North Coast Current

Update: Gaspar, Schneider on track to win seats

North Coast Current

December 1, 2016


Filed under Carlsbad, Education, ELECTION 2016, Elections, Encinitas, K-12, North County, Politics, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach

Outgoing Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar has earned enough votes to overtake incumbent Dave Roberts for San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3, election results show. Leslie Schneider moved ahead of incumbent Patricia Sinay for a seat on the Encinitas Union School Distirct board.

Latest tally: Blakespear holds Encinitas lead, Measure T out

North Coast Current

November 9, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Education, ELECTION 2016, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Escondido, Fallbrook, K-12, La Costa, Leucadia, North County, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Politics, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Valley Center, Vista

Encinitas Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear retains her sound lead for the city's mayoral seat as housing Measure T fails, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, as of 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Incumbent Dave Roberts holds a narrow lead over current Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3 race, county returns show. Local school improvement bonds are passing widely.

Blakespear, Kranz, Muir, Horvath ahead in Encinitas council races

North Coast Current

November 9, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, ELECTION 2016, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Escondido, Fallbrook, Leucadia, North County, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Politics, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Valley Center, Vista

Catherine S. Blakespear is on track to be the next mayor of Encinitas, with City Council incumbents Tony Kranz and Mark Muir, and newcomer Tasha Horvath Boerner, joining the dais, according to county election results as of 11:50 Tuesday night. Incumbent Dave Roberts was ahead in the District 3 race for San Diego County supervisor.

Encinitas leaders, regional expert weigh family ties on Nov. 8 ballot

Ernesto Lopez

October 30, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Education, ELECTION 2016, Encinitas, K-12, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics, San Diego County

The Bushes have two U.S. presidents in their family. The Clintons may just have two, depending on the outcome of November’s election. And in the city of Encinitas, the Gaspars might also be in a position to join this form of family political lineage.

Encinitas mayor announces run for county supervisor seat

North Coast Current

September 3, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Elections, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, North County, Olivenhain, Politics

Kristin Gaspar, Encinitas’ first elected mayor, has announced she will run for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2016. Gaspar made the announcement Aug. 31. She will run for the seat serving the 3rd District, currently filled by former Solana Beach councilman Dave Roberts. In J...

Solana Beach toasts grand opening of Pillbox Tavern & Grill

Solana Beach toasts grand opening of Pillbox Tavern & Grill

Manny Lopez

December 17, 2014


Filed under Business, ENTERPRISE, Food, Solana Beach

Situated near Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, the Pillbox Tavern & Grill on Plaza Street celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 10. Members of the Solana Beach City Council and Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, along with owners, staff and former Solana Beach...

Second act for film commission? Encinitas arts commissioner, county supervisor seek green light for agency

Second act for film commission? Encinitas arts commissioner, county supervisor seek green light for agency

Debbie L. Sklar

October 3, 2014


Filed under Arts, Business, Encinitas, Film, Media, Politics, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Top Stories

What do “Top Gun,” the hit television series “Simon & Simon,” and other such high-profile projects as “Traffic,” “Almost Famous,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Lords of Dogtown,” “Bring It On,” “Veronica Mars” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” all...

Point of View: Locals in spotlight to revive film commission

Roman S. Koenig

October 3, 2014


Filed under COLUMNISTS, Encinitas, Point of View, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Uncategorized

Our region is in need of a film commission, and thanks to the efforts of some key players on the North Coast, we just might see it go from script to screen. County Supervisor Dave Roberts (a former Solana Beach city councilman) and Encinitas arts Commissioner Francine Filsinger (who serves on the board of directors of San Diego Filmmakers) have joined a growing chorus calling for a sequel to the region’s now-shuttered film commissi...

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