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  • SDUHSD Superintendent Eric Dill accepts position in Bay Area

    SDUHSD Superintendent Eric Dill accepts position in Bay Area

    San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Eric Dill announced he will be leaving the district at the end of the school year for a new job in the Bay Area.

  • 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.

  • Second juvenile arrested in second threat to Torrey Pines

    Second juvenile arrested in second threat to Torrey Pines

    Two separate threats of violence were allegedly directed at Torrey Pines High School last week, resulting in two juveniles being arrested and taken to San Diego Juvenile Hall Detention Facility. In the first case, a 14-year-old TPHS freshman was taken into custody on Feb. 22 after allegedly making...

  • 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....

  • Update: Pedestrian dies from injuries sustained in alleged vehicle hit-and-run incident in Encinitas

    Update: Pedestrian dies from injuries sustained in alleged vehicle hit-and-run incident in Encinitas

    An 87-year-old male pedestrian,identified as Jack Hesselbach, died Dec. 24 from injuries sustained in an alleged hit-and-run-vehicle accident that occurred Dec. 23, according to a San Diego County Sheriff's Department press release. On Dec. 23, at about 6:04 p.m., deputies from the North Coastal...

  • Pedestrian severely injured in alleged hit-and-run driving incident in Encinitas

    Pedestrian severely injured in alleged hit-and-run driving incident in Encinitas

    On Dec. 23 at approximately 6:04 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to an alleged hit-and-run driving accident where a pedestrian was struck by a car, according to a San Diego County Sheriff's Department press release. An 87-year-old male was walking in the crosswalk near the intersection of Balour...

  • 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 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....

  • Hit-run pickup that ran down woman in Encinitas is focus of search

    Hit-run pickup that ran down woman in Encinitas is focus of search

    Sheriff’s investigators have identified — but not yet found — the pickup used when a driver critically injured a woman in Encinitas on Sept. 22. They are asking for the public’s help in finding the white Ford F-150 Platinum Edition truck with California license plate number 835224A2. Crime Stoppers...

  • Woman critical after Encinitas hit-and-run

    Woman critical after Encinitas hit-and-run

    Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of a white Ford F-150 pickup that hit a 33-year-old woman crossing Encinitas Boulevard, leaving her with critical injuries Friday night, Sept. 22. The woman was mid-block, walking south between Interstate 5 and North Coast Highway at 7:27 p.m. when...

  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Encinitas

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Encinitas

    A woman who died after she was struck by an SUV on Sept. 15 in an Encinitas crosswalk was identified three days later as Carmen M. Gonzalez. Gonzalez, 61, of Encinitas died at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla about two hours after the crash, which was reported at 6:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection...

  • Surfing Madonna run aims to become world record-holder

    Surfing Madonna run aims to become world record-holder

    This year’s Surfing Madonna Beach Run could be one for the record books. Organizers are hoping their Nov. 5 event on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas will win gold medal status as the world’s “Largest Race on Sand” and they’ve invited judges from Guinness World Records to observe the proceedings. “It...

  • 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...

  • North County nurse practitioner hits the awards trifecta

    North County nurse practitioner hits the awards trifecta

    Some residents of San Diego North County may recognize the name of Evy Silk who is a neighbor in Cardiff and has practiced as a nurse practitioner with Dr. Warren Pleskow in Encinitas. They will not be surprised to learn of the accolades recently bestowed upon her. On the occasion of National Nurse...

  • Blakespear highlights accomplishments, challenges in State of the City address

    Blakespear highlights accomplishments, challenges in State of the City address

    Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear forecasted the city's present as "clear and beautiful" and the future as "bright" in a State of the City address on March 28. After being introduced by her two children, Blakespear detailed city finances, public safety and housing, among other topics. "By all...

  • Principal Bjorn Paige leaving San Dieguito High School Academy

    Principal Bjorn Paige leaving San Dieguito High School Academy

    San Dieguito High School Academy Principal Bjorn Paige recently announced he will be leaving the school at the end of the school year. In July, he will become the principal of the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, Oregon, a school of over 700 students in grades 6-12 with a focus...

  • Man killed when hit by train in Leucadia

    Man killed when hit by train in Leucadia

    A man died when he was struck by a train in Leucadia on the afternoon of March 15, authorities said. A preliminary investigation found that at about 2:45 p.m., a man stepped onto the train tracks in the area of Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast 101, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's...

  • Woman crashes car into Encinitas Trader Joe's, injures four people

    Woman crashes car into Encinitas Trader Joe's, injures four people

    An unlicensed 87-year-old woman crashed her car into a Trader Joe’s store in Encinitas and injured four people on the afternoon of Jan. 26, authorities said. A preliminary investigation found the woman, who was the sole occupant of a 2002 Honda Civic, backed her car into the store at 115 N. El...

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