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  • Roxy Restaurant wins permission for dance floor, earlier opening hours

    Roxy Restaurant wins permission for dance floor, earlier opening hours

    Toe-tapping patrons at the Roxy Restaurant, a downtown Encinitas dining institution that's been offering live music for years, soon may be permitted to get up and dance. The city's Planning Commission agreed Sept. 6 in a 4-0 vote, with Commissioner Bruce Ehlers absent, to allow the Coast Highway...

  • Encinitas home of famous online gamer shot at with BB gun

    Encinitas home of famous online gamer shot at with BB gun

    A popular professional gamer who has racked up more than 90 million views on the streaming website Twitch said someone shot at his Encinitas home on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, according to authorities and online videos. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed they responded two days in a row to investigate...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Sept. 6 to Sept. 9)

    Sept. 9 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 500 block Cam De Orchidia, 8:30 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - Alviso Way/Ocean View Avenue, 1:26 p.m. • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 200 N block El Camino Real, 3:32 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk...

  • Encinitas events this week (Sept. 14)

    Encinitas events this week (Sept. 14)

    The San Dieguito Heritage Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary with three family-friendly events over the weekend.

  • City of Encinitas seeking artists to exhibit in 2019

    The city of Encinitas is looking for artists to show and sell work in three civic galleries for its 2019 season. The city of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division oversees three civic galleries: the Civic Center Gallery at City Hall, the Encinitas Library Gallery, and the Encinitas Community Center...

  • Art classes help those with brain injuries, other challenges thrive

    Art classes help those with brain injuries, other challenges thrive

    Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas began offering the classes several years ago to help those with brain injuries and neurological challenges express themselves and increase their. motor skills

  • Del Mar fair board endorses medical pot event policy

    Del Mar fair board endorses medical pot event policy

    Proponents of medical marijuana have about 16 months to prove they can hold a responsible educational event without allowing the drug’s possession and use at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

  • Anti-gun show activists protest at Ag. board meeting

    Anti-gun show activists protest at Ag. board meeting

    Ongoing opposition to gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds continued in the agency’s board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14, though the panel was not scheduled to take any action. Fourteen members of the public spoke during the public comment section of the 22nd District Agricultural Association’s directors...

  • Incoming Botanic Garden CEO, president excited about new position

    Incoming Botanic Garden CEO, president excited about new position

    After helping to lead the Leichtag Foundation as its current chief scientist and working as the executive director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, Ari Novy is ready to tackle his new duties as the new president and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Novy, an Encinitas...

  • Six candidates to run in Encinitas council election

    Six candidates to run in Encinitas council election

    Three incumbents and three challengers will vie for a trio of seats on the Encinitas city council this November. In Encinitas, voters will be able to select their choice for the mayor, as well as districts three and four, if they live within one of those area’s boundaries. District three represents...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Aug. 8 to Aug. 12)

    Aug. 12 • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 2600 block Cazadero Drive, 10:06 p.m. • Misdemeanor shoplifting - 1900 block Calle Barcelona, 4:40 p.m. • Felony grand theft (shoplifting) - 1900 block Calle Barcelona, 4:30 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs,...

  • Holy Fire dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    Holy Fire dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    The latest refugees-on-four-paws have been transferred to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas as a result of the Holy Fire that has devastated parts of Riverside County and Orange Counties. RCHS has long been known as the San Diego area animal shelter that greeted pets from disaster...

  • American Legion looks to build new home in Encinitas

    New plans call for American Legion San Dieguito Post 416 to raze its historic buildings in downtown Encinitas and build a new structure from scratch. The older of the current two attached buildings was moved onto the site on Second Street at F Street in 1930 from the old Camp Kearny, a World War...

  • CHP investigates dead body found on freeway in Encinitas

    CHP investigates dead body found on freeway in Encinitas

    A woman's body was found on an Encinitas freeway on the morning of Aug. 14, according to the California Highway Patrol. The woman, who authorities identified as 62 years old and possibly homeless, was found on the Encinitas Boulevard off-ramp of the north Interstate 5 at about 6:30 a.m., said CHP...

  • Solana Beach resident to help lead charity yoga event

    Solana Beach resident to help lead charity yoga event

    The seventh annual One Love Movement event will feature yoga, live music, vendors, food and libations to raise money to support a local anti-bullying program, as well as a shelter for abandoned babies in Seoul, Korea and a shelter home for 17 kids in India.

  • Herb Taft selected as new captain for North Coastal sheriff's station

    Herb Taft selected as new captain for North Coastal sheriff's station

    Herb Taft was selected Aug. 7 to take over for former Captain John Maryon, who was promoted in late July to the commander of the county's court services bureau.

  • The search is on for San Dieguito's new superintendent

    The search is on for San Dieguito's new superintendent

    According to the search firm carrying the weight to find the San Dieguito Union High School District’s next superintendent, over 40 candidates had applied before the Aug. 10 deadline. Now the two search firm representatives will begin a recruitment process as well as vet the candidates, armed with...

  • Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Seven years ago, while in college, Ari Mannis decided to enter a stand-up comedy competition on a whim. From there, the Del Mar native has gone on to share the stage with various comedians in Southern California but will soon tackle his biggest performance yet — the KAABOO comedy stage. Mannis,...

  • Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at bit.ly/2KJfyn4. The Pettybreakers Hear the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act on Aug. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Based out of Southern California, this band...

  • Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Three Encinitas high schoolers and a chaperone received a taste of a different culture on a recent visit to Amasuka, Japan. "It was like what you would see online but just 10 times better," said Hannah Berggren, one of three incoming San Dieguito Academy sophomores who was chosen as a delegate...

  • Residents to vote on latest housing element update attempt in November

    Residents to vote on latest housing element update attempt in November

    After more than a year of council deliberations, Encinitas residents officially have a housing element they will be asked to vote on in the November election.

  • Remnant of Cardiff train depot to be preserved

    Remnant of Cardiff train depot to be preserved

    A piece of coastal North County’s history from the early 20th century will be preserved, thanks to an alert citizen, some conscientious construction workers, and the cooperation of regional authorities.

  • Cancer patients find strength through exercise, camaraderie

    Cancer patients find strength through exercise, camaraderie

    June Steffy understands the importance of exercise. Her daily routines have helped her stay in shape, battle two forms of cancer since 2014 and prepare her for an upcoming marathon in November — despite still being on targeted chemotherapy drugs twice a day. Steffy, who was diagnosed with early-stage...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Aug. 1 to Aug. 5)

    Aug. 5 • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia - Interstate 5 Ramp/Leucadia, 8:54 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance - 0 E block D Street, 12:48 p.m. • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - 1200 block Calle Christopher, 12:10 a.m. ...

  • San Dieguito forms leadership profile to guide superintendent search

    San Dieguito forms leadership profile to guide superintendent search

    San Dieguito Union High School District’s superintendent search firm wrapped up its community input sessions and online survey, looking to present the final leadership profile for the district’s next leader to the board on Aug. 9. The firm of Hazard, Attea and Associates (HYA), which recently placed...

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