Leucadia

Leucadia’s MainStreet Association readies for upgrade

LEUCADIA — The local Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association held its annual membership meeting March 3 at Encinitas City Hall. The all-volunteer board and Program Manager Paula Kirpalani were in attendance. The meeting, led by Leucadia 101 President Steve Shackelton, highlighted the key and growing role of the Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association sister associations the Downtown […]

More trees felled on Coast Highway

LEUCADIA — As the city embarks on a detailed plan to beautify the North Coast Highway 101, some residents and business owners are confused by the lack of coordination with other agencies to protect and preserve the historical tree canopy shading much of the expanse of the area. The latest glitch in the communication between […]

Multimedia artist brings color to North County

LEUCADIA — Ask anyone who knows her and you’ll learn that there’s something about Mary Fleener. Her distinctive out-of-box thinking is reflected in her body of work from music to ceramics, paintings — and comic strips. “Mary’s life is a work of art,” said Jerry Waddle, owner of Ducky Waddle’s Emporium. “Her artistic voice is […]

Local punk rockers give back to the community

LEUCADIA — The second annual Thanksgiving Punk Rock Food Drive will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Bar Leucadian, 1542 N. Coast Highway 101. The Thanksgiving Punk Rock Food Drive benefits North County Community Services and is presented by The Coast News Group. The event features live performances by Black Seven, […]

‘Howl O’ Ween’ an evening for people and pets

LEUCADIA—The Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association is sponsoring Leucadia Nights Howl O’Ween, an after-hours walkabout along Leucadia’s Highway 101 business district, from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30, featuring a pet parade and pet costume contest. People and their pets are invited to have fun discovering the shops, day spas and the many eateries in the […]

Historic Pannikin coffee house in Encinitas gets spiffed up

LEUCADIA — After a century, the roof of the historic Pannikin Coffee & Tea building that served as the original train station for Encinitas was raised and replaced with new shingles. The historic building has long been a gathering place for locals and newcomers alike. “There is just something about the place that is very […]

Historic coffee house gets spiffed up

LEUCADIA — After a century, the roof of the historic Pannikin Coffee & Tea building that served as the original train station for Encinitas was raised and replaced with new shingles. The historic building has long been a gathering place for locals and newcomers alike. “There is just something about the place that is very […]

A collector’s paradise to be found at Ducky Waddle’s Emporium

LEUCADIA — Looking for a three-volume set of “The Life of Thomas Jefferson” circa 1865? A Frida Kahlo postcard? Maybe the Santa Ana Register dated Dec. 8, 1941, trumpeting the invasion of Pearl Harbor? Washington, D.C., may have the Smithsonian Store, but Leucadia has Ducky Waddle’s. American contemporary artist Shepard Fairey, whose collections have been […]

Artists showcased during Leucadia festival

LEUCADIA — The sidewalks along North Coast Highway 101 were packed Aug. 29 as thousands of people participated in the sixth annual LeucadiArt Walk. Paper parasols dotted the route between Marcheta and West Glaucus streets as volunteers from the Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association handed them out to borrow. “It’s a nice touch,” said Tamara Barnes, […]

Best of coastal art out at LeucadiART Walk

LEUCADIA — The sixth annual LeucadiART Walk will cap the summer with color from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29. LeucadiART Walk features “a mile of talent on Coast Highway 101,” with artists displaying their art on the west side of Coast Highway 101 between Marcheta and West Glaucus Streets. The day will feature […]