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Encinitas resident Alex Riley seeks District 1 council seat

July 10, 2020
Alex Riley has launched his campaign for Encinitas City Council, challenging incumbent Tony Kranz in District 1.

Encinitas novelist is international award finalist

‘Black Market News’ topic of Roman S. Koenig’s debut book
May 22, 2020
“Black Market News,” the debut novel by Encinitas-based journalist, filmmaker and educator Roman S. Koenig, is an official 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist.

Encinitas Mayor Blakespear announces re-election bid

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces her re-election bid via Facebook Live on Saturday, April 11. (Facebook Live capture)
April 12, 2020
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear took to Facebook Live on Saturday, April 11, to announce her re-election bid in the midst of California’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.

Encinitas resident Susan Turney seeks District 2 council seat

Incumbent Kellie Shay Hinze also in the race
April 12, 2020
Encinitas resident Susan Turney launched her “Residents First” campaign in a March 16 news release and filed papers with the city Feb. 18 and April 1.

EDITORIAL: Which Current are you reading? Encinitas site stirs election season confusion

Blurred lines reflect regional and national trend
February 9, 2020
Are you reading the North Coast Current or Encinitas Current? Look carefully. Not just at the nameplate, but at the web address. If you thought you were reading one and not the other, beware. It might be by design in this era of murky news outlets, leading to purposeful confusion stoked by political parties, bureaucracies, candidates and special interests.

Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announces run for Encinitas mayor

Cardiff resident Julie Thunder points toward the Encinitas city seal on the wall of the City Council chambers on Jan. 22 during the announcement of her run for mayor. (Encinitas city video feed)
January 23, 2020
Calling for the removal of the poinsettia from the city seal — an expression of frustration over her dissatisfaction with the Encinitas City Council — Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announced her run for mayor during public comments at a council meeting Jan. 22.

Teresa Acosta joins race for Carlsbad City Council District 4

Carlsbad City Council District 4 candidate Teresa Acosta. (Campaign photo)
Phil Urbina also campaigning for the seat in 2020
June 14, 2019
Carlsbad business owner Teresa Acosta announced June 12 that she is running for a seat on the City Council, the second non-incumbent in the race for District 4. Acosta joins Phil Urbina, who launched his campaign April 28.

Gaspar seeks 2nd county board term; 2 Encinitas hopefuls in race

County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)
The seat has drawn a total of four candidates so far
May 3, 2019
San Diego County 3rd District Supervisor Kristin Gaspar announced May 3 that she will seek a second term on the board.

Encinitas mayor, leaders statewide: Increase funds to stop gun violence

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)
Blakespear, colleagues say CalVIP program needs $39M
April 30, 2019
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear is among several California mayors calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase funding in support of communities that disproportionately face the threat of gun violence.

Escondido Councilwoman Olga Diaz announces run for supervisor

Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz. (Courtesy photo)
Encinitas resident Terra Lawson-Renner also seeks county seat currently held by Kristin Gaspar
February 20, 2019
Longtime Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz officially launched her campaign Feb. 20 for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors seat representing the 3rd District. Encinitas resident Terra Lawson-Remer is also an announced candidate for the district.

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.

Grandfathering granny flats: Encinitas eyes state bill to help housing crunch

Encinitas homes are shown in this March 2018 aerial. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)
August 30, 2018
Home is where the drywall is up to code, or it’s in the backyard, above the garage or an added second story. Accessory dwelling units will have a chance to be counted in Encinitas’ housing requirement.
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