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

Coast cities to host Special Olympic athletes

REGION — Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas have agreed to collaborate and serve as a host town during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, which will be held in Los Angeles in July 2015. With more than 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries in 25 events at 27 Los Angeles venues, it […]

Region’s 50-year sand project is still on track

Region’s 50-year sand project is still on track

REGION — Contrary to what’s been rumored, a project that could place more than 1.5 million cubic yards of sand on Solana Beach and Encinitas beaches over 50 years “has not died,” Solana Beach City Councilwoman Lesa Heebner said. In fact, it recently received a recommendation for approval from the assistant secretary of the Army. […]

For county supe, the grass really will be greener

For county supe, the grass really will be greener

SOLANA BEACH — When it comes to doing his part to help the environment, County Supervisor Dave Roberts doesn’t just talk the talk. He is now walking the walk around the approximately 6,500 square feet of artificial turf he recently had installed at his Solana Beach home. Roberts and his partner, Wally Oliver, are taking […]

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 […]

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