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From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

Culinary show ‘Lick the Plate’ to air on 100.7 KFMB starting June 3

David Boylan records an eposide of
May 28, 2019
Popular local culinary radio show, podcast and column “Lick the Plate” has gained a new outlet in San Diego as of June 3 — FM radio station 100.7 KFMB. Host and author David Boylan launched the column in 2011, which has been a staple in the Encinitas-based newspaper Coast News since then.

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

The Encinitas City Council voted 3-2 on Nov. 15 to approve a four-district map and elections for districts in the city. (North Coast Current)
November 20, 2017
A division of Encinitas into electoral districts led to a divided vote among the City Council on Nov. 15 in favor of moving forward with the plan.

Definition of nonprofit journalism enters gray area in Encinitas

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...

State board OKs judgments in two Encinitas political complaints

April 12, 2014

The state Fair Political Practices Commission voted to approve the filing of civil judgments in the cases of two Encinitas political committees active during 2012 and 2013 campaigns, according to a commission...

Editorial: Who watches the watchdog?

October 22, 2012

It’s bad enough that the local media market has virtually been taken over by ultra-conservative developer Douglas Manchester, relegating the daily North County Times and U-T San Diego (now one media...

Newspaper publisher quietly steps into the political fray

Newspaper publisher quietly steps into the political fray
October 19, 2012

Aside from urging Encinitas voters in an Oct. 12 editorial to “please, please, please” end the tenure of City Council members Jerome Stocks and Mark Muir, The Coast News publisher Jim Kydd is also...

Coast News launches online pay wall

Coast News launches online pay wall
April 27, 2012

The economic reality for media has caught up to longtime North County free weekly newspaper The Coast News. It recently launched a pay wall on its website, which gets nearly 50,000 hits per month. “I...

Houlihan banners: Art and politics

Arts Alive banners featuring a portrait of late Encinitas City Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan are now on full display along North Coast Highway 101. (Photo by Chris Earley)
April 20, 2012

Once again, a controversial piece of art has cast the city of Encinitas into the spotlight. June 2011 found the city amid a debate regarding whether a mosaic dubbed the “Surfing Madonna,” which...

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