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  • Residents make suggestions for El Portal under-crossing

    Residents make suggestions for El Portal under-crossing

    Encinitas residents who live near Paul Ecke Central Elementary School provided their input regarding the future proposed El Portal underpass on June 20 at a meeting at city hall. The city council in January unanimously approved $881,967 allotted to San Francisco-based T.Y. Lin International architectural...

  • Encinitas native Austin Kay wins baseball championship with Cal Lutheran

    Encinitas native Austin Kay wins baseball championship with Cal Lutheran

    Canyon Crest Academy alumnus Austin Kay recently capped his baseball career with a satisfying walk-off championship title. The Encinitas-native helped the Cal Lutheran University Kingsmen baseball team win its first ever NCAA Division III National Championship on May 30. The title is only the second...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (June 14-June 20)

    June 20 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 200 S block Cedros Avenue, 11:06 p.m. • Felony vandalism ($400 or more) - 2100 block San Elijo Avenue, 9:30 a.m. June 19 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 800 N block 101, 7:37 p.m. • Misdemeanor...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 23)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rxYB5K . Leucadia Music Festival Mattson 2, Peter Prague Group, Trouble in the Wing and other musical artists will perform at Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N Coast Highway 101, on June 24 from noon...

  • Encinitas native Austin Kay wins baseball championship with Cal Lutheran

    Encinitas native Austin Kay wins baseball championship with Cal Lutheran

    Canyon Crest Academy alumnus Austin Kay recently capped his baseball career with a satisfying walk-off championship title. The Encinitas-native helped the Cal Lutheran University Kingsmen baseball team win its first ever NCAA Division III National Championship on May 30. The title is only the second...

  • 'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    Virginia Ann Holt and Grace Swanson team up to display hand painted silks and gourd art in the six lighted cubes in the foyer of the Encinitas Library. The title of their show, “Passion Colors Everything”, describes the big, bold botanicals painted on sensuous silks by Virginia and the brightly...

  • Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Amidst the sounds of overhead announcements and the general hustle and bustle of an airport, live music filled terminal two at San Diego International Airport on the morning of June 19 when Switchfoot performed a brief concert with children from the area. The Grammy Award-winning musical group,...

  • Parents call for special education overhaul in San Dieguito district

    Parents call for special education overhaul in San Dieguito district

    Parents of special education students made their voices heard on June 8, protesting before the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) meeting and continuing on to the SDUHSD board room where they handed over a petition alleging unequal treatment and facilities for special education students....

  • Board member suggests halting CIF sports in San Dieguito district

    Board member suggests halting CIF sports in San Dieguito district

    San Dieguito Union School District board trustee John Salazar voted against the district high schools competing in CIF sports in the 2017-18 school year until the district fixes what he believes is “broken.” At the June 8 board meeting, Salazar said that the CIF has 16 operating principles of “Pursuing...

  • Kindergarten teachers share "Four Steps to Friendship"

    Kindergarten teachers share "Four Steps to Friendship"

    Rhoades School kindergarten teachers write their first book.

  • Encinitas mayor supports Paris Climate Agreement

    Encinitas mayor supports Paris Climate Agreement

    Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear has joined the growing number of American cities (248 and climbing) signing a statement in support of the commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement. The statement was prepared by the Climate Mayors in response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris...

  • Encinitas woman receives Fulbright Award

    Encinitas woman receives Fulbright Award

    Anne Artz, an Encinitas resident and teacher at The Preuss School UCSD, will spend her summer vacation a little differently this year. Approximately one week after she finishes the school year on June 23, Artz will head to Vietnam for a six-week teaching stint as part of the Fulbright Distinguished...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (June 7-June 13)

    June 13 • Misdemeanor petty theft (from building) - 2000 block San Elijo Avenue, 7:50 p.m. • Felony transport/etc controlled substance - 900 N block 101, 5:10 p.m. • Misdemeanor shoplifting - 1000 N block El Camino Real, 9:32 a.m. June 12 • Misdemeanor battery on person - 1100 block Arcadia Road,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 16)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2r7Tk9o Coast Hwy 101 Banner Exhibit Travel along Coast Highway 101 and see vinyl banners high up on the light posts through July 4. The art pieces promote the San Diego County Fair theme, "Where the...

  • Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    When Phillip Magin observed animosity and disagreements among political parties in the recent election, he was inspired to try to make the groups come together through art. The 18-year-old Del Mar playwright, who graduates from Canyon Crest Academy this month, will present a self-written and self-produced...

  • Captain Book to sail no more

    Captain Book to sail no more

    After stealing away the attention of youngsters across San Diego for nearly two decades, Captain Book will conclude his performances for good later this month. The pirate character, played by Morris Pike of Encinitas, has been a fixture in San Diego pre-school and elementary classrooms since 2001....

  • Walk for Sobriety to raise awareness June 17

    Walk for Sobriety to raise awareness June 17

    An event will raise awareness for those who are sober, going through recovery and their families. The fifth annual 5K Walk for Sobriety, hosted by the McAlister Institute, will take place June 17 at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Shane Poppen, board member of the McAlister Institute, believes this...

  • City hires contractor for Birmingham Drive project

    City hires contractor for Birmingham Drive project

    The City of Encinitas entered an agreement June 7 with a contractor to design the Birmingham Drive Complete Streets Improvement Project. The city council approved a contract with Michael Baker International in the amount of $748,000 plus 20 percent contingencies to redesign Birmingham through Cardiff....

  • Alleged attempted kidnapping unverified so far, authorities say

    Alleged attempted kidnapping unverified so far, authorities say

    Authorities say an alleged attempted kidnapping case at Park Dale Elementary on June 6 is still unverified to date. The Encinitas Union School District in an email June 7 warned Park Dale Elementary parents about a possible attempted kidnapping that happened at the school the day before. Principal...

  • Cancer survivor hopes to spread positivity at Scripps Encinitas event

    Cancer survivor hopes to spread positivity at Scripps Encinitas event

    For Dennis Baca, a cancer diagnosis did not mean all hope was lost. It was a chance for experts to fix a problem and for him to inspire others. Last August, the tow truck driver began experiencing severe exhaustion, which he attributed to a persistent cough. He decided to visit a doctor, who ordered...

  • Canyon Crest Academy alum wins Emmy College Television award

    Canyon Crest Academy alum wins Emmy College Television award

    A woman who grew up in Del Mar and attended Canyon Crest Academy has been honored with a prestigious filmmaking award. Becky Prolman, 25, a Chapman University graduate, won the Children's Television Programming distinction at the Emmy College Television Awards on May 24 for her senior project titled...

  • Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am to take place June 24

    Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am to take place June 24

    Switchfoot will host its 13th annual Bro-Am, presented by Hurley and iHeartMedia, on Saturday, June 24 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. The day will be full of unique surf contests and a beach fest concert with performances from Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Jamtown, the 91X Battle of the Bands Winner...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (May 31-June 6)

    June 6 • Other sex crime - 2000 block Park Dale Lane, 2:30 p.m. June 5 • Misdemeanor DUI alcohol/0.08 percent - 1100 block Symphony Place, 10:38 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 7000 block Avenida Encinitas, 9:21 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 6900 block Batiquitos...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 9)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2syYdoc Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Encinitas Ballet presents this show accompanied by live music by the Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra on June 10 at 5 p.m. at the Proscenium Theatre, 5951 Village Center...

  • Blind surfers ride the waves in Carlsbad

    Blind surfers ride the waves in Carlsbad

    When Nicole Bissett returned to her home of San Diego after a year away for work, she knew the beach would be one of the first places she would visit. On June 4, she climbed on her surfboard, paddled out in the water and stood up, catching waves and feeling free from life's stresses. She felt happy...

  • Advocacy group hosts 100 days rally in Encinitas

    Advocacy group hosts 100 days rally in Encinitas

    The Wagon Circle, an Encinitas-based advocacy group that formed last year, celebrated organizing and supporting each other through the first 100 days of the new administration on May 7 with a picnic and unity rally. The gathering took place at Cottonwood Creek Park, where members marched linked...

  • Sheriff’s Dept. seeking additional indecent exposure victims

    Sheriff’s Dept. seeking additional indecent exposure victims

    The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is seeking additional people who may have been victims of indecent exposure or inappropriate touching in the North County coastal areas. A Hispanic man standing next to a white delivery van in the 4000 block of Vista De La Tierra in Solana Beach grabbed...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (May 3-May 9)

    May 9 • Residential burglary - 1800 block Avenida Apice, 1 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 300 block San Andres Drive, 12:30 p.m. May 8 • Other sex crime - 17600 block El Vuelo, 3 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 800...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 12)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2qGGGd4 Passport to the Silk Road Guests can enjoy a middle eastern dinner, drinks and live entertainment on May 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Tickets...

  • Downtown Encinitas experiences a calm Cinco de Mayo

    Downtown Encinitas experiences a calm Cinco de Mayo

    Downtown Encinitas experienced a rather quiet Cinco de Mayo this year, despite concerns from the community about loud and overcrowded bars along Coast Highway 101 and new regulations from the city regarding drinking and noise downtown. Homeowners and members of downtown’s Self-Realization Fellowship...

  • La Costa Canyon graduate charged in Penn State hazing case

    A 2016 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and other charges in connection with the hazing death of a fraternity brother at Penn State University. Luke Visser of Encinitas was among 18 students charged Friday in one of the...

  • Adam Camacho selected to lead San Dieguito Academy

    Adam Camacho selected to lead San Dieguito Academy

    Adam Camacho has been named the new principal of San Dieguito Academy, taking over for Bjorn Paige, effective July 1, according to a press release. Camacho, who has been the principal of Earl Warren Middle School since 2014, joined the San Dieguito Union High School District in 2000 as a counselor...

  • Man dies at the wheel, causes solo car wreck in Encinitas

    Man dies at the wheel, causes solo car wreck in Encinitas

    A man died while driving on the evening of May 6 and crashed his car in Encinitas on Encinitas Boulevard at Vulcan Avenue, authorities said. The three passengers in the mini-van, who were related to the man, said the driver rolled his head backward and passed out about 5:30 p.m., according to the...

  • Motorcyclist sustains major injuries in Encinitas freeway crash

    Motorcyclist sustains major injuries in Encinitas freeway crash

    A motorcyclist sustained major injuries on the afternoon of May 5 following a crash on the northbound I-5 freeway in Encinitas, authorities said. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed and collided in the back of a 2005 Honda Civic at about 12:05 p.m. near...

  • Delays to Encinitas lifeguard project will impact summer beach season

    Delays to Encinitas lifeguard project will impact summer beach season

    Throughout much of the busy summer season, people will find unexpected construction activity and fewer places to park at Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach. Construction of a $3.7 million lifeguard tower, which was initially proposed to conclude before Memorial Day, now looks unlikely to be done until...

  • Cannabis festival coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Cannabis festival coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Where the turf meets the surf meets the spliff? The Del Mar Fairgrounds has inked a contract for its first-ever cannabis festival — and the largest by far ever in San Diego County. As many as 6,000 people are expected for the Sept. 23 event, which organizers are calling the Goodlife Festival. Attendance...

  • Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast focuses on the homeless

    Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast focuses on the homeless

    Showing compassion toward the homeless was among the strongest messages given to a crowd of about 115 people of all faiths at the 24th annual Mayor’s Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center on May 4. The event, held on the National Day of Prayer, welcomed...

  • TEDx event in Cardiff to discuss community

    TEDx event in Cardiff to discuss community

    An event centered on community and how people interact with each other today will take place next week in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. TEDxCardiffbytheSea, on May 12 at EVE Encinitas, will include 12 local and visiting speakers who will talk on a range of topics, including health, philosophy, activism,...

  • Sheriff’s Department presents kids reading day May 17

    Sheriff’s Department presents kids reading day May 17

    The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s North Coastal Station presents a free reading day for kids on May 17 at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1040 N. El Camino Real. A deputy will read to children, and the kids will also have the opportunity to ask questions. For more information, call 760-966-3588.

  • Encinitas Crime Report (April 26-May 2)

    May 2 • Felony battery with serious bodily injury - 2100 block San Elijo Avenue, 4:40 p.m. • Misdemeanor shoplifting - 400 block Encinitas Boulevard, 3 p.m. • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 1600 block Villa Cardiff Drive, 12:15 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public:...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 5)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2oRNZxT Blue Star Museum Program The San Diego Botanic Garden will offer free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families May 1 through...

  • City council members unanimously pass tree ordinance

    City council members unanimously pass tree ordinance

    After months of discussion and multiple re-drafts, the Encinitas City Council on April 26 unanimously agreed on an ordinance that would protect and regulate city trees. Four trees on Second and Third streets came under fire in September when city staff told concerned citizens that the trees posed...

  • New Marine Safety Center opening delayed

    New Marine Safety Center opening delayed

    The opening of the new Marine Safety Center at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas has been delayed, officials told the city council April 26. Encinitas broke ground on the new center last fall. The former lifeguard tower, originally built by lifeguard staff in 1953, was demolished on Oct. 24. City...

  • San Dieguito's metal Mustang riding high again

    San Dieguito's metal Mustang riding high again

    San Dieguito High School Academy celebrated the return of the metal Mustang on April 26.

  • Local, celebrated musicians to perform at Gator by the Bay

    Local, celebrated musicians to perform at Gator by the Bay

    San Diego will resemble Louisiana in May when the annual Gator by the Bay music and food festival takes place at Spanish Landing Park. The event, slated for May 11 to 14, will include dozens of bands, including Grammy-nominated blues singer and pianist, Marcia Ball. Several local bands will also...

  • Fitness program aims to help cancer patients

    Fitness program aims to help cancer patients

    A few years ago, Candace Davis was depressed, and she didn’t exercise or eat well. What finally got the 69-year-old Oceanside woman out of that mental state was a shocker: breast cancer. The diagnosis, about a year-and-a-half ago, prompted her to change her lifestyle. She began working out in fitness...

  • San Dieguito tennis coach wins Coach of the Year award

    San Dieguito tennis coach wins Coach of the Year award

    Joe Tomasi, the varsity tennis coach at San Dieguito Academy, will be honored in June as a Southern California Boys Tennis Coach of the Year. Tomasi was chosen by the California Coaches Association as a top tennis coach in the San Diego region. He was honored with a similar award for girls tennis...

  • Retired Marine female colonel from Carlsbad honored

    Retired Marine female colonel from Carlsbad honored

    A Carlsbad woman and retired U.S. Marine colonel is being honored for her work researching female Marine Corps generals. Marianne S. Waldrop is being recognized by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for her two years spent interviewing eight of nine living female generals. “It’s humbling because...

  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair to feature artists

    The Encinitas Spring Street Fair on April 29 and April 30 will spotlight the “Makers Movement” by flagging local artisans and creators for fair attendees to easily spot along Coast Highway 101. The Art of Santos, a local but internationally known artist, will paint live inside the Beer Garden as...

  • Encinitas wins environmental awards

    The City of Encinitas won top honors earlier this month at the Climate Action Campaign’s NightCAP Annual Awards Celebration. Encinitas won the Agents of Change Award, which recognized the city as moving toward 100 percent clean energy, on April 12. Solana Beach and Del Mar were also nominated in...

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