Profiles

  • Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

    Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

    The 13th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas, took place Aug. 12 in Cardiff. The event featured over 100 dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, and a carefully curated “Maker’s Market Row” with local handmade goods....

  • San Dieguito Art Guild Off Track Gallery Artist Reception

    San Dieguito Art Guild Off Track Gallery Artist Reception

    An artists’ reception took place at the Off Track Gallery Aug. 11. The event included an awards ceremony to recognize Encinitas Friends of the Arts and three promising MiraCosta College students: Rachel Greenstein (watercolor, oils), Priscilla Rivera (portraits), and Jonathan Broberg (variety of...

  • Japan Festival

    Japan Festival

    The 9th Annual Japan Festival, planned and hosted by the Encinitas Library in partnership with the City of Encinitas, took place Aug. 11 and celebrated Encinitas’ Sister City Amakusa, Japan. The event featured an array of Japanese artists with a variety of performances: music by Silk Wind Trio,...

  • Six candidates to run in Encinitas council election

    Six candidates to run in Encinitas council election

    Three incumbents and three challengers will vye for a trio of seats on the Encinitas city council this November. In Encinitas, voters will be able to select their choice for the mayor, as well as districts three and four, if they live within one of those area’s boundaries. District three represents...

  • Holy Fire dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    Holy Fire dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    The latest refugees-on-four-paws have been transferred to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas as a result of the Holy Fire that has devastated parts of Riverside County and Orange Counties. RCHS has long been known as the San Diego area animal shelter that greeted pets from disaster...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • RSF School District to work with search firm to find new superintendent

    RSF School District to work with search firm to find new superintendent

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board will collaborate with a search firm to find a new superintendent, following the unexpected departure of David Jaffe, announced July 9. At its July 12 meeting, the five-member board unanimously approved the district's request for a search firm, but declined...

  • Business Spotlight: Level4 helping clients get back to activities, living life pain-free

    Business Spotlight: Level4 helping clients get back to activities, living life pain-free

    At Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance, those experiencing pain and wanting to get back to the activities they love can be ensured they're getting the proper care from a team with a combined 40 years of experience and multiple disciplines. The three-year-old Encinitas-based integrated wellness clinic,...

  • 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...

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