Encinitas

First phase of bag ban ‘well received’

ENCINITAS — The first phase of Encinitas’ ban on plastic bags has been largely well received after the first month, city officials said.

Sewer rates to tick upward in Cardiff, Olivenhain

ENCINITAS — Sewer rates will increase for property owners in Cardiff and Olivenhain starting in July, as the City Council recently voted in favor of a series of annual increases over the next four years.

NCTD enforcing trespassing on tracks

NCTD enforcing trespassing on tracks

REGION — Law enforcement officers from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department recently began stepping up enforcement efforts for trespassing on North County railroad tracks.

Chesterfield crossing project gets $2.2 million federal grant boost

ENCINITAS — Efforts to improve a troublesome railroad crossing at Chesterfield Drive and Coast Highway 101 received a major boost today when County Supervisor Dave Roberts announced the Federal Railroad Administration’s approval of a $2.2 million grant to improve the crossing.

SDUHSD announces teacher, classified employees of the year

SDUHSD announces teacher, classified employees of the year

ENCINITAS — An Earl Warren Middle School Teacher will represent San Dieguito Unified High School District at the San Diego County Teacher of the Year competition.

Dog park closed three weeks for maintenance

Dog park closed three weeks for maintenance

ENCINITAS — Since Encinitas opened the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, along with the rest of the Encinitas Community Park in January, thousands of four-legged visitors and their two-legged mates have enjoyed the green space.

BIA, city discuss potential settlement over density bonus suit

ENCINITAS — The city of Encinitas and the Building Industry Association of San Diego appear to be heading toward a settlement of a lawsuit filed against the city to invalidate the City Council’s attempt in 2014 to close several loopholes that have been popular among developers of so-called “density bonus” projects.

Volunteers change foster children’s lives

Volunteers change foster children’s lives

ENCINITAS — According to a Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative study, 3 percent of foster youth will earn a college degree and 20 percent become homeless after they turn 18 years old. San Diego nonprofit Voices for Children aims to change that by matching foster children with Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs. The organization […]

Council mum on city manager finalists

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council emerged from its closed session meeting regarding the narrowing of its field of finalists for the city manager position with not much to report.

Military to receive free admission to Botanic Garden

Military to receive free admission to Botanic Garden

ENCINITAS — Active duty, National Guard and Reserve members and their families will be able to stop and smell the roses at the San Diego Botanic Gardens — for free. Well, at least for the next four months. The Botanic Garden, located in Encinitas, announced a partnership with the Blue Star Museum program that will […]