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Encinitas candidates support arts center effort, differ on site cost

Although the former Pacific View Elementary School campus in Encinitas, pictured in August 2015, remains empty for now, the city is moving forward with plans for its renewal. (NCC file photo by Susan Whaley)

Mike Peterson

November 4, 2016

Encinitas City Council and mayoral candidates say they support moving forward with turning the old Pacific View school site into an arts center despite disagreeing about the site’s acquisition.

Encinitas leaders, regional expert weigh family ties on Nov. 8 ballot

Ernesto Lopez

October 30, 2016

The Bushes have two U.S. presidents in their family. The Clintons may just have two, depending on the outcome of November’s election. And in the city of Encinitas, the Gaspars might also be in a position to join this form of family political lineage.

Encinitas moves forward on Pacific View site plans

Although the former Pacific View Elementary School campus in Encinitas, pictured in August 2015, remains empty for now, the city is moving forward with plans for its renewal. (NCC file photo by Susan Whaley)

Michele Leivas

March 11, 2016

The ongoing Pacific View project in Encinitas took a major step forward Feb. 24 when City Council members approved a right-of-entry agreement granting volunteer access to the property to allow for minor repairs and cleanup.

LETTER: Costs justified for safe and legal beach access, rail upgrade

February 18, 2016

In a letter to the editor (“Hypocrisy on Encinitas City Council?” Feb. 4), a resident accused me of a double standard in not considering repair and replacement expenses for a rail crossing in Cardiff, while voting against artificial turf at Leo Mullen sports park for reasons he assumed were the ...

LETTER: Hypocrisy on Encinitas City Council?

February 4, 2016

This is a tale of two projects approved by the Encinitas City Council. The first is the Coastal Rail Trail (CRT) approved on May 20, 2015, and eagerly championed by Deputy Mayor Lisa Shaffer. This approval was followed by an add-on project to construct an at-grade railroad crossing at Montgomery Avenue....

Encinitas, group take first steps to remake Pacific View

The former Pacific View school site in downtown Encinitas, pictured in late August, requires significant cleanup and restoration after years of neglect. (Photo by Susan Whaley)

Susan Whaley

November 3, 2015

With an operating partner on board, the vacant Encinitas Pacific View School property has a foreseeable future. The Encinitas City Council voted unanimously Sept. 23 for The Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance, also known as the EACEA, to take on the job of revamping the vacant site. The ...

Pacific View follow-up with Encinitas council slated for April 8

North Coast Current

March 10, 2015

The Encinitas City Council is slated to hear the results of a community forum on the future of the former Pacific View School property on April 8, according to Councilwoman Lisa Shaffer. The March 3 meeting’s primary objective was to discuss the selection of an operating partner for the site, which...

Encinitas City Council OKs interim plan for Pacific View site

North Coast Current

February 13, 2015

The Encinitas City Council voted unanimously Feb. 11 to move forward with an interim, arts-focused development plan for the former Pacific View School site, which the city bought last year. The plan calls for rehabilitation of the dilapidated buildings that would eventually allow for museum, educational...

Pacific View sale had little impact on Encinitas election, backers say

With the sale now final, the city of Encinitas is set to look for ways to rehabilitate the Pacific View School property, shown March 27. (North Coast Current file photo)

Gisela Lagos

December 2, 2014

The recently completed sale of the Pacific View School property was seen as a hot-button topic leading up to last month’s election, but even some among those who were unabashedly for its sale to the city said the topic probably didn’t play that large a role for Encinitas voters. “If Pacific...

Cyber citizenship

In community blogs, comments and group conversations, residents have been talking about the positives and the negatives of e-Town Hall. Some are expressing concerns over the actual impact on promoting public engagement, the relevance of topics and the ease of which a non-resident can sign up for an account. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

Gisela Lagos

December 2, 2014

E-Town Hall/Peak Democracy is the newest in a line of efforts Encinitas has made to increase public engagement, but not everyone is convinced that paying for the pilot program was money well spent. In community blogs, comments and group conversations, residents have been talking about the positives...

Commentary: Can we tell the truth?

Teresa Arballo Barth and Lisa Shaffer

October 3, 2014

Although we have written and spoken about the importance of honesty and civility in our public discourse in the past, we feel compelled to speak out now because, in response to the current election campaign and the launch of our new, innovative Housing Element update process, some in our community are...

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