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Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announces run for Encinitas mayor

Cardiff resident Julie Thunder points toward the Encinitas city seal on the wall of the City Council chambers on Jan. 22 during the announcement of her run for mayor. (Encinitas city video feed)
January 23, 2020
Calling for the removal of the poinsettia from the city seal — an expression of frustration over her dissatisfaction with the Encinitas City Council — Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announced her run for mayor during public comments at a council meeting Jan. 22.

Encinitas councilman, Cardiff resident join forces to launch new publication

The first edition of the Cardiff Current, not affiliated with the North Coast Current, was emailed to subscribers in January. (Cardiff Current screen capture)
Mark Muir, Julie Thunder create hyperlocal newsletter
February 2, 2018
A new monthly newsletter headed by Encinitas Councilman Mark Muir and resident Julie Thunder launched last month.
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