Carlsbad Should hit the brakes on alcohol expansion

I have been a proud resident of Carlsbad for at least 40 years, and take pride in our town and neighborhoods, but I have been growing worried about recent conclusions that could expand alcohol in our town where I do not think that it’s belongs or needed. On June 21, the Planning Commission approved a […]

Potential energy project could benefit water ratepayers

An exciting concept is emerging in San Diego County that could reduce pressure on water prices across the region and enlarge opportunities for renewable energy. The system under consideration is basically an incredible “battery” that could store around 500 megawatts of renewable energy. There’s still a lot of work to be done in order to […]

Taste of Wine: Seasalt salutes Ferrari-Carano Wines

Seasalt Del Mar, the seafood bistro along the lagoon on Carmel Valley Road, considers Ferrari-Carano wines from Sonoma, its “full house” winery event.   When this Italian style wine has been featured, it is a sellout. Seasalt owner Sal Ercolano, with his Chef Hilario Rodriguez, praises the signature wine of Ferrari-Carano, the superb Tresor Blend. Photos […]

EV charging station May be coming to City Hall

ENCINITAS — Encinitas officials also have signaled their support for a proposition that could convert City Hall’s lower parking lot into an electrical car fueling station for three decades. However, the council voted to have a subcommittee work on the contract to add several concessions offered by the developer, such as complimentary charging for Encinitas […]

Vista fire department plans to renumber units

VISTA — At a recent Vista Fire Protection District meeting, Fire Chief Jeff Hahn talked about a big endeavor the fire department has scheduled in August. According to Hahn, they will be renumbering their components across the north west zone. Hahn pointed out that present numbers are four digits. The reason for instituting a different […]

Medical marijuana Accessibility, early polling results discussed

VISTA — At the past Vista City Council Meeting, the dilemma of bud and preliminary polling results were an issue of discussion. Reporting to the council was Assistant City Manager Aly Zimmerman. She started her presentation by describing this agenda item resulted in the spring when team members were directed from the City Council to […]

River sand removal project moving forward

OCEANSIDE — Following a wait for needed permits and final year’s bird nesting season, excess sediment removal in the San Luis Rey River is about to start. “The expected timing for sediment removal, taking ecological constraints into consideration, is by mid-September to mid-March,” Greg Fuderer, senior public affairs specialist for Army Corps of Engineers Los […]

Authorities to Offer supplementary service at transit Facility

OCEANSIDE — To curtail offenses in the Oceanside Transit Center, authorities will provide supplementary support on a trial basis. The presence of uniformed police officers is believed to have an important impact in reducing episodes. City Council gave the OK for authorities to enter into a 30-day Court of know with North County Transit District […]

Mayor’s Minute: As Everywhere, city elections likely headed for a change

The City of Encinitas lately had its at-large election system contested under the California Voting Rights Act of 2001, such as several other North County cities. In mid-July, we received a letter in the Malibu law firm of Shenkman & Hughes, which was demanding that cities and school boards throughout Southern California alter how their […]

RSF Ancient Society readies for special event

RANCHO SANTA FE — In Rancho Santa Fe, the architectural influence of Lilian Rice is abundant. In the Lilian Rice Row Houses, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, La Valencia Apartments, La Flecha House into the very first Rancho Santa Fe School, Rice’s inspiration is at every turn. The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society chose […]