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Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas council OKs parking lot for homeless after lengthy session

Roman S. Koenig January 23, 2020
Encinitas City Council members approved a Safe Parking Program lot early Thursday, Jan. 23, for homeless people who live in their cars.
Cardiff resident Julie Thunder points toward the Encinitas city seal on the wall of the City Council chambers on Jan. 22 during the announcement of her run for mayor. (Encinitas city video feed)

Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announces run for Encinitas mayor

North Coast Current January 23, 2020
Calling for the removal of the poinsettia from the city seal — an expression of frustration over her dissatisfaction with the Encinitas City Council — Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announced her run for mayor during public comments at a council meeting Jan. 22.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Man killed, deputy injured in Encinitas fire, authorities report

North Coast Current January 4, 2020
A man died in an Encinitas house fire and a sheriff’s deputy was injured in a rescue attempt Friday, Jan. 3, authorities reported.
This Caltrans rendering shows a possible configuration for a pedestrian bridge across San Elijo Lagoon under Interstate 5 in Encinitas. (Caltrans photo)

Interstate 5 express lane work gets OK for Carlsbad, Oceanside

North Coast Current January 3, 2020
Construction of new express lanes along Interstate 5 will continue north in 2020 after a green light from the Coastal Commission, the San Diego Association of Governments announced.
Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

Encinitas sports, park facilities closed as rain returns

North Coast Current December 4, 2019
All but one of Encinitas’ city sports fields and Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park are closed as another storm rolls across San Diego County.
This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

North Coast Current December 2, 2019
Trees and plants are set to be removed along the shoulders of Interstate 5 through Encinitas ahead of bird nesting season by mid-February, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Dec. 2.
A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)

Repairs underway on train tracks affected by Del Mar bluff failure

North Coast Current November 30, 2019
Heavy rains over the Thanksgiving holiday led to a coastal bluff failure just feet from railroad tracks in Del Mar, authorities reported Nov. 29.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Power cut to areas of Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe during Santa Ana

North Coast Current October 30, 2019
Parts of Encinitas were without power as of Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, as strong Santa Ana winds moved into the area, according to San Diego Gas & Electric and city officials.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Train strikes, kills man at Leucadia intersection in Encinitas

North Coast Current October 30, 2019
A man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, in Leucadia, authorities reported.
Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

Encinitas, utility officials on alert as Santa Ana winds set to return

North Coast Current October 29, 2019
Encinitas is again on San Diego Gas & Electric’s list of potential communities affected by power cuts during Santa Ana winds predicted for late Tuesday, Oct. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 31.
Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

Olivenhain on power-cut watch as Encinitas feels Santa Ana heat

North Coast Current October 25, 2019
Residents in Olivenhain could again face San Diego Gas & Electric power cuts as the region continues to face hot Santa Ana temperatures and moderate winds Friday, Oct. 25, the city of Encinitas announced via Twitter. The temperature in Encinitas hit 86 degrees by 12:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

Authorities make arrest in death of Encinitas woman

North Coast Current October 12, 2019
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of an Encinitas woman, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday evening, Oct. 11.
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