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Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

December 16, 2014

The tree has been decorated and the stockings hung with care but the shopping list is still incomplete. There’s no reason to worry if you haven’t picked up a gift for your boss or a small trinket for your neighbor just to say thanks for watering the plants while you were on vacation over the summer. Forget...

Elected mayor’s term begins

Elected mayor’s term begins

Camille Lozano

December 11, 2014

There was standing room only in the Encinitas City Council Chambers on Tuesday night for the special council meeting to swear in first-ever Mayor-Elect Kristin Gaspar and Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear, who will replace Teresa Barth on the council. Family, friends and residents of Encinitas crowded...

Cyber citizenship

Cyber citizenship

Gisela Lagos

December 2, 2014

E-Town Hall/Peak Democracy is the newest in a line of efforts Encinitas has made to increase public engagement, but not everyone is convinced that paying for the pilot program was money well spent. In community blogs, comments and group conversations, residents have been talking about the positives...

Season of giving: Local agencies prepare to help those in need

Season of giving: Local agencies prepare to help those in need

Maile Rudebusch

November 21, 2014

The holiday season is a time to come together with family, but it is also a time to reach out and support those who are less fortunate. There are many donation drop-offs and food collection drives across San Diego, and the organizations behind those drives make it their mission to help those in need...

Shedding light on a dark topic: Local resident, growing movement aim to open discussion on death and, in turn, celebrate life

Shedding light on a dark topic: Local resident, growing movement aim to open discussion on death and, in turn, celebrate life

Helen Hawes

October 9, 2014

Encinitas resident Tiffany Fox is hosting a Death Cafe on Oct. 18 in Solana Beach. She’ll be serving cake with tea, and you are invited to attend. When Fox heard of the Death Cafe, she felt she’d been looking for it all her life. A mother with children ages 2 and 4 years old, she had been diagn...

Second act for film commission? Encinitas arts commissioner, county supervisor seek green light for agency

Second act for film commission? Encinitas arts commissioner, county supervisor seek green light for agency

Debbie L. Sklar

October 3, 2014

What do “Top Gun,” the hit television series “Simon & Simon,” and other such high-profile projects as “Traffic,” “Almost Famous,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Lords of Dogtown,” “Bring It On,” “Veronica Mars” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” all...

The push for paper: California lawmakers look to statewide plastic bag ban as Encinitas approves its own

The push for paper: California lawmakers look to statewide plastic bag ban as Encinitas approves its own

Sandy Coronilla

September 12, 2014

Plastic bags, your days are numbered. That’s the message the Encinitas City Council sent last month when it banned single-use plastic bags. The ordinance, which will be phased in starting this spring, is even more stringent than the statewide ban signed Sept. 30 by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Story updated Oct...

Vote for none: As Encinitas prepares for first mayor’s race, nearby cities see drought of council candidates

Vote for none: As Encinitas prepares for first mayor’s race, nearby cities see drought of council candidates

Sandy Coronilla

September 3, 2014

Residents of three coastal cities in North County will vote in California’s general election this fall. They’ll choose a governor and decide whether they’re for or against a handful of ballot measures. But voters in only one of those cities — Encinitas — will elect members of its own City Council...

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Debbie L. Sklar

August 20, 2014

Encinitas teen Gabrielle Posard’s mission to feed the hungry may have started out as a small project sketched on a napkin in 2009, but today her organization, Donate Don’t Dump, distributes more than 20,000 pounds of donated food monthly to struggling families and seniors. Gabrielle, 17, has d...

Saving the family farm: Murky Encinitas ordinances cast shadow over urban agriculture

Saving the family farm: Murky Encinitas ordinances cast shadow over urban agriculture

Gisela Lagos

May 31, 2014

Coral Tree Farm is working to gain back the ability to sell produce and hold community educational events for children and adults since losing its farm zoning rights due to city ordinances that do not account for urban farms. Sixteen years ago, Laurel Mehl and her family started the process of downsizing...

Weather was cool, but so was the fair: After blustery start, annual Encinitas event goes to the dogs

Weather was cool, but so was the fair: After blustery start, annual Encinitas event goes to the dogs

Ellen Wright

April 30, 2014

The Encinitas Street Fair got off to a windy start April 26, delaying crowds until Sunday. The cold weather and strong winds that deterred visitors also made setting up difficult for vendors. “Tents were flying away this morning but everybody collectively helped each other out,” said Chris...

Encinitas to purchase Pacific View school site for $10 million

Encinitas to purchase Pacific View school site for $10 million

Ellen Wright

March 27, 2014

The Encinitas Union School District and Encinitas City Council revealed the terms of an agreement to purchase the Pacific View school property March 27. The city agreed to pay $10 million for the 2.8-acre site in order to keep it public under its current zoning. The city also agreed to keep the historic...

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