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A grand-slam opening: Encinitas celebrates park in Major League style

A grand-slam opening: Encinitas celebrates park in Major League style

Manny Lopez

January 12, 2015

Hundreds attended the long-awaited grand opening celebration Jan. 10 for the 44-acre Encinitas Community Park, which sits west of Interstate 5 between Santa Fe and Birmingham drives. Festivities for the opening of the $19.3 million project, which began construction in 2012, featured three ribbon-cutting...

Trio’s tenure: Retiring council members reflect on careers

Trio’s tenure: Retiring council members reflect on careers

Manny Lopez

December 27, 2012

The retirements of Encinitas Councilman James Bond, Solana Beach Mayor Joe Kellejian and Carlsbad Councilwoman Ann Kulchin mark the end of an era in North County coastal politics. With nearly a century of public service between them, each has left an indelible signature in the sand within some of...

Critics question nonprofit’s motives; group vows to continue

Ernesto Lopez

November 30, 2012

In the wake of controversial mailers and websites circulated during the election season, the organization We Love Encinitas, which claimed to be a nonprofit group, is facing scrutiny for mailers that some deem political. In early October, the group sent a mailer publicizing high favorable ratings from the cit...

Post-election wrap: Tough campaign, major mayoral change

Ernesto Lopez

November 11, 2012

After an election season plagued by hit pieces, Encinitas saw the election of two new City Council members, Lisa Shaffer and Tony Kranz, and the return of an appointed incumbent, Mark Muir. In fourth place, out of three possible seats to fill, was longtime councilman and current mayor Jerome Stocks....

Encinitas prepares for challenging year

Scott Landheer

February 12, 2009

At the Encinitas City Council’s annual goal setting meeting and workshop, the council heard comments from staff and the public, but didn’t to take on any major new goals given the current economic climate. The first meeting, held on Jan. 20, began with a presentation by Jennifer Smith, Director...

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