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

Grant from Leichtag Foundation boosts efforts for new pavilion

Grant from Leichtag Foundation boosts efforts for new pavilion

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Botanic Garden recently received two major pieces of news that should boost its efforts to build a state-of-the-art events pavilion. Garden officials announced the Leichtag foundation has pledged $1 million toward the estimated $4 million price tag of the proposed facility, which was recently named the Dickinson Family Education Pavilion. They […]

Art, barrels collide in annual event

Art, barrels collide in annual event

ENCINITAS – For the past four years, Rhino Art Co. has put out a call to local artists and anyone interested in showing what art they could create on rusted out, old oil barrels. On Saturday, that annual tradition continued with 19 barrels being transformed into works of art that will eventually line the outdoor […]

Seeking to uncover the ‘Hidden Treasures’ of a community

Seeking to uncover the ‘Hidden Treasures’ of a community

ENCINITAS — Everybody has a story to tell, whether they get to tell them or want to is an entirely different one altogether. “Either a leader is hidden, or the story is hidden,” said Lois Sunrich, the founder of the nonprofit group StoryArts. After 25 years of work helping others to tell their stories and […]

Longtime trainer may return to position

ENCINITAS — As the athletic training service provider to San Dieguito Union High School District high schools continues negotiations to bring back the longtime trainer at Torrey Pines, the school district is also considering revamping its trainer service contract model, which school district officials said is obsolete. “We’re headed to a much wider discussion, working […]

How to honor the Encinitas Little League team? Council counts the ways

How to honor the Encinitas Little League team? Council counts the ways

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council was posed with a question: How should it honor the Encinitas Little League All Star Team after its deep run in the Little League World Series regional tournament? City staff posed several options: Acknowledge them at a city council meeting, honor them at the city’s grand opening of the […]

Medical marijuana dispensaries on Nov. ballot

ENCINITAS — Encinitas voters will not just be electing the city’s first elected mayor on the Nov. 4 ballot. Voters will also decide whether the city should allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city limits. Measure F would repeal the city’s ban on so-called “pot shops” and instead create a set of regulations […]

Cardiff Greek Festival shares traditional food, music and dance

Cardiff Greek Festival shares traditional food, music and dance

ENCINITAS — The two-day Greek Festival at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church shared traditional Greek food, music and dance Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. More than 15,000 people attended the family friendly two-day event that boasted music and dance performances, a kafenio of Greek pastries, a taverna beer garden and main stage and […]

David and Goliath meet in San Clemente

This is the second in a series of articles on the Swami’s Surfing Association that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Special to The Coast News After the formation of the Swami’s Surfing Association, Shirley Bernard, mother to members Steve, Kenny and Brad, saw how badly the organization needed some administrative smarts. Shirley was […]

‘Eyesore’ property nearing its 20th year of vacancy

‘Eyesore’ property nearing its 20th year of vacancy

ENCINITAS — To say the vacant gas station on Santa Fe Drive stands out like a sore thumb would be a gross understatement. Sandwiched between a shimmering new Scripps hospital expansion and a renovated Vons shopping center, the former 76 gas station — cloaked in a translucent green tarp wrapped around a chain link fence […]

Planning Commission considering language change recommendations on density bonus

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday will consider recommending the Council change the language in its zoning code that would close one of the biggest loopholes developers have used for so-called “density bonus” projects. The City Council in July voted to have the commission consider a change to the code that would prohibit […]

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