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Encinitas arts alliance receives $25K grant from Leichtag Foundation

An architectural rendering shows a possible configuration for the former Pacific View School site. (Photo courtesy of EACEA)

North Coast Current

April 7, 2017

The Leichtag Foundation recently granted $25,000 to the Encinitas Arts, Culture, and Ecology Alliance to support a part-time program manager, the alliance announced April 1.

EDITORIAL: Community character, experience lead endorsement picks

North Coast Current

November 6, 2016

The North Coast Current’s editorial leadership suggests the following candidates for several Nov. 8 races affecting the city of Encinitas. The nature of this year’s local campaign reflects some of what we’ve seen nationally, with preferred candidates taking positions on issues that are at odds with other aspects that make those candidates appealing.

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 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.

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 ...

LETTER: Pacific View procurement plan for operating partner cuts public short

April 7, 2015

I own the property at 643 Fourth St. in Encinitas, across from the Old Schoolhouse on the former EUSD Pacific View school site. My attorney Felix Tinkov and I have submitted written inputs and testified at almost every Pacific View meeting, since the first before the Planning Commission in July 2008. At...

What to do with Pacific View: Arts supporters, activists optimistic but quiet about Encinitas site’s future

Student-made mosaics can be found at the old Pacific View School site in Encinitas, now owned by the city. Arts groups and community activists are expressing optimism about the future of the property. (File photo by Scott Allison)

Gisela Lagos

February 24, 2015

With almost 70 arts groups, Encinitas boasts the second-largest arts community in San Diego County, and the direction of the city-owned Pacific View site promises to be a welcome addition for arts supporters throughout the community. “Encinitas is a growing city,” said Commissioner Naimeh Tanha,...

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...

Escrow closes on Encinitas’ Pacific View School property purchase

North Coast Current

December 23, 2014

The old Pacific View School site officially belongs to the city of Encinitas as of the close of escrow Dec. 19, the city announced. The purchase of the 2.8-acre site from the Encinitas Union School District had been hotly debated in the community throughout 2014. An effort to get the property into...

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...

‘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...

LETTER: Thank you for Pacific View editorial

August 17, 2014

I just read your article. Thank you for a well balanced editorial. I have to say that I agree completely with your assessment. Pacific View School Arts Center and School, I believe, will be a diamond for Encinitas. The Hall property is great, too, although a swimming pool would have been a smart decisi...

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