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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...

City seeks meeting with district over Pacific View property

City seeks meeting with district over Pacific View property

North Coast Current

March 13, 2014


Filed under COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas, K-12, Leucadia

The Encinitas City Council unanimously agreed March 12 to seek a last-ditch meeting with the Encinitas Union School District before a planned auction of the shuttered Pacific View Elementary School property. The action came a day after residents converged on a school board meeting to call for the district to sell the property to the city rather than auctio...

Pacific View school site auction goes on despite protests

Pacific View school site auction goes on despite protests

Ellen Wright

March 12, 2014


Filed under COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas, K-12, Leucadia

Residents gathered at the Encinitas Union School District Board of Trustees meeting March 11 to express their concern over the sale of the long-closed Pacific View Elementary School. The bluff-top property was closed in 2003 due to aging facilities and low enrollment, district Superintendent Tim Baird...

First Encinitas mayor’s race looms; 22-year-old plans run

First Encinitas mayor’s race looms; 22-year-old plans run

Jessica LaFontaine

December 27, 2013


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

Encinitas is preparing to implement a new system for choosing a mayor after voters in 2012 opted to change from an appointed mayor to an elected one. With an elected-mayor format looming in 2014, Solana Beach and Del Mar will be the only cities left in the area still running under an appointed mayor. For...

City looking into concerns over Encinitas Ranch golf course

City looking into concerns over Encinitas Ranch golf course

Jessica LaFontaine

November 1, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Politics

The Encinitas City Council has formed a subcommittee to investigate and possibly find solutions to questions raised about the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. The course is overseen by the independently run Encinitas Ranch Golf Authority, which was created in an agreement between the development company...

Encinitas aims to increase engagement on Strategic Plan

Encinitas aims to increase engagement on Strategic Plan

Jessica LaFontaine

October 18, 2013


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

Encinitas is changing its plan of attack when it comes to tackling city issues by implementing the first of a set of Strategic Plan City Council special meetings beginning Oct. 30. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Drive. The public is encouraged...

Merchants await finish of Solana Beach project

Merchants await finish of Solana Beach project

Ernesto Lopez

August 16, 2013


Filed under Business, COASTLINE, Solana Beach

With construction nearing completion on the Solana Beach streetscape project along the Highway 101 corridor, most businesses are starting to see a higher flow of customers come through their doors compared to a few months back. Soon after the beginning of construction, back in July 2012, shopkeepers...

From main street to the village: Encinitas downtown advocate Peder Norby shifts to Carlsbad

From main street to the village: Encinitas downtown advocate Peder Norby shifts to Carlsbad

Heather Rushall

August 13, 2013


Filed under Carlsbad, COASTLINE, Encinitas

Longtime downtown Encinitas advocate and Highway 101 Coordinator Peder Norby announced his decision to move his passion for economic redevelopment to Carlsbad after 16 years with the city. The city of Encinitas agreed to an early contract termination effective Aug. 15, the same day Norby’s one-year...

Artist seeks others to help spread the ‘Madonna’ message

Artist seeks others to help spread the ‘Madonna’ message

Ernesto Lopez

August 3, 2013


Filed under Arts, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia

The environmental message of the Surfing Madonna mosaic – “Save the Ocean” – is set to reach far more people up and down the coast of California. Within the next few months, a handful of artists from different cities and a variety of genres will receive an invitation by Mark Patterson, the ...

Prop. A approval has a few twists

Prop. A approval has a few twists

Helen Hawes

July 16, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Politics

Even after Proposition A’s win in a June 18 Encinitas special election, it appeared to be a game of numbers and letters to get the City Council to adopt and implement the measure, including one state Coastal Commission letter, one letter from a lawyer and a second and reversed Coastal Commission letter,...

Downtown plan for San Marcos moving ahead

Downtown plan for San Marcos moving ahead

Alex Groves

June 19, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Region, San Marcos

With its scenic views and college-town atmosphere, the city of San Marcos has successfully captured the attention of many North County residents. Yet, even with all the shopping, dining and amenities the town has to offer, it has always been missing a centralized downtown area. That’s about to change...

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