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Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas shops work to recover from flood

Flooding from heavy rain reaches the driveway and halfway up the windows of the Sunshine Gardens property in Encinitas on Friday, April 10. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Julia Shapero

April 24, 2020

Sunshine Gardens and other Encinitas businesses suffered severe damage the weekend of April 10 after the San Diego region experienced unusually high rainfall. Despite the losses, the nursery and North County Olive Oil have been able to reopen. San Dieguito Tennis Club is assessing mudslide damage.

Encinitas receives nearly 5 inches of rain in 24 hours Friday

A swollen Escondido Creek flows west through Olivenhain toward San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff as nonstop rain flooded Encinitas and the region Friday afternoon, April 10. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

North Coast Current

April 10, 2020

Encinitas recorded nearly 5 inches of rain in 24 hours as of 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, as a low-pressure system parked over Southern California drenched the region over the past several days.

Santa Ana winds expected to continue through Thursday

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

North Coast Current

February 26, 2020

A weather service advisory will remain in effect through noon Thursday, Feb. 27, as Santa Ana winds whipped through San Diego County starting early Wednesday morning.

Encinitas sports, park facilities closed as rain returns

Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

December 4, 2019

All but one of Encinitas’ city sports fields and Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park are closed as another storm rolls across San Diego County.

Repairs underway on train tracks affected by Del Mar bluff failure

A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)

North Coast Current

November 30, 2019

Heavy rains over the Thanksgiving holiday led to a coastal bluff failure just feet from railroad tracks in Del Mar, authorities reported Nov. 29.

Power cut to areas of Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe during Santa Ana

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

North Coast Current

October 30, 2019

Parts of Encinitas were without power as of Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, as strong Santa Ana winds moved into the area, according to San Diego Gas & Electric and city officials.

Encinitas, utility officials on alert as Santa Ana winds set to return

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

North Coast Current

October 29, 2019

Encinitas is again on San Diego Gas & Electric’s list of potential communities affected by power cuts during Santa Ana winds predicted for late Tuesday, Oct. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 31.

Olivenhain on power-cut watch as Encinitas feels Santa Ana heat

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)

North Coast Current

October 25, 2019

Residents in Olivenhain could again face San Diego Gas & Electric power cuts as the region continues to face hot Santa Ana temperatures and moderate winds Friday, Oct. 25, the city of Encinitas announced via Twitter. The temperature in Encinitas hit 86 degrees by 12:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Olivenhain could face power cuts during current Santa Ana

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

North Coast Current

October 10, 2019

Residents in Olivenhain could face San Diego Gas & Electric power cuts in the next few days as the region faces Santa Ana conditions, the city of Encinitas announced via Twitter on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Beach areas under lightning warning; heat advisory issued

A surfer walks along Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. (Photo by Trevor Gerzen, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

September 4, 2019

Beach areas are under a hazard statement from the National Weather Service warning of possible lightning Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)

Roman S. Koenig

March 14, 2019

A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.

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