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SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

Joel Vaughn

July 2, 2019

SANDAG and San Diego County are putting the pieces together for a public transit system that’s a practical, alluring alternative to the congested highway, but it may be many years in the making.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

The San Elijo Lagoon is headed into its next phase of restoration and enhancement and looks to be ahead of schedule, according to project officials.

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018

Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments are taking steps to minimize the impacts to commuters during construction as Interstate 5 construction pushes northward.

Grandfathering granny flats: Encinitas eyes state bill to help housing crunch

Grandfathering granny flats: Encinitas eyes state bill to help housing crunch

Joel Vaughn

August 30, 2018

Home is where the drywall is up to code, or it’s in the backyard, above the garage or an added second story. Accessory dwelling units will have a chance to be counted in Encinitas’ housing requirement.

Food, music, thrills part of upcoming Encinitas fair

Food, music, thrills part of upcoming Encinitas fair

Michele Leivas

April 19, 2016

Encinitas hosts its 33rd annual Spring Street Fair this weekend. Organized by Encinitas 101 MainStreet and sponsored by Scripps Health, the street fair will be held on Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street.

Encinitas moves forward on Pacific View site plans

Encinitas moves forward on Pacific View site plans

Michele Leivas

March 11, 2016

The ongoing Pacific View project in Encinitas took a major step forward Feb. 24 when City Council members approved a right-of-entry agreement granting volunteer access to the property to allow for minor repairs and cleanup.

Fence, Montgomery track crossing among issues for Cardiff rail trail

Fence, Montgomery track crossing among issues for Cardiff rail trail

Amanda Rhoades

February 24, 2016

Cardiff’s section of the Coastal Rail Trail has stirred up controversy for almost two years now, but even with the Encinitas City Council’s approval, the project isn’t rolling forward just yet.

Construction reveals a bit of Cardiff history

Construction reveals a bit of Cardiff history

Michele Leivas

February 11, 2016

Residents of Cardiff-by-the-Sea got a blast from the past when recent construction at the corner of San Elijo Avenue and Aberdeen Drive revealed an homage to Cardiff history — the Speedee Mart sign. The resurrected sign, covered up by decades of renovations as other businesses and restaurants moved...

Encinitas, group take first steps to remake Pacific View

Encinitas, group take first steps to remake Pacific View

Susan Whaley

November 3, 2015

With an operating partner on board, the vacant Encinitas Pacific View School property has a foreseeable future. The Encinitas City Council voted unanimously Sept. 23 for The Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance, also known as the EACEA, to take on the job of revamping the vacant site. The ...

After years of effort, Encinitas Community Garden begins to sprout

After years of effort, Encinitas Community Garden begins to sprout

Susan Whaley

October 18, 2015

Encinitas resident Liza Blue pushed a wheel barrel full of veggies to a raised garden bed she leases. She was on her way to pick up her kids that afternoon but stopped by the newly opened Encinitas Community Garden to do some work first. It’s a learning process, she said, as she was putting in...

Water agencies enact stringent restrictions in drought’s grip

Water agencies enact stringent restrictions in drought’s grip

Alex Groves

June 11, 2015

As California endures another year of difficult drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has put mandatory water restrictions in place and has been asking local governments and boards to pick up the slack in order to meet water conservation goals. Brown signed an executive order April 1 requiring the state’s...

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