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EDITORIAL: Encinitas effort to help homeless is not a ‘big city’ issue

North Coast Current

January 24, 2020

There are legitimate reasons to debate the implementation of Jewish Family Service’s parking lot program — the Encinitas City Council’s procedures and motives; the stipulations of a state grant program; the concerns over safety, health, proper facilities and vetting of parking lot users. But for some in the community, it’s been a last straw of some kind.

Encinitas council OKs parking lot for homeless after lengthy session

Encinitas council OKs parking lot for homeless after lengthy session

Roman S. Koenig

January 23, 2020

Encinitas City Council members approved a Safe Parking Program lot early Thursday, Jan. 23, for homeless people who live in their cars.

Solana Beach dentist among four nationally to receive grant

Solana Beach dentist among four nationally to receive grant

North Coast Current

January 3, 2020

A Solana Beach dentist is one of four nationwide to receive a Global Outreach Program grant from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Henry Schein Cares Foundation, the groups announced in December.

Donate food for Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets

Donate food for Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets

North Coast Current

December 4, 2019

The Encinitas-based Community Resource Center seeks donations for Holiday Baskets between Dec. 6-12 and Dec. 13. The collections go toward a three-day distribution at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

North Island Credit Union seeks toys for military families

North Coast Current

December 4, 2019

North Island Credit Union, in partnership with Support The Enlisted Project, has launched a holiday toy drive to benefit STEP’s annual Sharing the Joy program.

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

Cameron Niven

November 6, 2019

The city of Encinitas recently filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed defendants of a resident-backed group called Preserve Proposition A in a claim to clarify whether future housing plans need to be held for a public vote. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal squabbles between Encinitas, housing advocates and the state of California as the city’s latest housing element was deemed compliant under state housing law by the Department of Housing and Community Development on Oct. 10.

Carlsbad gives green light to community choice energy

Carlsbad gives green light to community choice energy

North Coast Current

October 11, 2019

Carlsbad is the latest coastal North County city to join efforts in building community choice energy programs after a City Council vote Oct. 8.

San Diego Comic-Con marks milestone for Carlsbad artist

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary 7.1-magnitude quake near Ridgecrest; felt in Encinitas and North County

BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary 7.1-magnitude quake near Ridgecrest; felt in Encinitas and North County

North Coast Current

July 5, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey website has reported an earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale, at about 8:20 p.m. Friday, July 5. Residents of Encinitas and elsewhere in North San Diego County have reported feeling the quake.

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

Joel Vaughn

July 2, 2019

SANDAG and San Diego County are putting the pieces together for a public transit system that’s a practical, alluring alternative to the congested highway, but it may be many years in the making.

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