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  • Meals on Wheels helps seniors in need in North County

    Meals on Wheels helps seniors in need in North County

    About a year ago when he got in a motorcycle accident near Bakersfield, Noel Tibbals found his life changed. The 70-year-old Encinitas man who once regularly rode waves suffered serious injuries, mainly to his legs. This resulted in surgery, weeks of rehabilitation and difficulty performing simple,...

  • Solana Beach woman brings Hollywood skills to North County kids

    Solana Beach woman brings Hollywood skills to North County kids

    A Solana Beach native is passing her skills learned in various Hollywood jobs to local children. Jolene Bogard, who has worked for 30 years in television as a development executive, director and assistant to an unnamed A-list actor, has been teaching acting classes at the Youth Arts Academy - Boys...

  • Leucadia woman gets ‘Second Chance’ with new book

    Leucadia woman gets ‘Second Chance’ with new book

    Claire Marti had always longed to write a book, but life got in the way. Various careers, including as a fitness instructor in the North County area, took precedence over the Leucadia woman’s passion for writing. But in January 2010, when Marti was diagnosed with breast cancer, books and stories...

  • Trees to be planted at Encinitas sports park

    Trees to be planted at Encinitas sports park

    Thirteen trees will be planted at an Encinitas park after the city council voted unanimously on March 22 in favor of adding the trees. The 15-gallon Tristania trees — which were first discussed last fall as a way to allow for a soccer club to resume using temporary lights to illuminate the soccer...

  • Cardiff School District sells $14M in general obligation bonds

    The Cardiff School District has announced the completed sale of $14 million in general obligation bonds. Series A was completed on Feb. 23, and the funds were received March 9, the school district announced in a news release March 21. The district said this is the first issuance of the $22 million...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (March 15-21)

    March 21 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 200 N block El Camino Real, 12:15 p.m. March 20 • Misdemeanor petty theft (shoplifting) - 600 S block 101, 3:55 p.m. • Misdemeanor simple battery - 1000 block Hygeia Avenue, 3:06 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 24)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2nx7Ntq Lagoon in Bloom Family Discovery Day Children and their families are invited to explore nature’s blooms through arts and crafts and hiking on March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Elijo...

  • Man suffers ‘serious injuries’ after being struck by car in Encinitas

    Man suffers ‘serious injuries’ after being struck by car in Encinitas

    A man was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Encinitas in the early morning of March 20, authorities said. Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s North Coastal Station responded to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision in the area of Leucadia Boulevard and Town Center...

  • Encinitas launches new city website

    Encinitas launches new city website

    The city of Encinitas launched a revamped version of its website, www.ci.encinitas.ca.us, earlier this month, city officials said. The goal of the new website was to "make it easier for community members to get accurate, timely information about what’s happening in their city and are empowered...

  • DUI checkpoint in Encinitas nets eight arrests

    DUI checkpoint in Encinitas nets eight arrests

    Eight drivers were arrested for driving under the influence during a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Encinitas over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to a news release from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s North Coastal Station. A total of 878 vehicles passed...

  • SDA senior writes children’s book focused on STEAM

    SDA senior writes children’s book focused on STEAM

    A senior at San Dieguito Academy wants young girls to know they can play important roles in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) alongside the boys. “Even though I love it now, I don’t want more girls to feel like I did,” said Nikki Arm, 18. “When I was in elementary...

  • Crowdfunding seminar to take place March 23

    A three-hour seminar called “Crowdfunding: For Profits and Nonprofits” will take place March 23 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Leichtag Foundation Commons, Barn 2, 441 Saxony Road, in Encinitas. Speakers will present information on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and new laws that affect...

  • Botanic Garden on list of top 10 gardens around the world

    The San Diego Botanic Garden has been recognized as a recipient of a “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For” Garden Tourism Award. The Canadian Garden Council and the American Public Gardens Association placed the San Diego Botanic Garden as ninth on the list of gardens from around...

  • U.S. Army engineers learn about sand replenishment project in Encinitas, Solana Beach

    U.S. Army engineers learn about sand replenishment project in Encinitas, Solana Beach

    Encinitas and Solana Beach city officials hosted colonels from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers March 15 at city beaches to show them the sand replenishment efforts the cities have taken on.During the tour, city officials showed the colonels Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and Fletcher Cove in Solana...

  • Upgrades of schools discussed at superintendents forum

    Upgrades of schools discussed at superintendents forum

    Superintendents from four local school districts discussed modernizations of learning institutions, among other topics, at a forum at Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley on March 15. The event, which was part of the North Coastal Council of PTAs’ bi-monthly meeting, invited Superintendents...

  • Man arrested for 'annoying a child' in Encinitas

    Man arrested for 'annoying a child' in Encinitas

    Officials from an Encinitas pre-school said authorities incorrectly identified a homeless man as trying to lure a girl from the school last week. Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station arrested 34-year-old Nemo P. Bailey on suspicion of annoying a child...

  • Case of measles confirmed in San Diego County

    Case of measles confirmed in San Diego County

    A case of measles has been confirmed in a San Diego County resident who traveled out of the country and may have exposed others at two North County medical facilities, the Health and Human Services Agency announced today. One of those locations is the Scripps Coastal Medical Center Urgent Care...

  • CRC English Tea Party to help victims of domestic violence, homelessness

    CRC English Tea Party to help victims of domestic violence, homelessness

    Local residents have the opportunity to sip tea and munch on scones and other foods for a good cause April 1. The Community Resource Center (CRC), which has offices in Encinitas and has been serving North County since 1979, will host its 22nd annual English Tea event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. that...

  • Encinitas moves forward with climate action update

    Encinitas is pushing forward with plans to have a draft update of its Climate Action Plan ready for City Council consideration in June. That was the message city employees and consultants had March 9 for the city’s Environmental Commission, which is tasked with handling the city’s latest efforts...

  • Encinitas Union School District recognized nationally as exemplar district

    Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) has been named by P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, as one of four districts nationwide to earn the distinction of an exemplar district for 2016-2017. The P21 program searches for schools that have successfully used innovative practices to transform...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (March 9-14)

    March 14 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 1500 S block El Camino Real, 10:10 a.m. March 13 • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 1200 block Cornish Drive, 10 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 0 N block...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 17)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2mpab1O West African Dance Daunte Fyalll will lead a West African Dance class on March 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Boulevard. The cost is $15 per participant. For more...

  • Cardiff Purim Carnival

    Cardiff Purim Carnival

    A Purim Carnival with games, rides and ethnic foods was held March 12 at Temple Solel in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The carnival raises money to help fund programs for the Temple’s youth. Visit www.templesolel.net.

  • Encinitas National Little League Opening Day

    Encinitas National Little League Opening Day

    Encinitas National Little League kicked off its 2017 season with an Opening Day Parade of Teams, ceremony, tasty food, photos and more March 4 at Park Dale Lane Elementary School. Visit www.enll.org

  • 2017 Arts Alive Banner Unveiling

    2017 Arts Alive Banner Unveiling

    Leucadia 101 and The 101 Artists’ Colony presented the 2017 Arts Alive Banner Unveiling March 5 at The Leichtag Commons, Barn 2, in Encinitas. Each year the Arts Alive Encinitas exhibit features 101 local artist creations in a display of color on the lamp posts along a 6-mile stretch of historic...

  • Encintas student wins Youth In Action Award and scholarship from National 4H Council

    Encintas student wins Youth In Action Award and scholarship from National 4H Council

    National 4-H Council recently announced that Encinitas resident Samuel Sugarman, 18, a freshman at Principia College in Elsah, Ill., was selected as winner of the 2017 4-H Youth In Action Award for Agriculture. Sugarman will be nationally recognized for his “true leadership through agriculture...

  • Jessica Kort named Leichtag Foundation’s philanthropy manager

    Jessica Kort named Leichtag Foundation’s philanthropy manager

    The Leichtag Foundation has announced the appointment of Jessica Kort as the nonprofit’s new philanthropy manager. In her new role, Kort will develop giving opportunities for community members, oversee a new giving circle initiative, build the Foundation’s philanthropic consulting practice and...

  • CERT presents free preparedness program

    CERT presents free preparedness program

    The Encinitas Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will present a one-hour disaster preparedness program called "Are You Ready" on March 6 at 6 p.m. The free event — at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Drive — will address disasters that are likely...

  • Water districts to host free landscape design workshop

    The San Dieguito Water District, along with the Olivenhain Municipal Water District and Santa Fe Irrigation District, will host a free landscape design for homeowners workshop on March 3. The free three-hour workshop takes place at Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, from 5:30...

  • Plant Fair to come to Encinitas on March 25

    A Garden-Friendly Plant Fair will take place at The Home Depot in Encinitas on March 25. Gardening experts will be available at the store, 1001 N. El Camino Real, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to offer advice. Low water-use plants will also be on sale. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2lQt7cE

  • Protest vigil outside Issa's home draws 200

    Roughly 200 people gathered outside Rep. Darrell Issa’s Vista home Thursday evening, part of an organized effort to bring the national debate over immigration and healthcare to the doorsteps of California’s Republican congressmen.  Scores of people held battery-powered candles as they walked down...

  • Task force continues search for housing consultant, model cities

    Task force continues search for housing consultant, model cities

    The search for a consultant to help Encinitas’ Housing Element Update Task Force develop a state-compliant housing plan continued Feb. 23 when the four-member group met for its second meeting.As he was instructed at the prior meeting, task force member Bruce Ehlers — the No on T spokesman — returned...

  • Tennis team looks toward another successful season

    Tennis team looks toward another successful season

    Joe Tomasi is looking for 21 to be his lucky number. The varsity tennis coach at San Dieguito Academy (SDA), who is in his 21st year with the school, said he hopes the team has a repeat championship victory, following last year’s success. Last year’s season – which started with the opening of a...

  • Business spotlight: Encinitas acupuncturist uses Chinese, Western methods

    Business spotlight: Encinitas acupuncturist uses Chinese, Western methods

    Qin Fu does not just perform acupuncture. The Encinitas-based acupuncturist said he likes to educate his patients about the Western and Chinese methods he practices. The acupuncturist — whose first name is pronounced like “Chin” — has been performing acupuncture for 30 years in China, San Marcos...

  • Shack cracks open its doors in Encinitas

    Shack cracks open its doors in Encinitas

    Encinitas now has its very own “crack shack.” But don’t worry. It’s not what it sounds like. On Feb. 13, the second outlet of San Diego’s hugely successful fried chicken eatery, The Crack Shack, opened at 407 Encinitas Blvd. The first Shack opened in Little Italy in November 2015. It became an...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 24)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2kyhir3 5th annual SDA alumni benefit Paul Coates, class of 1976, presents the world premiere of his play “The Middle of It,” to benefit San Dieguito Academy’s theater department on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m....

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Feb. 14-Feb. 21)

    Feb. 21 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - N Coast Highway 101 Marcheta Street, 4:10 p.m. • DUI Drugs - 16000 block Babcock Street , 6:45 a.m. Feb. 20 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 100 block Rosebay Drive, 8:56 p.m. • Misdemeanor...

  • Woman killed by freight train in Encinitas

    Woman killed by freight train in Encinitas

    A woman died after dashing herself against the side of a passing freight train in Encinitas on the night of Feb. 22, a sheriff’s official said. Her friends found her lying near the tracks, severely injured, and called 911 about 10:30 p.m. She died at a hospital, sheriff’s Sgt. Jason King said. ...

  • Hundreds turn out for Issa town hall in Vista

    Hundreds turn out for Issa town hall in Vista

    Several hundred people turned out for a town hall rally in Vista on Feb. 21, chanting and cheering in support of Obamacare. The invited guest, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, — who represents the cities of Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside and Camp Pendleton...

  • Pedestrian hit by car in Carlsbad last month in stable condition

    Pedestrian hit by car in Carlsbad last month in stable condition

    A New York woman who was critically injured after being struck by a car in Carlsbad Jan. 17 is in stable condition, her father said. Christine Newins, 51, of Long Island — who was identified by her father, Don Moore, in a phone conversation Feb. 21 — was struck by a 2002 Ford Mustang that was headed...

  • Encinitas rejects ban on new downtown bars

    Encinitas rejects ban on new downtown bars

    The Encinitas Planning Commission on Feb. 16 backed away from a full-scale ban on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, and said the city should instead pursue other ways to combat rowdy, drunken behavior late at night. The panel made its decision Feb. 16 after wading through a...

  • Cardiff girl shows off culinary skills on MasterChef Junior

    Cardiff girl shows off culinary skills on MasterChef Junior

    Grace Howard skips into her family’s Cardiff kitchen, smiling at her possessions: a knife set, ingredients for sophisticated dishes like sushi and pasta, a food processor, Vitamix Blender and KitchenAid Stand Mixer. “This is a pairing knife,” she says on a recent Friday afternoon while sharpening...

  • Council to study pot cultivation in Encinitas

    Council to study pot cultivation in Encinitas

    Proponents and opponents of marijuana came head-to-head Feb. 15 at the city council meeting as the council tried to figure out how to move forward after the passing of Prop. 64. After a nearly two-hour discussion and a 4-1 vote — with Council member Mark Muir dissenting — the council approved a...

  • Band-O-Rama at La Costa

    Band-O-Rama at La Costa

    Bands from area schools performed in a joint concert at La Costa Canyon High School gym on Feb. 12. Participating schools included Ada Harris Elementary, Encinitas Union School District’s Artistry in Music, Diegueno Middle School, Oak Crest Middle School and La Costa Canyon High School.

  • Doyle, Ehlers appointed to Planning Commission

    Doyle, Ehlers appointed to Planning Commission

    Two incumbents and two newcomers were appointed to the Encinitas Planning Commission at the Feb. 15 city council meeting. Eleven people interviewed for the four open seats at the meeting. Cardiff-by-the-Sea’s seat was the only one not open, as Greg Drakos’ three-year term does not end until March...

  • San Diego Follies looking for people to audition

    San Diego Follies looking for people to audition

    The San Diego Follies are encouraging residents 55 and older to audition for their upcoming June show. Jeanie Wolf, a Carmel Valley resident who has been performing in the annual show for four years, said the show usually has about 70 to 80 performers, but last year it only had 60. “We want more...

  • San Dieguito Academy alum puts on play to benefit school

    San Dieguito Academy alum puts on play to benefit school

    Paul Coates is a firm believer that the theater program at San Dieguito High School Academy shaped his life. After all, the 1976 graduate of the school has held various careers in the entertainment industry, including talent managing, agent work and roles in television production. “Sometimes the...

  • Encinitas to host Climate Action Plan workshops

    The City of Encinitas will host two public workshops for residents to chime in their thoughts about the Climate Action Plan Update. The workshops, slated for Feb. 21 and March 1, will include an opportunity for residents to learn about the city’s current plan and review options to reduce emissions,...

  • American Red Cross hosting Encinitas blood drive

    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Encinitas on Feb. 20. Blood donations are urgently needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need, according to a news release from the American Red Cross. Those who volunteer to donate will be eligible to receive a $5 Amazon.com...

  • Pacific View clean-up day slated for Feb. 25

    The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) will hold its monthly rehabilitation work for the Pacific View project on Feb. 25. Volunteers 18 and over are invited to participate in the free clean-up event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be led by Mark Wisniewski, a landscape architect...

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