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  • Former SDA art teacher paints stories through portraits

    Former SDA art teacher paints stories through portraits

    A former North County art teacher is showing off his own talents to the community in an art show at the North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT). John Ratajkowski, who taught drawing and painting at San Dieguito Academy for 30 years and divides his time between Carmel Valley and Ireland, features nine...

  • Cardiff recognized as one of the nation's best restored beaches

    Cardiff recognized as one of the nation's best restored beaches

    The distinction follows the June completion of a four-month sand replenishment effort in which more than 440,000 cubic yards of sediment was dredged from the central basin of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and transferred onto Cardiff State Beach and Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach.

  • Award-winning CCA grad Chase Morrin returns to San Diego for collaborative concerts

    Award-winning CCA grad Chase Morrin returns to San Diego for collaborative concerts

    An accomplished Carmel Valley pianist/composer will return home to San Diego later this month for two special collaborative performances. Chase Morrin, 24, will present concerts at a biology and biotech-focused TEDX talk at the Salk Institute on July 28 and at Dizzy's jazz club on July 29. Each...

  • Encinitas Flea Market moves to City Hall

    Encinitas Flea Market moves to City Hall

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will host the second annual Encinitas Flea Market on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue. Original art, clothing, vintage items, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, books, and treasures, will be available...

  • Scripps HealthExpress walk-In clinics expand to 12 new locations

    Scripps HealthExpress walk-In clinics expand to 12 new locations

    Scripps Health recently announced a major expansion of its walk-in, convenient care division, Scripps HealthExpress, with the opening of a new location in Carlsbad. Over the next three months, 11 additional sites will begin providing HealthExpress services across San Diego County. All HealthExpress...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (July 6 to July 10)

    Encinitas Crime Report (July 6 to July 10)

    July 10 • Misdemeanor petty theft (all other larceny) - 1000 N block El Camino Real, 5:08 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 5 Santa Fe Drive, 9:17 a.m. July 9 • Vehicle break-in/theft - Mackinnon Ranch Road/Manchester Avenue, 8 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft...

  • Student at The Rhoades School raises more than $2,000 for families in need

    Student at The Rhoades School raises more than $2,000 for families in need

    Seventh-grade student Kate Peterson from The Rhoades School in Encinitas recently raised more than $2,000 and delivered 870 meals to members of the community in need as part of a school project. Throughout the past year, Kate collected donations from teachers, family and friends to purchase food...

  • Commentary: How granny flats help with California’s housing shortage

    Commentary: How granny flats help with California’s housing shortage

    California — and San Diego County in particular — has an affordable housing shortage. Coming to a consensus on adequately addressing this shortage has understandably hit speed bumps due to concerns about the environment, public safety and other quality-of-life issues. However, doing nothing is...

  • Solana Beach performer 'Shines' on, inspires through challenges

    Solana Beach performer 'Shines' on, inspires through challenges

    "You can do it if you really try/ Don't give up/ Reach for the sky/ A spark in you has begun to grow/ Shout it for the world to know." Reid Moriarty sings the inspirational lyrics from his self-written song "Shine" in front of audiences ranging from pre-schoolers to seniors. Oftentimes, audience...

  • Encinitas July Cruise Night welcomes classic VW buses

    Encinitas July Cruise Night welcomes classic VW buses

    The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association recently announced its July line-up, and monthly theme for the July 19 Cruise Night. The series, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, is held on the third Thursdays of May through September, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Young entrepreneur brings healthy juice concept to Encinitas

    Young entrepreneur brings healthy juice concept to Encinitas

    A young entrepreneur — who's found success for five years selling healthy juices at a small Carlsbad tasting room and at farmers markets across San Diego — has opened shop in Encinitas. Hanna Gregor, 29, opened OH! Juice at 90 North Coast Highway 101 in November. The cafe offers a variety of organic...

  • San Dieguito Academy, La Costa Canyon Foundations make big impact on schools

    San Dieguito Academy, La Costa Canyon Foundations make big impact on schools

    At the June 22 board meeting, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board celebrated its four high school foundations and another successful year of fundraising to support all students. “We can’t say thank you enough,” said SDUHSD Vice President Mo Muir. In his last meeting as superintendent,...

  • Encinitas events this week (July 6)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2KK3X8p. Artful Recipes of Life An eight-week expressive arts workshop series open to all patients, facilitated by Alessandra Colfi, PhD. Personalize and decorate a ‘Treasure Box’ and create mixed-media...

  • SDUHSD foundation donations made an impact this school year

    SDUHSD foundation donations made an impact this school year

    The Canyon Crest Academy and Torrey Pines High School Foundations each brought in $1.9 million this school year.

  • Leucadia couple brings colorful show to Encinitas Library

    Leucadia couple brings colorful show to Encinitas Library

    Katherine Ruth-Bender and Robert Bender — of Karob Studios, a combination of the 28-year Leucadia duo's first names — present "The Story of Our Lives" through August 7.

  • Man whose roommate tried to kidnap Encinitas teen sentenced

    Man whose roommate tried to kidnap Encinitas teen sentenced

    A 28-year-old man whose roommate tried to kidnap an Encinitas teen as she waxed her surfboard was sentenced June 19 to jail time and three years of probation for being an accessory to the crime. Christopher White, who pleaded guilty in Vista Superior Court last month, has been jailed since his...

  • Encinitas postpones debate on red-light cameras

    Encinitas postpones debate on red-light cameras

    A debate on whether to continue operating Encinitas' red-light cameras at two major intersections in town has been postponed to later this summer. The new contract with the city's longstanding red-light camera provider was scheduled to appear June 20 on the City Council's consent calendar — a collection...

  • New Coastal Roots Farm executive director shares goals, history

    New Coastal Roots Farm executive director shares goals, history

    Coastal Roots Farm has selected a new leader with nearly two decades of nonprofit experience in San Diego County. Javier Guerrero joined Coastal Roots Farm on June 4 as the Encinitas-based organization's Executive Director. Guerrero is the first person to hold this title since the farm was established...

  • Encinitas agrees to continue funding for temporary restrooms

    Encinitas agrees to continue funding for temporary restrooms

    Encinitas will keep the temporary, portable restrooms it put in months ago to help combat a hepatitis A outbreak, though the regional health crisis that led to their installation has subsided. In the coming fiscal year, the city also will fund two new freeway underpass art projects and conduct...

  • The Elements to perform at water polo event in Long Beach

    The Elements to perform at water polo event in Long Beach

    Teenage indie rock band The Elements, from Encinitas, will return to Azevedo’s Aquatic Games in Long Beach this summer. This year, the band will help kick off the event at the Opening Ceremonies that will be held at California State University, Long Beach at The Outpost Grill on June 29 from 6:30...

  • Movement to rein in federal government alive in North County

    Movement to rein in federal government alive in North County

    Up until a few years ago, Lou Oberman counted himself among many in the country who are frustrated by the problems plaguing the federal government in Washington, but didn't think there was any way to change things for the better.

  • San Dieguito taps superintendent search firm, selects interim leader

    San Dieguito taps superintendent search firm, selects interim leader

    The San Dieguito Union High School District board has unanimously selected Hazard, Attea and Associates to lead the search for its next superintendent. The firm also recently placed neighboring Solana Beach School District’s new superintendent. “Hiring a superintendent is the greatest responsibility...

  • Community Resource Center seeking funds for new truck

    Community Resource Center seeking funds for new truck

    The Community Resource Center is seeking the public's help in raising $65,000 for a new refrigerated delivery truck. The Encinitas-based nonprofit and food pantry has been using its current, non-refrigerated truck for almost a decade to collect 45,000 pounds of food every month for needy families...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (June 13 to June 17)

    June 17 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 500 S block 101, 7:06 p.m. • Vehicle break-in/theft - 400 block Santa Fe Drive, 3:30 p.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance - 700 block La Costa Avenue, 9:07 a.m. June 16 • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol,...

  • Mosca '100 percent engaged in the challenges' in Encinitas

    Mosca '100 percent engaged in the challenges' in Encinitas

    Encinitas Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca wants to continue his commitment to helping Encinitas in areas like financing, the environment and infrastructure. Mosca, a 45-year-old attorney for San Diego Gas and Electric who was first appointed to the council in January 2017 following a seat vacancy when Catherine...

  • SDUHSD selects Larry Perondi as interim superintendent

    SDUHSD selects Larry Perondi as interim superintendent

    The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees announced it has selected Larry Perondi to serve as the district’s interim superintendent while it conducts a search for a permanent superintendent, according to a news release. The board will officially vote to approve Perondi’s contract...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 22)

    For more information, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2LLNtg4 Summer Fun on the 101 Check out Leucadia's music festival. Walk, bike or skate to Leucadia Roadside Park with family and friends to hear 10 live performances by local legends and up and coming musical talent on June 23...

  • Complaint against Kellen Winslow II alleges 5 incidents including rape and burglary

    Complaint against Kellen Winslow II alleges 5 incidents including rape and burglary

    Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II — son of Chargers great Kellen Winslow — pleaded not guilty Friday, June 15, to multiple felony charges, including accusations of kidnapping and raping two transient women, one of them a hitchhiker who had gotten into his SUV. The complaint outlining the charges...

  • Council updates standards for inclusionary housing

    Council updates standards for inclusionary housing

    Developers will have to set aside 15 percent of a project's housing for low-income tenants — up from the current 10 percent — under updates to Encinitas' inclusionary housing ordinance. The Encinitas City Council, on June 13 during a first reading of the draft ordinance, also voted to add language...

  • 22 rescued dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    22 rescued dogs arrive at Rancho Coastal Humane Society

    A rescue vehicle that arrived at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society on June 12 carried 22 dogs from a crowded animal sanctuary. The van left St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, Miss., early June 10 and arrived in Encinitas at 2 p.m. on June 12. The 1,847-mile journey took the dogs halfway...

  • Chamber of Commerce hosts Salute to Education

    Chamber of Commerce hosts Salute to Education

    The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems, hosted the 21st Annual Salute to Education on June 12. Awards were given to the top teachers and students from the local school district. Thanks to sponsors: SDG&E, California Coast Credit Union and Encinitas...

  • Artist makes giant brushes 'dance' to create contemporary Zen paintings

    Artist makes giant brushes 'dance' to create contemporary Zen paintings

    Roughly once a year, contemporary Zen artist Rosemary KimBal invites prospective students into her Cardiff studio to learn how to make giant brushes "dance" across sheets of paper. KimBal, who has two huge paintings on permanent display in the main lobby at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas,...

  • Bro-Am Festival to make waves again June 30

    Bro-Am Festival to make waves again June 30

    A celebration of music, surfing and charity will once again hit the sands of Moonlight Beach on June 30 when the rock band Switchfoot presents the 14th annual Bro-Am. Each year, the community event includes surf contests, live music and vendors that raise funds for local youth programs. "The Bro-Am...

  • SDA students win culinary competition

    SDA students win culinary competition

    San Dieguito Academy advanced Sous Chef students once again earned first place at the High School Master Chefs Culinary Competition, defending their title from last year's win. The competition took place in late April at the Arts Institute in Mission Valley, according to the event's website. Teams...

  • Internet sensation from Encinitas marvels at Padres beer-soaked spotlight

    Internet sensation from Encinitas marvels at Padres beer-soaked spotlight

    The marriage proposals from Australia alone reached 10, at last count. Music megastar Justin Timberlake labeled the moment “MVP status” on Instagram. The Catch-and-Chug, as it’s known to millions, made the front page of a newspaper in Milan and began trending on websites in Brazil. A week after...

  • Encinitas recognized on national scale for environmental efforts

    Encinitas recognized on national scale for environmental efforts

    The City of Encinitas was recognized for its efforts toward battling climate change June 8 at The U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Mayor Catherine Blakespear accepted the honorable mention award, of which 11 cities across the country were recognized. Austin, Texas and Schenectady, New York...

  • KAABOO Del Mar announces 2018 daily performance lineup and single-day tickets

    KAABOO Del Mar announces 2018 daily performance lineup and single-day tickets

    The daily performance schedule has been announced for the 2018 edition of KAABOO Del Mar, along with single-day tickets that went on sale June 12. The full list of daily performers appears below, along with prices for single-day tickets and VIP passes. The headliners for Sept. 14 — the upscale...

  • Encinitas Crime Report (June 8 to June 10)

    June 10 • Misdemeanor use/under the influence of controlled substance - 100 block Encinitas Boulevard, 2:26 a.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene - 600 S block 101, 12:30 a.m. • Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia - 1200 block Encinitas Boulevard,...

  • Pacific Ridge eighth graders meet with community leaders to solve societal challenges

    Pacific Ridge eighth graders meet with community leaders to solve societal challenges

    On May 28, eighth graders from Pacific Ridge School participated in a week-long entrepreneurship experience with UCSD’s Rady School of Management, introducing them to a range of skills, including marketing, design, development, research and more.

  • Leichtag Foundation names director of The Hive

    Leichtag Foundation names director of The Hive

    The Leichtag Foundation has announced that Jenny Camhi has been promoted to the key leadership position of Director of The Hive at Leichtag Commons. The Hive at Leichtag Commons is the Foundation’s platform for talent development, grantee and ecosystem professional development and capacity building,...

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