Plans to demolish aging Cardiff Elementary School classrooms and rebuild much of the campus can move forward despite a legal battle over a school parkland area, the Encinitas Planning Commission has decided.
Council approves agreements with company to provide service.
Supporters of the Cardiff School District’s plan to rebuild one of its two elementary school campuses appeared before the Encinitas City Council to state their cases Monday, April 17. A Solana Beach resident spoke in opposition to the reconstruction of Cardiff Elementary School. He supported opponents...
Leaders oppose Trump administration plan to open coastal waters to exploration by petroleum industry.
Students from The Rhoades School in Encinitas recently raised more than $3,200 to benefit girls worldwide by hosting the school’s second annual open mic night and third annual Girl Rising Bazaar.
At the state tournament on March 22, the ECC Gal Pals competed against the top teams from four regions receiving 1st place in the Spontaneous Problem category, and 2nd place overall, earning themselves the chance to compete in the OOTM 2019 World Finals.
The county will look to bolster electric vehicle usage in the region by developing a plan for building charging infrastructure.
Bryce Wettstein’s happy place is expressing herself on a skateboard, wearing her signature bright pink Converse with the decorated soles, laced with multi-colored shoelaces.
Some Encinitas residents are upset about a “skate park” being built in the backyard of their neighbor’s home. Ken Weinzetl and Mike Quinn, who have owned homes in their Village Park-area neighborhood for over 40 years, believe that the city “goofed” in allowing the skate pool to be built in a residential...
The Brewers Tap Room in Encinitas presents its first art show.
An argument at an Encinitas home took a violent turn when a man was stabbed by his own son, deputies said April 6. The dispute happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at a home near the intersection of Saxony and Normandy roads in Leucadia, San Diego County Sheriff's Sgt. Brett Garrett said.
Construction starts this month on a $1.5 million test well to show whether desalinated groundwater could supplement the drinking water supply for 86,000 customers of the Olivenhain Municipal Water District. The district serves parts of Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Diego, San Marcos, Solana Beach and...
Roberta Walker was hit by a truck while riding along Leucadia’s portion of Coast Highway in early December
Plan is to overhaul 2.5-mile stretch of Coast Highway 101.
Encinitas can expect to celebrate everything from the opening of a rail trail segment to finally resolving its longstanding housing planning conflict with the state in the coming year, Mayor Catherine Blakespear said Tuesday, March 26, as she gave the annual “State of the City” address.
Sisters Nancy and Julia Glen recently published the second book in their city adventure series, "Encinitas Adventures."
At a contentious meeting with emotions running high, the Encinitas City Council voted 5-0 on Wednesday, March 27, to give final approval to an update of the city’s housing plan, bringing the city in compliance with a state mandate to allow more homes within its borders.
Encinitas schools have won two of the top honors in the 2019 Civic Learning Awards, co-sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
On March 15, the group Save the Park and Build the School filed a lawsuit against the Cardiff School District alleging an inadequate environmental impact report for the reconstruction of Cardiff School.
Downtown’s E Street could eventually be known for its spring-blooming, sunshine-yellow jacarandas, while D Street could become famous for the fiery red fall foliage of Chinese pistaches as Encinitas’ street tree “infill” plan takes root.
A man who’s been campaigning for years to get California to lift a ban on ferrets as household pets finally got a chance to make his case to the Encinitas City Council Wednesday, March 20, but only won one vote.
On Tuesday, March 26, Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s bill that would prohibit the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds passed out of the Public Safety Committee, its first test in the Assembly. The bill will next head to the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee.
North County Transit District has postponed the removal of about 90 bus stops, saying it needs more time to address concerns and to post notices at each of the locations to be eliminated.
A citizens’ group of growth-control advocates will not be permitted to intervene in two housing-related lawsuits against the city of Encinitas that were filed two years ago, a Superior Court judge has ruled.
Permits for a 48-home subdivision next to Batiquitos Lagoon won approval from the city's Planning Commission Thursday, March 14, a month after commissioners delayed a decision saying they needed more time to read the applicant's hefty paperwork pile.
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) recognized Olivenhain Municipal Water District Feb. 27 with its “Most Effective Agency on Federal Issues” award. The award was presented to OMWD General Manager Kimberly Thorner at ACWA’s annual conference in Washington, DC. In 2018, OMWD engaged...
Elected officials throughout the San Diego region are ramping up efforts to form a public alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric, with the city of San Diego leading the way and even the county Board of Supervisors now looking at signing up. California’s three large investor-owned utilities have...
Community Choice Energy is catching on around state.
This spring, students of San Dieguito High School Academy will be performing Trials, a student-written and directed show by seniors Colin Gasperoni and Sophia Papalia. Performances run March 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater. Trials follows Samantha Belford, a tough, independent...
American Legion Centennial Celebration The American Legion is turning 100! The public is cordially invited to celebrate with San Dieguito American Legion Post 416, 210 West F Street, on March 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature distinguished guest, WWII Paratrooper Tom Rice, 97, who...
The five-room bed-and-breakfast establishment hosted its grand opening Feb. 26.
Council endorses ordinance change in response to state mandate.
The April 14 event hopes to end the stigma around young people battling depression and other mental health issues.
A group of San Diego politicians has banded together with one message: the sale of guns and ammunition has no place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) — who represents the 78th District, which includes the fairgrounds — introduced Assembly Bill 893, which would...
The concert will feature numerous guest artists from around the world.
Decision rejects major revisions sought by regional agencies.
California officials kick draft document back to the city, demand revisions.
Cardiff School District successfully priced $8 million in general obligation bonds through a competitive sale process on Jan. 16. The bonds were the second series of general obligation bonds under Measure GG, a $22 million bond authorization that was approved by voters in November 2016. In a competitive...
Courtney Mattison, who lives in Los Angeles, is the Lux Art Institute's latest artist in residence. She showcases a variety of ceramic displays, symbolizing oceanic ecosystems, through March 23.
Four months ago residents in San Diego County elected two new county supervisors for the first time in decades, launching a period of dramatic change in the region.
A plan to redevelop a gas station property along Interstate 5 in north Encinitas received the City Council’s approval Wednesday, Feb. 13, despite stiff opposition.
The speed limit on Highway 101 in northern Encinitas will be lowered to 30 mph in the near future as a result of City Council action Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Encinitas City Council members named Brett Farrow on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to fill a vacancy on the city Planning Commission, citing his record of activism, especially in his community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. An architect, Farrow’s volunteer activities include promoting the Safe Routes to School Program,...
Over the strong objections of the property owner's representative, the Encinitas Planning Commission delayed a vote Thursday, Feb. 7, on permits related to a proposed 48-unit housing project next to Batiquitos Lagoon.
Encinitas events this week
Two months before a court-mandated deadline to become compliant with state housing law, Encinitas has hit yet another snag. In a Feb. 4 letter to the city, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) said a number of items on the city's latest proposed plan were not compliant...
Ovation Theatre will present Freaky Friday from Feb. 8 to 10 and from Feb. 15 to 17 at Brubeck Theater at Palomar College, 1140 West Mission Road in San Marcos.
The City of Encinitas will receive 45,000 cubic yards of sand just south of Ponto State Beach as a result of the Encinitas Beach Hotel Project. The sand placement started last week and will continue through the end of February. The sand is a great match for Encinitas beaches, as it is from the...
San Diego might not have had a team in the Super Bowl — or a NFL team at all, for that matter — but the competitive spirit was alive and well Sunday morning, Feb. 3, in Encinitas.