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  • Encinitas Flea Market moves to City Hall

    Encinitas Flea Market moves to City Hall

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will host the second annual Encinitas Flea Market on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue. Original art, clothing, vintage items, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, books, and treasures, will be available...

  • Kellen Winslow II posts bail, released from jail

    Kellen Winslow II posts bail, released from jail

    A day after a Vista judge agreed to set bail for Kellen Winslow II, who is accused of kidnapping and rape, the former NFL player posted bond and was released from jail Friday morning, July 13.

  • Man hospitalized after being hit by Amtrak train in Encinitas

    Man hospitalized after being hit by Amtrak train in Encinitas

    San Diego County Sheriff's Transit Enforcement Unit responded to a train versus pedestrian collision at 7:20 p.m. July 13, along the tracks in the 1400 block of North Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • San Dieguito Academy, La Costa Canyon Foundations make big impact on schools

    San Dieguito Academy, La Costa Canyon Foundations make big impact on schools

    At the June 22 board meeting, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board celebrated its four high school foundations and another successful year of fundraising to support all students. “We can’t say thank you enough,” said SDUHSD Vice President Mo Muir. In his last meeting as superintendent,...

  • 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...

  • SDUHSD foundation donations made an impact this school year

    SDUHSD foundation donations made an impact this school year

    The Canyon Crest Academy and Torrey Pines High School Foundations each brought in $1.9 million this school year.

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • National spread of drug-resistant Shigella bacteria prompts San Diego warning

    National spread of drug-resistant Shigella bacteria prompts San Diego warning

    With last summer’s hepatitis A outbreak under control, the county public health department turned its attention last week to another bacterial threat that spreads through the community in much the same way.

  • 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...

  • Movement to rein in federal government alive in North County

    Movement to rein in federal government alive in North County

    Up until a few years ago, Lou Oberman counted himself among many in the country who are frustrated by the problems plaguing the federal government in Washington, but didn't think there was any way to change things for the better.

  • San Dieguito taps superintendent search firm, selects interim leader

    San Dieguito taps superintendent search firm, selects interim leader

    The San Dieguito Union High School District board has unanimously selected Hazard, Attea and Associates to lead the search for its next superintendent. The firm also recently placed neighboring Solana Beach School District’s new superintendent. “Hiring a superintendent is the greatest responsibility...

  • Community Resource Center seeking funds for new truck

    Community Resource Center seeking funds for new truck

    The Community Resource Center is seeking the public's help in raising $65,000 for a new refrigerated delivery truck. The Encinitas-based nonprofit and food pantry has been using its current, non-refrigerated truck for almost a decade to collect 45,000 pounds of food every month for needy families...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (June 13 to June 17)

    June 17 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 500 S block 101, 7:06 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 400 block Santa Fe Drive, 3:30 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance - 700 block La Costa Avenue, 9:07 a.m. June 16 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol,...

  • Mosca '100 percent engaged in the challenges' in Encinitas

    Mosca '100 percent engaged in the challenges' in Encinitas

    Encinitas Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca wants to continue his commitment to helping Encinitas in areas like financing, the environment and infrastructure. Mosca, a 45-year-old attorney for San Diego Gas and Electric who was first appointed to the council in January 2017 following a seat vacancy when Catherine...

  • SDUHSD selects Larry Perondi as interim superintendent

    SDUHSD selects Larry Perondi as interim superintendent

    The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees announced it has selected Larry Perondi to serve as the district’s interim superintendent while it conducts a search for a permanent superintendent, according to a news release. The board will officially vote to approve Perondi’s contract...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 22)

    For more information, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2LLNtg4 Summer Fun on the 101 Check out Leucadia's music festival. Walk, bike or skate to Leucadia Roadside Park with family and friends to hear 10 live performances by local legends and up and coming musical talent on June 23...

  • Complaint against Kellen Winslow II alleges 5 incidents including rape and burglary

    Complaint against Kellen Winslow II alleges 5 incidents including rape and burglary

    Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II — son of Chargers great Kellen Winslow — pleaded not guilty Friday, June 15, to multiple felony charges, including accusations of kidnapping and raping two transient women, one of them a hitchhiker who had gotten into his SUV. The complaint outlining the charges...

  • 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,...

  • Pacific Ridge eighth graders meet with community leaders to solve societal challenges

    Pacific Ridge eighth graders meet with community leaders to solve societal challenges

    On May 28, eighth graders from Pacific Ridge School participated in a week-long entrepreneurship experience with UCSD’s Rady School of Management, introducing them to a range of skills, including marketing, design, development, research and more.

  • 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...

  • Publicist: Neighbor's overreaction led to Kellen Winslow Jr. arrest

    Publicist: Neighbor's overreaction led to Kellen Winslow Jr. arrest

    The publicist for former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. said Saturday, June 9, that a neighbor who reported him as an intruder in the home of an Encinitas couple who was not there was “overreacting.”

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