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COMMENTARY: Finding story of Nemo highlights concerns over Caruso plan

Richard Riehl

February 18, 2016

A billionaire Los Angeles developer came to town planning to transform one of Carlsbad’s three lagoons into a magnet for tourist dollars. After winning the approval of local officials, he encountered a group of protesters bent on preserving the lagoon the right way. No, that’s not the story of...

COMMENTARY: What do Carlsbad leaders have to fear from referendum?

Richard Riehl

September 13, 2015

Caruso Affiliated’s latest glossy mailer features the smiling faces of the five City Council members who voted unanimously to approve the developer’s plan to build a Strawberry Fields mall. Directly below the beaming politicians is the plea, “Don’t let outside interests end the Strawberry Fields...

LETTER: Encinitas has no room for unending growth

February 22, 2015

Re: Mr. Koenig’s piece on the state housing density mandate. As a 34-year Encinitas resident who helped write the current general plan in the late 1980s, I have been following the housing density mandate with a strong sense of deja vu. The primary reason Encinitas incorporated as a city in 1986 was ...

LETTER: Thank you for Pacific View editorial

August 17, 2014

I just read your article. Thank you for a well balanced editorial. I have to say that I agree completely with your assessment. Pacific View School Arts Center and School, I believe, will be a diamond for Encinitas. The Hall property is great, too, although a swimming pool would have been a smart decisi...

LETTER: Encinitas, my home

August 17, 2014

My family and I moved to Encinitas in 1963. It was a sleepy little beach town with a population of 6,000. It was paradise. Gone are the days when you could go to the beach or grocery store and know everyone there. Over the years the greenhouses have disappeared and the monster mansions have taken their...

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