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 60,000Housing units: Approximately 22,830

Median income: $63,954

Education: 49.98 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Reporter: Jared Whitlock


 

Jared Whitlock started as a freelancer with The Coast News before becoming a staff writer. He covers everything from local politics to business trends. With a degree in Journalism from San Diego State University, his work has also appeared in San Diego Magazine and the U-T San Diego. When he’s not digging up stories, he can be found surfing at local beaches. Email: jwhitlock@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

Parents concerned over kindergarten enrollment

ENCINITAS — David Owens’ daughter will turn 6 years old at the end of July. Owens kept her home from kindergarten this school year to give her extra time to prepare for school. But Owens and other Encinitas Union School District parents worry their children will be denied kindergarten enrollment when class starts this August. […]

Artist working on follow up to Surfing Madonna mosaic

Artist working on follow up to Surfing Madonna mosaic

ENCINITAS — Soon, a spot in North County will be graced with a Surfing Madonna companion piece. Exactly where is anyone’s guess. Mark Patterson, the artist behind the renowned mosaic, has been working on a follow-up for the past three months in a Leucadia garage. While a sequel of sorts, religious figures won’t be in […]

Council closer to finalizing Pacific View deal

Council closer to finalizing Pacific View deal

ENCINITAS — The council took another step toward acquiring the Pacific View site on Wednesday night. Council members voted 3-2 in favor of a $50,000 deposit and other conditions spelled out in a memorandum of understanding for the property. That document paves the way for a final purchase agreement, which the council majority hopes to […]

Barth opts to not run for mayor

Barth opts to not run for mayor

ENCINITAS — Mayor Teresa Barth’s name won’t be on the ballot for mayor in November. Barth, who was first elected to council in 2006 and reelected in 2010, said she’s long believed that two council terms is enough for local office. Her time on council will end when her current term expires in December. “I […]

City notes concerns over Manchester Ave. underpass and parking lot

City notes concerns over Manchester Ave. underpass and parking lot

ENCINITAS — A plan from Caltrans to upgrade Interstate 5 includes building a 150-space parking lot and underpass for carpoolers on part of a strawberry field just off of Manchester Avenue. Encinitas city staff members said the Manchester proposal would likely ease congestion and promote alternative transportation at Wednesday night’s council meeting. Yet they noted […]

Filmmakers shine at inaugural student film festival

Filmmakers shine at inaugural student film festival

ENCINITAS — Filmmakers stepped out onto the red carpet for the inaugural Encinitas Student Film Festival Apr. 6 at the historic La Paloma Theatre. Encompassing genres from comedy to drama, 35 short films from high school and junior college students screened at the event. The festival was unique for first offering a symposium back in […]

Man faces 15 years in prison in connection with deadly hit-and-run

Man faces 15 years in prison in connection with deadly hit-and-run

VISTA — A driver pleaded not guilty on Monday at the Vista courthouse to charges stemming from a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Del Mar. Christopher Stockmeyer, 41, had three times the legal blood-alcohol limit when he struck and killed Encinitas resident Rachel Morrison, Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe said in court. On […]

Disagreement over Pacific View takes center stage during State of the City

Disagreement over Pacific View takes center stage during State of the City

ENCINITAS — Teresa Barth and Kristin Gaspar, who are splitting this year’s mayor term, painted different pictures of the city’s direction during an occasionally tense State of the City address April 4. The contrast came down to the city’s recent $10 million purchase of the Pacific View property. Councilwoman Gaspar, who will serve as mayor […]

Community digs in for Arbor Day celebration

Community digs in for Arbor Day celebration

ENCINITAS – While the national Arbor Day celebration is at the end of April, according to the Arbor Day Foundation, California tends to recognize the day the week of March 7 through March 14. But for the 135-year-old idea that celebrates taking a day to plant trees, Saturday proved as fine a day as any. […]

Commercial drone industry looking to fly locally

Commercial drone industry looking to fly locally

ENCINITAS — Four propellers whirred, buzzing like the sound of a small swarm of bees. Encinitas resident Treggon Owens watched his UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), lift off into the air. Soon, the UAV rose 100 feet above Owens, who stood behind the future location of Bull Taco, a stone’s throw north of Encinitas Boulevard and […]

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