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Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

December 16, 2014

The tree has been decorated and the stockings hung with care but the shopping list is still incomplete. There’s no reason to worry if you haven’t picked up a gift for your boss or a small trinket for your neighbor just to say thanks for watering the plants while you were on vacation over the summer. Forget...

Point of View: Principals, principles and politics

Roman S. Koenig

November 7, 2014

This season’s election netted some interesting results, from the campaign for Encinitas’ first elected mayor to the unseating of a longtime high school board trustee. Are these contests — the mayor’s seat and the San Dieguito Union High School District board — a sign of what’s to come in...

Gaspar Encinitas’ first elected mayor; Blakespear on City Council; Prop. F fails

North Coast Current

November 5, 2014

Kristin Gaspar will serve as Encinitas’ first elected mayor, according to final returns from the Nov. 4 election. Catherine Blakespear will take a seat on the City Council, the returns show. Encinitas voters rejected Proposition F, a measure that sought to allow regulated medical marijuana dispensaries...

Current Q&A: Encinitas mayoral candidates discuss new post, pot shops, housing, pensions and media

Sandy Coronilla

October 17, 2014

For the first time in the city’s history, Encinitas residents will cast their votes to elect a mayor on Nov. 4. The five qualified candidates include independent journalist Alex Fidel, current Mayor Kristin Gaspar, writer and former City Council member Sheila Cameron, current Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz...

Current Q&A: Encinitas council candidates discuss new mayor’s post, pot shops, housing, pensions and media

Sandy Coronilla

October 17, 2014

This November, Encinitas residents will cast their votes to elect a new City Council member to serve a four-year term. The four qualified candidates include deputy county counsel Bryan McKeldin Ziegler, college instructor Julie Graboi, businessman Alan Lerchbacker and attorney Catherine Blakespear. All...

Definition of nonprofit journalism enters gray area in Encinitas

Camille Lozano

October 16, 2014

The not-for-profit news model has recently emerged as an increasingly viable form for sustaining media organizations in a time when the future of traditional media is questioned and for-profit institutions report weakened readership. But as nonprofit news organizations rise in number, concerns have...

‘Pacific’ views differ among Encinitas mayoral candidates on property purchase

Gisela Lagos

October 13, 2014

Among the candidates for mayor for Encinitas, there is no dispute that the old Pacific View School property should be used for the community and that it should stay out of developers’ hands, but there is a large discrepancy among the candidates’ opinions on how the city’s pledge to purchase it...

Encinitas mayoral candidates stake their plots on urban farming issue

Gisela Lagos

October 13, 2014

Candidates in Encinitas’ first race for mayor each see agriculture as an integral part of the city, and as the city’s Urban Agriculture Subcommittee works to create an ordinance that speaks to urban farming, differences of opinion have taken root among the candidates. Candidate Alex Fidel is on one side of the issue, saying that agricultur...

From challenging times to community celebrations, North Coast residents recall season’s magic

From challenging times to community celebrations, North Coast residents recall season’s magic

Helen Hawes

December 21, 2013

Some people lament the merging of the holidays into one long shopping spree. It’s hard to imagine a time when there was no such thing as “Black Friday.” But once upon a time ... Back before Cardiff was a town and was, instead, a collection of houses on a hill, the holidays were exciting but...

ENCINITAS: Scout troop hosts Haunted Hotel

October 18, 2013

ENCINITAS – Boy Scout Troop 2000 presents the 14th annual Haunted Hotel in Olivenhain from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 25 and 26. The Halloween-season takes place in the two-story, 128-year-old Hotel Germania, built by Olivenhain’s original German settlers in 1885. More than 2,000 guest...

NORTH COUNTY: Nature photo contest underway

Heather Randall

July 27, 2013

NORTH COUNTY — Amateur photographers are encouraged to grab their cameras and come out to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve for the eighth annual Reserve Escondido Creek Conservancy photo contest. There are several categories to enter photos in: Scenic View, Water Scenery, Plants and Animals, Black...

Prop. A appears headed for slim victory

North Coast Current

June 18, 2013

Encinitas' Proposition A appeared headed for a slim victory Tuesday night with 100 percent of precincts reporting. The measure – which would impose a citywide height limit of two stories or 30 feet for all buildings and structures, among other major amendments to zoning – was ahead 51.52...

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