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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 council OKs parking lot for homeless after lengthy session

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.

Man killed, deputy injured in Encinitas fire, authorities report

Man killed, deputy injured in Encinitas fire, authorities report

North Coast Current

January 4, 2020

A man died in an Encinitas house fire and a sheriff’s deputy was injured in a rescue attempt Friday, Jan. 3, authorities reported.

Interstate 5 express lane work gets OK for Carlsbad, Oceanside

Interstate 5 express lane work gets OK for Carlsbad, Oceanside

North Coast Current

January 3, 2020

Construction of new express lanes along Interstate 5 will continue north in 2020 after a green light from the Coastal Commission, the San Diego Association of Governments announced.

Encinitas sports, park facilities closed as rain returns

Encinitas sports, park facilities closed as rain returns

North Coast Current

December 4, 2019

All but one of Encinitas’ city sports fields and Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park are closed as another storm rolls across San Diego County.

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

Tree removals expected as I-5 work continues in Encinitas

North Coast Current

December 2, 2019

Trees and plants are set to be removed along the shoulders of Interstate 5 through Encinitas ahead of bird nesting season by mid-February, the San Diego Association of Governments announced Dec. 2.

ENCINITAS: Art Guild’s annual bazaar returns Dec. 14

ENCINITAS: Art Guild’s annual bazaar returns Dec. 14

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Art Guild presents its ninth annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. Visitors can purchase original works by the guild’s member artists, from paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor...

ENCINITAS: 25th holiday tree-lighting set for Dec. 6

ENCINITAS: 25th holiday tree-lighting set for Dec. 6

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The community is invited to the 25th Annual Encinitas Heritage Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the corner of 4th and C streets overlooking Moonlight Beach. To commemorate the event’s 25th anniversary, the Encinitas Historical Society has brought together local...

ENCINITAS: Heritage Ranch offers holiday family craft class Dec. 1

ENCINITAS: Heritage Ranch offers holiday family craft class Dec. 1

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Heritage Ranch invites families to create ornaments for their holiday trees at its Families Make History craft event on Sunday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. The ranch is located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. More information about the organization is online: ww...

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

City vs. citizens? Sides differ on perceptions of Encinitas housing suit

Cameron Niven

November 6, 2019

The city of Encinitas recently filed a lawsuit against 100 unnamed defendants of a resident-backed group called Preserve Proposition A in a claim to clarify whether future housing plans need to be held for a public vote. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal squabbles between Encinitas, housing advocates and the state of California as the city’s latest housing element was deemed compliant under state housing law by the Department of Housing and Community Development on Oct. 10.

Train strikes, kills man at Leucadia intersection in Encinitas

Train strikes, kills man at Leucadia intersection in Encinitas

North Coast Current

October 30, 2019

A man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, in Leucadia, authorities reported.

Encinitas gains state housing element approval, city announces

Encinitas gains state housing element approval, city announces

North Coast Current

October 10, 2019

Encinitas has a state-approved affordable housing plan, the city announced Oct. 10. The green light comes after several years of proposals and controversy over growth in Encinitas, from voter rejection of ballot measures to lawsuits.

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