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Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

Solana Beach voters elect first mayor in uncontested race

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Two City Council candidates also run unopposed
November 4, 2020
In a local election season generally marked by contentious arguments and some close votes, Solana Beach saw resounding victories for City Council candidates in races without competition Nov. 3, including the city’s first elected mayor.

With city seats unopposed, it’s calmer campaigning in Solana Beach

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
All three City Council candidates in Solana Beach are running unopposed this election season, leading to a less contentious race, but also a slight decrease in community engagement, candidates said.

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

Encinitas chamber invites residents to watch online candidates forum

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Merchants association is also ballot drop-off site
October 8, 2020
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce offers a virtual candidates forum today, Oct. 8, for three seats on the ballot as mail-in voting gets underway during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carlsbad chamber to hold online City Council forum Sept. 23

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September 21, 2020
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts an online City Council candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via the Zoom virtual meeting platform.

Encinitas City Council candidate forums go digital for 2020

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September 18, 2020
The League of Women Voters’ North County chapter has partnered with two Encinitas town councils to host City Council candidate forums in September and October.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)
Encinitas and San Diego region see proliferation of butterflies as they migrate north
March 14, 2019
A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.

Lake Hodges at two-thirds capacity as forecast calls for more rain

Late afternoon sun casts golden light on the eastern side of Lake Hodges near Escondido in this February 2018 image. (Photo by Autumn Sky Photography; iStock Getty Images)
March 6, 2019
More rain in one of San Diego County’s rainiest of winter seasons is expected to drop an inch or two across the region through Friday, but Lake Hodges Dam is holding strong.

William Russell Harris: Journalist was North County Times managing editor

William Russell “Rusty” Harris. (Courtesy photo)
February 22, 2019
William Russell Harris, who guided the Blade-Citizen and North County Times newsrooms to scores of awards and mentored dozens of newspaper people, died Feb. 21 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

ESCONDIDO: Grief support workshop Jan. 26

Native flowers bloom in the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. (Lagoon Conservancy photo)
December 31, 2018

ESCONDIDO — The community is invited to “Uprooted by Grief: Planting Seeds of Hope,” a workshop for those looking for guidance and support after the death of a loved one. The free event will be hosted...

Update: Gaspar, Schneider on track to win seats

Incumbents Roberts, Sinay concede in races for county supervisor and Encinitas schools
December 1, 2016
Outgoing Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar has earned enough votes to overtake incumbent Dave Roberts for San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3, election results show. Leslie Schneider moved ahead of incumbent Patricia Sinay for a seat on the Encinitas Union School Distirct board.
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