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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.

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.

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

This Caltrans rendering shows the look south toward San Elijo Lagoon at the Interstate 5 Manchester Avenue offramp in Cardiff. (Caltrans photo)

North Coast Current

December 2, 2019

Trees and plants are set to be removed along the shoulders of Interstate 5 through Encinitas ahead of bird nesting season by mid-February, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Dec. 2.

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

Encinitas homes are shown in this March 2018 aerial. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

Cameron Niven

November 6, 2019

The city of Encinitas recently filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed defendants of a resident-backed group called Preserve Proposition A in a claim to clarify whether future housing plans need to be held for a public vote. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal squabbles between Encinitas, housing advocates and the state of California as the city’s latest housing element was deemed compliant under state housing law by the Department of Housing and Community Development on Oct. 10.

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.

Railway Quiet Zone in effect through Encinitas town of Cardiff

An Amtrak Surfliner passes through the new Quiet Zone crossing at Chesterfield Drive in Cardiff on Wednesday morning, May 1. (Encinitas city photo)

North Coast Current

May 1, 2019

Local civic and transportation officials marked the launch of a railway Quiet Zone in Cardiff on Wednesday, May 1. The zone went into effect at 12:01 a.m. April 28.

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.

Blakespear holds wide lead for Encinitas mayor; Measure U out; Hubbard, Mosca council bound

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

November 7, 2018

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear appears to hold a sound victory as Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are headed for the City Council, according to San Diego County Registrar of Voters results as of midday Nov. 7. Measure U is headed for defeat. Tasha Boerner Horvath retains her lead for the 76th District Assembly seat over Elizabeth Warren. Incumbents lead school board races.

Hubbard, Mosca ahead in Encinitas city races; Blakespear has wide margin for mayor

North Coast Current

November 7, 2018

Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are leading their races for the first two by-district seats on the Encinitas City Council, according to county election results.

Carlsbad council hopefuls weigh impact of district-based voting

The city sign at Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive is shown in this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Joel Vaughn

November 5, 2018

The cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas are experiencing the effects of district city council elections for the first time. This is particularly significant in Districts 1 and 3 of Carlsbad since all six candidates would be new faces on the City Council.

Encinitas council, high school board brace for first district votes

Traffic moves along Coast Highway 101 in January 2016 in Encinitas, one of several north San Diego County governing bodies opting for district-based elections in 2018. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Joel Vaughn

August 23, 2018

As two Encinitas governing bodies prepare to hold their first elections by district this November, candidates and other officials are weighing the issue of respecting defined community interests versus the broader regions they represent.

Blakespear announces re-election bid for Encinitas mayor

Catherine Blakespear speaks to a full Encinitas City Council audience Dec. 9, 2014. Blakespear has announced that she is running for a second term as mayor in 2018. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

North Coast Current

June 10, 2018

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announced her plans to run for re-election this November in an email to supporters Sunday, June 10.

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