Encinitas

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You’ve got your New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Olivenhain. Yes, each of the five communities is part of Encinitas, but make no mistake that they have distinct personalities. An enclave of artists of every kind, Encinitas is known widely as the “flower growing capital of the world,” but that’s really just one part of what makes this city cool. Just ask resident and surfing legend Rob Machado. Traveling the coast of Encinitas you will encounter the ever-funky Leucadia before hitting Swami’s and the Self Realization Fellowship and then the Cardiff State Beach Campgrounds. And who can forget our polarizing buddy the Cardiff Kook?Heading into New Encinitas amazing restaurants and shops dot the landscape where the younger residents take advantage of the highly regarded school districts.

Population: Approximately 61,588

Housing units: Approximately 25,740

Median income: $63,954

Education: 55.0 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Reporter: Aaron Burgin


Email: aburgin@coastnewsgroup.com

Contact Info


City Hall
505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024-3633

Encinitas Sheriff’s Station
175 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-3633
760-966-3500

Graffiti Hotline
760-633-2751

Public Works
760-633-2840

Encinitas Fire and Marine Safety
505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024
Fire Prevention: (760) 633-2820
Marine Safety: (760) 633-2800

Leo Mullen turf, lights discussed at council meeting

ENCINITAS — The City Council agreed to include the potential installation of artificial turf and permanent lighting at Leo Mullen Sports Park in its capital improvement budget discussions, which kicked off this week. The council’s vote came after a number of supporters of the Encinitas Soccer Club, more popularly known as the Encinitas Express, lobbied […]

Encinitas celebrates Nimoy with week of ‘Spock Block’

Encinitas celebrates Nimoy with week of ‘Spock Block’

ENCINITAS — Vulcan Avenue: The not-so-final frontier. Voyage a block of this avenue — between D and E streets — for a weeklong mission to celebrate the life of Leonard Nimoy — the most prominent of Vulcans. Nimoy, who passed away in February, portrayed the character of Spock from the planet Vulcan in the “Star […]

Officer-involved shooting in Encinitas

Officer-involved shooting in Encinitas

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting in Village Park in which a deputy fatally shot a man armed with a shotgun who was reportedly suicidal. The incident occurred shortly around 9:30 a.m. in front of a town home on Shadytree Lane, a tree-lined cul-de-sac, Sheriff’s Lt. John Maryon said in […]

Senior Zone to go into effect April 1

Senior Zone to go into effect April 1

ENCINITAS — The speed limit along a stretch of Saxony Road will be lowered to 25 miles per hour beginning April 1, as the city’s first “senior zone” will go into effect, city officials said. The city has placed electronic signs on both ends of Saxony warning motorists of the imminent speed-limit change, which the […]

Barriers on San Elijo Avenue placed as a matter of public safety

Barriers on San Elijo Avenue placed as a matter of public safety

ENCINITAS — It didn’t take Michael Manhard long to express his feelings about the new “additions” to his neighborhood — more than a dozen temporary barriers at the edge of a bluff adjacent to the stretch of San Elijo Avenue where he lives. “Of course I think they’re ugly,” said Manhard, who lives in a […]

Leo Mullen turf, lights up for discussion at council meeting

ENCINITAS — A large youth soccer organization in Encinitas is expected to lobby the City Council Wednesday for lights and artificial turf at one of the city’s sports parks. The council on Wednesday is scheduled to discuss maintenance at the Leo Mullen Sports Park in Encinitas Ranch, which is the home field home for Encinitas […]

Start small, work towards big issues theme of state of city speech

ENCINITAS — Encinitas officials need to begin planning for several major infrastructure projects now before they become prohibitively expensive in the future, Mayor Kristin Gaspar said in her state of the city address Tuesday. Gaspar, the city’s first elected mayor, said the council might not have the funding to tackle big-ticket projects on the city’s […]

First Thursdays kick off spring in Encinitas

First Thursdays kick off spring in Encinitas

Encinitas 101 MainStreet follows its mission and mantra: “Downtown Encinitas — a place to Live, Work, and Play,” in presenting First Thursdays, a free monthly community evening of food, art and entertainment along Coast Highway 101. Originating a few years ago as a means of drawing residents and visitors to eat, drink and shop on […]

Local actress stars in Cuban film

Local actress stars in Cuban film

ENCINITAS — Emmy Harrington was in her sixth-grade play, took a drama class in junior high school and participated in theater productions while attending San Dieguito Academy. But when the former Encinitas resident decided to pursue professional acting she never imagined her career would take her to Cuba. Harrington stars in “La Noche Buena,” a […]

Council honors Spock with a Block for a Week

ENCINITAS — Trekkies and Spock fans of all ages, mark the week of March 26 through April 1 and a trip to Encinitas on your calendars. From March 26 to April 1, Encinitas will temporarily rename the area between Vulcan and Cornish avenues, between D and E streets “Spock Block,” in honor of the Star […]

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