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  • Breeders’ Cup Festival offers a variety of unique events

    Breeders’ Cup Festival offers a variety of unique events

    The Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships isn’t just a two-day showcase of the top thoroughbred racehorses in training. It has evolved to include a weeklong series of events that highlight the best of the host site’s offerings, and this year’s Breeders’ Cup Festival at Del Mar is the biggest...

  • Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and the City of Encinitas announce the 4th annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The free festival takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 20)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2yHGfY1. Dia de los Muertos workshop Make your own Día de los Muertos (day of the dead) paper mâché decorations with local artist Luis Murguia on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7:50 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540...

  • TERI students artwork on display at Off Track Gallery reception

    TERI students artwork on display at Off Track Gallery reception

    A reception was held Oct. 14 at the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas featuring artwork produced by TERI students. TERI Inc. is a Southern California nonprofit founded in 1980 serving over 650 children and adults with developmental and/or learning disabilities, and their families. One program of TERI...

  • BOO by the SEA Carnival and Fall Festival

    BOO by the SEA Carnival and Fall Festival

    BOO by the SEA Carnival and Fall Festival took place Oct. 14 at Cardiff Elementary School. The carnival featured 14 games, four rides, 21 trunk or treat cars, a haunted house, cotton candy, frozen yogurt, photo booth, pizza, burritos, prizes and more.

  • North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    Young North County ballet dancers are gaining recognition as being some of the top in their class after they competed and placed in the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix in Escondido in late September. The one male and seven female students, ranging from ages 10 through 16, from Ballet Arte...

  • RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    Some years ago, Anne Swan Moore was told by a friend that the “art world was changing.” Mid-sized galleries were disappearing, and what seemed to be replacing them was large art shows. While the Rancho Santa Fe painter said she missed the mid-sized galleries, she was grateful for large art shows,...

  • Housing task force begins dwindling down possible sites

    Housing task force begins dwindling down possible sites

    Encinitas' Housing Element Update Task Force began considering 171 parcels throughout the city to zone for housing at its meeting Monday, Oct. 16. Dave Barquist, the consultant the city hired to help the city develop this draft of the housing element, presented parcels that were either vacant,...

  • City Council begins reviewing districting maps

    City Council begins reviewing districting maps

    The Encinitas City Council on Oct. 10 began reviewing proposed maps of how the city could look once it is divided into districts but made no formal decisions at the meeting. A demographer presented two five-district and three four-district maps to the council, who said its focus is to try to maintain...

  • Local farmer pushes for marijuana to sustain business

    Local farmer pushes for marijuana to sustain business

    Encinitas farmer Bob Echter is fighting to grow marijuana to help keep his business alive, which has sparked conversations within the city. The second generation agriculturalist, who owns Dramm and Echter in the Encinitas Ranch area, wants to grow cannabis on a portion of his land to help offset...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 13)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2yLfmOD Vintage and handmade faire Come experience a diverse gathering of artists/craftspeople, food, vintage merchants, and several North County historical societies on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Oct. 5 to Oct. 9)

    Oct. 9 • Fraud - 700 block Ocean View Avenue, 1:16 p.m. Oct. 8 • Misdemeanor petty theft (all other larceny) - 1200 block Encinitas Boulevard, 8:22 p.m. • Felony battery with serious bodily injury - 1300 S block 101, 8:07 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 1000...

  • Teens spread awareness about human trafficking at event

    Teens spread awareness about human trafficking at event

    A group of Encinitas teens spent their Saturday off, not by relaxing, but by spreading the word about an issue they believe to be important. The teens held a presentation Oct. 7 at San Dieguito Academy (SDA) regarding human sex trafficking, which they referred to as "modern slavery." "We believe...

  • Moonlight Beach Bash

    Moonlight Beach Bash

    Attendees enjoyed a festive night on the sand at the Oct. 7 Moonlight Beach Bash. The event brings together art, music, dance, food, fun and beach culture.

  • Encinitas Oktoberfest

    Encinitas Oktoberfest

    The 22nd Annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest took place on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real in Encinitas. The event featured authentic German music from The Bluebirds, the Gemütlichkeit Alpine Dancers, carnival rides, a street craft faire and more. Visit encinitasoktoberfest.com

  • Modern Times revises brewery concept for restaurant plans

    Modern Times revises brewery concept for restaurant plans

    A brewery that was approved for a Downtown Encinitas tasting room in July, sparking complaints from residents, has announced it is revising its use permit from a bar use to a restaurant use with alcohol sales, city officials said. The Planning Commission narrowly approved Modern Times' proposal...

  • LCC and SDA water polo teams set for Oct. 10 showdown

    LCC and SDA water polo teams set for Oct. 10 showdown

    No matter the sport, the time or the circumstance, whenever La Costa Canyon and San Dieguito Academy face off, the stakes are simply more special. That will definitely be the case when the two local rivals match-up in boys’ water polo, Tuesday night, Oct. 10, at the Ecke YMCA Pool (7:30 p.m.). ...

  • Authorities arrest driver in hit-and-run

    Authorities arrest driver in hit-and-run

    Authorities have arrested a man who they say was the driver of a truck that hit and seriously injured a woman Sept. 22 in the 100 block of Encinitas Boulevard and fled. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station, with the help of the public, identified 38-year-old Justin...

  • Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, Oct. 14,

  • Moonlight Beach Bash to be held in Encinitas Oct. 7

    Moonlight Beach Bash to be held in Encinitas Oct. 7

    Moonlight Beach Bash, Encinitas's coolest beach party of the year, hits the sand on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-6 p.m. Free. All are welcome. Moonlight Beach Bash brings together art, music, dance, food, fun and beach culture, all the ingredients to have an awesome time at Encinitas’ most popular tourist...

  • San Dieguito celebrates new math, science building

    San Dieguito celebrates new math, science building

    Since the beginning of the school year, students have had a state-of-the-art new home for math and science on the San Dieguito Academy High School campus. The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) celebrated with a ribbon-cutting event on Friday, Sept. 29. “What we have behind us would...

  • Encinitas girl shines in independent film

    Encinitas girl shines in independent film

    A young Encinitas girl is making waves on televisions and big screens. Kathleen Sheehy, 7, started doing commercials for brands such as H&M and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse last year. "She has a very outgoing personality, and I thought it might be something fun for her to do because she likes...

  • Young owner opens unique salon in Rancho Santa Fe

    Young owner opens unique salon in Rancho Santa Fe

    Salon Draven, which offers hair and nail services, opened up at the Palma de la Reina mixed use center in July.

  • Encinitas Oktoberfest

    Encinitas Oktoberfest

    The 22nd Annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest took place Oct. 1 on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real in Encinitas. The event included authentic German music from The Bluebirds, the Gemütlichkeit Alpine Dancers, carnival rides, a street craft faire featuring 200 vendors and more....

  • Council member Tasha Boerner Horvath to run in 2018 California Assembly election

    Council member Tasha Boerner Horvath to run in 2018 California Assembly election

    Encinitas Council member Tasha Boerner Horvath officially announced her intent to run for California's 76th Assembly District in the November 2018 election the morning of Oct. 3. Boerner Horvath, a Democrat who was elected to a four-year council term in November 2016 after serving on the city's...

  • Encinitas local opens up Brewers Tap Room for the love of the craft

    Encinitas local opens up Brewers Tap Room for the love of the craft

    The best of San Diego’s independent craft brews can now be found in one place with the opening of The Brewers Tap Room in Encinitas Village Square. Owner Chris Duncan curates the rotating tap list, featuring 25 offerings from purely independent and small breweries, beers you typically wouldn’t...

  • Council continues to explore transition to district elections

    Council continues to explore transition to district elections

    As the Encinitas City Council on Sept. 6 continued deliberating how to transition Encinitas into district elections, the council members agreed that one thing would not change — the five distinct communities. Whether the council moves to five districts and a rotating mayor, or four districts with...

  • Encinitas to crack down on late-night noise

    Encinitas to crack down on late-night noise

    Two retired Sheriff's deputies will begin inspecting downtown's alcohol-serving establishments and providing other late-night aid in October as the city launches a new ordinance that aims to reduce the area's partying woes. "These are sworn deputies. These are officers with experience in defusing...

  • New ballot measure may contain far fewer sites than Measure T

    New ballot measure may contain far fewer sites than Measure T

    The next time Encinitas puts a proposed housing plan up for a public vote, it may list far fewer properties as options for up-zoning and low-income housing than the city's failed Measure T did. But the list won't contain any new names — a City Council subcommittee will just winnow down the list...

  • Yoga Del Mar raises money for school in Uganda

    Yoga Del Mar raises money for school in Uganda

    Katie Nager spearheaded a community effort to raise about $2,000 for Widows and Orphans Support Organization Uganda (WOSO) earlier this summer.

  • Council moves to begin districting process

    Council moves to begin districting process

    Encinitas residents have one word for an out-of-the-area lawyer trying to force the city into district elections: no. But the city council, seemingly stuck between a rock and a hard place, was swayed by too many risks, including the loss of as much as six figures or more from the general fund....

  • Marijuana advocacy group looks to petition the city

    Marijuana advocacy group looks to petition the city

    A group of marijuana advocates is planning to circulate a petition aiming to let the voters decide how the substance should be handled in Encinitas, superseding a decision the city council has been working on for months. The San Diego-based Association of Cannabis Professionals is looking to gather...

  • 13th Annual LeucadiART Walk

    13th Annual LeucadiART Walk

    Community members flocked to the 13th Annual LeucadiART Walk Aug. 27. The event featured fine art, live art, children’s art, live dance, craft beer and live music. Visit Leucadia101.com.

  • Rescued animals arrive in San Diego to make room for pets affected by hurricane

    Rescued animals arrive in San Diego to make room for pets affected by hurricane

    More than 100 dogs and cats from a Louisiana shelter arrived in San Diego this week to make room for pets affected by Hurricane Harvey. A Wings of Rescue flight carried the 85 dogs and 20 cats from Acadiana Animal Aid Shelter to Gillespie Field in El Cajon on Aug. 28. The following day, 42 of...

  • Bread and Barley rises in Encinitas

    Bread and Barley rises in Encinitas

    A popular Los Angeles gastropub has opened its doors at a second location in Encinitas. Bread and Barley debuted at 542 North Coast Highway 101 officially on Aug. 16. It had a soft opening beginning in late May. The restaurant, which first opened in Covina in 2014, is known for its hamburgers and...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 1)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2vl8INO Coastal Roots Farm volunteer mornings Every Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m.; Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m.; and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road, allows volunteers to...

  • Encinitas Guitar Orchestra session begins Sept. 11

    Encinitas Guitar Orchestra session begins Sept. 11

    Guitarists of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming session, which begins Sept. 11. The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s 2017 fall session will feature unique Christmas music and the popular Latin hit song "Feliz Navidad" which will set the tone for...

  • Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association announces new director

    Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association announces new director

    The Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association recently announced its new interim executive director, Irene Pyun. Pyun has been working for E101 for the past two years managing events, promotions and building strong relationships with its members. Prior to E101, Pyun served in a similar role for the...

  • Rescued dog finds permanent home after life-saving surgery

    Rescued dog finds permanent home after life-saving surgery

    A dog who was abandoned on the side of the road, captured the hearts of people all over the country and sparked media attention now has a new chance at life. As of Aug. 24, Orson, a 2-year-old English Settler mix, is living permanently with the Encinitas family that has cared for him for months,...

  • KAABOO executive shares insight on festival

    KAABOO executive shares insight on festival

    KAABOO Del Mar returns to the fairgrounds for its third consecutive year from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17. This time around, 70 musical acts such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, P!nk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse and Weezer will grace the event’s stages. The festival will also include works from visual...

  • Following rescue last month, lifeguards issue safety tips to beachgoers

    Following rescue last month, lifeguards issue safety tips to beachgoers

    Encinitas lifeguards are warning beachgoers to always be aware of their surroundings after a boy rescued a girl at Moonlight Beach last month. Thirteen-year-old Sean Golding, a Boy Scout, carried 10-year-old Jacinda "JC" Marko out of the water to safety July 10 when she was having an epileptic...

  • Encinitas to move toward district elections following lawsuit threat

    Encinitas to move toward district elections following lawsuit threat

    Encinitas will move toward implementing district elections, following a litigation threat from an attorney representing rights for minorities. The Encinitas City Council on Aug. 16 announced after closed session that it will direct staff to begin the hearing process to end its citywide elections...

  • Seany Foundation to host first bereavement camp

    Seany Foundation to host first bereavement camp

    A San Diego-based nonprofit that has for about a decade provided a chance at normalcy for children going through cancer is now offering support for people who have lost loved ones to the disease. The Seany Foundation, which was started by a Carmel Valley couple in 2006 after the passing of their...

  • Off Track Gallery awards reception

    Off Track Gallery awards reception

    A reception was held at the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas Aug. 12. Cash awards ($500 each) were presented to each of three MiraCosta College, Oceanside, students and also to the Encinitas Friends of the Arts ($1,000). Visit OffTrackGallery.com.

  • Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

    Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

    Cardiff 101 Main Street partnered with the City of Encinitas to present the 12th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Aug. 13. The event featured over 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kid activities, beer & wine oasis, food trucks and more. The event...

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