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Fence, Montgomery track crossing among issues for Cardiff rail trail

Bicycle riders use a path alongside the rail line in Cardiff on Feb. 14. The area is a possible route for the Coastal Rail Trail. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Amanda Rhoades

February 24, 2016

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 at the west end of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Shopping Center, pictured Jan. 24, has revealed an old Speedee Mart sign not seen since the 1960s. (North Coast Current photo)

Michele Leivas

February 11, 2016

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

The former Pacific View school site in downtown Encinitas, pictured in late August, requires significant cleanup and restoration after years of neglect. (Photo by Susan Whaley)

Susan Whaley

November 3, 2015

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

Peppers are growing at the new Encinitas Community Garden, pictured Oct. 15. After years of work, organizers celebrated the garden’s grand opening Oct. 3. (Photo by Susan Whaley)

Susan Whaley

October 18, 2015

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

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Alex Groves

June 11, 2015

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

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

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

With the sale now final, the city of Encinitas is set to look for ways to rehabilitate the Pacific View School property, shown March 27. (North Coast Current file photo)

Gisela Lagos

December 2, 2014

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

Educators are working with Encinitas Environmental Education Cluster partners on the design of an Education and Events Pavilion. The pavilion is being designed to teach the state curriculum using the farm as a model. (Rendering courtesy of the San Diego Botanic Garden)

Stephanie Malone

June 6, 2014

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

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

North Coast Current

March 13, 2014

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

The Pacific View Elementary School site in Encinitas, closed in 2003, is set to be auctioned by the Encinitas Union School District on March 25. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Ellen Wright

March 12, 2014

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

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Jessica LaFontaine

December 27, 2013

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...

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