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Encinitas council OKs Moonlight Beach opening in split vote

North Coast Current 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

North Coast Current 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

North Coast Current 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.

Encinitas closes access to Rail Trail, Coast Highway walkways

North Coast Current April 15, 2020
The Coastal Rail Trail and South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas are closed to pedestrians effective Thursday, April 16, in observance of COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, the city announced Wednesday evening.
Coast Highway 101 grates can be found throughout downtown Encinitas, installed as part of a streetscape project several years ago. A similar project is now slated for Leucadia. (Photo by Jill5141, iStock Getty Images)

Leucadia Streetscape plans remain in place, but concerns still loom

Linus Smith July 11, 2018
After more than a decade, the city of Encinitas aims to begin construction of the Leucadia Streetscape Project in October, pending full approval of the project plans from the California Coastal Commission, anticipated in August.
Taste of MainStreet in Encinitas. (Courtesy photo)

ENCINITAS: Sample downtown fare Aug. 18 at Taste of MainStreet

August 13, 2015

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association is almost out of tickets for its 27th Annual Taste of MainStreet, set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 along Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas. Participants...

The communities of Encinitas each offer holiday shopping with singular character, according to area merchant groups. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

December 16, 2014

The tree has been decorated and the stockings hung with care but the shopping list is still incomplete. There’s no reason to worry if you haven’t picked up a gift for your boss or a small trinket...

Motorcyclist severely injured in Encinitas crash

North Coast Current July 8, 2014

A 37-year-old man was severely injured July 6 in a motorcycle crash on South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle...

“A California Mermaid,” shown March 22, is one of 101 banners on light posts along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. The banner, by Lauren Tannehill, is part of the Arts Alive project. (North Coast Current photo)

Bidding silent, but banner artists’ work can speak volumes

Helen Hawes March 26, 2013

Silent bidding has already lifted the value of the Arts Alive banners that flutter along Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas from Leucadia to Cardiff. The 101 banners may seem to vary wildly in subject matter,...

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