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Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

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November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

Encinitas cannabis measure winning in very close tally

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City Council tepid about allowing legal operations
November 4, 2020
Encinitas voters appear to be going against a generally fidgety City Council when it comes to allowing cannabis businesses in the city, according to returns from the Nov. 3 election.

Blackburn, Acosta, council pay measure headed to victory in Carlsbad

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November 4, 2020
Carlsbad will see City Council incumbent Keith Blackburn return to the dais in the first election for new District 2, and Teresa Acosta is on a path to victory for new District 4, according to preliminary results from the Nov. 3 election.

Solana Beach voters elect first mayor in uncontested race

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Two City Council candidates also run unopposed
November 4, 2020
In a local election season generally marked by contentious arguments and some close votes, Solana Beach saw resounding victories for City Council candidates in races without competition Nov. 3, including the city’s first elected mayor.

Public safety to open space, Carlsbad council hopefuls share top issues

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November 2, 2020
Candidates for Carlsbad City Council largely have different takes on the central issues currently facing the city, from public health to traffic to public safety.

With city seats unopposed, it’s calmer campaigning in Solana Beach

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October 31, 2020
All three City Council candidates in Solana Beach are running unopposed this election season, leading to a less contentious race, but also a slight decrease in community engagement, candidates said.

Caterina exits San Dieguito board race, backs competitor Allman

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October 14, 2020
A candidate has bowed out of the San Dieguito Union High School District board race and given her support to a competitor.

Encinitas chamber invites residents to watch online candidates forum

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Merchants association is also ballot drop-off site
October 8, 2020
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce offers a virtual candidates forum today, Oct. 8, for three seats on the ballot as mail-in voting gets underway during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carlsbad chamber to hold online City Council forum Sept. 23

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September 21, 2020
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts an online City Council candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via the Zoom virtual meeting platform.

Encinitas City Council candidate forums go digital for 2020

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September 18, 2020
The League of Women Voters’ North County chapter has partnered with two Encinitas town councils to host City Council candidate forums in September and October.

Encinitas resident Alex Riley seeks District 1 council seat

July 10, 2020
Alex Riley has launched his campaign for Encinitas City Council, challenging incumbent Tony Kranz in District 1.

Encinitas Mayor Blakespear announces re-election bid

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces her re-election bid via Facebook Live on Saturday, April 11. (Facebook Live capture)
April 12, 2020
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear took to Facebook Live on Saturday, April 11, to announce her re-election bid in the midst of California’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.
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