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Eileen Burke, owner of Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets in downtown Encinitas, shows off a 1950s-era mural uncovered in her shop during remodeling in February. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall

Julia Shapero March 31, 2021
Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets, which has been open for more than 30 years in downtown Encinitas, reopened March 13 with a Coca-Cola-themed celebration in honor of a circa 1950s-era sign that was uncovered during remodeling work.
The Encinitas Boat Houses, pictured Aug. 23, are on track to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

National historic status on horizon for Encinitas Boat Houses

Julia Shapero August 23, 2019
The Encinitas Boat Houses, the most photographed buildings in the city, are on their way to earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places following a vote by the State Historical Resources Commission.
Summertime family surfing. (Photo by Filios Sazeides, Unsplash)

Cool on the Coast: Celebrate summer’s start with these June events

Michele Leivas June 22, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido and the region.
San Elijo Lagoon butterfly. (Photo courtesy of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy)

Cool on the Coast: ‘Faire’ amount of events this April

North Coast Current April 19, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Solana Beach and the region.
A mosaic at the Pacific View School site in Encinitas. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

ENCINITAS: Community party June 11 at Pacific View school site

June 8, 2017

ENCINITAS — The public is invited to enjoy free food and music while celebrating and exploring ongoing renovations at the former Pacific View School site during a Block Party on June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m....

Encinitas Historical Society launches Heritage Tree fundraising drive

North Coast Current March 31, 2017
The Encinitas Historical Society has launched a fundraising effort to install underground power lines to the Encinitas Heritage Tree, which is lit every holiday season.
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...

District to pursue Encinitas’ Pacific View offer

North Coast Current March 21, 2014

Encinitas Union School District trustees will pursue an offer from the city of Encinitas to purchase the Pacific View Elementary School property, according to a district staff member on March 21. The...

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)

City seeks meeting with district over Pacific View property

North Coast Current March 13, 2014

The Encinitas City Council unanimously agreed March 12 to seek a last-ditch meeting with the Encinitas Union School District before a planned auction of the shuttered Pacific View Elementary School property. The...

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 original Encinitas schoolhouse, maintained by the Encinitas Historical Society, sits on the site of Pacific View Elementary School. The Encinitas Union School District plans to auction the long-closed Pacific View in March. (Photo by Scott Allison)

No surplus of debate in Pacific View school quandary: Opinions differ on state act as online campaign builds

Alex Groves February 27, 2014

The battle over an unoccupied Encinitas school site rages on as the Encinitas Union School District has set the property up for auction in March with a minimum bid of $9.5 million, sparking a grassroots...

ENCINITAS: Historical Society open house set for Oct. 6

October 4, 2013

ENCINITAS – The Encinitas Historical Society hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Old Schoolhouse, 390 West F St. The event marks the 130th anniversary of the school building. The...

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