Solana Beach

Reporter: Bianca Kaplanek


Email: bkaplanek@coastnewsgroup.com

Contact Info:

City Hall
635 S. Coast Highway, Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-720-2400

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

Graffiti Hotline
858 720-4457

Solana Beach Fire Department
500 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1322
858-720-2410

Contract awarded for final design of veterans courtyard

Contract awarded for final design of veterans courtyard

SOLANA BEACH  — A courtyard at La Colonia Park that will honor military veterans moved a major step forward after council members awarded the contract for final design and construction support during the Aug. 27 meeting. Van Dyke Landscape Architects, a company that has worked on several Solana Beach projects including a master plan to […]

WWII vet creating book for Library of Congress

WWII vet creating book for Library of Congress

SOLANA BEACH — A business relationship that started at Fiesta del Sol has evolved into a friendship and the creation of a book that will be submitted to the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. During the 2012 Solana Beach event, resident Seymour Phillips stopped by the ScanDiego […]

Pedestrian palate pleaser coming to Solana Beach

Pedestrian palate pleaser coming to Solana Beach

SOLANA BEACH — Billed as the world’s toughest gourmet walk, the third annual Super Tasty 5K Taste of Solana Beach will be served up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the distillery parking lot on South Sierra Avenue Sept. 6. Samples will be provided by about 20 restaurants along Coast Highway 101 and Cedros […]

Del Mar, Solana Beach cancel elections

REGION — With the same number of candidates as available seats, council members in the county’s two smallest cities agreed in special meetings Aug. 20 to cancel their local elections during the Nov. 4 general election. Del Mar and Solana Beach each have two council seats that will be vacant. As of the Aug. 13 […]

Roberts grants funds to 2 Solana Beach projects

Roberts grants funds to 2 Solana Beach projects

SOLANA BEACH — Two Solana Beach projects received a funding boost from County Supervisor Dave Roberts after his Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants were approved by his colleagues during the July 29 Board of Supervisors meeting. Roberts allocated $80,000 to Solana Beach to help build a Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park. A memorial to […]

North County artists featured at ArtWalk

North County artists featured at ArtWalk

SOLANA BEACH — Their creations couldn’t be more different, but two artists who will be featured in the ninth annual ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station have one thing in common: Solana Beach. Todd Murphy’s eclectic works run the gamut, from pop art and abstracts to dog portraits and a combination of comic books and movie […]

Santa Fe Irrigation District strongly reinforces water conservation

REGION — As the water drought continues to take precedence, local water agencies such as the Santa Fe Irrigation District, are amplifying the dire need for water conservation. Jessica Parks, public information officer at the Santa Fe Irrigation District, describes the drought as a serious one statewide. Water consumption needs to drop. “Northern California did […]

Tiny city recognized nationally

Tiny city recognized nationally

SOLANA BEACH — Major improvements along Coast Highway 101 recently earned Solana Beach, the second smallest city in San Diego County, national recognition for getting it right. In Dangerous by Design 2014, a report by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, Solana Beach was lauded for the roadway redesign that features narrowed lanes, curb […]

Council discusses parking solutions in Solana Beach

Council discusses parking solutions in Solana Beach

SOLANA BEACH — Addressing a parking shortage along Coast Highway 101 and South Cedros Avenue, City Council directed staff at a July 16 special meeting to bring back more details on four proposed solutions that include valet service, shorter time limits for areas with high turnover, rooftop lots and a change in requirements. Council members […]

Residents sue over housing project

Residents sue over housing project

SOLANA BEACH — Two groups of residents representing hundreds of property owners filed a lawsuit against the city in late spring in response to council’s unanimous April 23 approval of a mixed-use affordable housing development on a city-owned parking lot in the 500 block of South Sierra Avenue. “This small parking lot is an important […]

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