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

Fire department still working on name change

Fire department still working on name change

ENCINITAS — When residents in Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar wake up in the morning, their fire departments will still be named after the cities in which they reside. However, that will change in the next few months, the Encinitas fire chief said. Six years after the cities entered into a cooperative agreement and […]

Safety risk forces garden to cut down Torrey pine

Safety risk forces garden to cut down Torrey pine

ENCINITAS — As a Peace Corps volunteer in his 20s Julian Duval had traversed rainforests around the world, from Asia to Africa to Peru, Mexico and the Amazon. He’s seen firsthand the destruction of rainforests, too. Now, as the president and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden, Duval said it was surreal to see […]

Bro-Am adds restaurant week to festival

Bro-Am adds restaurant week to festival

ENCINITAS — Every year for the past 11 years, thousands of people converge on Moonlight Beach at the height of summer for a weekend of surfing competitions, Nerf jousting, music and philanthropy. This year, the Switchfoot Bro-Am — the surfing-and-music based event created by Encinitas’ own Grammy award winning band Switchfoot — adds another component: […]

Cardiff’s Main Street Association gets state certification

Cardiff’s Main Street Association gets state certification

ENCINITAS — From Seaside Market to the state campgrounds and everything in between, Cardiff-by-the-Sea’s stretch of Coast Highway 101 has long been identified as the community’s main drag, its pulse. Now, after years of paperwork and preparation, the state has certified the heart of the community as a “California Main Street.” City officials joined with […]

Encinitas adopts puppy mill ban

ENCINITAS — Encinitas does not have any commercial pet stores in its city limits — and likely will never have one after Wednesday night. The council enthusiastically voted 4-0 to enact an ordinance that bans such stores, after council received an hour of testimony from animal rights activists and residents imploring them to act proactively […]

CBP investigating maritime collision near Encinitas

CBP investigating maritime collision near Encinitas

ENCINITAS — The investigation into an incident where a suspected smuggling vessel and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection patrol boat collided in the waters near Encinitas, leaving one woman dead and sending four others to a hospital is ongoing, according to CBP officials. The incident, being investigated by the CBP, occurred in the early […]

Encinitas to announce new city manager hire in July

ENCINITAS — Encinitas is set to announce the hiring of its new city manager July 8, city officials said. The City Council in late May announced that it had narrowed the field of candidates to one, but did not announce the candidate’s name citing ongoing contract negotiations. Mayor Kristin Gaspar and Deputy Mayor Catherine Blakespear […]

Fairy Festival brings sparkle to San Diego Botanic Garden

Fairy Festival brings sparkle to San Diego Botanic Garden

ENCINITAS — Pint-sized fairies and their parents gathered for the annual Fairy Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden on June 20. Kyle Buschatzke and Jill Laughlin, owners of Pixie Chics silk flower fairies, explained “fairy culture” is about magic and imagination. “It’s using your imagination with a little bit of fantasy,” Laughlin said. Julian Duval, […]

Lick the Plate: Sorbet and Gelato goodness at Leucadia Liscious

Lick the Plate: Sorbet and Gelato goodness at Leucadia Liscious

If you have been in coastal Encinitas or Carlsbad or at several of our local farmers markets, there is a good chance you have seen the very cool Leucadia Liscious e-bikes around. Next time flag them down as they offer some very tasty sorbet and now gelato and it makes for a delicious summer treat. […]

Yoga case is over

Lawyers won’t appeal State Appeals Court ruling ENCINITAS — The long-running legal battle over Encinitas Union School District’s yoga program is over, as the law firm suing the district announced it would not appeal its legal defeat to the State Supreme Court. The school district prevailed both at the lower court in 2013 and at the Fourth […]

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