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Jody Hubbard. (Courtesy photo)

Former Encinitas Councilwoman Jody Hubbard dies, mayor announces

North Coast Current June 8, 2021
Former Encinitas Councilwoman Jody Hubbard has died after a yearlong battle with cancer, Mayor Catherine Blakespear announced June 7 via Facebook.
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces run for state Senate

North Coast Current March 16, 2021
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announced her candidacy for California’s 36th state Senate seat this week.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas City Council fills seat amid district boundary concerns

North Coast Current February 26, 2021
The Encinitas City Council filled a vacancy on the dais Feb. 24 amid one member's concern about Cardiff's representation given the boundaries of its voting district.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

North Coast Current 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.

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.
Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)

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

Ethan Edward Coston 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.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Encinitas chamber invites residents to watch online candidates forum

North Coast Current 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.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Encinitas City Council candidate forums go digital for 2020

North Coast Current September 18, 2020
The League of Women Voters’ North County chapter has partnered with two Encinitas town councils to host City Council candidate forums in September and October.
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces her re-election bid via Facebook Live on Saturday, April 11. (Facebook Live capture)

Encinitas Mayor Blakespear announces re-election bid

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

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

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

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

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.
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