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Current Q&A: Encinitas council candidates discuss new mayor’s post, pot shops, housing, pensions and media

Sandy Coronilla

October 17, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics

This November, Encinitas residents will cast their votes to elect a new City Council member to serve a four-year term. The four qualified candidates include deputy county counsel Bryan McKeldin Ziegler, college instructor Julie Graboi, businessman Alan Lerchbacker and attorney Catherine Blakespear. All...

Definition of nonprofit journalism enters gray area in Encinitas

Camille Lozano

October 17, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Media, Olivenhain, Politics

The not-for-profit news model has recently emerged as an increasingly viable form for sustaining media organizations in a time when the future of traditional media is questioned and for-profit institutions report weakened readership. But as nonprofit news organizations rise in number, concerns have...

‘Pacific’ views differ among Encinitas mayoral candidates on property purchase

Gisela Lagos

October 13, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics, Uncategorized

Among the candidates for mayor for Encinitas, there is no dispute that the old Pacific View School property should be used for the community and that it should stay out of developers’ hands, but there is a large discrepancy among the candidates’ opinions on how the city’s pledge to purchase it...

Encinitas mayoral candidates stake their plots on urban farming issue

Gisela Lagos

October 13, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics

Candidates in Encinitas’ first race for mayor each see agriculture as an integral part of the city, and as the city’s Urban Agriculture Subcommittee works to create an ordinance that speaks to urban farming, differences of opinion have taken root among the candidates. Candidate Alex Fidel is on one side of the issue, saying that agricultur...

Vote for none: As Encinitas prepares for first mayor’s race, nearby cities see drought of council candidates

Vote for none: As Encinitas prepares for first mayor’s race, nearby cities see drought of council candidates

Sandy Coronilla

September 3, 2014


Filed under Del Mar, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, North County, Politics, Region, San Diego County, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Top Stories

Residents of three coastal cities in North County will vote in California’s general election this fall. They’ll choose a governor and decide whether they’re for or against a handful of ballot measures. But voters in only one of those cities — Encinitas — will elect members of its own City Council...

State board OKs judgments in two Encinitas political complaints

North Coast Current

April 12, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Media, Olivenhain, Politics

The state Fair Political Practices Commission voted to approve the filing of civil judgments in the cases of two Encinitas political committees active during 2012 and 2013 campaigns, according to a commission news release. In closed session, according to the Feb. 20 announcement, the commission approved...

Blakespear announces council run

North Coast Current

April 12, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics

Encinitas Traffic and Public Safety Commission member Catherine Blakespear recently announced her plans to run for City Council. “As a fourth generation Encinitas resident with a young family, I believe in both the preservation and enhancement of our city’s assets,” she said in a website announcement Ap...

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