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City looking into concerns over Encinitas Ranch golf course

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

November 1, 2013

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

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

October 18, 2013

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

Pedestrians walk around final construction along Highway 101 in Solana Beach in early August. (Photo by Ernesto Lopez)

Ernesto Lopez

August 16, 2013

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

Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association then-Executive Director Peder Norby (right) stands with manager Dody Crawford (center) and intern Mathew Gelbman in this 2007 file photo. (Photo by David J. Olender)

Heather Rushall

August 13, 2013

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

The Surfing Madonna mosaic is now on permanent display at Café Ipe in Leucadia. (Photo by Ernesto Lopez)

Ernesto Lopez

August 3, 2013

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

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)

Helen Hawes

July 16, 2013

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

The intersection of Discovery Street and Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos is shown June 4, looking northeast toward San Marcos Creek. (North Coast Current photo)

Alex Groves

June 19, 2013

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...

Anti-Prop. A mailer stirs up flier flap

An anti-Prop. A flier distributed in mid-May frustrated some City Council members. (North Coast Current photo)

Helen Hawes

June 6, 2013

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

Charlie Fitzsimmons and Ashley Benson take a whirl on the Sizzler, spinning around at the corner of E Street and South Coast Highway 101 at the 30th annual Encinitas Street Fair on April 28. The fair was held on Saturday and Sunday with live music, local arts and crafts and fresh food. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Jessica LaFontaine

May 3, 2013

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

Plastic bags are shown recently at the self-checkout at a Ralphs on Montezuma Road in San Diego. (Photo by Ana Ceballos)

Ana Ceballos

April 12, 2013

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

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)

Ernesto Lopez

March 26, 2013

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

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)

Ernesto Lopez

February 20, 2013

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...

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