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  • At San Dieguito Tennis Club it’s 50-love

    At San Dieguito Tennis Club it’s 50-love

    With members pitching in to put together every piece of the San Dieguito Tennis Club’s 50th anniversary party on Aug. 28, from bringing the chairs from a nearby church to playing in the dance band and string duo that entertained partygoers, the event was a microcosm of what makes the club special....

  • Encinitas 11-year-old wins Taekwondo world title

    Encinitas 11-year-old wins Taekwondo world title

    Encinitas’ youngest Taekwondo star, 11-year-old Gavin Robinson, recently got his most important win in a career that is already chock full of impressive victories. On July 1, Gavin defeated an opponent from Peru, 5-0, to capture the 9-10 age-group world championship in first-degree sparring. That...

  • Mike Stein made permanent Fire Chief

    Mike Stein made permanent Fire Chief

    The city of Encinitas has appointed Acting Fire Chief Mike Stein to the position of Fire Chief effective immediately. In his role, Stein will serve as Fire Chief for the cities of Encinitas, Del Mar and Solana Beach as part of a Cooperative Management Services Agreement established between the...

  • Encinitas-based physicians to move into Scripps

    Encinitas-based physicians to move into Scripps

    In an agreement completed Sept. 1, Pacific Coast Women’s Health Medical Group — which specializes in obstetrics and gynecology — will join the Scripps Coastal Medical Group and move into the Encinitas office at 320 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 300. “We are pleased to welcome this highly respected women’s...

  • Renowned singer to perform at River Valley Fest

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-platinum composer, and North County resident Jack Tempchin will be the featured musical entertainment at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s (SDRVC) 7th Annual River Valley Fest, “Passion for the Park,” celebrating the Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary, on...

  • Woodward Surf Dog-Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar postponed to Oct. 2

    Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 11th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon has been postponed due to an unfortunate water contamination advisory at Dog Beach in Del Mar. The 11th annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon will now take place on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dog Beach in Del Mar. Del Mar Lifeguards...

  • ‘Flamencolele’ is Encinitas man’s new project

    ‘Flamencolele’ is Encinitas man’s new project

    Popular Encinitas musician and guitar teacher William Wilson is crowdfunding for his new “Flamencolele” album. Ten years ago, that sentence wouldn’t have made a lot of sense, as modern crowdfunding — the practice of funding a project through small monetary contributions of a large number of people,...

  • Second Pacific View cleanup scheduled

    Second Pacific View cleanup scheduled

    Following fast on the heels of last-month’s successful debut cleanup party at Pacific View School, The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance has scheduled another volunteer work morning for Sept. 17. Last month’s cleanup event — which saw over 30 volunteers and various city and county officials...

  • Search continues for SDUHSD superintendent

    The San Dieguito Union High School District recently conducted interviews to replace former Superintendent Rick Schmitt, but the Board of Trustees has not made a selection and the search is ongoing. “San Dieguito deserves the very best,” said SDUHSD Board President Beth Hergesheimer. “The board...

  • Bravo Foundation grant supports Champions for Health

    The Bravo Foundation, an Encinitas-based private nonprofit organization that supports programs benefiting the Hispanic community, has announced a $15,000 grant given to a pair of Champions For Health programs — Project Access San Diego (PASD) and Jump Start for Health (JSH). PASD features medical...

  • Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Encinitas

    Football: Santa Fe Christian pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory, defeating Torrey Pines 31-0 in a nonleague game Dec. 2. The Eagles were up against a school whose enrollment dwarfs that of the small private school. As is common for the program with limited depth, the Eagles had...

  • Encinitas residents oppose cutting four ficus trees

    Encinitas residents oppose cutting four ficus trees

    The meeting was billed as an effort to gather citizens’ ideas about the size and type of trees that should be planted in place of stately ficus trees in downtown Encinitas, including four trees slated for removal within the next few weeks. But many in the audience of more than 50 people instead...

  • Haskett has the Mustang runners cooking

    Haskett has the Mustang runners cooking

    During the fall and spring, Gordy Haskett spends nearly every waking hour in a specific square mile just east of I-5 between Encinitas Boulevard and Santa Fe Drive. That’s because the popular San Dieguito Academy cross country and track coach also owns and operates Gordy’s Bakery on Encinitas Boulevard....

  • SOUL ‘holistic’ charter school eyes Encinitas opening

    For the first time in the San Dieguito Union High School District’s history, it has received a petition to authorize a charter school. The School of Universal Learning (SOUL) Charter School aims to open a seventh through 12th grade campus in Encinitas in 2017. At the Sept. 1 board meeting, Interim...

  • Sept. 11 fitness fundraiser benefits Doherty Foundation

    The GLEN WOD Fitness Fundraiser, presented by Seasick Marketing on Sept. 11 at Crossfit 2120 in Del Mar, honors Glen Doherty, an Encinitas resident who was killed in the terror attacks in Bengahzi in 2012. An open-gym workout done in Crossfit style (but with accommodations made for all levels of...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond

    After-school drama program Kids in second through sixth grade who want to sing, dance and act are invited to sign up for The Park Dale Players’ new show Animal Tails. Weekly rehearsals at various EUSD schools began Sept. 5 and will continue through January, when there will be weekend performances...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)

    Sept. 5 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo, toluene - 600 S. block Coast Highway 101, 3:05 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo, toluene - 400 block Encinitas Boulevard, 1:59 p.m. • Felony vandalism ($400 or more) - 600 block Rihely Place, 12:20 p.m. • Felony...

  • Checkpoint yields two arrests

    The North Coastal Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the 1800 block of Olivenhain Road from 8:22 p.m. on Sept. 2 to 1:18 a.m. on Sept. 3. According to a release, the purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway,...

  • Letters to the editor

    Missed the point Dear Mr. Aphoshian (who happens to be a teacher), Thank you for reading my article, or “rant” as you put it, titled “Sick and Tired.” I am surprised that you completely missed the point of what my article was about. You said that I have no credibility, and therefore my voice is to...

  • EUSD names new assistant superintendent

    At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Encinitas Union School board unanimously approved Andree Grey as assistant superintendent of educational services. Grey replaced Leighangela Brady beginning Sept. 6. For the past five years, Grey served as the director of curriculum, instruction and assessment for the...

  • Teachers hold another protest in opposition to Muir and Salazar

    Teachers hold another protest in opposition to Muir and Salazar

    Protesters returned to the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) on Sept. 1 prior to the school board meeting, with over 20 teachers holding signs in opposition to board members John Salazar and Mo Muir. The opposition spilled into the board room as Bob Croft, president of the San Dieguito...

  • Man struck, killed by train in apparent suicide

    An apparently suicidal man laid down on the railroad tracks near the Encinitas Transit Station and was fatally struck by an oncoming train shortly before midnight on Sept. 5. A northbound Pacific Sun freight train struck the victim on the tracks running across East D Street, just south of the Encinitas...

  • Encinitas group visits sister city of Amakusa, Japan

    Encinitas group visits sister city of Amakusa, Japan

    Just about a month ago, Nick Buck was high above Amakusa Japan, seeing all of the islands and waterways that make up Encinitas’ sister city. But for the Encinitas Recreation Director (and Sister City Program coordinator), that was just one of many moments that stood out from his trip as chaperone...

  • Coastal rail closure scheduled for Sept. 10-11

    The San Diego coastal rail corridor will experience a major closure on Sept. 10 and 11, as COASTER and Amtrak service will not run that weekend due to infrastructure improvements. Additionally, passengers should be aware of two other routes that will be affected: Amtrak 796, which is scheduled to...

  • Cardiff Greek Festival set for Sept. 10-11

    Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church welcomes the San Diego community to experience Hellenic cuisine, entertainment and hospitality during the 38th annual Cardiff Greek Festival on Sept. 10 and 11. Under its iconic gold dome, the church grounds will once again be transformed with...

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