Mitchell Thorp Foundation raises $95,000

By Kirk Sanderson The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) says this year’s Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in...

Encinitas likely the next North County city to go with district...

By Kirk Sanderson Encinitas may be the next North County city to change the way its City Council members are elected, moving from “at large”...

Real estate prices in coastal North County going up, up and...

By Kirk Sanderson Home prices in San Diego County hit an all-time high in April, and in coastal North County, homes are selling at prices...

Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation grants $21,500 in scholarships

By Amanda Banion The Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation says it recently awarded $21,500 in college (four) and vocational (one) scholarships for the upcoming school year...

Carlsbad City Council nixes proposal to build distillery in barrio

By Kirk Sanderson A controversial proposal to build a craft distillery and restaurant in Carlsbad’s barrio died in late July 2017 due to a split...

Legal cannabis volunteers clean beach in Encinitas

By Bart Grundig More than 150 professionals from the legal cannabis community recently dedicated their mornings to cleaning Encinitas beaches and waterways at an event...

Carlsbad pharma snags $10 million payment from Biogen

By Amanda Banion Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Carlsbad announced that it has earned a $10 million milestone payment from Biogen associated with the validation of...

Carlsbad Lancer Dancers schedule dance camp for kids

By Amanda Banion Elementary and middle school kids who love to dance, or aspire to try out for dance or cheer squads in the future,...

Carlsbad’s Upper Deck launches digital gaming platform

By Bart Grundig Upper Deck, a Carlsbad-based leader in trading cards, games and collectibles, announced in a press release that it is launching a new...

Breeders’ Cup will bring food festival to Del Mar

By Amanda Banion Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, has announced Taste of Breeders’ Cup: San Diego, a unique culinary experience that...

Oceanside the site of one of California’s first Cultural Districts

Oceanside has been selected as the site of one of California's premier state-designated cultural districts, the California Arts Council announced in July. Oceanside joins...

Carlsbad City Council approves energy study

By Kirk Sanderson The City of Carlsbad will participate in a joint study with other North County cities to determine the viability of purchasing and...

Carlsbad honors Citizens of the Year

By Kirk Sanderson Longtime Carlsbad volunteers Bill and Bonnie Dominguez and Mike McMahon have been named Carlsbad Citizens of the Year for 2017. This year’s...

Carlsbad sets district map for future Council elections

By Kirk Sanderson After reviewing several possible ways to create districts for future City Council elections, the Carlsbad City Council on July 11 settled on...

Junior Seau’s home back on the market

By Amanda Banion Five years after he killed himself, former football star Junior Seau’s oceanfront home on The Strand in Oceanside is back on the...

Oceanside prepares draft report for Coast Highway Corridor Study

By Bart Grundig The city of Oceanside has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coast Highway Corridor Study, available for public review...

Carlsbad issues draft parking study for village, barrio

By Kirk Sanderson The city of Carlsbad has released a draft parking plan for managing and maximizing parking in the Village, Barrio and beach areas,...

Encinitas conducts ‘walkability study’ of El Camino Real

By Kirk Sanderson Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear and some 40 other interested parties recently went on a “walking audit” of the section of El Camino...

Plans for distillery in Carlsbad’s barrio stir up controversy

By Kirk Sanderson Controversy is once again brewing in Carlsbad, this time over plans to build a small craft distillery and restaurant in Carlsbad’s barrio...

State Supreme Court rules against Encinitas homeowner in seawall case

By Kirk Sanderson A concrete seawall built by two Encinitas property owners to protect their bluff-top homes after a damaging 2010 storm has an expiration...