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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)

North Coast Current

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.

Coverage of Encinitas homeless lot dispute deepens controversy

A screen capture shows the headline of a Beachgrit story that stirred controversy in Encinitas in February. (Beachgrit story page)

Julia Shapero

March 13, 2020

An article in an Australian surf culture website recently sparked greater community tensions in Encinitas over the already contentious Safe Parking Program.

Group files complaint against Encinitas over lot for homeless

Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

North Coast Current

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.

Coronavirus concerns delay Encinitas mayor’s speech

North Coast Current

March 11, 2020

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear's State of the City address, scheduled for March 31, has been postponed over concerns about the coronavirus.

EDITORIAL: San Diego County: ‘No’ on Measure B; ‘yes’ on Measure A

North Coast Current

February 25, 2020

Measure B supporters note that 60% of Newland Sierra housing would be affordably priced for the working class. But assuming it’s built, what would that “affordable” price be at completion given the continuing rise in prices, up 8% over the past year alone? Moreover, what’s their definition of “working class?”

EDITORIAL: Which Current are you reading? Encinitas site stirs election season confusion

North Coast Current

February 9, 2020

Are you reading the North Coast Current or Encinitas Current? Look carefully. Not just at the nameplate, but at the web address. If you thought you were reading one and not the other, beware. It might be by design in this era of murky news outlets, leading to purposeful confusion stoked by political parties, bureaucracies, candidates and special interests.

Encinitas council OKs parking lot for homeless after lengthy session

Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

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 announces run for Encinitas mayor

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)

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.

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)

Joel Vaughn

July 2, 2019

SANDAG and San Diego County are putting the pieces together for a public transit system that’s a practical, alluring alternative to the congested highway, but it may be many years in the making.

Encinitas mayor, leaders statewide: Increase funds to stop gun violence

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

North Coast Current

April 30, 2019

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear is among several California mayors calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase funding in support of communities that disproportionately face the threat of gun violence.

Deadline nears to apply for Encinitas City Council seat

Encinitas City Hall. (North Coast Current file photo)

North Coast Current

December 31, 2018

Jan. 4 is the deadline to apply for appointment to the Encinitas City Council seat left by Tasha Boerner Horvath, who was elected to the state Assembly in November.

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