North Coast Current

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

San Elijo Lagoon restoration progressing fast into next phase

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018


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

The San Elijo Lagoon is headed into its next phase of restoration and enhancement and looks to be ahead of schedule, according to project officials.

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

Agencies offer commuters options as I-5 expansion moves north

Meghan Lanigan

October 30, 2018


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

Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments are taking steps to minimize the impacts to commuters during construction as Interstate 5 construction pushes northward.

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

San Elijo Lagoon might appear in jeopardy now, but it’s all part of a plan

Meghan Lanigan

March 23, 2018


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, North County, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Top Stories

Cranes sit on either side of Interstate 5 at the Manchester Avenue exit and orange netting outlines the area where vegetation has been cleared at San Elijo Lagoon. There is hardly any water in the back basins, the lagoon lacks greenery, and if one did not know better, it might look like the lagoon is in trouble. However, all is as it should be, according to Doug Gibson, executive director and principal scientist of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Work underway on I-5 expansion across San Elijo Lagoon

Work underway on I-5 expansion across San Elijo Lagoon

North Coast Current

February 3, 2017


Filed under Carlsbad, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS, Solana Beach

Despite January’s rainy weather, construction got underway on freeway and rail projects across San Elijo Lagoon between Solana Beach and the Encinitas community of Cardiff.

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

A route to lagoon improvement: I-5 project to bring enhancements to San Elijo reserve

Meghan Lanigan

October 20, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Top Stories

Of the protected lagoons affected by the North Coast Corridor Project along Interstate 5, work around San Elijo Lagoon is taking a different approach.

State panel OKs Interstate 5 project across San Elijo Lagoon

North Coast Current

March 15, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS

The California Coastal Commission gave the green light last week to a major makeover of Interstate 5 running across San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, local officials announced March 15.

San Elijo I-5 bridge expansion topic of March 9 state meeting

North Coast Current

March 3, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS

The replacement and expansion of the Interstate 5 bridge over San Elijo Lagoon and related Encinitas projects are the subject of a March 9 public hearing of the California Coastal Commission.

Drunken driving suspected in San Marcos crash injuring two

North Coast Current

June 1, 2015


Filed under LATEST NEWS, Law Enforcement, Region, San Marcos

A collision involving suspected drunken driving resulted in serious injuries May 31 in San Marcos, authorities reported. The incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. when a 60-year-old woman driving a Toyota Prius sedan made a left turn in front of a motorcycle traveling westbound on East Mission Road,...

Woman injured in collision with bicycle at Camino Del Mar

North Coast Current

June 1, 2015


Filed under Del Mar, LATEST NEWS, Law Enforcement, Region, Solana Beach

An El Segundo woman visiting the area with her husband was seriously injured May 31 when she was hit by a bicyclist in Del Mar, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported. At 1:37 p.m., the 68-year-old woman and her husband were walking from the Holiday Inn Express at 621 South Highway 101...

SANDAG purchases Batiquitos land for open space

North Coast Current

April 8, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, Encinitas, LATEST NEWS

A parcel originally slated for a 19-unit housing development along Batiquitos Lagoon has been purchased by the San Diego Association of Governments to preserve as open space, the organization announced April 7. The 50-acre property, known as Batiquitos Bluffs, is located southeast of the lagoon in...

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