OCEANSIDE — City Council took the first step to ban bar and restaurant patio smoking by directing the city attorney to draft a no smoking ordinance on May 1, which will be brought back to council for a final vote.
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OCEANSIDE — Tim Lambesis, lead singer and co-founder for the heavy metal band, “As I Lay Dying”, was arrested without incident on May 7 in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside. Lambesis is charged with solicitation of another to commit murder.
ENCINITAS — Pierre Sleiman began experimenting with hydroponic farming in his garage as a college student four years ago. These days, his company, the newest tenant on Ecke Ranch, is on the cutting edge of organic farming.
DEL MAR — In an effort to better support downtown businesses, council members adopted a resolution at the May 6 meeting establishing an 11-member advisory committee that will offer them advice on the challenges of doing business in Del Mar.
SOLANA BEACH — A live mariachi band, dancers, game and craft booths, fun jumps, piñatas, face painting and authentic Mexican cuisine were all part of the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at La Colonia Park on May 4.
CARLSBAD — City Council agreed to solicit proposals from private companies to lease 3.15 acres of city and Carlsbad Municipal Water District-owned land and appointed new members to city commissions and committees at its May 7 meeting.
DEL MAR — The controversy over elephant rides at the San Diego County Fair continues after a member of the Del Mar Fairgrounds governing board of directors received what he deemed a credible threat during an April 19 lunch with fellow attorneys.
CARLSBAD — Local environmentalist group Preserve Calavera has demanded the withdrawal of Carlsbad City Council’s decision approving the Quarry Creek housing development.