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

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 […]

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 […]

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