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Encinitas cannabis measure winning in very close tally

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
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.

San Diego region faces prolonged heat wave, Weather Service says

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
State power manager orders rolling blackouts
August 14, 2020
Although coastal North County is expected to escape many of the hottest temperatures, much of the San Diego region is under an excessive heat warning as it faces a week's worth of excessive warmth, the National Weather Service reports.

San Diego County under tighter limits as COVID-19 cases increase

Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)
Coronavirus infections higher in younger age groups
July 6, 2020
San Diego County faces tightened restrictions for the next few weeks as COVID-19 cases increase in the region, according to a public health order that goes into effect Tuesday, July 7.

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)
June 12, 2020
Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.

Detour Salon in Encinitas closes as coronavirus business restrictions lift

May 28, 2020
Detour Salon, a go-to spot in downtown Encinitas for haircuts, styling supplies and accessories for 22 years, announced its closure Wednesday, May 27, a casualty of challenging business conditions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Santa Fe Christian students thank Sharp caregivers

Santa Fe Christian fifth graders show their messages to Sharp healthcare workers. Top row, left to right: Calvin Barno, Anna Barr, Samantha Kim and Aspen Lee. Bottom row, left to right: Quinn Nikkel, Presley Seedig and Jaya Yuskiewicz. Lower right corner: teacher Cynthia Nixon. (Photos of Santa Fe Christian Schools)
May 22, 2020
Students in teacher Cynthia Nixon’s fifth-grade class at Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach recently sent pictures and notes of appreciation to Sharp Grossmont Hospital doctors and nurses.

Thunderbirds fly over Encinitas in support of healthcare workers

The Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Encinitas on Friday, May 15, in support of healtcare workers at Scripps Memorial Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Matt Racine)
May 15, 2020
The Air Force Thunderbirds flying team performed shows of support for San Diego healthcare workers — including Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Encinitas council OKs Moonlight Beach opening in split vote

April 27, 2020
Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is reopened as of 8 a.m. Monday morning, April 27, after a decision by the City Council during a special Sunday meeting. The choice was not without dissent, however.

3 arrested at Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach during closure protest

April 25, 2020
Three people were arrested Saturday, April 25, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas during a protest against state and local closures of public spaces and businesses deemed nonessential during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced.

Encinitas reopens walkways as county sees uptick in new coronavirus cases

April 24, 2020
The city of Encinitas has reversed part of its public-space closure orders with the reopening of the Coastal Rail Trail and the walking path on Coast Highway 101 as of Friday, April 24.

EDITORIAL: Encinitas protests run against our better nature

April 20, 2020
During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a Cardiff church opened its doors to the leadership and expertise of the time to treat the ill of its community. A century later, the measures in place during today’s viral crisis are designed to help prevent the use of our churches for such a purpose again.

Nonprofit helps feed families in Solana Beach during crisis

Helping hands. (Photo by Branimir Balogovic, Unsplash)
April 17, 2020
About 65 families received free boxes of food in Solana Beach on Wednesday, April 15, thanks to an effort by La Colonia de Eden Gardens Inc.
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