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Victim in Solana Beach death ID’d as Butterfly Farms co-founder

North Coast Current January 5, 2021
Management and supporters of Butterfly Farms in Encinitas are mourning the death of co-founder Tom Merriman, who authorities identified as the victim in a suspicious death in Solana Beach on Jan. 1.
A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

Roman S. Koenig March 14, 2019
A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.
San Elijo Lagoon butterfly. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

Cool on the Coast: ‘Faire’ amount of events this April

North Coast Current April 19, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Solana Beach and the region.
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