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  1. Chesterfield crossing project gets $2.2 million federal grant boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | The Coast News

    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. "I'm so pleased that the federal transportation officials recognized the importance of these improvements," said Roberts, whose district includes Encinitas.

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  2. Volunteers change foster children's livesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Coast News

    County Supervisor spoke about the importance of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, to a crowd of about 70 Tuesday night. Photo by Ellen Wright 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.

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  3. Tree stump art officially unveiledRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Coast News

    Del Mar resident David Arnold explains the process that allowed him to transform a Torrey pine tree stump into public art. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek DEL MAR - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for a Torrey pine tree stump that was recently transformed into a piece of public art Councilman Terry Sinnott described as "uniquely Del Mar." Late last year the tree became infected with bark beetles.

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  4. Apr 28,Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Coast News

    CORRECTION: This story has been updated to from an earlier version to reflect the accurate cost of the Coast Highway rail alternative, $4 million to $5 million. ENCINITAS-What started as a meeting to unveil the two alternatives for a coastal rail trail between Cardiff and Downtown Encinitas quickly spiraled into a debate over fencing that officials said is likely inevitable along the North County Transit District's railroad right of way.

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  5. RSF residents receive distinguished awardsRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | The Coast News

    Recently, four Rancho Santa Fe residents received awards at the 10th annual Circle of Life 100 Distinguished Award Celebration. The festivities took place at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and the honorees were Mary Miller, Joanne Marks, Franci Free, and Catherine Nicholas.

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  6. Sand replenishment project clears major hurdleRead the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | The Coast News

    Plans to place more than 1.5 million cubic yards of sand on beaches in two North County cities over a 50-year span recently reached "the last significant major milestone," Solana Beach City Manager David Ott said. The Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board voted 5-0 on April 21 to advance the Coastal Storm Drainage Reduction project, which has been in the works for more than 15 years by officials in Solana Beach and Encinitas.

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  7. YMCA plans mean Little League can stayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Coast News

    Encinitas Little League will be able to call the Magdalena Ecke YMCA fields home for most of its operation for the foreseeable future, as the YMCA's recently announced expansion plans will allow for the baseball organization to stay. The YMCA announced April 17 that its board after several months of discussion had voted on its expansion plans, which will eliminate one of the four baseball fields to make way for parking and indoor soccer fields, but preserve and renovate the other fields.

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  8. Coastal Rail plan, fence proposal, panned by residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Coast News

    What started as a meeting to unveil the two alternatives for a coastal rail trail between Cardiff and Downtown Encinitas quickly spiraled into a debate over fencing that officials said is likely inevitable along the North County Transit District's railroad right of way. SANDAG officials have settled in on two alternatives for the 1.5-mile stretch, which would transform either Coast Highway 101 or San Elijo and Vulcan avenues into pedestrian and cyclist-friendly thoroughfares.

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  9. Traffic Calming measures planned for Quail Gardens, SaxonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Coast News

    Dawn Wilson helps a meeting attendee lodge her concerns about the traffic on Saxony Road during Tuesday's traffic calming workshop. Photo by Aaron Burgin ENCINITAS-On the heels of a major victory to slow down vehicle speeds on sections of Saxony Road and Quail Gardens Drive, stakeholders along both streets have turned their attention to a more ambitious goal- lowering the speed limit along the entire stretch of both roads between Leucadia and Encinitas boulevards.

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  10. City hires architect for Pacific ViewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Coast News

    Encinitas recently settled on an architect who will draft the plans to get the dilapidated Pacific View Elementary School campus up to code. Last week the City Council authorized the city to enter into a contract with Weistberg + White for an amount not to exceed $70,000 to develop a preliminary design report, which will basically serve as a roadmap for city officials to determine what would need to be done to Pacific View to make it habitable.

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  11. Apr 10,Read the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | The Coast News

    The North County Transit District is not budging on its decision to place more than a dozen barriers along the edge of a bluff along San Elijo Avenue, despite calls from neighbors and city officials to remove them. The Transit District said it placed the orange-and-white barriers along the stretch of dirt, where cars frequently park to access local beaches, in response to an immediate public safety threat, and won't take them down until a permanent solution is reached.

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  12. Streets, Leo Mullen priorities for capital budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | The Coast News

    While it's early in the process, Encinitas officials have targeted the Leucadia streetscape, Paul Ecke Central Elementary's traffic woes, artificial turf and lighting at Leo Mullen Sports Park, and street projects in Cardiff and Leucadia as priorities for the next round of big-ticket budget projects. The council came to some consensus on these projects during their March 25 discussion of the city's upcoming five-year capital improvement budget, which will stretch from the 2015-16 fiscal year until 2020-21.

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  13. Jay Paris: Nothing can dampen the enthusiasm for PadresRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | The Coast News

    Not since 1998 have expectations been this high for a squad that had cornered the market on losing and producing a lackluster offense. While the Padres haven't had a winning season since 2010, last year reached a new low.

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  14. First phase of plastic bag ban starts April 10Read the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | The Coast News

    April 10 is the day that the first phase of a city-approved ban on plastic shopping bags goes into effect, after a divided City Council last year adopted the measure in advance of a statewide ban. The ban will roll out in two phases: Phase One will prohibit plastic at grocery stores, pharmacies and drug stores, discount stores with food products, convenience stores and mini marts, liquor stores and city facilities.

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  15. Theater company sets the stage for new venueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | The Coast News

    A Shakespearian theater company has reached out to the city about building a permanent facility on a city-owned piece of land in the Encinitas Ranch Town Center long targeted for a performing arts venue. The Intrepid Shakespeare Company, which currently hosts its performances at the San Marcos High School Performing Arts Center, submitted a proposal to build a theater on the pad of land that the city has specifically earmarked as a performance arts space.

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  16. Dragon Knights Stilt Theater performance shines at arts festivalRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2015 | The Coast News

    Packed into an afternoon of chalk art, community mural painting, Tahitian dancers, a battle of the bands and local nonprofits like the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, the Dragon Knights Stilt Theater performance shined at the annual Encinitas Arts Festival on March 29. The costumed stilt performers and puppet masters opened the festival on the San Dieguito Academy outdoor stage alongside Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar and Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts. Dragon Knights Stilt Theater characters Corto and Eclipse went on to perform a ballet-like dance.

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  17. Mar 28,Read the original story

    Sep 4, 2013 | The Coast News

    Ninety minutes from sunset, dogs ran back and forth along a dirt path at Village Park dog trail as their owners watched on. Off-leash dogs are allowed at the trail, located east of El Camino Real, between Mountain Vista Road and Encinitas Boulevard, from dawn to dusk.

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  18. Senior Zone to go into effect April 1Read the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Coast News

    The speed limit along a stretch of Saxony Road will be lowered to 25 miles per hour beginning April 1, as the city's first "senior zone" will go into effect, city officials said. The city has placed electronic signs on both ends of Saxony warning motorists of the imminent speed-limit change, which the City Council approved in January in response to calls from the community to make the heavily traveled road safer for pedestrians.

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  19. Officer-involved shooting in EncinitasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Coast News

    The San Diego Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Village Park in which a deputy fatally shot a man armed with a shotgun who was reportedly suicidal. The incident occurred shortly around 9:30 a.m. in front of a town home on Shadytree Lane, a tree-lined cul-de-sac, Sheriff's Lt.

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  20. Leo Mullen turf, lights discussed at council meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Coast News

    The City Council agreed to include the potential installation of artificial turf and permanent lighting at Leo Mullen Sports Park in its capital improvement budget discussions, which kicked off this week. The council's vote came after a number of supporters of the Encinitas Soccer Club, more popularly known as the Encinitas Express, lobbied the council for their support of the changes to the field, which they said are critical for the organziation's activities.

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