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EDITORIAL: Muir on the right side of Encinitas council vote

North Coast Current
January 12, 2017
Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, DIALOGUE, Editorial, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics

What qualifies someone to be appointed to the Encinitas City Council? Two or three years living in the city with little public footprint outside a brief stint on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The one sitting council member to question this? Mark Muir.

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EDITORIAL: Community character, experience lead endorsement picks

North Coast Current
November 6, 2016
Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, DIALOGUE, Editorial, Education, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Higher Education, K-12, Leucadia, North County, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Politics, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach

The North Coast Current’s editorial leadership suggests the following candidates for several Nov. 8 races affecting the city of Encinitas. The nature of this year’s local campaign reflects some of what we’ve seen nationally, with preferred candidates taking positions on issues that are at odds with other aspects that make those candidates appealing.

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EDITORIAL: ‘No’ on Encinitas Measure T

North Coast Current
November 1, 2016
Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, DIALOGUE, Editorial, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain

The North Coast Current urges a “no” vote on Measure T for one reason: It’s time to call the state of California out on its misguided approach to shoving high-density development down communities’ throats.

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EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on county Measure B

North Coast Current
October 20, 2016
Filed under Carlsbad, DIALOGUE, Editorial, North County, Region, San Diego County, Valley Center

San Diego County residents will vote Nov. 8 on a landmark proposal that could change the face of rural inland communities in favor of big development, using the initiative process to push a single builder’s vision.

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EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on Carlsbad Measure A

North Coast Current
February 19, 2016
Filed under Carlsbad, DIALOGUE, Editorial

When the Carlsbad City Council and developer Caruso Affiliated used the initiative process to push for a shopping mall in 2015, they touted it as “open space the right way” through a measure they had no intention of ever seeing on a ballot. Now — as it should be — residents have the opportunity...

COMMENTARY: Finding story of Nemo highlights concerns over Caruso plan

Richard Riehl
February 18, 2016
Filed under Carlsbad, Commentary, DIALOGUE

A billionaire Los Angeles developer came to town planning to transform one of Carlsbad’s three lagoons into a magnet for tourist dollars. After winning the approval of local officials, he encountered a group of protesters bent on preserving the lagoon the right way. No, that’s not the story of...

COMMENTARY: What do Carlsbad leaders have to fear from referendum?

Richard Riehl
September 13, 2015
Filed under Carlsbad, Commentary, DIALOGUE

Caruso Affiliated’s latest glossy mailer features the smiling faces of the five City Council members who voted unanimously to approve the developer’s plan to build a Strawberry Fields mall. Directly below the beaming politicians is the plea, “Don’t let outside interests end the Strawberry Fields...

LETTER: Recycle your styrofoam in blue bins

August 25, 2015
Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, DIALOGUE, Encinitas, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, Leucadia, Olivenhain

I am the owner of Bety’s Tacos, and I recently joined other Encinitas restaurants in participating in a program called “Rinse and Recycle your Foam at Home.” We are encouraging our customers to recycle their foam take-out containers in their blue recycle bins if they live in the city of Encinitas....

LETTER: Pacific View procurement plan for operating partner cuts public short

April 7, 2015
Filed under DIALOGUE, Encinitas, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

I own the property at 643 Fourth St. in Encinitas, across from the Old Schoolhouse on the former EUSD Pacific View school site. My attorney Felix Tinkov and I have submitted written inputs and testified at almost every Pacific View meeting, since the first before the Planning Commission in July 2008. At...

LETTER: Encinitas has no room for unending growth

February 22, 2015
Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, DIALOGUE, Encinitas, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, Leucadia, Olivenhain

Re: Mr. Koenig’s piece on the state housing density mandate. As a 34-year Encinitas resident who helped write the current general plan in the late 1980s, I have been following the housing density mandate with a strong sense of deja vu. The primary reason Encinitas incorporated as a city in 1986 was ...

Commentary: Can we tell the truth?

Teresa Arballo Barth and Lisa Shaffer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Commentary, DIALOGUE

Although we have written and spoken about the importance of honesty and civility in our public discourse in the past, we feel compelled to speak out now because, in response to the current election campaign and the launch of our new, innovative Housing Element update process, some in our community are...

LETTER: Thank you for Pacific View editorial

August 17, 2014
Filed under DIALOGUE, Encinitas, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

I just read your article. Thank you for a well balanced editorial. I have to say that I agree completely with your assessment. Pacific View School Arts Center and School, I believe, will be a diamond for Encinitas. The Hall property is great, too, although a swimming pool would have been a smart decisi...

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