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Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Cardiff

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)
September 14, 2020
A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle along South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Sept. 12, authorities reported.

North coastal San Diego faces Labor Day broil as heat wave settles in

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
September 4, 2020
Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach and other north coastal San Diego communities are expected to broil just as much as the rest of the county as a holiday weekend heat wave settles in, prompting a warning from the National Weather Service.

San Diego region faces prolonged heat wave, Weather Service says

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
State power manager orders rolling blackouts
August 14, 2020
Although coastal North County is expected to escape many of the hottest temperatures, much of the San Diego region is under an excessive heat warning as it faces a week's worth of excessive warmth, the National Weather Service reports.

Pedestrian access improvements ready at Encinitas undercrossings

August 6, 2020
Construction is complete on bicycle and pedestrian paths running under Interstate 5 at Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard, Caltrans announced.

Smoke from Navy ship fire reaching up the coast, authorities warn

Firefighters continue to battle blaze onboard amphibious assault vessel based in San Diego
July 13, 2020
Smoke from the USS Bonhomme Richard fire in San Diego is reaching up the coast today, as far north as Encinitas and Carlsbad, the National Weather Service advised this morning.

Carlsbad police investigate threat ahead of Floyd rallies

Video surfaces on social media as Encinitas, Solana Beach residents gather peacefully
June 5, 2020
The Carlsbad Police Department is investigating a social media threat of violence during George Floyd-related rallies in the city. By 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, a peaceful protest was underway.

Encinitas residents gather to protest death of George Floyd

Encinitas residents gather under the Cardiff Kook statue on May 31 to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Photo courtesy of Scott Chatfield)
Event in support of Black Lives Matter, a vigil for lives lost
May 31, 2020
Nearly 400 Encinitas residents gathered at the Cardiff Kook statue Sunday, May 31, to add their voices to growing nationwide protests over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody.

San Diego Botanic Garden announces phased reopening

The San Diego Botanic Garden, located in Encinitas, has announced a phased reopening plan in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Rachel Cobb, San Diego Botanic Garden)
May 28, 2020
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas has announced a phased reopening plan beginning this week.

San Dieguito high school district warns of employee email breach

Computer code. (Photo by Markus Spiske, Unsplash)
Incident predates malware attack on parent access portal
May 15, 2020
The San Dieguito Union High School District announced May 14 that an unknown party gained access to employee email accounts last summer, an incident that predates an August 2019 malware attack on the district’s parent access portal.

National Parks Service OKs Cardiff school site boundary change

The Cardiff Elementary School campus is shown under construction Sept. 17. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
Status of Berkich Park has been subject of legal battle
May 6, 2020
The National Parks Service has granted final approval to Cardiff School District for a boundary adjustment, a big win for the district that will allow it to proceed with construction plans approved by voters in 2016, according to a district news release.

Encinitas receives nearly 5 inches of rain in 24 hours Friday

Weather Service: Five-day total hits 7.39 inches
April 10, 2020
Encinitas recorded nearly 5 inches of rain in 24 hours as of 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, as a low-pressure system parked over Southern California drenched the region over the past several days.

Group files complaint against Encinitas over lot for homeless

Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)
March 12, 2020
North County Citizens Coalition recently filed a complaint in Superior Court against the city of Encinitas over the approval of a parking lot for the homeless.
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