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Encinitas mosaics an outlet for students, memorial for residents

Three of more than 50 new mosaics are pictured at the Santa Fe Drive undercossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas in late August. (Photo by Jim Gilliam, courtesy of the city of Encinitas)
September 25, 2020
Fifty-three mosaics created by local high school students, college students and adult artists are completed and installed under the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

Eatery tries to stem ‘great Encinitas mask debate’ amid pandemic

GOODONYA restaurant in Encinitas reopened July 3 after a pause in business because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Upon reopening, the eatery opted to discontinue dine-in service ahead of a county order. (GOODONYA photo via its Facebook page)
Coronavirus mandates important for community safety, business leaders remind residents
July 8, 2020
Mask requirements put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have led to backlash from customers at some local businesses.

Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas shops work to recover from flood

Flooding from heavy rain reaches the driveway and halfway up the windows of the Sunshine Gardens property in Encinitas on Friday, April 10. (Sunshine Gardens photo)
San Dieguito Tennis Club digs out from mudslide
April 24, 2020
Sunshine Gardens and other Encinitas businesses suffered severe damage the weekend of April 10 after the San Diego region experienced unusually high rainfall. Despite the losses, the nursery and North County Olive Oil have been able to reopen. San Dieguito Tennis Club is assessing mudslide damage.

Coverage of Encinitas homeless lot dispute deepens controversy

A screen capture shows the headline of a Beachgrit story that stirred controversy in Encinitas in February. (Beachgrit story page)
March 13, 2020
An article in an Australian surf culture website recently sparked greater community tensions in Encinitas over the already contentious Safe Parking Program.

Leucadia merchants assess next steps after fire destroys building

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the site of four businesses, pictured Oct. 8, in Leucadia on Sept. 30. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
Community members donate over $23K to damaged shops
October 8, 2019
The cause of a fire that tore through four local businesses in Leucadia is still unknown, authorities said. By Oct. 8, the merchants had collectively raised more than $23,000 toward rebuilding.

National historic status on horizon for Encinitas Boat Houses

The Encinitas Boat Houses, pictured Aug. 23, are on track to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
August 23, 2019
The Encinitas Boat Houses, the most photographed buildings in the city, are on their way to earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places following a vote by the State Historical Resources Commission.

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)
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

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after more than 15 years leading the institution. (CSUSM photo)
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

This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)
Project to improve habitat coincides with Interstate 5 work
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

This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)
Work scheduled to begin on 8-mile stretch from Birmingham Drive to Palomar Airport Road
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

Encinitas homes are shown in this March 2018 aerial. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)
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

Visitors peruse vendors at the Encinitas Spring Street Fair, viewed from atop the Rock2You rock climbing wall at the corner of G Street and South Coast Highway 101 on April 26, 2014. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)
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.
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