K-12, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Point of View

This season’s election netted some interesting results, from the campaign for Encinitas’ first elected mayor to the unseating of a longtime high school board trustee. Are these contests — the mayor’s seat and the San Dieguito Union High School District board — a sign of what’s to come in...

Point of View: Locals in spotlight to revive film commission

Roman S. Koenig

October 3, 2014


Filed under COLUMNISTS, Encinitas, Point of View, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Uncategorized

Our region is in need of a film commission, and thanks to the efforts of some key players on the North Coast, we just might see it go from script to screen. County Supervisor Dave Roberts (a former Solana Beach city councilman) and Encinitas arts Commissioner Francine Filsinger (who serves on the board of directors of San Diego Filmmakers) have joined a growing chorus calling for a sequel to the region’s now-shuttered film commissi...

Point of View: Encinitas and the snob effect

Roman S. Koenig

August 1, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COLUMNISTS, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Point of View

To anyone who has lived in Encinitas more than 20 years, it’s very likely they’ve observed a remarkable change in the culture and attitude of the city. Impatient drivers on El Camino Real who try to replicate the racing moves they see in the commercials for their priceless new car. Local shoppers ...

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Roman S. Koenig