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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.

Letter: Blakespear a proven leader as Encinitas mayor

November 1, 2020
When Catherine Blakespear was elected to the city council in 2014, and as mayor in 2016 and 2018, she provided leadership that allowed for diverse opinions, public input, inclusiveness and transparency. That’s why all of the current Encinitas elected City Council members — and numerous other local leaders — are supporting her reelection.

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.

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

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October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

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.

Education Matters: San Dieguito board hopefuls present differing priorities

October 10, 2020
The race for San Dieguito Union High School District’s Area 4 seat offers voters stark choices. With three candidates hoping to replace retiring school board member Joyce Dalessandro, the election could turn the tables on a union-dominated school board. Although school board races are technically nonpartisan, this one, as with many others, is decidedly not.

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.

Education Matters: The candidate scramble at San Dieguito

October 7, 2020
Is it the last act of sitting school board members to recruit and select their replacements? The idea of retiring and letting anyone run who wants to is apparently not something San Dieguito Union High School District board members do.
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