Profiles

  • North Coastal Council of PTAs Reflections Art Awards Celebration

    North Coastal Council of PTAs Reflections Art Awards Celebration

    The National PTA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its iconic PTA Reflections Art Program this year. To mark the occasion and celebrate this year’s Council Level Finalists, the North Coastal Council of PTAs held a Art Reception and Awards Celebration on Wednesday evening, Nov. 28, at El Camino...

  • Miracle League of San Diego honors ‘Outstanding Service Award’ recipients

    Miracle League of San Diego honors ‘Outstanding Service Award’ recipients

    Each year the Miracle League of San Diego honors high school seniors who have volunteered their time for at least three years.

  • 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...

  • 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

  • ‘Dia de los Muertos’ held in Encinitas

    ‘Dia de los Muertos’ held in Encinitas

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and the City of Encinitas presented the 5th annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival Oct. 27 at the Encinitas Community Center. The event included performances by San Diego’s top Mariachi Bands and Ballet Folklorico dancers, art-making workshops...

  • Foster and birth moms become unlikely best friends

    Foster and birth moms become unlikely best friends

    The Weinsteins, who live with their children in Encinitas, have served since 2013 as foster parents with the Angel Foster Family Network.

  • Encinitas events this week (Nov. 2)

    Encinitas events this week (Nov. 2)

    For more information and events, visit the city's newsletter at https://bit.ly/2CP5LeT. John McCutcheon Accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, piano, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and autoharp, John McCutcheon sings his own songs, along with covers of well-known folk greats Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie...

  • 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...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (Sept. 14 to Sept. 18)

    Sept. 18 • Vehicle break-in/theft - 2700 S block 101, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 • Misdemeanor shoplifting - 300 S block 101, noon • Residential burglary - 300 block Andrew Avenue, 3:55 a.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia - I-5 Santa Fe Drive, 3:36 a.m. Sept. 16 • Commercial...

  • Encinitas events this week (Sept. 21)

    Encinitas events this week (Sept. 21)

    Encinitas events

  • San Dieguito Heritage Museum 30th anniversary celebration

    San Dieguito Heritage Museum 30th anniversary celebration

    The San Dieguito Heritage Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary with three family-friendly events Sept. 14-16 . Photos on this page were taken at the deep-pit BBQ fundraiser held Sept. 15. The event included great food, live music, a craft beer garden, bake sale, photo booth, silent auction and...

  • Community Resource Center welcomes new executive director

    Community Resource Center welcomes new executive director

    Community Resource Center recently announced that John Van Cleef is the organization’s new executive director. Van Cleef will lead Community Resource Center’s efforts to fight hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in North County San Diego. Van Cleef began his position at CRC on Sept. 17.

  • Proposed housing element a hot topic at forum

    Proposed housing element a hot topic at forum

    Encinitas’ latest attempt toward a state-mandated housing element needs to pass because "it is the law," a proponent of the plan argued. But an opponent contested the proposed measure is more beneficial to developers than it is to residents. Kurt Groseclose, a former planning commissioner and supporter...

  • 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...

  • Encinitas multifamily properties sell for $10 million in off-market deal

    Encinitas multifamily properties sell for $10 million in off-market deal

    A private investor has acquired a pair of multifamily properties totaling 24 units in Encinitas for $10 million. Located within walking distance of one another, the properties consist of two identical two-story apartment structures located at 1237 and 1353 N. Vulcan Ave. The seller, the Joseph...

  • Gala in the Garden

    Gala in the Garden

    The San Diego Botanic Garden’s 19th annual Gala in the Garden took place Sept. 8. This year’s theme was “Inspiring the Nature within Us.” Julian Duval, president/CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden, was honored with this year’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award. Duval was selected in recognition of his horticultural...

  • Cardiff Greek Festival

    Cardiff Greek Festival

    Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church hosted the 40th Annual Cardiff Greek Festival Sept. 8 and 9. Event attendees had the opportunity to enjoy and experience Hellenic cuisine, entertainment and hospitality as the church grounds were once again transformed with the sights, sounds,...

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