North Coast Current

Former Ecke YMCA board members still seek the ‘why’ behind membership changes

Susan Whaley

June 1, 2015


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia, North County, Olivenhain, Region, San Diego County

After two Magdalena Ecke YMCA board members said they were asked to resign, they have started a website to spark change in the YMCA of San Diego concerning the recent elimination of youth membership prices at the Encinitas branch and how it will affect revenue and participation. Through the website...

ENCINITAS: Ecke YMCA ball set for Dec. 13

December 7, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Community News, CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain

ENCINITAS — More than 300 San Diego civic leaders are expected to attend the 24th Annual Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball on Dec. 13 in support of the Magdalena Ecke YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program. The program provides scholarships to children, families and seniors who otherwise could not afford...

Transfer of flower power: Paul Ecke III optimistic about poinsettia powerhouse’s future under new ownership

Transfer of flower power: Paul Ecke III optimistic about poinsettia powerhouse’s future under new ownership

Manny Lopez

November 21, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, Top Stories

For the first holiday season since 1911, a member of the Ecke family will not be at the helm of the Encinitas company that popularized the poinsettia and made it the No. 1 selling potted plant in North America. In August, it was announced that all of the business assets of Paul Ecke Ranch, which included...

Leichtag outlines vision for Ecke land

Leichtag outlines vision for Ecke land

Manny Lopez

November 21, 2012


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas

The purchase of the famed Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas by the Leichtag Foundation, a Jewish philanthropic organization, marks a turning point in the history of the community, where the poinsettia industry was revolutionized and the association between the plant and Christmas was advanced. After more...

Ecke Ranch business sold

North Coast Current

August 17, 2012


Filed under Encinitas, LATEST NEWS

Longtime Encinitas poinsettia grower Ecke Ranch announced its sale to the Agribio Group on Aug. 15. The move follows the April announcement that the Ecke Ranch property was being sold to the The Leichtag Foundation, a Carlsbad-based philanthropic organization. While the Ecke poinsettia business was...

Foundation to buy Ecke property

North Coast Current

April 6, 2012


Filed under COASTLINE, Encinitas

The Paul Ecke Ranch property is changing hands after playing a significant role in Encinitas history since the 1920s. The Leichtag Foundation, a Carlsbad-based philanthropic organization, announced its plans to purchase the site in an April 6 news release. The foundation was started by Max and Andre Lei...

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