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Blakespear holds wide lead for Encinitas mayor; Measure U out; Hubbard, Mosca council bound

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Victory in sight for Horvath in Assembly race; incumbents lead in school district races
November 7, 2018
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear appears to hold a sound victory as Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are headed for the City Council, according to San Diego County Registrar of Voters results as of midday Nov. 7. Measure U is headed for defeat. Tasha Boerner Horvath retains her lead for the 76th District Assembly seat over Elizabeth Warren. Incumbents lead school board races.

Hubbard, Mosca ahead in Encinitas city races; Blakespear has wide margin for mayor

Council seats elected under district system for first time
November 7, 2018
Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are leading their races for the first two by-district seats on the Encinitas City Council, according to county election results.

Carlsbad council hopefuls weigh impact of district-based voting

The city sign at Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive is shown in this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)
Candidates say community focus is helpful but smaller blocs could affect outcomes more heavily; Encinitas council, San Dieguito school district also voting by region
November 5, 2018
The cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas are experiencing the effects of district city council elections for the first time. This is particularly significant in Districts 1 and 3 of Carlsbad since all six candidates would be new faces on the City Council.

Encinitas council, high school board brace for first district votes

Traffic moves along Coast Highway 101 in January 2016 in Encinitas, one of several north San Diego County governing bodies opting for district-based elections in 2018. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)
August 23, 2018
As two Encinitas governing bodies prepare to hold their first elections by district this November, candidates and other officials are weighing the issue of respecting defined community interests versus the broader regions they represent.

Encinitas councilman, Cardiff resident join forces to launch new publication

The first edition of the Cardiff Current, not affiliated with the North Coast Current, was emailed to subscribers in January. (Cardiff Current screen capture)
Mark Muir, Julie Thunder create hyperlocal newsletter
February 2, 2018
A new monthly newsletter headed by Encinitas Councilman Mark Muir and resident Julie Thunder launched last month.

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

The Encinitas City Council voted 3-2 on Nov. 15 to approve a four-district map and elections for districts in the city. (North Coast Current)
November 20, 2017
A division of Encinitas into electoral districts led to a divided vote among the City Council on Nov. 15 in favor of moving forward with the plan.

EDITORIAL: Muir on the right side of Encinitas council vote

January 12, 2017
What qualifies someone to be appointed to the Encinitas City Council? Two or three years living in the city with little public footprint outside a brief stint on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The one sitting council member to question this? Mark Muir.

Mosca to fill Encinitas council seat

Parks commissioner is former Sierra Madre councilman
January 12, 2017
Encinitas Parks and Recreation Commission member Joe Mosca will fill a vacant seat on the Encinitas City Council after the council voted 3-1 on Jan. 11 in favor of his appointment.

Encinitas leaders set priorities for 2017

Encintas City Council members Mark Muir (left), Tasha Boerner Horvath and Tony Kranz are sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Hollywood on Dec. 13. (Photo by Cam Buker)
Housing element, rail trail, homelessness among top priorities for newly elected council, county supervisor
January 6, 2017
In the wake of November’s election results, Encinitas has sworn in an entire City Council sans one seat.

Latest tally: Blakespear holds Encinitas lead, Measure T out

Early leads in other key races continue; Roberts ahead for county supervisor
November 9, 2016
Encinitas Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear retains her sound lead for the city's mayoral seat as housing Measure T fails, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, as of 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Incumbent Dave Roberts holds a narrow lead over current Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3 race, county returns show. Local school improvement bonds are passing widely.

Blakespear, Kranz, Muir, Horvath ahead in Encinitas council races

Roberts ahead of Gaspar in race for District 3 San Diego County supervisor
November 9, 2016
Catherine S. Blakespear is on track to be the next mayor of Encinitas, with City Council incumbents Tony Kranz and Mark Muir, and newcomer Tasha Horvath Boerner, joining the dais, according to county election results as of 11:50 Tuesday night. Incumbent Dave Roberts was ahead in the District 3 race for San Diego County supervisor.

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)
Some question Pacific View purchase as plans forge ahead for project
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.
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