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Monday, August 21, 2017

A pretty rose still has thorns

A rose by any other name still has thorns, and my bushes are no exception. The winter’s rains nourished the row of white rose bushes one spring, repeat bloomers that cheer the travelers down our back alley. That spring, I grabbed my clippers to perform a seasonal hair cut on the branches. In my eagerness [...]

Carlsbad wins financial reporting award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the city of Carlsbad for its fiscal year 2015-16 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. A city spokesperson said this is the 19th year in a row that the city has received this award, [...]

Encinitas City Council addresses housing element measure rejection, Pacific View site plans

The Encinitas City Council voted to form a subcommittee to revise Measure T, the housing element proposal rejected by the voters on Nov. 8, and approved moving forward on an “exclusive negotiating agreement” with the Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance for the Pacific View Elementary School property to create an arts center on the [...]

Encinitas eyes granny flats over high-density apartments or condos

The city of Encinitas, while still trying to craft a state-required housing element, is once again pushing for granny flats and other types of “accessory dwelling units” as an alternative to high-density, multi-family buildings. In a recent newsletter, Mayor Catherine Blakespear said that at nearly every public housing forum, “residents report that accessory dwelling units, [...]

City of Del Mar completes Draft Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan

The city of Del Mar has completed the Draft Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan that will serve as the city’s long range planning guide and address future sea-level rise and its effects on storm surge, coastal flooding and erosion, according to a press release from the city. The draft plan draws from prior works such as [...]

Crime Stoppers offering $1K reward for help in solving Oceanside murder

A $1,000 reward was offered today by Crime Stoppers for help solving a murder in Oceanside in June. Oceanside police officers responded to a 911 call for help in the area of 1510 Lemon Street on June 22, 2016, at about midnight, where they found Julio Granados lying on the sidewalk. He had been stabbed [...]

Officials looking for two people wanted in connection with Encinitas burglary, identity theft

Sheriff's officials Wednesday reached out to the public for help finding two people wanted in connection with a recent burglary and identity theft. Around 8 a.m. Nov. 10, an unknown suspect broke into a vehicle parked at 2240 Encinitas Blvd. and took the victim's purse, which contained two wallets, a California driver's license, several debit/credit [...]

Update: Results mixed for Carlsbad’s Measure O and Encinitas’ Measure T

It’s mixed results for two local propositions in Carlsbad and Encinitas. Measure O, a Carlsbad initiative to rebuild an aging fire station, appears to be headed toward an easy victory, while Measure T, which calls on Encinitas to adopt a “housing element,” is losing. According to the latest update released Monday night by the San [...]

Encinitas ‘Trash Dash’ scheduled for April 1

The H2O Trash Patrol’s first-ever Trash Dash will be held on Saturday, April 1, organizers have announced. This family-friendly event starts at 8 a.m. with an invigorating morning 5K run on the beach. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend and collect trash and litter. In an effort to raise marine debris awareness and leave [...]
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Carlsbad OKs condo project, gets Poinsettia Lane extended and new park...

The Carlsbad City Council on March 14 approved a series of agreements that will enable the missing link of Poinsettia Lane to be completed; create new trails; increase the amount of protected habitat in Carlsbad; create a neighborhood park on the site of the long-abandoned Buena Vista Reservoir; and resolve a lawsuit filed by North [...]

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Seaside Courier music calendar — August 2016

This month's not-to-miss live music events9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12: Dead Feather Moon, Ocelot and The Paragraphs at the Belly Up, Solana Beach. $12 - $21. This rock ‘n’ rolling night will celebrate the release of local band Dead Feather Moon’s long-awaited second full-length album “///// The Finder.” While the band’s signature alt-folk rock [...]

Carlsbad’s famed Flower Fields open for business

Carlsbad’s famed Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are once again in bloom, and thanks to a wet winter the more than 50 acres of rolling hillside overlooking the ocean are awash with color more vibrantly than they have been in years. Most of the space is devoted to giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers; about five acres [...]

North County coastal charity awards grants

Four grants worth over $32,000 were awarded from Hand to Hand to San Diego County women’s nonprofit organizations. Hand to Hand, a giving circle at Coastal Community Foundation, directs resources to programs that empower change and self-sufficiency in women. This giving circle is composed of 60 women who contribute funds and then choose worthy recipients. [...]

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