North Coast Current

Encinitas arts alliance receives $25K grant from Leichtag Foundation

Encinitas arts alliance receives $25K grant from Leichtag Foundation

North Coast Current

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, NORTH COAST LINK

The Leichtag Foundation recently granted $25,000 to the Encinitas Arts, Culture, and Ecology Alliance to support a part-time program manager, the alliance announced April 1.

ENCINITAS: Builders’ use of ballot measures topic of July 14 talk

July 13, 2016


Filed under Carlsbad, CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas

ENCINITAS — Regional activists Diane Nygaard and Mark Jackson are slated to speak July 14 at 6 p.m. about the recent trend of developers using the initiative process to get major projects approved. The event, sponsored by North County Climate Change Alliance and Save Our San Diego Countryside, will...

SAN MARCOS: Farm to Table to Profit event set for March 3

SAN MARCOS: Farm to Table to Profit event set for March 3

February 27, 2016


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, San Marcos

SAN MARCOS — Nonprofit microlender Accion hosts Farm to Table to Profit, a free business resource event, March 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farm to Table to Profit focuses on providing technical assistance to small businesses involved in the food supply chain. The workshop is for start-up or existing businesses...

ENCINITAS: Fermentation Festival on Feb. 1 showcases age-old method of food preservation

January 30, 2015


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas

ENCINITAS — The San Diego-based Fermenters Club hosts its first San Diego Fermentation Festival on Feb.1, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at The Ranch (formerly the Ecke Ranch), 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. The festival will showcase the age-old way to preserve and transform food. More than a dozen...

Encinitas groups aim to build Education Cluster

Encinitas groups aim to build Education Cluster

Stephanie Malone

June 6, 2014


Filed under COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas, K-12

Encinitas should expect exciting environmental educational programs from the new E3 Cluster. The Encinitas Environmental Education Cluster, or the E3 Cluster, consists of the Encinitas Union School District, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, San Diego Botanic Garden, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities...

Program manager hired for Leichtag

North Coast Current

February 12, 2013


Filed under Encinitas, LATEST NEWS

The Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego recently announced the hiring of Naomi Rabkin to assume the newly created position of North County Jewish Life Program Manager for the Leichtag Foundation. In keeping with the Leichtag Foundation’s mission, Rabkin will develop programs to stimulate Jewish...

Transfer of flower power: Paul Ecke III optimistic about poinsettia powerhouse’s future under new ownership

Transfer of flower power: Paul Ecke III optimistic about poinsettia powerhouse’s future under new ownership

Manny Lopez

November 21, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, Top Stories

For the first holiday season since 1911, a member of the Ecke family will not be at the helm of the Encinitas company that popularized the poinsettia and made it the No. 1 selling potted plant in North America. In August, it was announced that all of the business assets of Paul Ecke Ranch, which included...

Leichtag outlines vision for Ecke land

Leichtag outlines vision for Ecke land

Manny Lopez

November 21, 2012


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas

The purchase of the famed Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas by the Leichtag Foundation, a Jewish philanthropic organization, marks a turning point in the history of the community, where the poinsettia industry was revolutionized and the association between the plant and Christmas was advanced. After more...

Editorial: A new start in Encinitas

North Coast Current

April 7, 2012


Filed under DIALOGUE, Editorial

History is turning an important page in Encinitas in wake of the announcement that the Paul Ecke Ranch is changing hands. It’s with that sense of history – and the future – that the North Coast Current relaunches its news production. Surely, we can expect a multitude of voices in the coming...

Foundation to buy Ecke property

North Coast Current

April 6, 2012


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas

The Paul Ecke Ranch property is changing hands after playing a significant role in Encinitas history since the 1920s. The Leichtag Foundation, a Carlsbad-based philanthropic organization, announced its plans to purchase the site in an April 6 news release. The foundation was started by Max and Andre Lei...

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