Encinitas

City Info


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

San Dieguito Union adopts $92 million budget

San Dieguito Union adopts $92 million budget

ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Union High School District recently adopted an $86.7 million operating budget that boost the district’s reserves by nearly $6 million. The board voted 4-1 to approve the budget, with trustee Maureen Muir casting the lone dissenting vote. Muir said the budget falls short of adding counselors and reducing class sizes, […]

Zenbu fire forces evacuations in Seaside Market center

Zenbu fire forces evacuations in Seaside Market center

ENCINITAS— A fire broke out in Zenbu and Rimel’s Rotisserie around 9:30 a.m. this morning. The restaurants are located in the same building. Nobody was injured and the cause of the flames is still being determined, according to Encinitas Fire Marshal Anita Pupping. She couldn’t yet say whether it started on the top or bottom floor. […]

Council takes strong stance against density-bonus bill

Council takes strong stance against density-bonus bill

ENCINITAS — Encinitas officials have come out in strong opposition of a state Assembly bill that they believe will strip cities of local control over two key issues involving density-bonus development. State law allows for developers to build extra homes on land to offset the cost of building homes within the development reserved for affordable […]

Vaccination bill becomes law, sets up potential legal battle

REGION — California is now home to one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country, one that is likely to set up a legal battle between the state and opponents of vaccinations. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 277, which bars religious and personal-belief vaccination exemptions for school children. Students who attend […]

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 […]

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