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Coverage of Encinitas homeless lot dispute deepens controversy

A screen capture shows the headline of a Beachgrit story that stirred controversy in Encinitas in February. (Beachgrit story page)

Julia Shapero

March 13, 2020

An article in an Australian surf culture website recently sparked greater community tensions in Encinitas over the already contentious Safe Parking Program.

Group files complaint against Encinitas over lot for homeless

Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

North Coast Current

March 12, 2020

North County Citizens Coalition recently filed a complaint in Superior Court against the city of Encinitas over the approval of a parking lot for the homeless.

EDITORIAL: Encinitas effort to help homeless is not a ‘big city’ issue

North Coast Current

January 24, 2020

There are legitimate reasons to debate the implementation of Jewish Family Service’s parking lot program — the Encinitas City Council’s procedures and motives; the stipulations of a state grant program; the concerns over safety, health, proper facilities and vetting of parking lot users. But for some in the community, it’s been a last straw of some kind.

Encinitas council OKs parking lot for homeless after lengthy session

Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Roman S. Koenig

January 23, 2020

Encinitas City Council members approved a Safe Parking Program lot early Thursday, Jan. 23, for homeless people who live in their cars.

Encinitas arts alliance receives $25K grant from Leichtag Foundation

An architectural rendering shows a possible configuration for the former Pacific View School site. (Photo courtesy of EACEA)

North Coast Current

April 7, 2017

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

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

Farm to Table. (FreeImages photo by Lyn Belisle)

February 27, 2016

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

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

Educators are working with Encinitas Environmental Education Cluster partners on the design of an Education and Events Pavilion. The pavilion is being designed to teach the state curriculum using the farm as a model. (Rendering courtesy of the San Diego Botanic Garden)

Stephanie Malone

June 6, 2014

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

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

Paul Ecke III stands among the poinsettias grown at Ecke Ranch in Encinitas. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Manny Lopez

November 21, 2012

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...

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