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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Editions of the North County Times and U-T San Diego show the evolution of the papers’ merger. (North Coast Current photo)

Historically Speaking: Communities lose with end of daily newspapers

Tom Morrow January 19, 2024
Today, there are far fewer journalistic eyes and ears monitoring all levels of our government since the demise of our local newspapers. We always end up deserving the kind of government we’ve allowed to take place.
A Little Moore Cafe, which was a staple in the Encinitas community of Leucadia for decades, now operates as a pop-up eatery. (Photo courtesy of A Little Moore)

A Little Moore time: Leucadia entrepreneurs bring updates to classic community eatery

Charlene Pulsonetti September 2, 2023
A Little Moore Cafe, a staple in the Encinitas community of Leucadia for decades, has entered a new era as a pop-up eatery now owned by longtime residents and friends Andy Vasquez and Deon Dickey.
Encinitas, California. (Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

ENCINITAS: Historical Society hosts downtown walking tour Aug. 19

August 10, 2023
The Encinitas Historical Society offers a free educational downtown walking tour on Saturday, Aug. 19 starting at 10 a.m.
The new Shatto & Sons building, located on Coast Highway 101 in the Encinitas community of Leucadia, opened for use on June 1. The original building was destroyed by fire in October 2019. (Jim Shatto photo)

New Shatto & Sons building honors Leucadia’s character

Charlene Pulsonetti June 16, 2023
Despite hurdles and delays, which included a sharp increase in building material costs, the new Shatto & Sons in Leucadia building is finally complete.
Classrooms and offices at the former Pacific View Elementary School in Encinitas, pictured in early 2023, are gutted in preparation for renovation as an arts center. (Courtesy photo by Tony Kranz)

Back in session: Work underway at Pacific View arts site in Encinitas

Charlene Pulsonetti March 10, 2023
After years of meetings, advocacy and planning, the former Pacific View Elementary School in Encinitas is on the way to becoming a center of activity again, now as an arts space.
The recent demolition of this small century-old bungalow in Cardiff, believed to have been a pastor’s house for a former church located on a property next door, raised debate on social media about what the historical preservation of buildings means in the city of Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Cardiff dwelling’s demolition stirs discussion of historical designations

Samantha Cox September 30, 2022
A 100-year-old house located behind a historic church building at 230 Birmingham Drive in Cardiff was demolished in mid-August. The old church, presently a business building called The Sanctuary, has some protected status as a historical designation, but the demolition of the property behind it ― built in 1910 as a catalog kit, according to locals ― caught residents’ attention on social media.
The rooftop sign for Leucadia restaurant Capn Kenos is currently off the building for refurbishing. (Encinitas Historical Society photo)

Some Encinitas residents not too keen on proposed Keno’s development

Charlene Pulsonetti February 25, 2022
When early conceptual renderings were circulated showing a proposed development to replace Cap’n Keno’s restaurant in the Encinitas community of Leucadia, criticism grew in social media circles, which included the distribution of petitions calling for a stop to the project.

Notes & Quotes: The rise and demise of the daily newspaper

Tom Morrow February 19, 2022
Since the founding of the nation, daily newspapers have played an important role in American society. Here locally, San Diego County’s newspapers have been important to our everyday life … that is until the last few years.
A sunflower is on display at Sunshine Gardens in Encinitas on May 28, 2021. The longtime garden shop is closing after 50 years. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Goodbye, Sunshine: Iconic Encinitas business to close after 50 years

Charlene Pulsonetti December 28, 2021
Nestled between Quail Gardens Drive and Encinitas Boulevard, Sunshine Gardens has served as more than just a nursery for the past 50 years. For the community, it has been a nurturing space where memories are made.
Roger Teten and cat play on a pedal-driven car in east Encinitas in 1930. (San Dieguito Heritage Museum photo)

Handmade gifts to flower shows: Encinitas holidays nearly a century ago

Charlene Pulsonetti December 23, 2021
As winter brought shorter days and colder nights, Encinitas families pulled canned goods from their pantries and surely shared excess with those less fortunate. They shared their culture through holiday treats, and folks like the Eckes helped put the community on the map with their poinsettias.
Demolition of the retired Encina Power Station along Carlsbad Boulevard, pictured April 10, is expected to be complete within about a year. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Work continues on demolition of Carlsbad power plant

Julia Shapero May 31, 2021
After almost 70 years on the Carlsbad coastline, demolition of the Encina Power Station, along with its 400-foot smokestack, is set to be complete within the next year.
Eileen Burke, owner of Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets in downtown Encinitas, shows off a 1950s-era mural uncovered in her shop during remodeling in February. (Courtesy photo)

Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall

Julia Shapero March 31, 2021
Queen Eileen’s Gift Baskets, which has been open for more than 30 years in downtown Encinitas, reopened March 13 with a Coca-Cola-themed celebration in honor of a circa 1950s-era sign that was uncovered during remodeling work.
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