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

Candidates begin filing paperwork for Encinitas government spots

ENCINITAS — The field of Encinitas City Council hopefuls is slowly taking shape, though no one has officially filed for a Nov. 4 run. Voters will decide two council seats in November, including the city’s first elected mayor. Kristin Gaspar and Teresa Barth, who announced in April that she would not seek re-election, currently hold […]

Encinitas library gets more efficient thanks to new sorter

Encinitas library gets more efficient thanks to new sorter

ENCINITAS – We stay in touch with our humanity – that’s what we do at the library, Director of San Diego County Libraries Jose Aponte, said. And now, with some newly installed technology at the Encinitas Library, volunteers and library staff will have more time, too, to stay in touch with and better serve the […]

Donation brings garden closer to building planned pavilion

Donation brings garden closer to building planned pavilion

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Botanic Garden’s quest to build a $4 million pavilion received a boost from the County of San Diego, which recently announced its interest in pumping millions into the project. In order to accomplish this, the county has started discussions with the botanic garden and city of Encinitas about potentially purchasing […]

Council closes key density bonus loopholes

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council followed through on its pledge last week to close several key loopholes that have been popular among developers of so-called “density bonus” projects. The council voted on a series of motions that memorialized its intent to stop the practices that they have said have contributed to the oversized, super-dense […]

District resolves lottery policy for the short term

REGION — Taylor Lessley and 60 other students will be able to attend San Dieguito High School Academy after all. The San Dieguito Union High School District announced this week that the district had created enough capacity at the Encinitas campus to accept the wait-listed students whose parents had protested the district’s open-enrollment policies over […]

Coral Tree Farm claims ‘partial victory’ following city’s ruling

Coral Tree Farm claims ‘partial victory’ following city’s ruling

ENCINITAS — Supporters of a venerable family farm in Encinitas are claiming a “partial victory” after the city said it would allow farming to continue on the property but would add restrictions on other activities and prohibit others. City staff informed Coral Tree Farm, which grows heirloom vegetables and tropical fruits off of Requeza Avenue, […]

Qigong helps harness balance

Qigong helps harness balance

ENCINITAS — A rising sun kisses the palms and grass in the meditation area of the Indigo Dragon Center in Leucadia. Droplets of water from a nearby fountain accentuates the monastery-like serenity of the place. On the grass, Peter Oberg and five other people stand, knees slightly bent, arms slowly moving skyward, minds clear. Oberg […]

Arguments heard over private Encinitas seawall, staircase

Arguments heard over private Encinitas seawall, staircase

ENCINITAS — A lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission’s stance on an Encinitas families’ private seawall and staircase is now in the hands of three state appeals court judges, after the court heard arguments from both sides on Monday morning. The case has generated much attention as private homeowners throughout the state are at odds […]

Get in touch with creepy crawlers at insect festival

Get in touch with creepy crawlers at insect festival

ENCINITAS — If you’re a lover of all things creepy and crawly, from earthworms to spiders and everything in between, then this weekend, the place for you to be is the San Diego Botanic Garden. The garden plays host to the 18th annual Insect Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. […]

Kraken owner ready for retirement

Kraken owner ready for retirement

ENCINITAS — In 1975, Doug Aldred came to California for the sole purpose of owning and operating a bar. A year later, he opened a small bar along Coast Highway 101 next to the Cardiff State Beach. He called it The Kraken. Today, the faded sky-blue dive bar with the low wooden ceiling is one […]

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