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David McLean plays the conga drums with SantanaWays, a Carlos Santana tribute band on April 26 during the 31st annual Encinitas Street Fair.  (Photo by Scott Allison)

Weather was cool, but so was the fair: After blustery start, annual Encinitas event goes to the dogs

Ellen Wright April 30, 2014

The Encinitas Street Fair got off to a windy start April 26, delaying crowds until Sunday. The cold weather and strong winds that deterred visitors also made setting up difficult for vendors. “Tents...

Key supporters pose for a picture March 27 in front of Pacific View school’s entrance. (Photo by Ellen Wright)

Encinitas to purchase Pacific View school site for $10 million

Ellen Wright March 27, 2014

The Encinitas Union School District and Encinitas City Council revealed the terms of an agreement to purchase the Pacific View school property March 27. The city agreed to pay $10 million for the 2.8-acre...

The Pacific View Elementary School site in Encinitas, closed in 2003, is set to be auctioned by the Encinitas Union School District on March 25. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Pacific View school site auction goes on despite protests

Ellen Wright March 12, 2014

Residents gathered at the Encinitas Union School District Board of Trustees meeting March 11 to express their concern over the sale of the long-closed Pacific View Elementary School. The bluff-top property...

The first-place group costume trophy for the Cardiff Kook Run on Feb. 2 was awarded to this group, dressed as the Coaster. (Photo by Ellen Wright)

Coasting for the Kook: Annual Cardiff race raises funds for statue upkeep

Ellen Wright February 7, 2014

The third annual Cardiff Kook Run drew thousands of runners Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 2 and shut down Coast Highway 101 from B Street to Cardiff State Beach. More than 2,000 runners came for the 5K...

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