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  • Encinitas council fills commission vacancies

    Encinitas council fills commission vacancies

    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,...

  • Encinitas delays decision on La Costa housing project

    Encinitas delays decision on La Costa housing project

    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 (Feb. 15)

    Encinitas events this week (Feb. 15)

    Encinitas events this week

  • State department advises revisions to proposed Encinitas housing plan

    State department advises revisions to proposed Encinitas housing plan

    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...

  • Encinitas events this week (Feb. 8)

    Encinitas events this week (Feb. 8)

    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.

  • Encinitas presents options for accessory dwelling units

    Encinitas presents options for accessory dwelling units

    The City of Encinitas has aimed to make it easier for people to build accessory dwelling units and for the city to increase its amount of low-income housing. City staff and two architects presented "shovel-ready" designs for the small homes, commonly referred to as "ADUs" or "granny flats," at...

  • Gun show operators file lawsuit against board that oversees state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Gun show operators file lawsuit against board that oversees state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds

    The family-owned company that operates the Crossroads of the West gun show filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, Jan. 22, against the Del Mar Fairgrounds, challenging its suspension of the weekend event that has been held there for more than 30 years.

  • CCA students give back by tutoring other kids

    CCA students give back by tutoring other kids

    A group of Canyon Crest Academy students have set out to help their younger peers find educational success by volunteering for tutoring services on the weekends. CCA's Tutor Outreach Club was founded last year after the students were influenced by an East Coast nonprofit called Inspire, which works...

  • Encinitas events this week (Jan. 25)

    Encinitas events this week (Jan. 25)

    For more information and events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2QYpqMZ. Lux reception: Courtney Mattison Experience a unique opportunity to meet the third artist-in-residence of season 12, Courtney Mattison, on Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino...

  • Ed Sprague named president of OMWD's board of directors for fourth time

    Ed Sprague named president of OMWD's board of directors for fourth time

    At Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Jan. 16 board meeting Ed Sprague assumed the position of president for the fourth time. Sprague will serve as president for the 2019-2020 term. In addition, Bob Topolovac is serving as vice president, Larry Watt as treasurer, Robert Kephart as secretary,...

  • Rail service cancelled Jan. 12 and 13

    Rail service cancelled Jan. 12 and 13

    Passenger service on COASTER and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains is canceled for the weekend of Jan. 12 and 13. Also canceled is Amtrak train A590 on Jan. 11 as well as Amtrak and Metrolink service to the Oceanside Transit Center. The cancellations are to allow for improvements along the rail corridor,...

  • Program guides ovarian cancer patients, caregivers in 'Steps Through' diagnosis

    Program guides ovarian cancer patients, caregivers in 'Steps Through' diagnosis

    After seven years of advocating for the improvement of the survival and quality of life for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the Clearity Foundation has partnered with the Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SPB Foundation) to further help these women and their support systems.

  • Encinitas to focus on housing, transportation in 2019

    Encinitas to focus on housing, transportation in 2019

    Encinitas will continue making strides toward affordable housing, safer transportation, more attractive roads and a friendlier place for the environment, Mayor Catherine Blakespear said in a recent interview. In 2018, many city discussions centered around the city's need for a state-mandated housing...

  • Encinitas events this week (Jan. 4)

    Encinitas events this week (Jan. 4)

    Julian Roel Quartet Julian’s quartet spotlights bebop, west coast jazz and compositions by such artists as Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, Cedar Walton, and Thelonious Monk. Julian Roel studies the alto saxophone at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary music. Watch him perform Jan. 6 from 2 to...

  • Train hits, kills pedestrian in Encinitas

    Train hits, kills pedestrian in Encinitas

    An adult was killed when the person ran toward the tracks and dove in front of an approaching train Saturday morning, Dec. 29, in Encinitas, the Sheriff’s Department said.

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