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EDCO and Encinitas have introduced the use of food waste bins similar to the one pictured as part of an organics recycling program. (Photo by Svetikd, iStock Getty Images)

EDCO, Encinitas start food waste program in line with state law

Ethan Edward Coston July 30, 2021
San Marcos-based EDCO launched a new organics recycling program in June to encourage residents to recycle food waste, putting Encinitas, and the rest of San Diego County, in compliance with a state law requiring organics waste reduction by 2022.
Demolition of the retired Encina Power Station along Carlsbad Boulevard, pictured April 10, is expected to be complete within about a year. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Work continues on demolition of Carlsbad power plant

Julia Shapero May 31, 2021
After almost 70 years on the Carlsbad coastline, demolition of the Encina Power Station, along with its 400-foot smokestack, is set to be complete within the next year.
Eileen Burke, owner of Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets in downtown Encinitas, shows off a 1950s-era mural uncovered in her shop during remodeling in February. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall

Julia Shapero March 31, 2021
Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets, which has been open for more than 30 years in downtown Encinitas, reopened March 13 with a Coca-Cola-themed celebration in honor of a circa 1950s-era sign that was uncovered during remodeling work.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas City Council fills seat amid district boundary concerns

North Coast Current February 26, 2021
The Encinitas City Council filled a vacancy on the dais Feb. 24 amid one member's concern about Cardiff's representation given the boundaries of its voting district.
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)

Encinitas mosaics an outlet for students, memorial for residents

Julia Shapero 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.
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)

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

Julia Shapero 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.
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)

Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas shops work to recover from flood

Julia Shapero 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.
A screen capture shows the headline of a Beachgrit story that stirred controversy in Encinitas in February. (Beachgrit story page)

Coverage of Encinitas homeless lot dispute deepens controversy

Julia Shapero 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.
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)

Leucadia merchants assess next steps after fire destroys building

Julia Shapero 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.
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)

National historic status on horizon for Encinitas Boat Houses

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

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

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.
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