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  • Encinitas Crime Report (Sept. 6 to Sept. 9)

    Sept. 9 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 500 block Cam De Orchidia, 8:30 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - Alviso Way/Ocean View Avenue, 1:26 p.m. • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 200 N block El Camino Real, 3:32 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk...

  • Encinitas events this week (Sept. 14)

    Encinitas events this week (Sept. 14)

    The San Dieguito Heritage Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary with three family-friendly events over the weekend.

  • City of Encinitas seeking artists to exhibit in 2019

    The city of Encinitas is looking for artists to show and sell work in three civic galleries for its 2019 season. The city of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division oversees three civic galleries: the Civic Center Gallery at City Hall, the Encinitas Library Gallery, and the Encinitas Community Center...

  • Encinitas multifamily properties sell for $10 million in off-market deal

    Encinitas multifamily properties sell for $10 million in off-market deal

    A private investor has acquired a pair of multifamily properties totaling 24 units in Encinitas for $10 million. Located within walking distance of one another, the properties consist of two identical two-story apartment structures located at 1237 and 1353 N. Vulcan Ave. The seller, the Joseph...

  • Gala in the Garden

    Gala in the Garden

    The San Diego Botanic Garden’s 19th annual Gala in the Garden took place Sept. 8. This year’s theme was “Inspiring the Nature within Us.” Julian Duval, president/CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden, was honored with this year’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award. Duval was selected in recognition of his horticultural...

  • Cardiff Greek Festival

    Cardiff Greek Festival

    Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church hosted the 40th Annual Cardiff Greek Festival Sept. 8 and 9. Event attendees had the opportunity to enjoy and experience Hellenic cuisine, entertainment and hospitality as the church grounds were once again transformed with the sights, sounds,...

  • Olivenhain Municipal Water District maintains exemplary AAA bond rating

    Olivenhain Municipal Water District maintains exemplary AAA bond rating

    Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency that offers independent credit opinions, acknowledged Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s conservative fiscal policies by reaffirming OMWD’s AAA bond rating with a stable outlook. AAA is the highest possible rating awarded by Fitch, and OMWD is one of only...

  • Traveling Stories Gala coming to Lux on Sept. 22

    Traveling Stories will host its 3rd annual Traveling Stories Fundraising Gala in conjunction with National Literacy Month on Sept. 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real. This year’s extraordinary event is based on the book Where the Wild Things Are and will...

  • First passenger train crosses new San Elijo Lagoon Rail Bridge

    Just after dawn on Sept. 10, the first passenger train crossed the newly-built rail bridge over the San Elijo Lagoon. The modern concrete bridge in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is replacing the 80-year-old wooden trestle bridge, which will be removed over the coming months. For the last 17 months, train...

  • RSF advisor Deb Sims 'Engaging Women in Wealth' with experience

    RSF advisor Deb Sims 'Engaging Women in Wealth' with experience

    Deb Sims has run Engaging Women in Wealth since 2013, aiming to help women take control of their finances.

  • Solana Beach resident to help lead charity yoga event

    Solana Beach resident to help lead charity yoga event

    The seventh annual One Love Movement event will feature yoga, live music, vendors, food and libations to raise money to support a local anti-bullying program, as well as a shelter for abandoned babies in Seoul, Korea and a shelter home for 17 kids in India.

  • Herb Taft selected as new captain for North Coastal sheriff's station

    Herb Taft selected as new captain for North Coastal sheriff's station

    Herb Taft was selected Aug. 7 to take over for former Captain John Maryon, who was promoted in late July to the commander of the county's court services bureau.

  • Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Seven years ago, while in college, Ari Mannis decided to enter a stand-up comedy competition on a whim. From there, the Del Mar native has gone on to share the stage with various comedians in Southern California but will soon tackle his biggest performance yet — the KAABOO comedy stage. Mannis,...

  • Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at bit.ly/2KJfyn4. The Pettybreakers Hear the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act on Aug. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Based out of Southern California, this band...

  • Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Three Encinitas high schoolers and a chaperone received a taste of a different culture on a recent visit to Amasuka, Japan. "It was like what you would see online but just 10 times better," said Hannah Berggren, one of three incoming San Dieguito Academy sophomores who was chosen as a delegate...

  • Cancer patients find strength through exercise, camaraderie

    Cancer patients find strength through exercise, camaraderie

    June Steffy understands the importance of exercise. Her daily routines have helped her stay in shape, battle two forms of cancer since 2014 and prepare her for an upcoming marathon in November — despite still being on targeted chemotherapy drugs twice a day. Steffy, who was diagnosed with early-stage...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Aug. 1 to Aug. 5)

    Aug. 5 • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia - Interstate 5 Ramp/Leucadia, 8:54 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance - 0 E block D Street, 12:48 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 1200 block Calle Christopher, 12:10 a.m. ...

  • Man plans 3,000-mile journey across Atlantic to raise awareness for PTSD

    Man plans 3,000-mile journey across Atlantic to raise awareness for PTSD

    For Rick Collins and Tim Crockett, the mythical Kraken creature — which attacks ships from under the ocean surface — is akin to the mental struggles of post-traumatic stress disorder. "It lives deep down in your soul, and, on occasion, it can come up and just absolutely destroy you," said Collins,...

  • Lux Art Institute names new executive director

    Lux Art Institute in Encinitas has selected Kathleen Stoughton as its new Executive Director following a national search.

  • San Diego County Gourd Artists featured in Encinitas gallery

    San Diego County Gourd Artists featured in Encinitas gallery

    Members of the San Diego County Gourd Artists (SDCGA) will present a gourd art show in the lighted cases at the Encinitas Civic Center from Aug. 23 through Oct. 18. Some artworks are offered for sale. The Civic Center Gallery is located in the lobby of Encinitas City Hall, 505 South Vulcan Avenue....

  • Encinitas events this week (Aug. 10)

    Encinitas events this week (Aug. 10)

    The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and more on Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. The orchestra's talented musicians perform...

  • Jockey Espinoza speaks on fall, 'scariest moment' of his life

    Jockey Espinoza speaks on fall, 'scariest moment' of his life

    Nearly two weeks after falling off his horse and sustaining a spinal cord injury in Del Mar, Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza walked into a conference room at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas on Aug. 2 and said he's hoping he'll ride again someday but his main focus is getting better. Espinoza,...

  • Dr. Ari Novy named as new president and CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden

    Dr. Ari Novy named as new president and CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden

    San Diego Botanic Garden recently announced that Dr. Ari Novy, currently Chief Scientist at Leichtag Foundation and former Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, has been selected by SDBG’s Board of Directors as the new President and CEO. Current President and CEO Julian...

  • Mark Muir to focus on open space, housing in re-election bid

    The council member filed for a third term on Aug. 30.

  • Encinitas Crime Report (July 27 to July 31)

    July 31 • Misdemeanor petty theft (shoplift) - 1000 N block El Camino Real, 2:50 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia - 0 E block D Street, 2 a.m. July 30 • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 500 block Pacific Avenue, 9 p.m. • Misdemeanor...

  • Filing period for Encinitas election closes Aug. 10

    Filing period for Encinitas election closes Aug. 10

    Those interested in running for a seat on Encinitas' city council have about a week to pull papers. Potential candidates for the Nov. 6 election must make an appointment to meet with the city clerk's office by Friday, Aug. 10. The filing period opened July 16. In Encinitas, seats are currently...

  • Encinitas Library's head librarian talks vision, duties

    Encinitas Library's head librarian talks vision, duties

    Jayne Henn, who formerly worked at the San Diego Public Library and San Diego Public Central Library, was hired to take on the Encinitas Library's new management position last September to help engage the community in everything the library has to offer.

  • EUSD Extended School Year Summer Olympics

    EUSD Extended School Year Summer Olympics

    The Encinitas Union School District (PreK- 6th grade Special Education Program) held its Extended School Year Summer Olympics July 27 at Flora Vista Elementary School. The event included a parade of athletes, sporting events and a medals ceremony. The La Costa Canyon High School cheerleaders performed...

  • Teen peace program unites Jews, Muslims and Christians

    Teen peace program unites Jews, Muslims and Christians

    When Katreena arrived in Carlsbad last month to begin the Hands of Peace program, she felt as if she had a bullet lodged in her chest. The “bullet” represented the pain and fury the 16-year-old Palestinian teen had carried with her for four years since her best friend was shot in the chest and...

  • Homeless choir to perform in Encinitas

    Homeless choir to perform in Encinitas

    Voices of Our City Choir — which was featured in an hour-long PBS documentary — will perform at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. The group also plans to announce a monthly residency at Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar in the near future.

  • Encinitas Library to present Japan Festival

    Encinitas Library to present Japan Festival

    Celebrate the Sister City relationship between Encinitas and Amakusa, Japan at the 9th Annual Japan Festival on Aug. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas branch of the San Diego County Library. The festival, planned and hosted by the Encinitas Library in partnership with the City of Encinitas,...

  • Olivenhain Municipal Water District to host open house

    Olivenhain Municipal Water District to host open house

    Olivenhain Municipal Water District invites the public to attend its annual 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility open house on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free of charge and will feature guided facility tours, a water-wise landscape workshop, and more. California Landscape...

  • Bands announced for Taste of Encinitas

    Bands announced for Taste of Encinitas

    The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association recently announced that seven bands will play at numerous locations for the 30th Annual Taste of Encinitas which will be held on Aug. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., presented by Sea Coast Exclusive Properties. The musicians will entertain the 1,300-plus attendees...

  • SDA, LCC students awarded scholarships to study health care

    SDA, LCC students awarded scholarships to study health care

    Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation awarded 2018/2019 scholarships to 11 North County students pursuing careers in the health care field, including students from San Dieguito Academy (SDA) and La Costa Canyon High School (LCC). This joint scholarship...

  • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA announces new executive director

    Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA announces new executive director

    Lauren Hall has been named the new Executive Director of the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas.

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