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

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 […]

Coastal Rail Trail to be spruced up with new trees

Coastal Rail Trail to be spruced up with new trees

SOLANA BEACH — Vegetation along the 10-year-old Coastal Rail Trail will receive some much-needed attention after council members agreed unanimously at the July 9 meeting to spend up to $78,000 to remove and replace poorly growing or dead trees and overgrown invasive plants. The Coastal Rail Trail, which runs along Coast Highway 101, was completed […]

Beaches wider now than 20 years ago

Beaches wider now than 20 years ago

SOLANA BEACH — Thanks to two sand replenishment projects city beaches are wider now than they were about 20 years ago. That’s the good news. Without similar future projects, however, that increase could be washed away, according to a report at the June 25 council meeting from Greg Hearon of Coastal Frontiers, a coastal engineering […]

City’s land use plan inches forward

SOLANA BEACH — A document in the works for more than a decade that will give the city more control over development cleared another hurdle June 11 when council members unanimously adopted draft amendments to its Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan. Efforts to obtain an LUP have caused friction between bluff-top property owners, who […]

Little Leaguers teach new kids baseball

Little Leaguers teach new kids baseball

SOLANA BEACH — With baseball dubbed the “national pastime,” it seems only natural that children new to the United States be taught the game. So that’s what a group of Solana Beach Little League players did on a recent Sunday afternoon. More than two dozen members of two all-star teams helped a group of youngsters […]

Area teen is heading to MIT

Area teen is heading to MIT

REGION — It’s been said everything happens for a reason. Two years ago Richard Huizar was hard-pressed to find one that would explain why he was denied federal financial aid, a decision that meant he would have to decline his acceptance to San Diego State University. But this past May 7 that reason became abundantly […]

Concerns voiced over S. Sierra plans

Concerns voiced over S. Sierra plans

SOLANA BEACH  — A proposal introduced at a May 29 workshop to redevelop a deteriorating building and the city-owned parking lot on South Sierra Avenue received less-than-enthusiastic support, primarily because it will likely increase traffic and create a need for more parking, which residents say is already in short supply in the area. Jim Gabriel […]

Leashed dogs will be OK on parts of beaches

SOLANA BEACH — Leashed dogs will soon be allowed on the north and south ends of the city’s beach, but not on or near Fletcher Cove, after council members unanimously approved the introduction of a new law at the May 28 meeting. Following a request from residents to permit canines on the coastline, council members […]

Solana Beach restricts sales of e-cigs

SOLANA BEACH — Sales of electronic cigarettes and other similar vaping devices will soon be subject to the same restrictions as tobacco, with vendors required to obtain an annual retail license. The proposed ordinance introduced at the May 28 meeting also includes a handful of restrictions, all of which currently apply to tobacco sales as […]

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