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  • Encinitas Crime Report (Feb. 16 to Feb. 20)

    Feb. 20 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 0 E block D Street, 10:08 p.m. • Felony carry concealed dirk or dagger - 2200 block San Elijo Avenue, 3:12 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 2200 block San Elijo Avenue, 3:12 a.m. • Fraud...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 23)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2HphIba. Encinitas Library 10th anniversary celebration The festivities on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, include day-long activities and musical performances by the Moonlight...

  • Water district to hold poster, video and field trip grant contests for local students

    Olivenhain Municipal Water District realizes that the path toward a sustainable future lies within today’s students and seeks to harness their creativity and imagination to increase awareness of the value of water in everyday lives. The fourth-grade poster contest, high school video contest, and...

  • Encinitas to unveil new public art on March 3

    The City of Encinitas will host a community unveiling of a new work of public art, titled, "Moonlight Beach Tribute Bench," on March 3 at 10 a.m. at the Moonlight Beach Marine Safety Center, located at 400 B. Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. Encinitas Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca will make welcoming remarks....

  • Encinitas Friends of the Arts launches piano campaign

    With just four weeks into a fundraising campaign, the Encinitas Friends of the Arts has raised half of its goal amount. Through the 88 Keys Campaign, the organization is hoping to raise approximately $39,000 toward the purchase a new 9-foot concert grand piano for the Encinitas Community and Senior...

  • City council approves introduction of accessory dwelling unit ordinance

    City council approves introduction of accessory dwelling unit ordinance

    The Encinitas City Council unanimously approved the introduction of an accessory dwelling ordinance, seeking to address the local housing shortage in Encinitas, while providing intergenerational housing opportunities on Feb. 14. "The goal of this change is to simplify the process for building these...

  • Encinitas Elks Lodge Celebrates 150 Years of Service

    Encinitas Elks Lodge Celebrates 150 Years of Service

    Encinitas Elks Lodge celebrated 150 years of service at an event held Feb. 15 at the Encinitas Elks Lodge in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear presented the Encinitas Elks Lodge with a Certificate of Achievement at the event, which also included a reception and dinner.

  • Cardiff School District empowers students with STEAM and Maker Challenges

    Cardiff School District has announced that enhancements made to the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programs and the incorporation of Maker Days at Cardiff School and Ada Harris Elementary are seeing great success amongst all grade levels.

  • Award-winning poets to read at Encinitas branch library in March

    Award-winning poets to read at Encinitas branch library in March

    Widely acclaimed and extensively published poets Ron Salisbury, Michael Mark and Deborah Allbritain will read their work during “The Poetry Show” at the Encinitas Branch Library on March 25 at 1:30 pm. In addition, Salisbury will teach a class at the library titled “The Nature of Poetry Today”...

  • Ex-Padres player Adrian Gonzalez getting into the restaurant business

    Ex-Padres player Adrian Gonzalez getting into the restaurant business

    Adrian Gonzalez isn’t ready to give up playing baseball just yet, but he already is at work on a post-MLB career move: ownership of sub sandwich franchises. Just a few years after making a modest investment in a single Jersey Mike’s location in San Diego County, the former San Diego Padres first...

  • Ferret fan finds few friends among Encinitas leaders

    Ferret fan finds few friends among Encinitas leaders

    Despite bringing a charismatic ferret up to the podium to lobby on his behalf, La Mesa resident Pat Wright failed to win over most of the Encinitas City Council on Feb. 14 to his campaign to make ferrets legal household pets in California. "Who can resist this?" Wright begged council members as...

  • Encinitas Deputy Mayor, husband allege discrimination by Santa Fe Christian Schools

    Encinitas Deputy Mayor, husband allege discrimination by Santa Fe Christian Schools

    The Deputy Mayor of Encinitas and his husband are alleging that a local Christian school discriminated against their family for their sexuality after they inquired about enrolling their son into the school. Joe Mosca — who was appointed to the Encinitas City Council last year and is the city's...

  • Women recount story of kidney donation more than seven years later

    Women recount story of kidney donation more than seven years later

    Onelia Lopez and Kate Culligan may not look alike but they do have one thing in common: a kidney. Lopez, as a good Samaritan, donated her left kidney to Culligan in 2010. Back in 1985, when Lopez was 17 in Guatemala, she hurt her leg and went to the emergency room. There, the now-Fallbrook resident,...

  • Pacific Ridge middle schoolers win soccer championship

    Pacific Ridge middle schoolers win soccer championship

    The Pacific Ridge School Firebirds won the girls South Coast Middle School League on February 8 against the Bishop’s School. It’s the second time the team has won the league in the past three years! The first goal was scored at the 7-minute mark by Bailey Lapidow on a great follow off of a free...

  • Sharing history through song

    Sharing history through song

    Michael Paul Smith started singing with his siblings as a child, but it wasn’t until much later that he saw himself with a career as a professional vocalist. When he was younger, he had his sights on becoming a professional basketball player despite a mentor who encouraged him toward classical...

  • Paralympic skier nears the summit

    Paralympic skier nears the summit

    On Feb. 20, Katrina Schaber will find out if she’s made the U.S. alpine skiing team for next month’s 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea. But even if the 20-year-old Carlsbad native doesn’t make the team this year, she’s already reached heights she never dreamed of as child. Schaber was born...

  • Encinitas restaurant sued for alleged discrimination against pregnant employee

    An Italian restaurant in Encinitas violated federal law when it discriminated and fired a female employee after learning of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed recently. The EEOC suit alleges that after an employee...

  • Council votes to continue transition to district elections

    Council votes to continue transition to district elections

    Encinitas will continue its transition to district elections despite two council members' requests that residents should have a say in how the districts are implemented. After a short discussion Feb. 19, the city council voted 3 to 2, with council members Tony Kranz and Mark Muir dissenting, to...

  • Off Track Gallery artist reception

    Off Track Gallery artist reception

    A Feb. 10 reception at the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas featured the limited edition photography of Jeffrey R. Brosbe. The gallery is located at 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas. Visit sandieguitoartguild.com and jeffreyrbrosbe.com

  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

    Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

    The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce presented its annual business expo Feb. 10 at the Encinitas Community Center. The event, called “Experience the Business Diversity of Our City,” featured speakers highlighting topics such as social media, voice strategies and how to grow your business. The day...

  • Channah Zeitung to appear on Nickelodeon's 'Game Shakers'

    Channah Zeitung to appear on Nickelodeon's 'Game Shakers'

    A young, local martial arts champion is taking her talents to a new venue this weekend — a popular tween television show. Channah Zeitung, 9, will have a guest role on the scripted Nickelodeon show "Game Shakers" on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The sitcom, one of the highest rated on the children's television...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Feb. 9 to Feb. 13)

    Feb. 13 • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 600 block San Rodolfo Drive, 3:46 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - Cadmus Street/North Coast Highway 101, 11:30 a.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 300 N...

  • Young filmmaker earns several distinctions for directorial debut

    Young filmmaker earns several distinctions for directorial debut

    What started as a project created by a local teen to comfort his dying father has turned into an internationally-recognized film. Perry Chen, 17, of Carmel Valley (Torrey Hills), and his debut animated film "Changyou's Journey" — which tells the story of his father, who passed away from cancer...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 16)

    5K Paw Walk The walk begins at the Heritage Museum, 400 Quail Gardens Drive, and moves to the Botanic Garden on Feb. 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. Dogs are encouraged to bring their owners to enjoy the 5K walk, as well as pet products, doggie treats, and people food. Limited to two dogs per person. Vaccinated...

  • Roger Anderson Chorale to perform 'A View of Paradise'

    The Roger Anderson Chorale will perform its "A View of Paradise" concert on March 3 and 4. An eclectic variety of music will be performed including African-American Spirituals, contemporary composers, modern classical and world beat. The chorale appears with a variety of performance artists including...

  • ‘Help Kira Fight’ fundraisers

    ‘Help Kira Fight’ fundraisers

    Supporters of Kira Stanley, a La Costa Canyon High School student who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, hosted a “Help Kira Fight” morning fundraising surf competition and evening fundraising party (evening event photos on this page) for Kira Jan. 20. The surf competition took...

  • Heritage Museum 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Heritage Museum 30th Anniversary Celebration

    The San Dieguito Heritage Museum hosted “Hats Off,” a 30th Anniversary Celebration event Jan. 20. Participants had the opportunity to “follow the wagon train through the museum’s history,” as well as enjoy special exhibits, craft beer, boutique wine, delicious food, live bluegrass music and more....

  • The Grauer School hosts panel on sexual harassment in the workplace

    The Grauer School hosts panel on sexual harassment in the workplace

    Panelists included Emily Nestor, who helped sparked the #MeToo movement after accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment; Pastor Dave Nestor; Attorney Merrili Escue; and Luke LaCroix, director of residential administration at the University of San Diego.

  • Local Rotary clubs gather for annual 6-way meeting

    Local Rotary clubs gather for annual 6-way meeting

    Over 130 members of Rotary Clubs of Del Mar, Del Mar-Solana Beach, Encinitas, Encinitas Coastal, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach Eco gathered for their annual 6-way meeting at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar hotel. During the meeting club presidents Klaus Gubernator, Bill Sutton, Richard Cohen, Jim...

  • Pacific Ridge students awarded at Model U.N. conference

    Pacific Ridge students awarded at Model U.N. conference

    Pacific Ridge School students — including some from Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley — traveled to New York City on Jan. 11 to participate in the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University. Students participated in fast-paced crisis committees to practice their...

  • New Scripps Encinitas Medical Chief of Staff sets goals

    New Scripps Encinitas Medical Chief of Staff sets goals

    Vascular surgeon Sunil Rayan was elected in January to the position, in which he will serve a three-year term.

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Jan. 18 to Jan. 23)

    Jan. 23 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 100 S block Cedros Avenue, 9:50 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 100 S block Sierra Avenue, 10:52 a.m. Jan. 22 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 200 N...

  • Off Track Gallery to host artist reception on Feb. 10

    Off Track Gallery to host artist reception on Feb. 10

    The public is invited to a reception at the Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, featuring the limited edition photography of Jeffrey R. Brosbe on Feb. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. Brosbe says, “Visually, my work is built around shape, light and shadow. The essence of my images,...

  • Neighbors to city: Stop cars from crashing into our backyards

    Neighbors to city: Stop cars from crashing into our backyards

    After a car plowed into his Encinitas backyard, knocking down a wooden fence, this past Christmas Eve, Carlos Rios said he considered the incident “only a matter of time.” For more than 30 years, neighbors along Village Wood Road have estimated at least 10 vehicles have crashed through their backyards...

  • Woman burned in Encinitas house fire

    Woman burned in Encinitas house fire

    A woman was burned and her Encinitas home was significantly damaged early Jan. 22 when the one-story, single-family residence caught fire, authorities said. Crews from the Encinitas Fire Department responded to the blaze at 12:26 a.m. on the 1600 block of Landquist Drive, east of El Camino Real...

  • San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar to run for Issa's seat in Congress

    San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar to run for Issa's seat in Congress

    After a trip to Washington D.C last week, San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar has formed a committee to run for Congress. Federal Election Commission records show Gaspar formed a committee to run for a seat held by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista. Issa announced earlier this month that he will...

  • Modern Times Beer to open restaurant instead of tasting room

    Modern Times Beer to open restaurant instead of tasting room

    A famed regional brewery will open a restaurant in downtown Encinitas instead of a tasting room as it originally planned. The new proposal by Modern Times Beer won unanimous city Planning Commission approval Jan. 18. "I think we're adding a great new business to town," Commissioner Greg Drakos...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 26)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2DruIPa. Concert: Roger Anderson Chorale Experience an interstellar delight for the senses by the Encinitas-based auditioned adult chorus in their show, "United Voices of Earth and Cosmos" on Jan. 27...

  • San Dieguito Art Guild holds annual meeting

    San Dieguito Art Guild holds annual meeting

    Forty-four members of the San Dieguito Art Guild (SDAG) met on Jan. 20 at the Encinitas Community Center for their annual meeting. The guild, founded in 1965, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates the Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, downtown Encinitas, in the Lumberyard...

  • Cardiff man's app lets users pay closer attention to their diets

    Cardiff man's app lets users pay closer attention to their diets

    What if the food photos you post on social media benefited you more than just the "likes" and comments you receive? What if the pictures could help you determine just how healthy your diet is? That's Bentley Adams' goal. The five-year Cardiff man created a free iPhone app called "Mealshare," which...

  • Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold

    Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold

    Five years ago, Encinitas resident Amy Dixon pulled herself out of a depressive funk over losing her vision by signing up for her first triathlon. Now, the accomplished 42-year-old paratriathlete is giving back to the sport that saved her by hosting Camp No Sight No Limits, a four-day skills camp...

  • Encinitas approves plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Encinitas approves plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Encinitas will do its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen its impact on the environment by pursuing everything from adding a shuttle bus for high school students to eliminating the use of gas-powered leaf blowers, a newly adopted Climate Action Plan declares. The City Council gave...

  • Postal Annex is a one-stop-shop for mailing needs

    Postal Annex is a one-stop-shop for mailing needs

    The shop, which has locations in Cardiff and Rancho Santa Fe, offers shipping in a variety of services, like USPS, UPS, Fedex and DHL.

  • Sheriff looking for man who allegedly stole iPad from Encinitas store

    Sheriff looking for man who allegedly stole iPad from Encinitas store

    Authorities are looking for a man who they say stole an iPad from a Target store in Encinitas in late December. The man entered the store, at 1010 North El Camino Real, on Dec. 30 at about 5:45 p.m., according to a Tweet sent by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station...

  • Neighbors sue the city after silence regarding gate into park

    Neighbors sue the city after silence regarding gate into park

    First, they unsuccessfully pleaded to the city council to not allow a path through their Cardiff neighborhood in October. Then, they agreed to come up with a compromise with the City of Encinitas. Now, the group of neighbors have sued the city after they felt their voices were not heard. Residents...

  • Scripps orthopedic surgeon recounts experience as champion fencer

    Scripps orthopedic surgeon recounts experience as champion fencer

    Some 20 years ago, Christopher Hajnik was known as a champion fencer. Now, the Carlsbad man is known as Dr. Hajnik, an orthopedic surgeon at Scripps Medical Center in Encinitas. Hajnik — who graduated from Notre Dame University with a bachelor of science degree in 1995 before pursuing his master's...

  • Local basketball players host holiday dinner for La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter

    Local basketball players host holiday dinner for La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter

    While the holidays are a time of celebration for many, it can be a difficult time for those experiencing homelessness. Each year, the Pacific Ridge School boys varsity basketball team delivers a large holiday meal to the men at La Posada de Guadalupe, a shelter for homeless men and farm workers...

  • Authorities seek woman who allegedly stole from Target store twice

    Authorities seek woman who allegedly stole from Target store twice

    Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a woman who allegedly stole items from a Target store in Encinitas twice earlier this month. The unknown woman first entered the Target store, at 1010 North El Camino Real, on Jan. 3, when she allegedly used a fake barcode at the self check-out...

  • Teen gets 'Supernatural' help in cancer fight

    Teen gets 'Supernatural' help in cancer fight

    On Nov. 9, Kira Stanley’s world went dark. That’s the day the Encinitas teenager was diagnosed with a rare, deadly and inoperable form of brain cancer. Her parents, Wendy and Robert, frantically searched the U.S. for a clinical trial that could save their daughter. Instead, they found a promising,...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Jan. 11 to Jan. 16)

    Jan. 16 • Misdemeanor petty theft (all other larceny) - 400 S block 101, 4 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 10400 block Craftsman Way, 1:57 p.m. • Felony carry concealed dirk or dagger - 1000 N block El Camino Real, 12:50 a.m. Jan. 15 • Misdemeanor drunk in...

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