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North Coast Current news site recognized for excellence in SPJ contest

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

September 1, 2020

The North Coast Current’s news site was recognized as being among the best in the county by judges of the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter’s annual contest.

Encinitas novelist is international award finalist

North Coast Current

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.

Encinitas council OKs Moonlight Beach opening in split vote

North Coast Current

April 27, 2020

Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is reopened as of 8 a.m. Monday morning, April 27, after a decision by the City Council during a special Sunday meeting. The choice was not without dissent, however.

Current earns Press Club awards for website, nature reporting

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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

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.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)

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

The Encinitas City Council voted 3-2 on Nov. 15 to approve a four-district map and elections for districts in the city. (North Coast Current)

Roman S. Koenig

November 21, 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

A development and open-space plan on the south side of Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad is the subject of intense debate in the community. (Google Earth image)

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 ...

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