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Current earns Press Club awards for website, nature reporting

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.

Current earns awards for environmental, political coverage

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.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Roman S. Koenig

March 14, 2019

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

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

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.

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

Roman S. Koenig

November 20, 2017

A division of Encinitas into electoral districts led to a divided vote among the City Council on Nov. 15 in favor of moving forward with the plan.

Current wins awards for news site, reporting, editorials

North Coast Current

November 20, 2017

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

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

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

“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

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

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...

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