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3 arrested at Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach during closure protest

April 25, 2020
Three people were arrested Saturday, April 25, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas during a protest against state and local closures of public spaces and businesses deemed nonessential during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced.

Encinitas reopens walkways as county sees uptick in new coronavirus cases

April 24, 2020
The city of Encinitas has reversed part of its public-space closure orders with the reopening of the Coastal Rail Trail and the walking path on Coast Highway 101 as of Friday, April 24.

EDITORIAL: Encinitas protests run against our better nature

April 20, 2020
During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a Cardiff church opened its doors to the leadership and expertise of the time to treat the ill of its community. A century later, the measures in place during today’s viral crisis are designed to help prevent the use of our churches for such a purpose again.

Comic-Con canceled for first time in 50 years

April 17, 2020
San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled for 2020, the first time in its 50-year history that the event has been put on hold, organizers announced Friday, April 17.

Encinitas closes access to Rail Trail, Coast Highway walkways

April 15, 2020
The Coastal Rail Trail and South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas are closed to pedestrians effective Thursday, April 16, in observance of COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, the city announced Wednesday evening.

County orders halt to COVID-19 antibody tests at Encinitas site

Health officials seek documentation of veracity
April 15, 2020
San Diego County health authorities ordered the closure of a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Encinitas over concerns about its antibody serology test, officials said at their Wednesday, April 15, update.

San Diego County Fair delayed to 2021

Cancellation is the first since World War II, records show
April 14, 2020
The San Diego County Fair will skip 2020, organizers announced Tuesday, April 14. The fair had been scheduled to run June 5 to July 5.

Drive-through COVID-19 testing site opens in Encinitas

April 13, 2020
Drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing is available in Encinitas with the launch of a COVID Clinic site at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo campus in Cardiff.

California state beaches report record weekend use, prompting action

San Diego County reports second COVID-19 death
March 25, 2020
Record weekend attendance at many of the state’s beaches and parks during the coronavirus stay-at-home order has prompted new restrictions from the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Encinitas, Solana Beach cut access to city beaches

March 24, 2020
Encinitas and Solana Beach joined other coastal north San Diego County cities Tuesday, March 24, in closing access to beaches, parks and other facilities during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Carlsbad, Del Mar close beaches and parks amid coronavirus concerns

March 23, 2020
The increasing number of people converging on San Diego recreational areas in the past few days despite a statewide stay-at-home order has led the cities of Carlsbad and Del Mar to close access to beaches, parks, trails and other spots effective Monday, March 23.

North County school districts adjust to coronavirus challenges

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
March 20, 2020
Due to the potential health hazard imposed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, K-12 school districts across San Diego County — including those in North County — have closed their campuses.
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