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  • LCC boys go five to top La Jolla for CIF volleyball title

    LCC boys go five to top La Jolla for CIF volleyball title

    To end a season that had its ups-and-downs, it only stood to reason that the La Costa Canyon boys volleyball team would have a rollercoaster ride of a championship match before defeating defending title-holder La Jolla 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11) in Saturday’s CIF Open Division final.

  • 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 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. The July...

  • 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...

  • Sheriff: Armed suspect threatens to shoot man in Encinitas

    Sheriff: Armed suspect threatens to shoot man in Encinitas

    Authorities are on the lookout for a man who they say threatened to rob or shoot a man in Encinitas on the morning of May 18.

  • LCC-La Jolla set for boys CIF volleyball title rematch

    LCC-La Jolla set for boys CIF volleyball title rematch

    After wading through a laborious double elimination format in bracket play, it will be winner-take-all Saturday, May 19, when second-seeded La Costa Canyon (28-7) takes on defending champion and top seed La Jolla (34-5) in the CIF Open Division Boys Volleyball Championship.

  • SDUHSD opts against leasing sports fields to Carlsbad

    SDUHSD opts against leasing sports fields to Carlsbad

    The San Dieguito Union High School District will continue to manage the use of the La Costa Valley sports complex. It had been considering a management agreement with the City of Carlsbad.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 40 high schoolers win new laptops as part of MTS & Coca-Cola essay contest

    40 high schoolers win new laptops as part of MTS & Coca-Cola essay contest

    Among the winners from local schools were: Nicholas Ciepley, La Costa Canyon High School; Megan Costello, Canyon Crest Academy; Jungwoo Seo, Torrey Pines High School; Sarah Teruya, Santa Fe Christian High School.

  • 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 2 p.m. The...

  • SDUHSD approves recording board meetings

    SDUHSD approves recording board meetings

    The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) will now provide video of its meetings, as the board voted 3-2 on May 10 in favor of purchasing recording equipment. SDUHSD Board President Beth Hergesheimer and trustee Joyce Dalessandro voted against it. “This will certainly benefit the taxpayers....

  • 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...

  • San Dieguito Academy presents 'The Birds'

    San Dieguito High School Academy’s Drama Production class will present "The Birds" on May 31, June 1 and June 2. A class committed to exploring the art of theatre by participating in the production and performance process, Drama Production students have developed an exciting and engaging show. ...

  • SDUHSD board members concerned over email protocol in proposed handbook

    SDUHSD board members concerned over email protocol in proposed handbook

    The San Dieguito Union High School board’s governance handbook remains a work in progress, as the board could not come to consensus on proposed protocols to improve communication and to be able to work together “civilly and constructively.” The handbook came before the board for approval for the...

  • Fair board to review gun show policies in September

    Fair board to review gun show policies in September

    The state agency that runs the Del Mar Fairgrounds will for the first time publicly debate—and possibly vote on—the future of the Crossroads of the West Gun Show this September. The 22nd District Agricultural Association’s board of directors unanimously approved the move on April 24 after nearly...

  • Parents leading recall effort for SDUHSD board member

    Parents leading recall effort for SDUHSD board member

    Torrey Pines High School parent Wendy Gumb announced her intention to circulate a recall petition for San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board member Joyce Dalessandro at the April 19 board meeting. “We’ve decided to take action because we think it’s important that we have transparent...

  • SDUHSD presents panel on teen drug use May 3

    San Dieguito Union High School District will present a panel on teen drug use May 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at San Dieguito High School Academy (SDA), 800 Santa Fe Drive. Panelists include: Joseph R. Olesky, READI Program/SDUHSD and District AOD CounselorGeorge Gedulin, Attorney at LawBob Briggs, San...

  • Temple Solel celebrates 40th anniversary May 5

    Temple Solel will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Annual Gala on May 5. The elegant dinner-dance and live auction will feature a cocktail hour complete with a Wine and Tequila Tasting, the opportunity to win beautiful Alor jewelry, amazing Raffle Baskets, a sit down meal catered by French Gourmet,...

  • Immigration group announces fundraiser concert to expand services

    Immigration group announces fundraiser concert to expand services

    A Solana Beach faith-based nonprofit organization is aiming to help bring people down the path of citizenship. The North County Immigration and Citizenship Center (NCICC), established in 2013, is a resource for people to learn their rights and offers free immigration attorney clinics, adult courses...

  • Olivenhain Pioneer students unveil water filtration project

    Olivenhain Pioneer students unveil water filtration project

    While the rain would normally put a damper on outdoor events, it was the perfect complement to a presentation by young environmentalists April 19 at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School (OPE). The group of fifth- and sixth-grade student interns — dressed in orange hard hats and bright safety vests...

  • Clutter, safety are resident concerns for bikeshare program

    Clutter, safety are resident concerns for bikeshare program

    Local residents shared concerns April 23 for rider safety and clutter regarding a recently-proposed bikeshare program between five coastal North County cities. Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and Oceanside agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in March for a one-year...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (April 20 to April 24)

    April 24 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - Honeysuckle Court/Shanas Lane, 11:07 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 200 block Saxony Road, 4:40 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 2500 S block 101, 1:15 a.m. April 23 • Vehicle break-in/theft...

  • Sunset High School reconstruction to begin next summer

    Sunset High School reconstruction to begin next summer

    A new permanent home for Sunset High School is on the horizon. The San Dieguito Union High School District board approved an addendum to the master plan for the school expansion project at its April 19 meeting, moving up the timeline to bring long-awaited changes to the 3.3-acre site on Requeza...

  • 'Walk the City' in new historical Encinitas tour

    'Walk the City' in new historical Encinitas tour

    Why are two of Encinitas' most famous houses shaped like boats? How old are some of the trees downtown? What's the story of that old school near the Pacific View site? Questions like these are answered in a new walking tour of historic downtown Encinitas. Diane Czajkowski and Rhonda Oesterle founded...

  • Large animal evacuations discussed in Olivenhain forum

    Large animal evacuations discussed in Olivenhain forum

    Staff from several county and city agencies stressed the importance of planning ahead for large animal evacuations — rather than relying solely on agency resources and shelters — to local residents on April 21. Representatives from San Diego Animal Services, San Diego Humane Society, Encinitas...

  • 25 drivers cited in sheriff checkpoint in Encinitas

    25 drivers cited in sheriff checkpoint in Encinitas

    The San Diego Sheriff's Department, North Coastal Sheriff's Station conducted a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the 1800 block of S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:46 p.m. through Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:50 a.m. The purpose of the checkpoint...

  • Leucadia 'streetscape' opponents appeal City Council's decision to state Coastal Commission

    Leucadia 'streetscape' opponents appeal City Council's decision to state Coastal Commission

    Fifteen people, including two state coastal commissioners, have filed appeals asking the state Coastal Commission to weigh in on Encinitas' decision to proceed with an overhaul of Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. "It is a project that fails to consider public access to the coastline, that fails to...

  • Live from Encinitas, it's SDUHSD: board may broadcast meetings

    Live from Encinitas, it's SDUHSD: board may broadcast meetings

    In May, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) will consider a $4,000 expenditure to record and broadcast its monthly board meetings. At the April 19 SDUHSD board meeting, Joel Van Hooser, director of information technology, presented three possible options for recording the board...

  • Fencing, surveillance cameras coming to San Dieguito campuses

    Fencing, surveillance cameras coming to San Dieguito campuses

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is taking steps to secure its two most open campuses as the board approved two firms to design new perimeter fencing for San Dieguito High School Academy and Torrey Pines High School at its April 19 meeting. In addition to fencing, the board...

  • Bach to Rock Encinitas presents Bachapalooza

    Bach to Rock Encinitas presents Bachapalooza

    Bach to Rock Encinitas will present BACHAPALOOZA!, showcasing its student rock bands, acoustic performers, and glee groups. Students will be performing a mix of rock, country, and pop music for an afternoon of fun for the whole family on May 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. “Like a sports team, performing in...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 27)

    For more information and for a complete list of events, visit the city's newsletter at https://bit.ly/2K1dtnm. Spring Street Fair Enjoy more than 450 booths and five live entertainment stages, children's rides, bike valets and a beer garden on April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Encinitas...

  • Musician's '20 Days' album raises funds for children's charity

    Musician's '20 Days' album raises funds for children's charity

    The album, officially released April 27, raised about $400 for Happy Star Melodies from the title submissions alone.

  • Author's true-crime book aims to steer kids straight through faith

    Author's true-crime book aims to steer kids straight through faith

    Forty-six years ago, author Chris Ahrens sold his first story. He’s been earning a living as a writer ever since. But the 69-year-old Cardiff resident is pleased to say that he won’t make a penny off his latest book, “God & Gangsters.” The self-published paperback features interviews with 21 hardcore...

  • San Diego Botanic Garden names new directors

    San Diego Botanic Garden names new directors

    San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) recently announced that Sam Beukema, former SDBG Senior Adult Education and Events Manager, is SDBG’s new Director of Operations, and Susanne Brueckner, former SDBG Senior Youth Education Manager, is SDBG’s new Director of Education. Beukema, who has worked at SDBG...

  • Reid Moriarty performs at Encinitas preschool

    Reid Moriarty performs at Encinitas preschool

    Reid Moriarty and his acting coach Samantha Ginn performed his energetic Purple Party at Bright Horizons Preschool on April 17 in Encinitas. The six-song performance engages the students in interactive songs that teach colors, movement, recycling, and autism awareness. Using a visual schedule like...

  • Double track work planned near Cardiff-by-the-Sea

    Double track work planned near Cardiff-by-the-Sea

    As part of the San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project, overnight and weekend work is planned from 12:30 a.m. on April 21 to 3 a.m. on Monday, April 23 as construction crews continue to lay new track north of Chesterfield Avenue and prepare recently laid track for eventual train service. Additionally,...

  • Council votes to remove contested site from housing plan

    Council votes to remove contested site from housing plan

    A discussion originally scheduled for development standards turned into another debate about a controversial property when the Encinitas City Council voted April 18 in favor of removing the site from a housing proposal already sent to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Deputy...

  • Students press congressional candidates in forum

    Students press congressional candidates in forum

    Even though some of them can't yet legally vote, local high schoolers pressed congressional candidates April 17 on topics affecting the San Diego area and nation, such as gun safety, sexual harassment, immigration and reducing the public debt. The students from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (April 13 to April 16)

    April 16 • Other sex crime - 400 block Cole Ranch Road, 12:07 a.m. April 15 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 200 block Barbara Avenue, 10 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 500 block Mar Vista Drive, 7:30 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 100 block Encinitas Boulevard, 6:30...

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