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Encinitas opting for an electoral divide

Traffic moves along Coast Highway 101 in January 2016 in Encinitas, one of several north San Diego County cities opting for City Council districts in light of recent legal threats. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)
City Council votes to split into districts in wake of legal threat from Malibu law firm
August 31, 2017
Following the receipt of a demand letter from Malibu law firm Shenkman & Hughes, the Encinitas City Council decided unanimously Aug. 30 to move forward with developing a districting process for the City Council election system.

ENCINITAS: Engage the media at June 9 forum

June 2, 2016

Community organization Engage Encinitas hosts the next installment of its Citizens Academy series, “Meet the Media,” June 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Hear from...

Teresa Barth, Encinitas residents launch effort to engage community

Encinitas residents Liz Taylor (far left), Teresa Barth, Mim Michelove and Tiffany Fox (far right) have joined forces to create the community nonprofit Encinitas Engage. (Courtesy photo)
January 26, 2015

Teresa Barth, former Encinitas mayor and councilwoman, has officially taken off her “political hat” and stepped into a life of civic engagement. She recently announced her involvement as president...

Elected mayor’s term begins

Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar is sworn into office by City Clerk Kathy Hollywood on Dec. 9. (Photo by Scott Allison)
Kristin Gaspar takes seat on Encinitas dais along with new Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear
December 11, 2014

There was standing room only in the Encinitas City Council Chambers on Tuesday night for the special council meeting to swear in first-ever Mayor-Elect Kristin Gaspar and Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear,...

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

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...

Encinitas 101 honors longtime board member

(Photo by Jim Wang, A1 Pixels Photography)
October 10, 2014

The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association honored a departing longtime board member Oct. 7 as the organization installed its new Board of Directors during its annual meeting at The Lumberyard Tavern. Bart...

Commentary: Can we tell the truth?

October 3, 2014

Although we have written and spoken about the importance of honesty and civility in our public discourse in the past, we feel compelled to speak out now because, in response to the current election campaign...

Point of View: Urban farm tiff has quite a plot

June 13, 2014

Encinitas’ long, rich history of agriculture has lost out to crops of so-called “McMansions” over the years, but patches of that past tradition continue to hold ground in the city’s urbanized environment....

Barth won’t seek Encinitas city office

April 12, 2014

Teresa Barth has opted not to run again for Encinitas City Council, nor will she run for the city’s first elected mayoral seat, according to an April 5 announcement. The decision fulfills a promise...

Point of View: School’s in session this political season

April 11, 2014

Rocks, sand and a glass container. Encinitas City Councilwoman Kristin Gaspar brought teaching tools and a lesson plan for her portion of the State of the City address on April 4 at the Community Center....

ENCINITAS: State of the City address April 4

March 16, 2014

The annual Encinitas State of the City address and community event is set for April 4, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center. The event — presented by the city of Encinitas, Encinitas Chamber...

First Encinitas mayor’s race looms; 22-year-old plans run

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
December 27, 2013

Encinitas is preparing to implement a new system for choosing a mayor after voters in 2012 opted to change from an appointed mayor to an elected one. With an elected-mayor format looming in 2014, Solana...

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