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

Traffic Calming measures planned for Quail Gardens, Saxony

Traffic Calming measures planned for Quail Gardens, Saxony

ENCINITAS—On the heels of a major victory to slow down vehicle speeds on sections of Saxony Road and Quail Gardens Drive, stakeholders along both streets have turned their attention to a more ambitious goal- lowering the speed limit along the entire stretch of both roads between Leucadia and Encinitas boulevards. The coalition of educational, senior […]

Encinitas voices support in expansion of skate park safety gear mandate to non-skaters

Encinitas voices support in expansion of skate park safety gear mandate to non-skaters

ENCINITAS—With little fanfare, Encinitas staked its support of an assembly bill that would expand a requirement for riders of all types of vehicles at skate parks, as opposed to only skateboarders. The council approved three legislative position letters at Wednesday’s Council meeting, one of which was support for Assembly Bill 1146. Authored by Assemblyman Brian […]

Student help desk thriving at EUSD

Student help desk thriving at EUSD

ENCINITAS—When the students at Mission Estancia have trouble with their school-issued iPad, who are they gonna call? STAR Tech. Think of it as the children’s version of “Geek Squad,” minus the Volkswagen Bugs. The moniker, which is actually an acronym for “Student Technical Assistance and Resources,” puts a group of students in control of the […]

City hires architect for Pacific View

Encinitas recently settled on an architect who will draft the plans to get the dilapidated Pacific View Elementary School campus up to code. Last week the City Council authorized the city to enter into a contract with Weistberg + White for an amount not to exceed $70,000 to develop a preliminary design report, which will […]

Temporary barriers aren’t coming down, district says

Temporary barriers aren’t coming down, district says

ENCINITAS — The North County Transit District is not budging on its decision to place more than a dozen barriers along the edge of a bluff along San Elijo Avenue, despite calls from neighbors and city officials to remove them. The Transit District said it placed the orange-and-white barriers along the stretch of dirt, where […]

Appeals court sends clear message: Yoga ‘isn’t religious’

Appeals court sends clear message: Yoga ‘isn’t religious’

REGION — The State Court of Appeal has sent an clear message about Encinitas Union School District’s yoga program to the family and organization that challenged it: it isn’t religious. The Fourth District Court of Appeal last week delivered a 3-0 ruling that upholds a lower court’s ruling that the K-6 school district’s yoga program […]

Love at the heart of poet’s works

Love at the heart of poet’s works

ENCINITAS — He was a Naval officer during World War II, a law student, a drama teacher, an art critic, a docent, and now, at 90, Tom Whayne can add published poet to his life’s achievements. But sitting in his Leucadia home, surrounded by other books of poetry from Robert Frost to W. H. Auden to […]

Engage Encinitas to host  first ‘Citizens Academy’ event

Engage Encinitas to host first ‘Citizens Academy’ event

ENCINITAS — Four months after its formation, Engage Encinitas will host its first of a series of panel sessions aimed at educating and informing the public about key community and regional issues. The first topic: water (or the lack thereof). “Water: Every Drop Counts” is the title of the discussion, which is part of Engage […]

Streets, Leo Mullen priorities for capital budget

ENCINITAS — While it’s early in the process, Encinitas officials have targeted the Leucadia streetscape, Paul Ecke Central Elementary’s traffic woes, artificial turf and lighting at Leo Mullen Sports Park, and street projects in Cardiff and Leucadia as priorities for the next round of big-ticket budget projects. The council came to some consensus on these […]

First phase of plastic bag ban starts April 10

First phase of plastic bag ban starts April 10

ENCINITAS — If you’re doing grocery shopping in Encinitas after April 10, remember to BYOB — Bring Your Own Bag. April 10 is the day that the first phase of a city-approved ban on plastic shopping bags goes into effect, after a divided City Council last year adopted the measure in advance of a statewide […]

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