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  • Oct. 19: Week in Sports

    Oct. 19: Week in Sports

    Football Torrey Pines defeated Oceanside 30-0 in an Avocado League game on Oct. 13. Mac Bingham rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Falcons. Torrey Pines improved to 2-1 in league and 5-2 overall for the season. ***** La Costa Canyon experienced its first defeat of the season as...

  • Del Mar Farmers Market awards scholarships

    Del Mar Farmers Market awards scholarships

    The Del Mar Farmers Market (DMFM) has awarded three scholarships for 2017. The recipients must be either vendors or family members that work half to full-time at the market and are enrolled in college classes. The nonprofit market began the scholarship program in memory of an early market manager,...

  • Encinitas blood drive to support Las Vegas shooting victims

    Encinitas blood drive to support Las Vegas shooting victims

    Natural Elements Wellness Collective, 609 S. Vulcan Ave., will host a blood drive for the victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m.In addition to giving gifts to those who donate, the business will also be raising funds through raffle...

  • 2017 Breeders’ Cup and Bing Crosby fall racing season set to begin

    2017 Breeders’ Cup and Bing Crosby fall racing season set to begin

    After many months of planning and prepping, the stage has been set for the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships to come to Del Mar. It’s finally showtime. One of thoroughbred racing’s biggest events, the Breeders’ Cup consists of 13 Grade I races with purses and awards totaling...

  • SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    On Oct. 12, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) held the first of a series of public hearings as it begins the process of transitioning from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system. The city of Encinitas is undergoing a similar effort as the school...

  • Council leaves it to voters to decide pot’s fate in Encinitas

    Council leaves it to voters to decide pot’s fate in Encinitas

    After months of deliberation and arguments from proponents and opponents, the Encinitas City Council on Wednesday, Oct. 18 decided the voters should decide whether marijuana should be cultivated and delivered in Encinitas. The council ultimately voted 4-1 to place an initiative on the ballot regarding...

  • Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and the City of Encinitas announce the 4th annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The free festival takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 20)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2yHGfY1. Dia de los Muertos workshop Make your own Día de los Muertos (day of the dead) paper mâché decorations with local artist Luis Murguia on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7:50 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540...

  • North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    Young North County ballet dancers are gaining recognition as being some of the top in their class after they competed and placed in the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix in Escondido in late September. The one male and seven female students, ranging from ages 10 through 16, from Ballet Arte...

  • RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    Some years ago, Anne Swan Moore was told by a friend that the “art world was changing.” Mid-sized galleries were disappearing, and what seemed to be replacing them was large art shows. While the Rancho Santa Fe painter said she missed the mid-sized galleries, she was grateful for large art shows,...

  • Housing task force begins dwindling down possible sites

    Housing task force begins dwindling down possible sites

    Encinitas' Housing Element Update Task Force began considering 171 parcels throughout the city to zone for housing at its meeting Monday, Oct. 16. Dave Barquist, the consultant the city hired to help the city develop this draft of the housing element, presented parcels that were either vacant,...

  • Encinitas man pleads not guilty to hit and run charge

    Encinitas man pleads not guilty to hit and run charge

    An Encinitas man who allegedly left the scene of a traffic crash that badly injured a mother of three last month near Moonlight Beach pleaded not guilty Oct. 12 to a charge of felony hit-and-run with serious bodily injury. Justin Walt Parker, 38, faces up to four years in prison if convicted....

  • City Council begins reviewing districting maps

    City Council begins reviewing districting maps

    The Encinitas City Council on Oct. 10 began reviewing proposed maps of how the city could look once it is divided into districts but made no formal decisions at the meeting. A demographer presented two five-district and three four-district maps to the council, who said its focus is to try to maintain...

  • Local farmer pushes for marijuana to sustain business

    Local farmer pushes for marijuana to sustain business

    Encinitas farmer Bob Echter is fighting to grow marijuana to help keep his business alive, which has sparked conversations within the city. The second generation agriculturalist, who owns Dramm and Echter in the Encinitas Ranch area, wants to grow cannabis on a portion of his land to help offset...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 13)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2yLfmOD Vintage and handmade faire Come experience a diverse gathering of artists/craftspeople, food, vintage merchants, and several North County historical societies on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Oct. 5 to Oct. 9)

    Oct. 9 • Fraud - 700 block Ocean View Avenue, 1:16 p.m. Oct. 8 • Misdemeanor petty theft (all other larceny) - 1200 block Encinitas Boulevard, 8:22 p.m. • Felony battery with serious bodily injury - 1300 S block 101, 8:07 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 1000...

  • Teens spread awareness about human trafficking at event

    Teens spread awareness about human trafficking at event

    A group of Encinitas teens spent their Saturday off, not by relaxing, but by spreading the word about an issue they believe to be important. The teens held a presentation Oct. 7 at San Dieguito Academy (SDA) regarding human sex trafficking, which they referred to as "modern slavery." "We believe...

  • Modern Times revises brewery concept for restaurant plans

    Modern Times revises brewery concept for restaurant plans

    A brewery that was approved for a Downtown Encinitas tasting room in July, sparking complaints from residents, has announced it is revising its use permit from a bar use to a restaurant use with alcohol sales, city officials said. The Planning Commission narrowly approved Modern Times' proposal...

  • LCC and SDA water polo teams set for Oct. 10 showdown

    LCC and SDA water polo teams set for Oct. 10 showdown

    No matter the sport, the time or the circumstance, whenever La Costa Canyon and San Dieguito Academy face off, the stakes are simply more special. That will definitely be the case when the two local rivals match-up in boys’ water polo, Tuesday night, Oct. 10, at the Ecke YMCA Pool (7:30 p.m.). ...

  • Authorities arrest driver in hit-and-run

    Authorities arrest driver in hit-and-run

    Authorities have arrested a man who they say was the driver of a truck that hit and seriously injured a woman Sept. 22 in the 100 block of Encinitas Boulevard and fled. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station, with the help of the public, identified 38-year-old Justin...

  • Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, Oct. 14,

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 6)

    Moonlight Beach Bash Moonlight Beach Bash, Encinitas’s coolest beach party of the year, hits the sand on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-6 p.m. Free. All are welcome. Moonlight Beach Bash brings together art, music, dance, food, fun and beach culture, all the ingredients to have an awesome time at Encinitas’...

  • San Dieguito celebrates new math, science building

    San Dieguito celebrates new math, science building

    Since the beginning of the school year, students have had a state-of-the-art new home for math and science on the San Dieguito Academy High School campus. The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) celebrated with a ribbon-cutting event on Friday, Sept. 29. “What we have behind us would...

  • Encinitas girl shines in independent film

    Encinitas girl shines in independent film

    A young Encinitas girl is making waves on televisions and big screens. Kathleen Sheehy, 7, started doing commercials for brands such as H&M and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse last year. "She has a very outgoing personality, and I thought it might be something fun for her to do because she likes...

  • Young owner opens unique salon in Rancho Santa Fe

    Young owner opens unique salon in Rancho Santa Fe

    Salon Draven, which offers hair and nail services, opened up at the Palma de la Reina mixed use center in July.

  • Residents to appeal approval of Modern Times tasting room

    Residents to appeal approval of Modern Times tasting room

    A group of residents is appealing the Encinitas planning commission's decision to approve a beer-tasting room downtown in July. The Encinitas Citizens Committee (ECC) will go before the city council, tentatively set on Oct. 11, in hopes to overturn the commission's approval of the opening of the...

  • Just Food For Dogs brings nutritious canine food to Del Mar Highlands Town Center

    Just Food For Dogs brings nutritious canine food to Del Mar Highlands Town Center

    Just Food For Dogs' newest store opens Sept. 15 in Del Mar at 3485 Del Mar Heights Road,

  • Encinitas local opens up Brewers Tap Room for the love of the craft

    Encinitas local opens up Brewers Tap Room for the love of the craft

    The best of San Diego’s independent craft brews can now be found in one place with the opening of The Brewers Tap Room in Encinitas Village Square. Owner Chris Duncan curates the rotating tap list, featuring 25 offerings from purely independent and small breweries, beers you typically wouldn’t...

  • Council continues to explore transition to district elections

    Council continues to explore transition to district elections

    As the Encinitas City Council on Sept. 6 continued deliberating how to transition Encinitas into district elections, the council members agreed that one thing would not change — the five distinct communities. Whether the council moves to five districts and a rotating mayor, or four districts with...

  • Encinitas to crack down on late-night noise

    Encinitas to crack down on late-night noise

    Two retired Sheriff's deputies will begin inspecting downtown's alcohol-serving establishments and providing other late-night aid in October as the city launches a new ordinance that aims to reduce the area's partying woes. "These are sworn deputies. These are officers with experience in defusing...

  • New ballot measure may contain far fewer sites than Measure T

    New ballot measure may contain far fewer sites than Measure T

    The next time Encinitas puts a proposed housing plan up for a public vote, it may list far fewer properties as options for up-zoning and low-income housing than the city's failed Measure T did. But the list won't contain any new names — a City Council subcommittee will just winnow down the list...

  • Yoga Del Mar raises money for school in Uganda

    Yoga Del Mar raises money for school in Uganda

    Katie Nager spearheaded a community effort to raise about $2,000 for Widows and Orphans Support Organization Uganda (WOSO) earlier this summer.

  • Pets rescued from Hurricane Harvey arrive in San Diego

    Pets rescued from Hurricane Harvey arrive in San Diego

    More than 60 rescued cats and dogs from Texas have made their way to San Diego. Staff members from Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe returned to the center Sept. 5 with 65 dogs and cats of all ages, who were rescued by Operation Pets Alive! and other Houston shelters to make room...

  • Tween dancer Merrick Hanna has 'Got Talent'

    Tween dancer Merrick Hanna has 'Got Talent'

    Famously taciturn TV talent judge Simon Cowell isn’t one to gush. But when it came to appraising the robot-style dancing of 12-year-old Merrick Hanna on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” this summer, he hasn’t held back. “This to me was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen on the show,” said...

  • Kids try new robotic surgery technology in Oceanside

    Kids try new robotic surgery technology in Oceanside

    The system, called the da Vinci Xi, is now being used at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, as well as at various hospitals around San Diego.

  • Local San Diego musician Matthew Phillips to play KAABOO

    Local San Diego musician Matthew Phillips to play KAABOO

    An up-and-coming San Diego singer-songwriter is getting the chance to play alongside some of the biggest musical acts when he performs at KAABOO Del Mar later this month. Matthew Phillips, alongside drummer Adam Graham, will bring his mix of alternative rock and pop to the festival's TRESTLES by...

  • Two people wanted in Encinitas jewelry store burglary

    Two people wanted in Encinitas jewelry store burglary

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff's Station are asking for the public’s help in locating one known suspect and identifying and locating the second suspect who burglarized a jewelry store in Encinitas. On Aug. 22, 2017, at about 4:30 a.m., a man and...

  • Lost Abbey's Hoppy Wheat brew supports Cardiff 101 Main Street

    Lost Abbey's Hoppy Wheat brew supports Cardiff 101 Main Street

    Lost Abbey's The Confessional continues its support of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea community with tribute beer.

  • Council moves to begin districting process

    Council moves to begin districting process

    Encinitas residents have one word for an out-of-the-area lawyer trying to force the city into district elections: no. But the city council, seemingly stuck between a rock and a hard place, was swayed by too many risks, including the loss of as much as six figures or more from the general fund....

  • Marijuana advocacy group looks to petition the city

    Marijuana advocacy group looks to petition the city

    A group of marijuana advocates is planning to circulate a petition aiming to let the voters decide how the substance should be handled in Encinitas, superseding a decision the city council has been working on for months. The San Diego-based Association of Cannabis Professionals is looking to gather...

  • Rescued animals arrive in San Diego to make room for pets affected by hurricane

    Rescued animals arrive in San Diego to make room for pets affected by hurricane

    More than 100 dogs and cats from a Louisiana shelter arrived in San Diego this week to make room for pets affected by Hurricane Harvey. A Wings of Rescue flight carried the 85 dogs and 20 cats from Acadiana Animal Aid Shelter to Gillespie Field in El Cajon on Aug. 28. The following day, 42 of...

  • Back to school: Your donation is voluntary

    Back to school: Your donation is voluntary

    One of the most important lessons in public school education is that in California, all students have a “free school guarantee” – meaning no students can be charged a fee to participate in educational activities. The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) is hoping to hammer that fact home,...

  • ATP students move into new La Costa Canyon home

    ATP students move into new La Costa Canyon home

    On Friday, Aug. 25 parents and students toured the new Adult Transition Program classrooms at La Costa Canyon High School. The Adult Transition Program (ATP) supports special needs students ages 18 to 22 and helps prepare them for adult life — the meet and greet was a way for students to explore...

  • Bread and Barley rises in Encinitas

    Bread and Barley rises in Encinitas

    A popular Los Angeles gastropub has opened its doors at a second location in Encinitas. Bread and Barley debuted at 542 North Coast Highway 101 officially on Aug. 16. It had a soft opening beginning in late May. The restaurant, which first opened in Covina in 2014, is known for its hamburgers and...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 1)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2vl8INO Coastal Roots Farm volunteer mornings Every Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m.; Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m.; and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road, allows volunteers to...

  • Encinitas Guitar Orchestra session begins Sept. 11

    Encinitas Guitar Orchestra session begins Sept. 11

    Guitarists of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming session, which begins Sept. 11. The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s 2017 fall session will feature unique Christmas music and the popular Latin hit song "Feliz Navidad" which will set the tone for...

  • Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association announces new director

    Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association announces new director

    The Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association recently announced its new interim executive director, Irene Pyun. Pyun has been working for E101 for the past two years managing events, promotions and building strong relationships with its members. Prior to E101, Pyun served in a similar role for the...

  • Rescued dog finds permanent home after life-saving surgery

    Rescued dog finds permanent home after life-saving surgery

    A dog who was abandoned on the side of the road, captured the hearts of people all over the country and sparked media attention now has a new chance at life. As of Aug. 24, Orson, a 2-year-old English Settler mix, is living permanently with the Encinitas family that has cared for him for months,...

  • San Dieguito pursues pact with Carlsbad to manage sports fields

    San Dieguito pursues pact with Carlsbad to manage sports fields

    The city of Carlsbad is back in discussions to manage the San Dieguito Union High School District’s La Costa Valley fields. The 28-acre parcel on Calle Barcelona in Carlsbad, home to two baseball fields, a softball field and three soccer and lacrosse fields, was built using funding from Proposition...

  • KAABOO executive shares insight on festival

    KAABOO executive shares insight on festival

    KAABOO Del Mar returns to the fairgrounds for its third consecutive year from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17. This time around, 70 musical acts such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, P!nk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse and Weezer will grace the event’s stages. The festival will also include works from visual...

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