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Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas City Council fills seat amid district boundary concerns

North Coast Current February 26, 2021
The Encinitas City Council filled a vacancy on the dais Feb. 24 amid one member's concern about Cardiff's representation given the boundaries of its voting district.
A map shows the proposed scale of the Encinitas Boulevard Apartments in Olivenhain. (Encinitas city document image)

Large-scale Encinitas housing proposal sets stage for 2021 cycle

Ethan Edward Coston December 31, 2020
The next housing cycle begins in 2021, and state law requires Encinitas to pass another housing policy. The Encinitas Boulevard Apartments, a new development proposed in Olivenhain, has sparked controversy among residents.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Officials seek residents’ input for 2021 Encinitas housing plan update

North Coast Current December 31, 2020
The city of Encinitas invites residents to submit comments during January as officials finalize a state-mandated housing update.

EDITORIAL: San Diego County: ‘No’ on Measure B; ‘yes’ on Measure A

North Coast Current February 25, 2020
Measure B supporters note that 60% of Newland Sierra housing would be affordably priced for the working class. But assuming it’s built, what would that “affordable” price be at completion given the continuing rise in prices, up 8% over the past year alone? Moreover, what’s their definition of “working class?”
Encinitas homes are shown in this March 2018 aerial. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

Cameron Niven November 6, 2019
The city of Encinitas recently filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed defendants of a resident-backed group called Preserve Proposition A in a claim to clarify whether future housing plans need to be held for a public vote. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal squabbles between Encinitas, housing advocates and the state of California as the city’s latest housing element was deemed compliant under state housing law by the Department of Housing and Community Development on Oct. 10.
Crews prepare a native oak tree for placement in its new home the morning of Aug. 12 at the North City project in San Marcos. The tree was moved from its original spot nearby. (North City courtesy photo)

Old San Marcos oak now a centerpiece of new North City neighborhood

North Coast Current August 20, 2019
If you visit the growing cluster of housing and businesses just across from California State University San Marcos on the north side of East Barham Drive, you will find the new home of a living landmark.
The Park, a 14-story project by Encinitas builder Zephyr in Banker’s Hill, includes views to downtown San Diego. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas builder Zephyr wins national marketing awards

North Coast Current March 31, 2019
Encinitas-based builder Zephyr received several Nationals awards from the National Association of Home Builders in March, the company announced.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Blakespear holds wide lead for Encinitas mayor; Measure U out; Hubbard, Mosca council bound

North Coast Current November 7, 2018
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear appears to hold a sound victory as Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are headed for the City Council, according to San Diego County Registrar of Voters results as of midday Nov. 7. Measure U is headed for defeat. Tasha Boerner Horvath retains her lead for the 76th District Assembly seat over Elizabeth Warren. Incumbents lead school board races.

Encinitas housing Measure U falling short in voting results

November 7, 2018
A proposed update to Encinitas’ city housing plan was losing in preliminary results from Tuesday's election, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters as of 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Encinitas homes are shown in this March 2018 aerial. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

Grandfathering granny flats: Encinitas eyes state bill to help housing crunch

Joel Vaughn August 30, 2018
Home is where the drywall is up to code, or it’s in the backyard, above the garage or an added second story. Accessory dwelling units will have a chance to be counted in Encinitas’ housing requirement.
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.

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.
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