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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


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia, North County, Olivenhain, Politics, San Diego County

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


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas

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


Filed under Arts, COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas

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


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas

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


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Local History

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


Filed under Arts, COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas

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


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Food

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


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, San Marcos, Solana Beach

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...

Former Ecke YMCA board members still seek the ‘why’ behind membership changes

Susan Whaley

June 1, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia, North County, Olivenhain, Region, San Diego County

After two Magdalena Ecke YMCA board members said they were asked to resign, they have started a website to spark change in the YMCA of San Diego concerning the recent elimination of youth membership prices at the Encinitas branch and how it will affect revenue and participation. Through the website...

From housing to labor issues, North Coast city leaders see full slate for 2015

Alex Groves

January 23, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics, Region, San Marcos, Solana Beach

At the start of a new year, city officials across North County are attempting to prioritize issues and come up with comprehensive solutions to challenges associated with growth and an improving economy. Many cities are also trying to determine the best way to finance projects while being fiscally...

Pacific View sale had little impact on Encinitas election, backers say

Pacific View sale had little impact on Encinitas election, backers say

Gisela Lagos

December 2, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics

The recently completed sale of the Pacific View School property was seen as a hot-button topic leading up to last month’s election, but even some among those who were unabashedly for its sale to the city said the topic probably didn’t play that large a role for Encinitas voters. “If Pacific...

Encinitas groups aim to build Education Cluster

Encinitas groups aim to build Education Cluster

Stephanie Malone

June 6, 2014


Filed under COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas, K-12

Encinitas should expect exciting environmental educational programs from the new E3 Cluster. The Encinitas Environmental Education Cluster, or the E3 Cluster, consists of the Encinitas Union School District, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, San Diego Botanic Garden, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities...

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