Encinitas

City Info


You’ve got your New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Olivenhain. Yes, each of the five communities is part of Encinitas, but make no mistake that they have distinct personalities. An enclave of artists of every kind, Encinitas is known widely as the “flower growing capital of the world,” but that’s really just one part of what makes this city cool. Just ask resident and surfing legend Rob Machado. Traveling the coast of Encinitas you will encounter the ever-funky Leucadia before hitting Swami’s and the Self Realization Fellowship and then the Cardiff State Beach Campgrounds. And who can forget our polarizing buddy the Cardiff Kook?Heading into New Encinitas amazing restaurants and shops dot the landscape where the younger residents take advantage of the highly regarded school districts.

Population: Approximately 61,588

Housing units: Approximately 25,740

Median income: $63,954

Education: 55.0 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Reporter: Aaron Burgin


Email: aburgin@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

Law group wants apology over Bible ‘incident’

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Union School District has allowed a 9-year-old boy to read his Bible during free-reading time, but the law group representing his grandparents wants the school to apologize in writing for a November incident. The National Center for Law & Policy claimed in November that two district administrators told the grandparents of […]

Barth ready for her second retirement

Barth ready for her second retirement

ENCINITAS — Teresa Barth will hop on a plane Wednesday morning. She’s headed to San Francisco. It’s the start of her second retirement. The night before her departure, she will be saying goodbye to her second career, the Encinitas City council, on which she has served since 2006 before not seeking re-election this year. She […]

Lick the Plate: Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

Lick the Plate: Hanging out at Farmer Leo’s Organic Farm in Encinitas

After hearing about Farmer Leo from my friends at Fish 101 months ago as someone I should know in the local foodie/farming scene, I finally had the opportunity to meet him at the Leucadia Farmer’s Market recently. Leo is very passionate about what he does and I think it’s great that he is making it […]

Muir honored for her services to school board

ENCINITAS — On the same night the Encinitas Union School District board celebrated outgoing member Maureen “Mo” Muir’s service, the district’s superintendent laid out the process for which they could find her replacement. Voters on Nov. 4 elected Muir, who served on the elementary school board for six years, to the San Dieguito Union High […]

Top female skateboarders compete

Top female skateboarders compete

ENCINITAS — Fifty competitors took to the 11-foot bowl and 13-foot vert ramp at Magdalena Ecke YMCA Skatepark to vie for part of the Exposure $20,000 prize purse on Nov. 8. The competition was open to female skateboarders only, and drew top professionals including Lizzie Armanto, Julz Lynn, Allysha Bergado, Arianna Carmona and event founder […]

Law firm accuses school district of civil rights violation

ENCINITAS — The law firm that is suing the Encinitas Union School District for teaching yoga in class is at it again, this time accusing the district of violating a 4th grade boy’s civil rights by not allowing him to read the Bible during free reading time. The National Center for Law & Policy claims that […]

Council could toughen restrictions on leaf blowers

Council could toughen restrictions on leaf blowers

ENCINITAS — Encinitas could toughen its restrictions on noisy gas-powered leaf blowers, according to a report from the city’s environmental commission. The council directed the commission as part of its annual work plan to complete a leaf blower noise reduction and pollution plan, which the council would then consider for adoption. Encinitas currently bars the […]

History made, one upset in school board races

REGION — History was made and an upset of sorts occurred in the elections of two of the region’s largest school districts. San Marcos Unified School District voters elected the board’s first Hispanic representative when they elected Stacy Carlson to the board. She and Pam Lindamood won the two seats that were up for grabs, […]

Attorneys file final appeal over yoga in schools

Attorneys file final appeal over yoga in schools

ENCINITAS — The battle over whether Encinitas Union School District’s yoga program promotes religion in public schools took another step recently as attorneys suing the district announced they had filed their final appeal brief, setting the stage for the state appeals court to take up the matter. The National Center for Law and Policy announced […]

City, residents look to have reached a settlement

ENCINITAS — A sometimes bitter legal battle between the city and a Leucadia couple over their converted garage unit ended Wednesday night with a “thank you” and loud applause. That’s because the City Council unanimously voted on a settlement arrangement that lifts a nearly $190,000 tax lien off of the homeowners Lynn and Russell Marr. […]

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