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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 [...]

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 [...]

Leichtag Foundation names new philanthropy manager

The Encinitas-based Leichtag Foundation on Feb. 22 announced the appointment of Jessica Kort as its philanthropy manager. “Jessica’s deep understanding of and experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, along with her creativity, will add to and inspire a culture of philanthropy in our region and beyond. We are enthusiastic to welcome her to the [...]

Carlsbad hosts free composting workshops

The city of Carlsbad is partnering with The Ecology Center to host a series of hands-on composting workshops this spring. Composting turns organic waste, including food scraps, leaves and grass trimmings, into organic fertilizer. Participation is free for Carlsbad residents. Registration is required. The next workshop will be held Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. [...]

Motorist injured in Oceanside crash after apparently losing control of car

A motorist was severely injured when his vehicle slammed into several parked cars and a fence alongside an Oceanside roadway, police said Friday. The man apparently lost control of his speeding car and crashed on southbound South Tremont Street near Wisconsin Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Oceanside police Traffic Service Unit Sgt. Rick [...]

Plan a summer vacation — for your health!

Summer is here. Have you planned a vacation yet? You may want to act on that question and reap the associated physical and mental health benefits. These include lowering blood pressure and a thinning waistline, according to npr.com. A Marshfield Clinic study found women who take vacations are less likely to become tense, depressed or [...]

Police investigating drive-by shooting in Oceanside

An investigation was underway Thursday into a drive-by shooting in Oceanside that left a 23-year-old man wounded. Officers found the victim lying on the sidewalk alongside Division Street near Grant Street shortly before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Oceanside police Lt. Matt Cole. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. At [...]

Authorities offer reward for information on Oceanside homicide

Authorities announced a $3,000 reward today for information about a North County homicide that has gone unsolved for 10 months. Late on the afternoon of Nov. 19, Joseph Prince, 32, stopped to greet a friend while riding his bicycle in the 100 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Oceanside. As the two were conversing, a stocky [...]

Legal cannabis volunteers clean beach in Encinitas

By Bart Grundig More than 150 professionals from the legal cannabis community recently dedicated their mornings to cleaning Encinitas beaches and waterways at an event...
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Deputy who shot robbery suspect in Encinitas identified

A sheriff's deputy who shot a robbery suspect that allegedly pulled a gun on him at the end of a pursuit through Encinitas was publicly identified Thursday. Deputy Noah Zarnow, a four-year sheriff's department veteran, shot Robert Thomas Parkin six times during the ordeal Monday morning. Sheriff's officials said Zarnow opened fire as Parkin drew [...]

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Del Mar Horse Show returns to fairgrounds for three-week run

The Del Mar National Horse Show returns to the fairgrounds in Del Mar April 18 to May 7, making its 72nd appearance “where the turf hits the surf.” The Del Mar National began in the mid-1940s as part of the annual San Diego County Fair, which occurs each June at the fairgrounds. By the late [...]

Brain health 101

Have you ever driven home and realized you couldn’t recall the journey? You aren’t alone. Research describes this state as the default-mode network (DMN), a daydreaming condition causing us to be distracted and forgetful. We can spend 50 percent of our time here without much awareness of our day. Current brain research, however, remains optimistic [...]

Encinitas City Council approves budget, allocates funds for open space

By Kirk Sanderson The Encinitas City Council has unanimously approved a $95.6 million 2017-2018 budget virtually identical to one submitted by staff, with one exception:...

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