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

La Costa Avenue to get bike and walking lane

ENCINITAS — A stretch of La Costa Avenue known for being unfriendly to pedestrians and cyclists is getting a makeover, though the decision to do it was not unanimous. The City Council on Feb. 25 voted 3-2 to restripe La Costa between Interstate 5 and Coast Highway with bike paths in both directions and a […]

Fire Department wants 3 additional firefighters at Olivenhain station

Fire Department wants 3 additional firefighters at Olivenhain station

ENCINITAS — Encinitas’ fire chief has signaled that he will ask the City Council for three more firefighters at the city’s newest fire station in Olivenhain during the upcoming budget discussions. The request emerged during a discussion at the Feb. 25 meeting in regards to Fire Chief Mike Daigle’s request to apply for a federal […]

Arguments to be heard in yoga case

Arguments to be heard in yoga case

ENCINITAS — A conservative rights group’s continued litigation against the Encinitas Union School District’s yoga program returns to court next week when a state appeals court panel will hear arguments in the group’s appeal of the lower court’s ruling. The Fourth District Court of Appeal March 11 will hear oral arguments in Sedlock v. Baird, […]

Encinitas 101 MainStreet taps new CEO

Encinitas 101 MainStreet taps new CEO

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association has tapped an Escondido woman to serve as the organization’s executive director. Earlier this month the downtown group announced that it had selected Thora Guthrie to replace Dody Crawford, who retired last fall after helming the organization since 2007. “I am honored and thrilled to be chosen to […]

Leaf blower ban goes back to commission

Leaf blower ban goes back to commission

ENCINITAS — Encinitas’ environmental commission will revisit proposed restrictions on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Encinitas, amid concern that the ban would financially strain homeowners in large planned communities. Back in November, the city’s Environmental Commission discussed the potential restrictions and were prepared to finalize the report and present it to the City […]

Slight change to skate park rules, enforcement looms

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council recently made a subtle change to its rules at local skate parks, and city officials signaled that enforcement and ticketing could be on the horizon. The city unanimously voted on updating a section of the code that requires skateboarders to wear property safety gear when at the city’s skate […]

Council shuts down eTown Hall

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council voted to cancel the city’s contract with the company that powers its online civic engagement tool, eTown Hall. The council voted 4-1 to cancel the $9,000 contract with Berkeley-based Peak Democracy and form a subcommittee to research alternative outreach strategies in the context of the city’s overall communication plan. […]

Residents weigh in on city manager traits

ENCINITAS — Encinitas’ next city manager should be from a similar sized city, have an understanding of the inner workings of the state’s Coastal Commission, be able to work with a highly engaged and articulate electorate, dealt with “hard core” developers, understand Proposition A and density bonus issues and their impact on the community, be […]

Speed at the forefront of second annual Encinitas Mile

Speed at the forefront of second annual Encinitas Mile

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Mile is back — all 5,280 feet of it — for the second year in a row. And the sight of running feet covering that mile might look even faster this year when they hit Vulcan Avenue March 15. With an upped prize purse of $2,000, race co-founders Dan Seidel and […]

Council OKs fencing to separate Orpheus playground from off leash dog park

ENCINITAS — Danielle Hurtado sat on a bench in Orpheus Park, watching her 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter play on the play structure. Behind them, a couple of dogs streaked up and down the hill in the park’s off-leash dog area. Hurtado said while she likes that the dogs have a place to play, a […]

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