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Victim in Solana Beach death ID’d as Butterfly Farms co-founder

January 5, 2021
Management and supporters of Butterfly Farms in Encinitas are mourning the death of co-founder Tom Merriman, who authorities identified as the victim in a suspicious death in Solana Beach on Jan. 1.

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Cardiff

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)
September 14, 2020
A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle along South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Sept. 12, authorities reported.

Smoke from Navy ship fire reaching up the coast, authorities warn

Firefighters continue to battle blaze onboard amphibious assault vessel based in San Diego
July 13, 2020
Smoke from the USS Bonhomme Richard fire in San Diego is reaching up the coast today, as far north as Encinitas and Carlsbad, the National Weather Service advised this morning.

Carlsbad police investigate threat ahead of Floyd rallies

Video surfaces on social media as Encinitas, Solana Beach residents gather peacefully
June 5, 2020
The Carlsbad Police Department is investigating a social media threat of violence during George Floyd-related rallies in the city. By 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, a peaceful protest was underway.

Encinitas residents gather to protest death of George Floyd

Encinitas residents gather under the Cardiff Kook statue on May 31 to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Photo courtesy of Scott Chatfield)
Event in support of Black Lives Matter, a vigil for lives lost
May 31, 2020
Nearly 400 Encinitas residents gathered at the Cardiff Kook statue Sunday, May 31, to add their voices to growing nationwide protests over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody.

Driver arrested after van hits, injures three outside Encinitas bar

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)
Two people hurt holding suspect before deputies’ arrival
March 1, 2020
San Diego County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he reportedly drove a van into three people outside a downtown Encinitas bar early Sunday, March 1.

Authorities make arrest in death of Encinitas woman

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)
October 11, 2019
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of an Encinitas woman, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday evening, Oct. 11.

Leucadia merchants assess next steps after fire destroys building

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the site of four businesses, pictured Oct. 8, in Leucadia on Sept. 30. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
Community members donate over $23K to damaged shops
October 8, 2019
The cause of a fire that tore through four local businesses in Leucadia is still unknown, authorities said. By Oct. 8, the merchants had collectively raised more than $23,000 toward rebuilding.

Officials release names of two killed in Encinitas bluff collapse

Grandview Beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia. (Google Street View photo)
August 3, 2019
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the names of two of the three beachgoers who died as the result of a bluff collapse Aug. 2 at Grandview Beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia.

3 dead in Encinitas bluff failure

Grandview Beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia. (Google Street View photo)
August 2, 2019
Authorities from the Encinitas Fire Department and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department remained on scene into the evening Friday, Aug. 2, at the site of a bluff collapse earlier in the afternoon that killed three people.

Encinitas bluff collapse kills one beachgoer, injures others

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)
Sheriff warns news choppers to fly higher above scene
August 2, 2019
A bluff collapse at Grandview beach in the Encinitas community of Leucadia killed one person and injured others Friday, Aug. 2, authorities reported.

Carlsbad crash injures 3, blocks traffic on Rancho Santa Fe Road

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)
July 1, 2019
Three people were hospitalized June 29 after a serious collision at Rancho Santa Fe Road and Camino Junipero in Carlsbad. Drug intoxication may have been a factor in the crash, police reported.
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