Encinitas

Reporter: Wehtahnah Tucker


Email: wtucker@coastnewsgroup.com

Contact Info:

City Hall
505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024-3633

Encinitas Sheriff’s Station
175 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-3633
760-966-3500

Graffiti Hotline
760-633-2751

Public Works
760-633-2840

Encinitas Fire and Marine Safety
505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024
Fire Prevention: (760) 633-2820
Marine Safety: (760) 633-2800

Stories from the used car lot: EZ Cars turns to reality TV

Stories from the used car lot: EZ Cars turns to reality TV

ENCINITAS — From nun-dressed musicians to ex-millionaires looking to buy a car to sleep in, the folks at E-Z Cars 101 said you won’t believe some of the stories they have come across on the used-car lot on North Coast Highway. It’s enough to make a reality show, co-owner Karen Ventura said. So, that’s what […]

Report raises questions over lack of bar fines

ENCINITAS — Efforts to tame the city’s notoriously rowdy bar scene appeared to have had some success over the summer — with a couple of glaring exceptions — according to a highly anticipated report on city code enforcement efforts in the downtown area. The City Council received the report at its meeting Wednesday, which showed […]

Building Industry files lawsuit against Encinitas for recent density-bonus actions

Building Industry files lawsuit against Encinitas for recent density-bonus actions

ENCINITAS — The Building Industry Association of San Diego has filed a lawsuit to invalidate the Encinitas City Council’s recent action to close several loopholes that have been popular among developers of so-called “density-bonus” projects. An email obtained by The Coast News indicates that City Attorney Glenn Sabine informed the Council of the lawsuit Monday […]

Transcripts for students, alumni now free

REGION — Students in the San Dieguito Union High School District who used to spend money on fees for obtaining official transcripts are getting some relief. The school district recently announced that students and alumni can obtain transcripts free of charge as part of a uniform district-wide policy. Previously, transcript policies varied on each campus. […]

Woman, 91, fights back against PETA

Woman, 91, fights back against PETA

REGION — The silver-haired woman tightly clutched the charcoal-colored chinchilla as it furrowed into her blouse. At one time, Lurlie Adams owned more than 1,000 of the animals, and sold them to people as pets. Now, “Loverboy,” was all that the 91-year-old woman had left, after hundreds of volunteers from the People for the Ethical […]

Concepts on traditional cultural structures turn to reality

Concepts on traditional cultural structures turn to reality

ENCINITAS — A Jewish cultural tradition that started some thousands of years ago will be carried on this weekend at the Leichtag Foundation’s the Ranch when three finalists from a design contest begin building their winning Sukkah structures. Of the several Sukkah designs (a sukkah is a temporary structure used by Jewish people during food […]

New density bonus policies to be discussed behind closed doors

New density bonus policies to be discussed behind closed doors

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council’s discussions on how its new density-bonus policies will affect the controversial Desert Rose development will now occur behind closed doors after the developer threatened to sue the city if it enforced the policy on the project. The Council voted 3-2 to hold a closed session on the topic after […]

Bike shop leading charge to collect, refurbish bicycles

Bike shop leading charge to collect, refurbish bicycles

ENCINITAS — Nothing lights up a child’s eyes during the holiday season than a brand new bicycle wrapped with a ribbon, said Paul Thompson, the executive director of the Community Resource Center. But for thousands of children in North County, the idea of a new bike (or any gifts for that matter) is merely a […]

Scripps reaches milestone with cancer treatment option

Scripps reaches milestone with cancer treatment option

ENCINITAS — Scripps Health reached a unique milestone in cancer treatment this month, as it completed its 100th treatment using a special type of radiation therapy that targets cancer cells with laser-type focus. And an Encinitas man is playing a major role in guiding the hospital’s efforts. Tim Collins is a corporate vice president at […]

Postmaster General says USPS issues ‘very fixable’

Postmaster General says USPS issues ‘very fixable’

ENCINITAS — In a late August visit to San Diego, The Postmaster General of the United States Patrick Donahoe described the situation the Postal Service is in as “very fixable,” but only through legislation. The financial situation that has seen the Postal Service lose billions due to flattening first class mail volume with the advent […]

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