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  • San Dieguito parents question 'abuse' of public records requests

    San Dieguito parents question 'abuse' of public records requests

    Several San Dieguito Union High School District parents have been using the California Public Records Act to find out information about how the district conducts its business. At recent school board meetings, parents are speaking out against requests they believe are a misuse of the act, constituting...

  • Motorcyclist dies after smashing into sheriff's patrol vehicle in Encinitas

    Motorcyclist dies after smashing into sheriff's patrol vehicle in Encinitas

    A motorcyclist died after slamming into a deputy’s patrol vehicle in Encinitas on Sunday, June 24, a sheriff’s official said. Witnesses reported the crash on South Coast Highway 101 south of Encinitas Boulevard about 11:40 a.m., sheriff’s Lt. Amber Baggs said. The rider died before he could be...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Plans in works for Encinitas' first 'Cyclovia'

    The temporary closure of Coast Highway 101 for the annual Encinitas Holiday Parade might be extended several hours longer next year to accommodate the city's first-ever "Cyclovia" event. "For those who haven't heard of a cyclovia event, it's an open streets type of event where you basically shut...

  • Encinitas City Council approves animal services contract with San Diego Humane Society

    The Encinitas City Council unanimously approved a three-year contract with San Diego Humane Society for animal control services, beginning July 1, according to a San Diego Humane Society news release. San Diego Humane Society will provide shelter and care of animals, law enforcement patrol seven...

  • Council considers zoning standards for housing plan

    Council considers zoning standards for housing plan

    The Encinitas City Council once again mulled over how to zone for future development on May 23, this time discussing zoning standards such as total building height, parking and unit sizes. Over the last year, the council has deliberated sites to be included on its draft Housing Element Update,...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Help wanted to identify female suspect using counterfeit money at local stores

    Help wanted to identify female suspect using counterfeit money at local stores

     San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to identify and locate a woman wanted in connection with using counterfeit bills at local businesses in the North County. 

  • Coastal Communities Concert Band honors local high school students

    Coastal Communities Concert Band honors local high school students

    For the past 19 years, the top high school band students from the San Dieguito Union High School District have been chosen by their band directors to participate in this annual spring concert.

  • Streetscape opponents file suit against Encinitas

    Streetscape opponents file suit against Encinitas

    A group of people who've asked the state Coastal Commission to block Encinitas' plans to eliminate two vehicle lanes along much of Leucadia's part of Coast Highway 101 now have filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking the same ends.

  • 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...

  • Divided commission approves second drive-thru Starbucks for Encinitas

    Divided commission approves second drive-thru Starbucks for Encinitas

     Plans for Encinitas' second drive-thru Starbucks got a green light Thursday, Feb. 15, from the city's Planning Commission, but the board set multiple conditions on the project to alleviate traffic congestion concerns.

  • Pacific Ridge robotics team goes undefeated in league play

    Pacific Ridge robotics team goes undefeated in league play

    The Pacific Ridge robotics team 4262 Ridgebots went undefeated for the second time in a row on Jan. 28 in a FIRST Lego League match at Mater Dei Catholic High School. The group is currently the highest ranked team in the First Tech Challenge League. Each year, teams engage in a new challenge where...

  • Public help sought in solving $150,000 heist

    Public help sought in solving $150,000 heist

    Authorities are hoping that someone can help them solve a residential burglary in Encinitas last year that saw the theft of items worth a total of more than $150,000. The reward has been increased to up to $5,000, Crime Stoppers said in a news release Jan. 25. The break-in happened Aug. 4, when...

  • Neighbors to city: Stop cars from crashing into our backyards

    Neighbors to city: Stop cars from crashing into our backyards

    After a car plowed into his Encinitas backyard, knocking down a wooden fence, this past Christmas Eve, Carlos Rios said he considered the incident “only a matter of time.” For more than 30 years, neighbors along Village Wood Road have estimated at least 10 vehicles have crashed through their backyards...

  • Vehicle stops on tracks, gets hit by train

    Vehicle stops on tracks, gets hit by train

    An alleged drunken driver was pulled out of a car straddling railroad tracks in Encinitas just before an Amtrak train smashed into the vehicle, deputies said Dec. 31. The train struck the car at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, near the intersection of East E Street and South Coast Highway 101....

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