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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.
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.
Kellie Shay Hinze makes remarks during the Encinitas City Council meeting Jan. 9 ahead of a council vote appointing her to fill a vacant seat. (Photo by Scott Chatfield)

Encinitas City Council appoints Kellie Shay Hinze to fill vacancy

North Coast Current January 10, 2019
The Encinitas City Council selected Leucadia 101 Main Street Executive Director Kellie Shay Hinze on Jan. 9 to fill a vacant seat on the panel.
Encintas City Council members Mark Muir (left), Tasha Boerner Horvath and Tony Kranz are sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Hollywood on Dec. 13. (Photo by Cam Buker)

Encinitas leaders set priorities for 2017

Mike Peterson January 6, 2017
In the wake of November’s election results, Encinitas has sworn in an entire City Council sans one seat.

Update: Gaspar, Schneider on track to win seats

North Coast Current December 1, 2016
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
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
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.

Commentary: Can we tell the truth?

Although we have written and spoken about the importance of honesty and civility in our public discourse in the past, we feel compelled to speak out now because, in response to the current election campaign...

Encinitas' ban on plastic bags, which will be phased in starting this spring, is more stringent than the statewide ban expected to soon be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The push for paper: California lawmakers look to statewide plastic bag ban as Encinitas approves its own

Sandy Coronilla September 12, 2014

Plastic bags, your days are numbered. That’s the message the Encinitas City Council sent last month when it banned single-use plastic bags. The ordinance, which will be phased in starting this spring,...

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Encinitas aims to increase engagement on Strategic Plan

Jessica LaFontaine October 18, 2013

Encinitas is changing its plan of attack when it comes to tackling city issues by implementing the first of a set of Strategic Plan City Council special meetings beginning Oct. 30. The meetings will...

Commentary: Vote no on Prop. K

Teresa Arballo Barth October 31, 2012

Proposition K – Shall the voters of the city of Encinitas directly elect a mayor and four City Council members? Sounds like a great idea. But is it? Most cities have a directly elected mayor. I would...

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