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North coastal San Diego faces Labor Day broil as heat wave settles in

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
September 4, 2020
Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach and other north coastal San Diego communities are expected to broil just as much as the rest of the county as a holiday weekend heat wave settles in, prompting a warning from the National Weather Service.

Smoke from Navy ship fire reaching up the coast, authorities warn

Firefighters continue to battle blaze onboard amphibious assault vessel based in San Diego
July 13, 2020
Smoke from the USS Bonhomme Richard fire in San Diego is reaching up the coast today, as far north as Encinitas and Carlsbad, the National Weather Service advised this morning.

San Diego County under tighter limits as COVID-19 cases increase

Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)
Coronavirus infections higher in younger age groups
July 6, 2020
San Diego County faces tightened restrictions for the next few weeks as COVID-19 cases increase in the region, according to a public health order that goes into effect Tuesday, July 7.

Thunderbirds fly over Encinitas in support of healthcare workers

The Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Encinitas on Friday, May 15, in support of healtcare workers at Scripps Memorial Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Matt Racine)
May 15, 2020
The Air Force Thunderbirds flying team performed shows of support for San Diego healthcare workers — including Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

3 arrested at Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach during closure protest

April 25, 2020
Three people were arrested Saturday, April 25, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas during a protest against state and local closures of public spaces and businesses deemed nonessential during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced.

Encinitas reopens walkways as county sees uptick in new coronavirus cases

April 24, 2020
The city of Encinitas has reversed part of its public-space closure orders with the reopening of the Coastal Rail Trail and the walking path on Coast Highway 101 as of Friday, April 24.

EDITORIAL: Encinitas protests run against our better nature

April 20, 2020
During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a Cardiff church opened its doors to the leadership and expertise of the time to treat the ill of its community. A century later, the measures in place during today’s viral crisis are designed to help prevent the use of our churches for such a purpose again.

Comic-Con canceled for first time in 50 years

April 17, 2020
San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled for 2020, the first time in its 50-year history that the event has been put on hold, organizers announced Friday, April 17.

Encinitas closes access to Rail Trail, Coast Highway walkways

April 15, 2020
The Coastal Rail Trail and South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas are closed to pedestrians effective Thursday, April 16, in observance of COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, the city announced Wednesday evening.

County orders halt to COVID-19 antibody tests at Encinitas site

Health officials seek documentation of veracity
April 15, 2020
San Diego County health authorities ordered the closure of a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Encinitas over concerns about its antibody serology test, officials said at their Wednesday, April 15, update.

San Diego County Fair delayed to 2021

Cancellation is the first since World War II, records show
April 14, 2020
The San Diego County Fair will skip 2020, organizers announced Tuesday, April 14. The fair had been scheduled to run June 5 to July 5.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)
April 13, 2020
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista chambers of commerce are among more than 80 business associations that have joined forces across the U.S. to create the Save Small Business Coalition.
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