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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas city meetings go virtual again after COVID-19 outbreak

North Coast Current May 20, 2022
The Encinitas City Council and other panels are returning to virtual meetings until further notice after an outbreak of COVID-19 infections at City Hall.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Group seeks San Dieguito trustee’s resignation, superintendent’s return

Samantha Cox May 18, 2022
Constituents of the San Dieguito Union High School District are calling on board Trustee Michael Allman to resign over allegations of intimidation, harassment and cyberbullying.
An example of a law enforcement radio. (Photo by Evgen Prozhyrko, iStock Getty Images)

Media, legislators sound alarm on law enforcement radio encryption

J.W. August May 10, 2022
Police scanner access is being threatened in California as dozens of law enforcement agencies, including the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, have made the decision to fully encrypt communications based on a directive from a state agency.
Cheryl James-Ward. (Courtesy photo)

San Dieguito board places superintendent on leave

Roman S. Koenig April 21, 2022
Turmoil continued in the San Dieguito Union High School District this week as the superintendent was placed on administrative leave and the county Board of Education couldn’t reach a quorum to meet on changes that it’s demanding to the district’s election map.
Former Encinitas Planning Commission Chairman Bruce Ehlers, with supporters behind him, addresses the City Council on Wednesday, April 13, ahead of the council’s vote to remove him from the commission. (Encinitas city video feed)

Encinitas City Council unanimously sacks Planning Commission chairman

Roman S. Koenig April 15, 2022
The Encinitas City Council ousted Planning Commission Chairman and council candidate Bruce Ehlers on Wednesday, April 13, following an earful from angry residents.
A trail bridge at San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas is shown in 2021, not long after its completion. A lagoon restoration project is entering its final phase in spring 2022. (Photo by Marcel Fuentes, iStock Getty Images)

San Elijo Lagoon thrives as restoration project enters final phase

Samantha Cox April 2, 2022
The San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project is set to complete its final phase, which involves removal of accumulated sand from the lagoon channel under the new Interstate 5 bridge.
Officials from Oceanside and elsewhere in San Diego County celebrate the opening of the Pure Water Oceanside facility on Tuesday, March 22. (Photo by Jeremy Kemp for the city of Oceanside)

Oceanside marks opening of San Diego’s first recycled drinking water facility

OsideNews March 22, 2022
The city of Oceanside marked World Water Day on March 22 with the dedication of the first advanced purification facility for recycled drinking water in San Diego County.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas. (Botanic Garden photo by Rachel Cobb)

San Diego Botanic Garden launches medicinal plant research program

North Coast Current March 10, 2022
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is expanding its plant curation and preservation efforts into medicine with a $384,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, the garden announced March 8.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas City Council rejects Cardiff Starbucks proposal

Roman S. Koenig February 11, 2022
Is the issue corporate coffee, the grandfathered use of a building, or traffic? That could have been argued either way ahead of the Encinitas City Council’s unanimous vote Feb. 9 to block the potential addition of a drive-thru Starbucks in Cardiff.
BCycle is set to launch its bike-sharing program in Encinitas on Jan. 5. (BCycle photo)

BCycle launches e-bike sharing service in Encinitas on Jan. 5

North Coast Current January 1, 2022
Encinitas residents and visitors have a new bicycle transportation option with the launch of a city partnership with BCycle, the second such program in the state behind Santa Barbara.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas council OKs homeless lot agreement amid heavy criticism

Roman S. Koenig October 14, 2021
The Encinitas City Council approved a fresh agreement for the operation of a Safe Parking Program for the homeless on Oct. 13, moving it from Leichtag Foundation property on Saxony Road to a lot at the Community and Senior Center near Oak Crest Middle School.
An Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development rendering shows the placement of the proposed Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (ERRD image)

Encinitas City Council to hear appeals on apartment project

Bella Ross October 12, 2021
A contentious apartment development in Olivenhain known as the Goodson Project was shot down by the Encinitas Planning Commission in August, but it could face a different outcome from the City Council this week after the decision prompted two appeals.
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