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  • Cardiff Kringle Mingle

    Cardiff Kringle Mingle

    Cardiff 101 Mainstreet held a special holiday celebration Dec. 2 at the Cardiff Town Center with Santa in his vintage “Camera Camper”sleigh. The event included pictures with Santa, children’s craft pavilion, live musical performances by favorite kid bands, food and drink, gift basket drawing, a...

  • Encinitas Holiday Parade

    Encinitas Holiday Parade

    For the 61st year, Encinitas kicked off the holiday season Dec. 1 with a Holiday Parade and tree lighting event. This year’s theme was Botanical Oasis and the event also honored Grand Marshall Julian Duval. Many of the nearly 100 parade entries also competed to win a prize in one of the judged...

  • Heritage Tree Lighting

    Heritage Tree Lighting

    A tree lighting event took place Nov. 30 for the city-designated Heritage Tree, a 90-foot-tall towering Norfolk Island pine tree, which is covered in LED lights during the holidays in the Moonlight Beach parking lot. It was planted in 1952 by John and Peter Danforth as a Mother’s Day gift for their...

  • Author returns to local roots, promotes new book on Japanese culture

    Author returns to local roots, promotes new book on Japanese culture

    When Candice Kumai spoke recently at The Grauer School in Encinitas, the event marked a homecoming for the author, TV personality, entrepreneur and chef.

  • Encinitas events this week (Dec. 7)

    Encinitas events this week (Dec. 7)

    Encinitas events

  • Leucadia Cyclery closing doors after three decades in business

    Leucadia Cyclery closing doors after three decades in business

    Proprietor Fred Breidenthal’s shop has been a staple in the biking community.

  • Encinitas events this week (Nov. 30)

    Encinitas events this week (Nov. 30)

    The city-designated Heritage Tree, a 90-foot-tall towering Norfolk Island pine tree, will be covered in LED lights during the holidays in the Moonlight Beach parking lot. The tree will be lit Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m.

  • 13th annual inclusion/adapted physical education basketball tournament

    The 13th annual inclusion/adapted physical education basketball tournament took place Nov. 15 at La Costa Canyon High School. This year 10 teams with students from Torrey Pines High School, La Costa Canyon High School, Oak Crest, Diegueño, Carmel Valley and Pacific Trails middle schools participated...

  • Encinitas Turkey Trot 5k & 10k

    Encinitas Turkey Trot 5k & 10k

    Local residents once again started Thanksgiving by participating in the popular Encinitas Turkey Trot 5k & 10k Nov. 22. The race started and finished under the world famous “Encinitas” sign. The course took runners and walkers along Highway 101 where participants enjoy miles of ocean views. The...

  • 20th Annual Crystal Ball Gala benefits Casa De Amparo

    20th Annual Crystal Ball Gala benefits Casa De Amparo

    The 20th Annual Crystal Ball Gala return to Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe Nov. 10. The black-tie event included a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, music and dancing with Cal-Phonics, and live and silent auctions. Established in...

  • Surf Therapy Day

    Surf Therapy Day

    A Walk on Water (AWOW) held "Surf Therapy Day" Nov. 17 at Cardiff Beach. Since launching in 2012, AWOW has welcomed over 1,000 families and provided "Surf Therapy" to over 2,000 children and adults in need, according to AWOW's website at awalkonwater.org. AWOW's mission is to "reach every child...

  • SDA Parents’ Night Out fundraiser

    SDA Parents’ Night Out fundraiser

    The San Dieguito High School Academy boys water polo team held its its 5th annual Parents’ Night Out fundraiser Nov. 16 at the American Legion in. The evening featured live music by The Saltlickers, a local band. Proceeds will help fund team expenses. Online: encinitasadvocate.com

  • Holiday Street Fair

    Holiday Street Fair

    The Encinitas Holiday Street Fair kicked off the season Nov. 18. The event included more than 450 booths to visit, unique downtown Encinitas retailers, live music on the Beer Garden Stage and Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, plus dance, music and other entertainment on the Community Stage. The event,...

  • A summer job that led to a career change in food science for people and pets

    A summer job that led to a career change in food science for people and pets

    Rhondi Shigemura-Webster stumbled onto the path of food science by accident. As an undergrad studying medical research, she needed a summer job to help pay tuition and was hired to work with her best friend’s father at Conagra Brands. She had so much fun developing new products based on science...

  • Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 Veterans Day Dinner

    Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 Veterans Day Dinner

    The Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 held its annual Veterans Day Dinner Nov. 8 where the organization made a $4,000 donation to Wounder Warriors Freedom Station.

  • Encinitas events this week (Nov. 16)

    Encinitas events this week (Nov. 16)

    The Encinitas Holiday Street Fair, along South Coast Highway 101, between D and J Streets, will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Exposure: A women’s benefit event

    Exposure: A women’s benefit event

    Exposure 2018, the world’s largest women’s skateboarding event returned to Encinitas for its seventh year Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at the Encinitas Community Park. The event featured 200 female skaters from 20 different countries skating invert, bowl and street events. Proceeds go to Community Resource...

  • 17th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat

    17th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat

    The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association presented its 17th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event Oct. 31 at South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd to K Street. The event included carved pumpkins on display at multiple viewing locations, merchants had goodies for kids who also had the opportunity...

  • Ensemble from Brazil to perform in Encinitas

    Ensemble from Brazil to perform in Encinitas

    The Music by the Sea concert series will feature a performance by Quinta Essentia recorder ensemble, one of Brazil’s top-rated musical groups, on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The concert series presents the winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions in...

  • Encinitas events this week (Nov. 9)

    Encinitas events this week (Nov. 9)

    Encinitas events

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Sept. 27 to Sept. 29)

    Oct. 1 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 1000 block Golden Road, 12:48 a.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 17700 block Azucar Way, midnight Sept. 30 • Felony take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft - Camino San Thomas Laurel Hill Lane, 11:45 p.m. • Felony...

  • Encinitas events this week (Oct. 5)

    Encinitas events this week (Oct. 5)

    Encinitas events

  • Old Art Deco building to be transformed into upscale eatery

    Old Art Deco building to be transformed into upscale eatery

    Plans are in the works to transform an aging, Art Deco-style building on a dark and dirty bit of downtown's D Street into an upscale dining establishment with a raw oyster bar. The brownish-gray structure a half-block west of Coast Highway 101 began life as a grocery store just before the Great...

  • Man who torched school, church in Encinitas sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Man who torched school, church in Encinitas sentenced to 10 years in prison

    An Encinitas man who admitted to setting fires at a church and a middle school and throwing a Molotov cocktail into another church building during a three-week arson spree was sentenced Sept. 27 to 10 years in federal prison. Tyler Carender, 22, was arrested in July 2017 at his home on Island View...

  • Deputies arrest three people in Encinitas on suspicion of drug sales

    Deputies arrest three people in Encinitas on suspicion of drug sales

    Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in Encinitas on Sept. 26 after finding drugs in a home. Detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station Narcotics and Gang Detail served a search warrant at the residence of Robert Lorifice, in the 1600 block of Blossom...

  • Hubbard, Muir field questions in candidates forum

    Hubbard, Muir field questions in candidates forum

    Encinitas residents in District 3 will have two candidates to choose from in November. One has served on the city council for three terms, while the other is a current planning commissioner who aims to bring a new vision to the city. Incumbent Mark Muir and his challenger Jody Hubbard fielded questions...

  • San Diego organization works with inmates to train service dogs

    San Diego organization works with inmates to train service dogs

    Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, which was founded in 1998, partners service canines with clients diagnosed with different health ailments, primarily Autism and PTSD.

  • Olivenhain Kids Cross Country Invitational

    Olivenhain Kids Cross Country Invitational

    The sixth annual Olivenhain Kids Cross Country Invitational will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Olivenhain Town Hall. The invitational is a great way for kids ages 5-14 of all abilities to experience a fun, kids-only running event. Age group races begin at 8 a.m. The course is a 500-meter loop...

  • Roger Anderson Chorale announces next season, free concerts

    Roger Anderson Chorale announces next season, free concerts

    The Roger Anderson Chorale will deliver another wildly popular free concert series to the community. Bringing audiences exquisite harmonies and complex rhythms, the group performs songs from an international collection of composers. This January, the 2019 season starts with Director Roger Anderson’s...

  • Father of three helps others as he copes with losing wife from cancer

    Father of three helps others as he copes with losing wife from cancer

    One place where he and his wife did seek help during their cancer battle was a nonprofit group called the Clearity Foundation, which is based in San Diego and offers a number of free services for women with ovarian cancer.

  • 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...

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