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North coastal San Diego faces Labor Day broil as heat wave settles in

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

North Coast Current

September 4, 2020

Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach and other north coastal San Diego communities are expected to broil just as much as the rest of the county as a holiday weekend heat wave settles in, prompting a warning from the National Weather Service.

Cyclists question safety of new Encinitas bike lane design through Cardiff

A woman rides a bicycle Wednesday, June 10, south along new protected bike lines on Coast Highway 101 through Cardiff in Encinitas. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Bella Ross

June 12, 2020

Encinitas officials have defended a new protected bikeway along Coast Highway 101 between Cardiff and Solana Beach that may seem inviting for less-experienced cyclists but has actually been the site of multiple accidents, even striking some of the area’s most veteran riders.

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Bella Ross

June 12, 2020

Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.

Detour Salon in Encinitas closes as coronavirus business restrictions lift

Detour Salon in Encinitas is closing after 22 years, the owners announced on Wednesday, May 27. (Google Street View photo)

North Coast Current

May 28, 2020

Detour Salon, a go-to spot in downtown Encinitas for haircuts, styling supplies and accessories for 22 years, announced its closure Wednesday, May 27, a casualty of challenging business conditions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

April 16, 2020

The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

April 13, 2020

The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista chambers of commerce are among more than 80 business associations that have joined forces across the U.S. to create the Save Small Business Coalition.

North County school districts adjust to coronavirus challenges

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Chase Spear

March 20, 2020

Due to the potential health hazard imposed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, K-12 school districts across San Diego County — including those in North County — have closed their campuses.

Carlsbad-linked Thermo Fisher gets OK to produce COVID-19 tests

One of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Carlsbad labs is pictured in August 2018. (Thermo Fisher photo)

North Coast Current

March 19, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency-use authorization to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. to produce diagnostic test kits that can detect the COVID-19 coronavirus and provide results within four hours, the company announced March 16.

North County colleges’ coronavirus reality: Remote classes, canceled graduations

The spread of the coronavirus has forced California State University San Marcos to cancel all university-sponsored events, including May graduation ceremonies. (CSUSM public relations photo by Alan Brown)

Chase Spear

March 18, 2020

As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to grow, North San Diego County colleges have enacted precautionary changes to their campus operations.

Encinitas grocer, other local markets set aside hours for elderly, disabled

North Coast Current

March 18, 2020

Local grocery stores are reserving special time for elderly and disabled shoppers as residents hunker down during the coronavirus outbreak.

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