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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

From ‘rough-and-tumble’ to the ‘gnarliest’ — Encinitas mayoral hopefuls, observers note vitriolic turn

Stephen Wyer November 3, 2022
A growing number of electoral candidates and activists in Encinitas are expressing concern over what’s being described as an unusually vitriolic and hostile political climate heading into next week’s midterm election.
The recent demolition of this small century-old bungalow in Cardiff, believed to have been a pastor’s house for a former church located on a property next door, raised debate on social media about what the historical preservation of buildings means in the city of Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Cardiff dwelling’s demolition stirs discussion of historical designations

Samantha Cox September 30, 2022
A 100-year-old house located behind a historic church building at 230 Birmingham Drive in Cardiff was demolished in mid-August. The old church, presently a business building called The Sanctuary, has some protected status as a historical designation, but the demolition of the property behind it ― built in 1910 as a catalog kit, according to locals ― caught residents’ attention on social media.
This photo shows a honeybee with a Varroa mite on it. (USDA photo)

Honeybees, consumers face threat from mite-fighting pesticides

J.W. August July 11, 2022
Smuggling operations along the U.S./Mexico border typically deal with illicit drugs, illegal weapons and human trafficking, but a recent takedown is noteworthy for its more unusual targets — pesticides and honeybees, an integral part of the food supply.
An Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development rendering shows the placement of the proposed Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (ERRD image)

Encinitas group continues watchdog role over planned apartment complex

Samantha Cox July 11, 2022
Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development is calling for the county to lead a thorough, multidisciplinary analysis of a multi-housing development plan that the city of Encinitas has refused to complete following its third lawsuit against the city.
Fourth of July fireworks. (Photo by Warren Tobias, Unsplash)

North County communities celebrate July Fourth with a variety of events

North Coast Current June 28, 2022
Several North County communities have Independence Day fireworks and other festivities scheduled for July 3 and 4.
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear cuts the ribbon Saturday, June 4, for the opening of the new pedestrian suspension bridge at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Among the officials pictured are Nature Collective Executive Director Doug Gibson (left of Blakespear) and state Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-76th District (center, red scarf). (Encinitas city social media photo)

Bridge opening marks long road to San Elijo Lagoon restoration

North Coast Current June 7, 2022
One of California’s largest wetland restoration projects came to a conclusion on Saturday, June 4, with the official opening of San Elijo Lagoon’s pedestrian suspension bridge in Encinitas.
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.
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