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

Post office landscaping gets a facelift

Post office landscaping gets a facelift

SOLANA BEACH —Walking from the parking lot to the entrance of the Solana Beach Post Office is easier and more scenic thanks to the efforts of the SeaWeeders Garden Club, an offshoot of the Civic and Historical Society focused on beautifying landscaping throughout the city. The group decided to unveil this year’s beautification project on […]

Neighborhood group’s message continues to thrive

Neighborhood group’s message continues to thrive

A safe environment, opportunities for youth resound in the community This is the third and final story in a series about Eden Gardens. SOLANA BEACH — When drug and gang activity threatened the security of Solana Beach’s oldest community more than two decades ago, a group of citizens worked together with city leaders, law enforcement […]

Eden Gardens: A historic community takes hold

Eden Gardens: A historic community takes hold

This is the first article in a series about the history of Eden Gardens. Part two will cover how the community banned together to overcome crime in their neighborhood.  SOLANA BEACH — Less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean, La Colonia de Eden Gardens is the oldest community in Solana Beach. Bounded by Interstate […]

Energy upgrades now easier for commercial properties

SOLANA BEACH — Financing energy-efficient improvements will be a little easier for Solana Beach commercial property owners after council members unanimously agreed at the March 26 meeting to participate in the Figtree PACE financing program. State laws passed a few years ago authorize a legislative body to designate an area in which public officials and […]

City working to address impacts of employee parking

City working to address impacts of employee parking

SOLANA BEACH — In response to residents’ complaints, City Council directed staff at the March 26 meeting to create potential solutions to a recent increase in employees parking on residential streets. Adopted plans will be applicable citywide, however, efforts will initially focus on the neighborhoods around North Rios and Barbara avenues, In December, residents in […]

Fundraiser will look to shine light on skin cancer

Fundraiser will look to shine light on skin cancer

SOLANA BEACH — A Solana Beach dermatologist is once again doing a little “Sol Searching” to increase awareness about skin safety. To kick off Melanoma Awareness Month, Melanie Palm, M.D., will hold her fourth annual SolSearch fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. May 1 at Beachwalk Center on South Coast Highway 101. The $25 tickets go […]

The little big trees

The little big trees

Phil Tacktill knows the craft and art of creating bonsai trees SOLANA BEACH — Some people excel at making mountains out of molehills. Other people, like Phil Tacktill, excel at making the majestic into miniatures. Sometimes called a bonsai master, Tacktill, when asked what that means, responds: “I say quite simply, ‘I know how much […]

New radio station makes concert-going easier

New radio station makes concert-going easier

SOLANA BEACH — Deciding which concerts to attend at Solana Beach’s iconic Cedros Avenue music venue just got easier thanks to Belly Up Tavern Radio, a streaming station on the facility’s homepage that allows live music junkies to hear artists who will be performing in upcoming shows. The station is from DeliRadio, a free service […]

Demo and rebuild proposed for Nardo complex

Demo and rebuild proposed for Nardo complex

SOLANA BEACH — The owner of a large apartment complex built more than four decades ago would like to demolish and rebuild the entire community. Preliminary plans were introduced to the public March 4 and 13 during identical open houses, during which attendees were urged to provide input — good and bad. Solana Highlands, built […]

Council ‘hops’ on opp to open craft beer shop

Council ‘hops’ on opp to open craft beer shop

SOLANA BEACH — A craft beer bottle shop and tasting room is on tap for Solana Beach after City Council unanimously approved its permit at the Feb. 26 meeting. San Diego BeerWorks will take over the first-floor space previously occupied by Cupcake Love in the Beachwalk Center at 437 S. Coast Highway 101, Ste. 107. […]

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