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Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Authorities investigate San Marcos High School bomb threat

North Coast Current April 27, 2021
San Marcos High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department reported.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas. (Botanic Garden photo by Rachel Cobb)

San Diego Botanic Garden given Encinitas award for Earth Day

North Coast Current April 21, 2021
The San Diego Botanic Garden recently received recognition from the city of Encinitas for excellence in environmental stewardship.
Marijuana plants. (Photo by Elsa Olofsson, cbdoracle.com via Unsplash)

Oceanside, Escondido make LawnStarter ‘green cities’ list

North Coast Current April 17, 2021
Oceanside and Escondido are on a nationwide list of the nation’s greenest cities — for cannabis — according to a recent LawnStarter survey.
Eileen Burke, owner of Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets in downtown Encinitas, shows off a 1950s-era mural uncovered in her shop during remodeling in February. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall

Julia Shapero March 31, 2021
Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets, which has been open for more than 30 years in downtown Encinitas, reopened March 13 with a Coca-Cola-themed celebration in honor of a circa 1950s-era sign that was uncovered during remodeling work.
Lux Art Institute in Encinitas is merging with the San Diego Art Institute this September to create The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego. (Lux Art Institute photo)

Lux merger with San Diego Art Institute creates broader forum

Anneliese Esparza March 30, 2021
When the Lux Art Institute and the San Diego Art Institute merge this September to become The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the two campuses will have over 15,000 square feet of indoor space for art galleries, classes, workshops and artist residencies.
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces run for state Senate

North Coast Current March 16, 2021
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announced her candidacy for California’s 36th state Senate seat this week.

Education Matters: What they’re paid

Marsha Sutton March 11, 2021
With the understanding that public education exists to put student interests first, the public needs to know what teachers earn, how superintendents receive increased pay, and what might need to be cut from student services in the future to accommodate regular and often massive wage increases.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas City Council fills seat amid district boundary concerns

North Coast Current February 26, 2021
The Encinitas City Council filled a vacancy on the dais Feb. 24 amid one member's concern about Cardiff's representation given the boundaries of its voting district.
By October 2019, the San Marcos Fry’s store was already being emptied of inventory. (North Coast Current file photo)

San Marcos Fry’s Electronics closed in company shutdown

North Coast Current February 24, 2021
Fry’s Electronics in San Marcos abruptly closed its doors Feb. 24 as the chain shuttered all stores across nine states, the company announced.

Education Matters: Understanding the dangers of national strife

Marsha Sutton February 5, 2021
We look to our children for hope. Let us provide guidance to young people so they can work toward a better future and help mend national strife and divisions that today seem insurmountable.

3.1 earthquake off Carlsbad felt in parts of San Diego County

North Coast Current January 26, 2021
A small earthquake rattled parts of coastal north San Diego County late Monday.
Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)

Encinitas citations still in effect as COVID-19 restrictions ease

North Coast Current January 26, 2021
Encinitas restaurants, salons, barbershops and other businesses can reopen after California lifted a stay-at-home order under the weight of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — but with a caveat, according to a city announcement on Monday.
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