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

Speed limit gets lowered on 101 in Solana Beach

Speed limit gets lowered on 101 in Solana Beach

SOLANA BEACH — Traveling through Solana Beach on Coast Highway 101 will take a little longer after a unanimous decision at the Oct. 22 meeting to lower the speed limit, in most places by 10 mph, along a nearly two-mile stretch of the roadway. Council members agreed to reduce the speed limit in both directions […]

Open house offers fire safety tips, kits and demos

Open house offers fire safety tips, kits and demos

SOLANA BEACH — Halloween safety kits, sidewalk CPR training, face painting, food and live music were all part of an Oct. 25 Solana Beach Fire Department open house. But the most popular activities, especially among the younger attendees, were pretending to drive fire trucks, a lifeguard jet ski and other emergency vehicles. The annual event […]

No matter his look, the music is his purpose

No matter his look, the music is his purpose

Matisyahu ditches the beard, the hat and the suit, but his sound still remains   SOLANA BEACH — Ten years ago, a quite unorthodox (figuratively speaking) sight appeared on stages around the country. That was when Matisyahu, a man in Hasidic Jewish orthodox garb: beard, broad brimmed hat and black suit, made his debut, beat […]

SB’s California Pizza Kitchen unveils new look, menu

SB’s California Pizza Kitchen unveils new look, menu

  It’s hard to believe that California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has been around for 30 years now with 276 restaurants in 11 countries. That in itself is testament to their ability to adjust to the times while maintaining their original appeal and uniqueness. When I moved to the area 16 years ago, CPK embodied California […]

Death Cafés address topic that shouldn’t be scary

SOLANA BEACH — It’s been said there are only two certainties in life, one of which most people would prefer to not pay. The other they’d rather not talk about. While the first action is not legally recommended, discussing death is something Encinitas resident Tiffany Fox is hoping to encourage when she hosts her first […]

Death Cafés address topic that shouldn’t be scary

SOLANA BEACH — It’s been said there are only two certainties in life, one of which most people would prefer to not pay. The other they’d rather not talk about. While the first action is not legally recommended, discussing death is something Encinitas resident Tiffany Fox is hoping to encourage when she hosts her first […]

City OKs smaller cell tower for AT&T

City OKs smaller cell tower for AT&T

SOLANA BEACH — Cell phone coverage in the coastal area of Solana Beach may soon be a little better, but not as good as it could be, according to officials from AT&T Mobility. City Council at the Sept. 24 meeting granted a conditional use permit to build a new wireless communications facility on top of […]

Solana Beach begins update on sea wall fees

Solana Beach begins update on sea wall fees

SOLANA BEACH — Sea walls have long been controversial in Solana Beach, pitting surfers and environmentalists against bluff-top property owners. But a Sept. 23 meeting that provided an update on a sea wall mitigation fee took only 30 minutes rather than the allotted 90 and garnered input from only five people. But the limited participation […]

Expo to highlight businesses

Expo to highlight businesses

SOLANA BEACH — Residents are invited to learn about businesses in their community while sampling food and beverages poolside at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club during the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce’s third Business & Food Expo from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct.1 at 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Admission and samples from eight restaurants, […]

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 […]

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