The Coast News

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The Coast News
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Publisher Jim Kydd
Headquarters 828 N. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, California 92024
 United States
Circulation 25,352 weekly [1]

The Coast News is a weekly newspaper published in Encinitas, California. It covers community news, events, and city government in North San Diego County.[2][3]

Founded in 1987 by independent publisher Jim Kydd, the company now publishes The Coast News, The Rancho Santa Fe News, and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce newsletter. The newspaper is known to voice its editorial opinion on community issues. For example, in 2005, Jim Kydd ran full-page ads in The Coast News opposing the controversial Proposition A, which sought to build 101 new homes on formerly agricultural land.[4]


  • Outstanding Publication 2009 awarded by the Association of Free Community Papers. AFCP judges commented that The Coast News "is full of great photography, outstanding use of color, and good editorial."[5]
  • First Place Community Service Editorial awarded by the Association of Free Community Papers to crime reporter Randy Kalp for his three-part series on heroin abuse in North San Diego County.[6]


  1. ^ Circulation Verification Council
  2. ^ The Coast News, Mondo Times.
  3. ^ The Coast News, Library of Congress.
  4. ^ Lau, Angela (November 5, 2005). "Prop. A backers and foes ready for last-minute push", U-T San Diego.
  5. ^ 2009 Award Winners - Outstanding Publication, Association of Free Community Papers.
  6. ^ 2009 Award Winners - Editorial Categories, Association of Free Community Papers.

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