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

Oceanside runner a clear winner in Kook run

Oceanside runner a clear winner in Kook run

ENCINITAS — Elite runner Okwaro Rauro, 39, of Oceanside, took first place in the Cardiff Kook 10K at 31 minutes and 26 seconds, which breaks down to an average speed of a 5 minute 3 second mile. Rauro said he has run faster in other races, but the enjoyment of a community run is the […]

Kook costume contest is a serious matter

Kook costume contest is a serious matter

ENCINITAS — Before the race even begins, a completely different, yet equally serious competition has gotten underway. After months of preparing, participants in the Cardiff Koon 10k/5k run costume contest emerge, dressed in their best depictions of the Kook and the countless concoctions the statue has been dressed up as. The Cardiff Kook statue (its […]

Botanic Garden looks to build pavilion

Botanic Garden looks to build pavilion

ENCINITAS — San Diego Botanic Garden would like to build an ambitious pavilion that’s a hub for community education and events, it announced at its annual membership meeting on Jan. 25. The 9,300-square-foot pavilion, complete with classrooms, an amphitheater and a kitchen, would hold 400 people. Tracie Barham, director of development with the Botanic Garden, […]

They’ve got mail

They’ve got mail

Pen pals as children, friends meet for first time in Encinitas after 66 years ENCINITAS — It’s amazing what — or who — you can find online these days. Over the years, during visits to his daughter Anne’s Encinitas home, Egil Nilsen would wonder about a childhood friend he’d made some more than 60 years […]

Idea for race isn’t so ‘Kooky’

Idea for race isn’t so ‘Kooky’

The first year of the race, Steve Lebherz, co-founder of the annual Cardiff Kook 10K/5K run, wasn’t expecting the crowd turn out they got. It even surprised a lot the churches in the area, too. Since then, the race has continued to grow in popularity with locals and with runners from around the country. Lebherz […]

Motorist education over sharrows still much needed

Motorist education over sharrows still much needed

ENCINITAS — “Bicycles are traffic – we’re part of the traffic,” said Brent Garrigus, an avid cyclist and owner of Ride Cyclery, a bike sales and service shop that borders the South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. He rides his bike along the highway on a regular basis. “It’s still very dangerous,” he said. Garrigus […]

The Grauer School gets OK for campus rebuild

The Grauer School gets OK for campus rebuild

ENCINITAS — A recently approved rebuild plan will ensure the future of The Grauer School, representatives from the school believe. The Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor of the school’s revamp proposal in mid-December. Five modular buildings make up a significant portion of The Grauer School’s campus. As a result of the commission backing, three […]

Singing and ringing in the New Year

Singing and ringing in the New Year

ENCINITAS – “Dust off your guitars and come on out,” said Janice Sharples. She brought out her autoharp on New Year’s Day to the Cardiff Kook statue for the second annual Splash Jam event. Most of the songs played during the unplugged jam session were improvised by the musicians equipped with harmonicas, violins, guitars, mandolins, […]

Public celebrates Nancarrow’s life with paddle-out

Public celebrates Nancarrow’s life with paddle-out

  ENCINITAS — Five-foot waves rolled in, rays from the setting sun streaked across the water and whales even spouted off the coast. It was a fitting scene to celebrate the life of longtime local journalist Loren Nancarrow, who loved all things nature. On Monday afternoon, hundreds gathered at Seaside Reef for a paddle-out in […]

Volunteers provide emotional support during times of crisis

Volunteers provide emotional support during times of crisis

COAST CITIES — During one shift, Dana Roberts comforted a father who had just learned his toddler died after being struck by a car. A simple hand squeeze between them transcended the language barrier (the father only spoke Spanish, which she is learning but isn’t yet fluent in.) Another time, Roberts was on the scene […]

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