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  • Encinitas Flea Market moves to City Hall

    Encinitas Flea Market moves to City Hall

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will host the second annual Encinitas Flea Market on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue. Original art, clothing, vintage items, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, books, and treasures, will be available...

  • Encinitas woman saves horses, helps people through nonprofit

    Encinitas woman saves horses, helps people through nonprofit

    Decades into a lifestyle of riding horses for pleasure and sport, Audrey Reynolds received a rude awakening about the industry. Reynolds, who had been riding horses since she was 8 in Ireland, discovered the animals were being sent to auctions and, eventually, slaughtered once they reach mature...

  • The Happys to bring energetic performance, blend of genres to Cardiff

    The Happys to bring energetic performance, blend of genres to Cardiff

    A band that truly lives up to its name aims to bring Cardiff-by-the-Sea back to the feel-good, hippie vibes of the 1960s on July 14 when they play at Tower 13. The Happys, hailing from Northern California, was founded in 2012 by lead vocalist and guitarist Nick Petty, who aimed to make people smile...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (July 6 to July 10)

    Encinitas Crime Report (July 6 to July 10)

    July 10 • Misdemeanor petty theft (all other larceny) - 1000 N block El Camino Real, 5:08 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 5 Santa Fe Drive, 9:17 a.m. July 9 • Vehicle break-in/theft - Mackinnon Ranch Road/Manchester Avenue, 8 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft...

  • Student at The Rhoades School raises more than $2,000 for families in need

    Student at The Rhoades School raises more than $2,000 for families in need

    Seventh-grade student Kate Peterson from The Rhoades School in Encinitas recently raised more than $2,000 and delivered 870 meals to members of the community in need as part of a school project. Throughout the past year, Kate collected donations from teachers, family and friends to purchase food...

  • Willowcreek-Bridgewater July 4th Parade

    Willowcreek-Bridgewater July 4th Parade

    Residents in the Willowcreek-Bridgewater neighborhood continued a beloved longtime tradition by holding the neighborhood’s annual July 4th Parade. The event included bikes, wagons, strollers, skates, great food and a popular water fight.

  • Commentary: How granny flats help with California’s housing shortage

    Commentary: How granny flats help with California’s housing shortage

    California — and San Diego County in particular — has an affordable housing shortage. Coming to a consensus on adequately addressing this shortage has understandably hit speed bumps due to concerns about the environment, public safety and other quality-of-life issues. However, doing nothing is...

  • Solana Beach performer 'Shines' on, inspires through challenges

    Solana Beach performer 'Shines' on, inspires through challenges

    "You can do it if you really try/ Don't give up/ Reach for the sky/ A spark in you has begun to grow/ Shout it for the world to know." Reid Moriarty sings the inspirational lyrics from his self-written song "Shine" in front of audiences ranging from pre-schoolers to seniors. Oftentimes, audience...

  • Encinitas July Cruise Night welcomes classic VW buses

    Encinitas July Cruise Night welcomes classic VW buses

    The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association recently announced its July line-up, and monthly theme for the July 19 Cruise Night. The series, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, is held on the third Thursdays of May through September, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Switchfoot Bro-Am celebrates successful benefit party and beach fest

    Switchfoot Bro-Am celebrates successful benefit party and beach fest

    On Saturday, June 30, Grammy-winning rock band Switchfoot celebrated the 14th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. The annual community celebration and charity event gathered over 15,000 people for the free Beach Fest and Surf Contest, which raised over $250,000 to benefit...

  • Taste of Encinitas to take place Aug. 7

    Taste of Encinitas to take place Aug. 7

    The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association recently announced that tickets are on sale for the 30th Annual Taste of Encinitas, presented by Sea Coast Exclusive Properties.

  • Seasoned Romanian poet releases first book in U.S.

    Seasoned Romanian poet releases first book in U.S.

    Solana Beach resident Cecilia Cetateanu — whose pen name is Cecilia Dincetate, meaning "Cecilia of Citadel" — released "Ceciliadincetate@mysoul.com: Collection of Poetry" through Dorrance Publishing Co. in mid-June.

  • A changing electorate has pushed Republicans out of this Assembly district

    A changing electorate has pushed Republicans out of this Assembly district

    Former journalist and activist Elizabeth Warren and Encinitas City Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath announced June 29 they have jointly agreed not to seek the California Democratic Party’s backing.

  • Nixon CEO on what makes teams and companies tick

    Nixon CEO on what makes teams and companies tick

    Scott Kerslake has held the top post at Nixon, the Encinitas-based maker of custom-made watches, for less than a year but he’s clear about one thing: You need good teamwork to make your company successful. As CEO, Kerslake is in charge of the 20-year-old privately held company, which also makes...

  • Young entrepreneur brings healthy juice concept to Encinitas

    Young entrepreneur brings healthy juice concept to Encinitas

    A young entrepreneur — who's found success for five years selling healthy juices at a small Carlsbad tasting room and at farmers markets across San Diego — has opened shop in Encinitas. Hanna Gregor, 29, opened OH! Juice at 90 North Coast Highway 101 in November. The cafe offers a variety of organic...

  • Encinitas events this week (July 6)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2KK3X8p. Artful Recipes of Life An eight-week expressive arts workshop series open to all patients, facilitated by Alessandra Colfi, PhD. Personalize and decorate a ‘Treasure Box’ and create mixed-media...

  • Leucadia couple brings colorful show to Encinitas Library

    Leucadia couple brings colorful show to Encinitas Library

    Katherine Ruth-Bender and Robert Bender — of Karob Studios, a combination of the 28-year Leucadia duo's first names — present "The Story of Our Lives" through August 7.

  • Encinitas Crime Report (June 25 to July 1)

    July 1 • Residential burglary - 400 block Brighton Avenue, 4:33 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance - 100 block Encinitas Boulevard, 12:43 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 700 block Neptune Avenue, 1:30 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol,...

  • 14th annual Bro-Am

    14th annual Bro-Am

    A celebration of music, surfing and charity once again hit the sands of Moonlight Beach on June 30 when the rock band Switchfoot presented the 14th annual Bro-Am. The event included surf contests, live music and vendors that raise funds for five youth-based charities: A Step Beyond, Challenged...

  • Salt Culture Expansion Party

    Salt Culture Expansion Party

    Sophie Machado’s Salt Culture is physically doubling in size and debuting to the public Friday, July 6. Salt Culture will now occupy the space directly behind its existing 1930s cottage on Encinitas’ Highway 101 to expand the boutique’s culture-connecting collection and product offerings curated...

  • Synergy Art Foundation awarded city grant to continue program

    Synergy Art Foundation recently won another grant from the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Grant Program to continue healing arts classes at the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Community Programs. The classes are free to all in-patients as well as Encinitas residents who are...

  • Rancho Santa Fe nonprofit aims to help Iranian dogs in abusive situations

    Rancho Santa Fe nonprofit aims to help Iranian dogs in abusive situations

    Growing up in Iran, Julie Ruehle witnessed cruelty to the animal traditionally considered as man’s best friend. She saw children kicking and throwing stones at dogs, who were dominantly stray due to a cultural and religious belief that animals did not belong indoors. In more extreme cases, people...

  • Encinitas author wins award for sound healing book

    Encinitas author Diáne Mandle's book, "Ancient Sounds for a New Age: An Introduction to Instruments," recently won the 2018 International Book Award in the Health: Alternative Medicine category. The book has also been named a finalist for the 2018 New Generation Indi Award. "Ancient Sounds for...

  • Creature Canyon ready to represent San Diego at KAABOO

    Creature Canyon ready to represent San Diego at KAABOO

    Just months after a strong set at 91X Fm’s X Fest, Creature Canyon band members are ready to continue showing their hometown of San Diego — and the world — what they’re all about. The groovy rock band a la the White Stripes and the Black Keys will play KAABOO on Sept. 15, sharing the stage with...

  • Encinitas Fire Department offers July fire safety tips

    The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a professional public display. Fireworks, including safe and sane, are dangerous and illegal. In the City of Encinitas, use or possession of fireworks is a misdemeanor and subject to a fine and/or imprisonment. Sky lanterns also present serious fire...

  • Mosca '100 percent engaged in the challenges' in Encinitas

    Mosca '100 percent engaged in the challenges' in Encinitas

    Encinitas Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca wants to continue his commitment to helping Encinitas in areas like financing, the environment and infrastructure. Mosca, a 45-year-old attorney for San Diego Gas and Electric who was first appointed to the council in January 2017 following a seat vacancy when Catherine...

  • Amanda Post Track Meet

    Amanda Post Track Meet

    The fourth annual Amanda Post Track Meet for third through eighth grade students was held at La Costa Canyon High School track. The meet is presented by the Amanda Post Foundation and the La Costa Canyon High School Foundation. The event is held in honor of Amanda Post, who, eight summers ago,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 22)

    For more information, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2LLNtg4 Summer Fun on the 101 Check out Leucadia's music festival. Walk, bike or skate to Leucadia Roadside Park with family and friends to hear 10 live performances by local legends and up and coming musical talent on June 23...

  • Council updates standards for inclusionary housing

    Council updates standards for inclusionary housing

    Developers will have to set aside 15 percent of a project's housing for low-income tenants — up from the current 10 percent — under updates to Encinitas' inclusionary housing ordinance. The Encinitas City Council, on June 13 during a first reading of the draft ordinance, also voted to add language...

  • 22 rescued dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    22 rescued dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    A rescue vehicle that arrived at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society on June 12 carried 22 dogs from a crowded animal sanctuary. The van left St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, Miss., early June 10 and arrived in Encinitas at 2 p.m. on June 12. The 1,847-mile journey took the dogs halfway...

  • Chamber of Commerce hosts Salute to Education

    Chamber of Commerce hosts Salute to Education

    The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems, hosted the 21st Annual Salute to Education on June 12. Awards were given to the top teachers and students from the local school district. Thanks to sponsors: SDG&E, California Coast Credit Union and Encinitas...

  • Artist makes giant brushes 'dance' to create contemporary Zen paintings

    Artist makes giant brushes 'dance' to create contemporary Zen paintings

    Roughly once a year, contemporary Zen artist Rosemary KimBal invites prospective students into her Cardiff studio to learn how to make giant brushes "dance" across sheets of paper. KimBal, who has two huge paintings on permanent display in the main lobby at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas,...

  • Bro-Am Festival to make waves again June 30

    Bro-Am Festival to make waves again June 30

    A celebration of music, surfing and charity will once again hit the sands of Moonlight Beach on June 30 when the rock band Switchfoot presents the 14th annual Bro-Am. Each year, the community event includes surf contests, live music and vendors that raise funds for local youth programs. "The Bro-Am...

  • SDA students win culinary competition

    SDA students win culinary competition

    San Dieguito Academy advanced Sous Chef students once again earned first place at the High School Master Chefs Culinary Competition, defending their title from last year's win. The competition took place in late April at the Arts Institute in Mission Valley, according to the event's website. Teams...

  • Internet sensation from Encinitas marvels at Padres beer-soaked spotlight

    Internet sensation from Encinitas marvels at Padres beer-soaked spotlight

    The marriage proposals from Australia alone reached 10, at last count. Music megastar Justin Timberlake labeled the moment “MVP status” on Instagram. The Catch-and-Chug, as it’s known to millions, made the front page of a newspaper in Milan and began trending on websites in Brazil. A week after...

  • Encinitas recognized on national scale for environmental efforts

    Encinitas recognized on national scale for environmental efforts

    The City of Encinitas was recognized for its efforts toward battling climate change June 8 at The U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Mayor Catherine Blakespear accepted the honorable mention award, of which 11 cities across the country were recognized. Austin, Texas and Schenectady, New York...

  • KAABOO Del Mar announces 2018 daily performance lineup and single-day tickets

    KAABOO Del Mar announces 2018 daily performance lineup and single-day tickets

    The daily performance schedule has been announced for the 2018 edition of KAABOO Del Mar, along with single-day tickets that went on sale June 12. The full list of daily performers appears below, along with prices for single-day tickets and VIP passes. The headliners for Sept. 14 — the upscale...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (June 8 to June 10)

    June 10 • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 100 block Encinitas Boulevard, 2:26 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 600 S block 101, 12:30 a.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia - 1200 block Encinitas Boulevard,...

  • Leichtag Foundation names director of The Hive

    Leichtag Foundation names director of The Hive

    The Leichtag Foundation has announced that Jenny Camhi has been promoted to the key leadership position of Director of The Hive at Leichtag Commons. The Hive at Leichtag Commons is the Foundation’s platform for talent development, grantee and ecosystem professional development and capacity building,...

  • Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces re-election bid

    Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces re-election bid

    Catherine Blakespear has announced her candidacy for re-election as mayor of Encinitas. Blakespear, who was elected to her first two-year term in 2016, said in her newsletter June 10 that she chose to wait until after the primary election to officially announce her bid for re-election. In her announcement,...

  • Del Mar dancer receives new lease on life thanks to back surgery

    Del Mar dancer receives new lease on life thanks to back surgery

    A Del Mar woman is dancing with excitement and a new outlook on life — literally. By the time she reached her 40s, Suanne Summers had seemingly accepted that she was destined to have back problems for the rest of her life. When she was 20, she had surgery performed on her back for the first time...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 15)

    For more information, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2Lws0HJ Book Signing: Marion Ross The Cardiff resident and actress best known for her role as the mother on "Happy Days" will sign copies of her new memoir at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Drive, on June 16 at 1:30 p.m. For...

  • Leucadia 101 awards high school seniors with scholarships

    On Thursday, May 24, Leucadia 101 Main Street Association awarded three graduating seniors from San Dieguito Academy with $500 scholarships. The three scholarships were awarded to Lizzie Waters, Jin Li Mirow and AJ Schumann for their continuing leadership and involvement in music. The money was...

  • Encinitas commissioners say high-density housing list ought to be revised

    Encinitas commissioners say high-density housing list ought to be revised

    The Encinitas City Council should take another look at the 19 sites it is proposing to rezone for high-density housing and reconsider some of them before putting the list on the ballot in November, the city's Planning Commission unanimously agreed June 7. After hearing hours of testimony from 50...

  • Summer Fun on the 101 to take place June 23

    Summer Fun on the 101 to take place June 23

    Summer officially kicks off at Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N Coast Hwy 101) on Saturday, June 23 with the 9th annual Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival! Starting at 11:30am, the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association presents ten of the finest acts Encinitas has to offer including Mattson...

  • Leucadia woman new leader of Alzheimer's San Diego

    Leucadia woman new leader of Alzheimer's San Diego

    For Eugenia Welch, taking over as the CEO at Alzheimer's San Diego in March was an easy transition. After all, the Leucadia woman has had experience working with patients of the memory loss disease for most of her life. Welch, who formerly ran Sunrise Senior Living in La Costa, has been working...

  • Westbound Manchester Avenue closed over the weekend

    Motorists are advised that westbound Manchester Avenue will be closed at Interstate 5 (I-5) between the northbound off-ramp and the southbound on-ramp, beginning 12:01 a.m. on June 9 through 3 a.m. on June 10. This closure is required to allow construction crews to conduct paving work on the road...

  • LCC student earns $20,000 American Legion scholarship

    LCC student earns $20,000 American Legion scholarship

    A La Costa Canyon senior has been announced as a recipient of a $20,000 scholarship honoring the children of wounded and fallen soldiers. Christian Estrella, 17, of Carlsbad, was selected as one of 41 recipients for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The distinction is available for children...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 8)

    Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 8)

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  • Police arrest suspects in series of Del Mar burglaries

    Police arrest suspects in series of Del Mar burglaries

    San Diego Police have arrested five males suspected of burglarizing two Del Mar homes on the late morning of June 5. Authorities were called to the 14000 block of Rue D Antibes at about 11 a.m. regarding a possible burglary, said Trevor Philips, community relations officer for the San Diego Police...

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