Profiles

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Moonlight Beach goers join hands against offshore drilling

    Moonlight Beach goers join hands against offshore drilling

    As part of the international Hands Across the Sand day of action, residents throughout Southern California met at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, as well as San Diego’s Mission Beach, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles and others to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed...

  • Encinitas aims to start Beacon's Beach project in fall

    Encinitas aims to start Beacon's Beach project in fall

    Encinitas will press forward with plans to improve public access to Beacon's Beach this fall, but it may borrow money so that it can fund both that project and the massive Leucadia Streetscape work, the City Council has decided. Both projects have been waiting in the wings for years. The beach...

  • Maverick Arts Festival

    Maverick Arts Festival

    A showcase of La Costa Canyon High School student artwork, live demonstrations and performances took place May 17 at the Maverick Arts Festival, presented by the high school’s award-winning theatre department, surfboard shaping class, culinary arts class, and more. The event was held at La Costa...

  • Arts Alive Banner Auction 2018

    Arts Alive Banner Auction 2018

    The 2018 Arts Alive Banner Auction took place May 20 at the Cardiff Town Center. For the last 18 years, the Arts Alive program has been Encinitas’ largest annual art installation. The two nonprofits, 101 Artists’ Colony and Leucadia 101 Main Street Association, work in conjunction to present this...

  • Lima Beans, Beer & Horseshoes

    Lima Beans, Beer & Horseshoes

    Lima Beans, Beer & Horseshoes took place May 19 at the Heritage Ranch, home of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. The popular fundraising event featured a cook-off, live music from Earl Flores, Beer Garden by Hess Brewing, great food, new Families Make History arts/crafts for kids, horseshoes by...

  • Lux After Dark

    Lux After Dark

    Lux Art Institute’s annual gala “Lux After Dark” was held May 19 at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. The event included live model painting, mask making, henna tattoos, ceramics demonstrations, live performance by Republic of Music, dining and more. Funds raised at the event help support Lux...

  • Encinitas guitarists heading to Iceland for performance

    Encinitas guitarists heading to Iceland for performance

    Five women will venture to Iceland to represent the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra in an international ensemble. Lisa Margolin, Cecily Holcomb, Magda Phillips, Conny Berry and Amiko Gubbins will travel to the Nordic island country for a week-long trip, beginning June 23, to play alongside 20 musicians...

  • Seven years for man who tried to kidnap Encinitas teen

    Seven years for man who tried to kidnap Encinitas teen

    An Escondido man who admitted trying to kidnap an Encinitas teen with the intent to rape her last summer was sentenced Monday, May 21, to seven years in prison, the District Attorney’s Office said. Jeremiah Owens, 28, must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, the office said....

  • Historical Bus Tour to take place June 23

    The Encinitas Preservation Association (EPA) will once again be hosting the historical bus tour on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., thanks to a sponsorship from Mike Evans of Sea Coast Exclusive Properties. The tour includes more than 50 historical points of interest and scheduled stops...

  • May 16 declared as Tara Fuad Conservation Leadership Day

    May 16 declared as Tara Fuad Conservation Leadership Day

    San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy supporters gathered on May 16 for a leadership celebration honoring Education Director Tara Fuad, recipient of the 2017 John Muir Environmental Education Conservation Award. The cities of Encinitas, Escondido and County District III issued proclamations declaring May...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (May 18 to May 21)

    May 21 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 300 block Ocean View Avenue, 8:08 p.m. May 20 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 0 E block D Street, 10:09 p.m. • Felony battery with serious bodily injury - 800 block Birmingham Drive, 1:19...

  • Encinitas Cruise Nights announce monthly themes

    The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association recently announced its June lineup and themes for the 2018 Cruise Night Season. 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. The June 21 Cruise Night will feature gorgeous cars...

  • Business Spotlight: El Camino Memorial offers services before, after death

    Business Spotlight: El Camino Memorial offers services before, after death

    Upon pre-arranging memorial services for her own parents, Rachel Bennett said she felt "tremendous peace of mind." "I couldn’t believe the relief I experienced by simply knowing what to do for our family when my mother passed away," she said. "It is not something you generally think about. Once...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 25)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2ILzoBj. Memorial Day Tribute American Legion Post 416 and Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 will host a Memorial Day Tribute on May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 210 West F Street. The event will feature...

  • Celebrate Older Americans Month with a guided trail hike

    In honor of Older Americans month, on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m., join members of the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department staff for a 40-minute guided trail walk of Encinitas Ranch/Cantebria between the intersection of Lynwood and Paseo De Las Flores. This intergenerational...

  • San Diego County Fair looking to be pretty 'sweet'

    San Diego County Fair looking to be pretty 'sweet'

    This year, from June 1 to July 4, the San Diego County Fair will have a theme of "How Sweet It Is." Decadent selections include a cotton candy ice cream sandwich and bacon-wrapped baklava.

  • Temple Solel 40th Anniversary Annual Gala

    Temple Solel 40th Anniversary Annual Gala

    Temple Solel celebrated its 40th Anniversary Annual Gala May 5. The event included an elegant dinner-dance, live auction and more. Located in Cardiff, Temple Solel is a “Reform Congregation serving the North County Coastal Jewish Community of San Diego.” Founded over 40 years ago with just 40 members,...

  • Threat from high schooler unfounded, sheriff says

    Threat from high schooler unfounded, sheriff says

    Authorities investigated — but did not find credibility to — a threat by a 16-year-old Encinitas high school student on May 15. Deputies from San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station responded to Sunset High School to investigate, according to a news release from the sheriff's...

  • Artist paints new mural to help revitalize street in Cardiff

    Artist paints new mural to help revitalize street in Cardiff

    Skye Walkers' latest mural, at 2121 Newcastle on the side of the Cardiff Reef Apartments building, features a depiction of pro-surfer Rob Machado riding green-hued waves at sunset at Cardiff State Beach.

  • Students to compete in Saturday’s Junior Solar Sprint

    Students to compete in Saturday’s Junior Solar Sprint

    Hundreds of middle school students will gather at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School in Carlsbad on May 19 to harness the power of the sun and compete to be the 2018 Southern California Junior Solar Sprint champion. The winning team will be sent to the national competition in Atlanta, Ga., by...

  • Homeless man dies after being struck by train in Encinitas

    Homeless man dies after being struck by train in Encinitas

    A man was killed when he was struck by a train on the morning of May 15 in Encinitas, just south of the Encinitas train station. The incident occurred about 4:55 a.m. on the tracks between South Vulcan Avenue and South Coast Highway, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (May 11 to May 14)

    May 14 • Felony battery with serious bodily injury - 300 block Santa Fe Drive, 5:48 p.m. May 13 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 1600 block Burgundy Road, 7 p.m. • Misdemeanor DUI alcohol/0.08 percent - 300 block Santa Fe Drive, 1:18 a.m. May 12 • Misdemeanor simple battery - El Camino Real Via De La...

  • Chorale to perform selections from 'Les Miserables,' more in Encinitas

    Chorale to perform selections from 'Les Miserables,' more in Encinitas

    "Do you hear the people sing? Singing the songs of angry men..." These lyrics from the smash Broadway hit "Les Miserables" will be sung as part of a free concert filled with songs about overcoming adversity at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, on May 26 at 7 p.m. and May 27 at 4 p.m. The...

  • City to host grand opening of Marine Safety Center on May 30

    City to host grand opening of Marine Safety Center on May 30

    After it was first announced nearly four years ago, the new Moonlight Beach Marine Safety Center will finally host its grand opening later this month. The City of Encinitas will host a ceremony for the $3 million, 2,350-square-foot lifeguard tower on May 30 at 6 p.m. at Moonlight Beach. Encinitas...

  • Encinitas Guitar Orchestra to perform May 25

    Encinitas Guitar Orchestra to perform May 25

    The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, a group of 35 local amateur and professional guitarists, will perform in concert Friday, May 25, at 7:30 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour, Encinitas, CA 92024. The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s session “A Guitar Anthology” features an eclectic selection...

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