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Anti-Prop. A mailer stirs up flier flap

Anti-Prop. A mailer stirs up flier flap

Helen Hawes

June 6, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Politics

It’s a mystery. Finding an individual willing to take credit for the creation of a recent flier in opposition to Proposition A, on the ballot as The Encinitas Right to Vote Amendment, could be likened to pinpointing the sun in June gloom. A June 18 special election will decide the fate of Prop....

Children’s activities get positive feedback at Encinitas fair

Children’s activities get positive feedback at Encinitas fair

Jessica LaFontaine

May 3, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas

Framed exotic insects, screen-print pillows, kettle corn, kids’ rides, and arts and crafts were just a few of the attractions that brought more than 100,000 people to the 30th annual Encinitas Street Fair on April 27 and 28. The fair featured 450 vendors’ booths, live music performances and a...

Encinitas to consider plastic-bag ban

Encinitas to consider plastic-bag ban

Ana Ceballos

April 12, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Solana Beach

After Solana Beach’s City Council adopted an ordinance a year ago to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, Encinitas is looking to place the same ban on a future agenda. Last year, Solana Beach became the first city in the county to enact such a ban, placing the city on the map along with more than...

Initiative backers pan impact report

Initiative backers pan impact report

Ernesto Lopez

March 25, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Escondido, Politics, Region

Although the Encinitas City Council has already ordered a special election for the Right to Vote Initiative on June 18, backers are saying the report ordered by the council on the effects of the proposal only portrays it in a “negative light.” At the March 12 City Council meeting, the council...

Law firm to tackle initiative report

Law firm to tackle initiative report

Ernesto Lopez

February 20, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Politics

Encinitas city planners have selected Costa Mesa law firm Rutan & Tucker to conduct a report on possible effects of the Right to Vote Initiative, as asked for by the City Council on Feb.13, the planning department confirmed. Specifically, the City Council asked for the report to highlight the...

Backers, city weigh next steps for Right to Vote Initiative

Backers, city weigh next steps for Right to Vote Initiative

Ernesto Lopez

February 9, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Politics

A special election for the Right to Vote Initiative approved in January could cost the city around $300,000, according to the Encinitas city clerk. The initiative – which would impose a citywide height limit of two stories or 30 feet for all buildings and structures except medical complexes and...

Kook calendar celebrates Cardiff

Kook calendar celebrates Cardiff

Helen Hawes

January 16, 2013


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas

If graphic artist Fred Caldwell needed an amen to act on his big idea, he got it in the unlikeliest of places. It was while listening to the State of the City address a few years ago. When the mayor mentioned “The Cardiff Kook” and the audience came to life with a happy roar, Caldwell knew his idea...

School district ready to start projects

School district ready to start projects

Alex Groves

January 15, 2013


Filed under COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas, K-12, NORTH COAST CAMPUS

The San Dieguito Union High School District is ready to move forward on its plan to modernize facilities and improve technology infrastructure since the passage of a $449 million bond measure. The measure – known formally as Proposition AA – was one of several on the ballot in November. Similar...

‘Madonna’ fans fete permanent home

‘Madonna’ fans fete permanent home

Ernesto Lopez

December 14, 2012


Filed under Arts, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia

The Surfing Madonna mosaic got a lot of attention on 12/12/12 as nearly 100 locals gathered at Café Ipe on North Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia to celebrate its newly announced permanent home and try some beer inspired by the artwork. Some local Catholics joined in celebration of the Day of the Virge...

Leichtag outlines vision for Ecke land

Leichtag outlines vision for Ecke land

Manny Lopez

November 21, 2012


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas

The purchase of the famed Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas by the Leichtag Foundation, a Jewish philanthropic organization, marks a turning point in the history of the community, where the poinsettia industry was revolutionized and the association between the plant and Christmas was advanced. After more...

Bond key issue in trustees’ race

Bond key issue in trustees’ race

Ken Pagano

September 24, 2012


Filed under COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas, K-12, NORTH COAST CAMPUS, Politics

When the voters in the San Dieguito Union High School District go to the polls in November, they’ll be deciding the future of the community. Sharing the ballot this year: four candidates running for two seats on the school board and a $449 million school-construction loan. Proposition AA would...

‘Lost Girls’ author discusses book, ensuing controversy

‘Lost Girls’ author discusses book, ensuing controversy

Scott Allison

July 10, 2012


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas, Region, San Diego County

Journalist and true-crime author Caitlin Rother recently released her book “Lost Girls” amid a firestorm of protests and controversy. On July 7, Rother was at the Encinitas Library discussing the book. The talk centered on her research for the book, but the controversy dominated the theme as she...

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