Encinitas

Encinitas spokeswoman resigns

ENCINITAS — Encinitas’ communications director resigned this week, citing employment opportunities and family obligations.

Council advances $80M budget, request for three firefighters

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council have given a preliminary OK for an $80.9 million budget for the next fiscal year, which includes the hiring of three full-time firefighters at the city’s Olivenhain fire station.

Smith gets deferred sentence in pot case

REGION — A man who potentially faced state prison time for selling $50 worth of marijuana will instead receive probation and a deferred sentence, after both sides reached a plea agreement last week.

Encinitas Council mulls alcohol ban in city parks

ENCINITAS — Alcohol could be banned at all Encinitas Parks in the near future, as the City Council will consider drafting a ban at Wednesday’s Council meeting.

Taste of Wine: Encinitas Rotary wine event benefits 19 charities

Taste of Wine: Encinitas Rotary wine event benefits 19 charities

Recently, I observed that the wine consumer was getting washed with wine shows. This was not meant to be a complaint.

EcoFest 2015

EcoFest 2015

ENCINITAS — For the first time ever, EcoFest was held at the Leichtag Foundation Ranch on Sunday. It was the ninth year of the event, which began in 2007, and is usually held at Cottonwood Creek Park. The event was a hub for learning about the environment, conservation and sustainability.

City celebrates Arbor Day

City celebrates Arbor Day

ENCINITAS — The recent rains saturated the grounds, making it malleable enough for shovels to easily pierce through the grass for digging holes large enough to accommodate new trees planted in a portion of the city’s new Encinitas Community Park.

Group to present E3 Cluster traffic-calming recommendations

A coalition of organizations working to calm traffic along Quail Gardens Drive and Saxony Road will present its the framework of a plan for doing so Thursday night.

Homeless, Encinitas library branch maintenance a balancing act

Homeless, Encinitas library branch maintenance a balancing act

ENCINITAS — Libraries have long been a safe haven for all walks of life, from the suit-and-tie crowd to the homeless. The San Diego County’s Encinitas library branch is no different.

Theater company, city to negotiate lease

ENCINITAS — An enthusiastic Encinitas City Council unanimously voted to begin negotiations with a local theater company that wants to build a performing arts center on a city-owned piece of land in the Encinitas Ranch Town Center long targeted for a performing arts venue.