The Coastal Rail-Trail

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This recently came across my inbox: Gaspar and Muir NO vote on the Cardiff Coastal Rail Trail Project By Mayor Gaspar and Council member Muir The Coastal Rail Trail project is not new; it was originally envisioned in the late 1980s. Several prior councils recognized the negative impacts this project would have on our coastal community and, as a result, did not …

BIA vs. Encinitas Lawsuit

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On October 10, 2014, the San Diego County Building Industry Association (BIA), a CA not for profit Trade Association, sued the City of Encinitas in Superior court (case# 37-2014-0034550-CU-WM-NC) because of changes the City Council adopted in how the city should interpret Government Code section 65915, also known as the “Density Bonus Law.” According to BIA Vice-President Matt Adams, the …

All Aboard?

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Another Metrolink train crash and derailment, this time in Oxnard, caused by a big rig that got stuck on the tracks in the early morning hours. It could’ve been worse of course, but if your loved one is among the 30 or so injured, some critically, that’s not what you’re thinking about. On Sept. 12, 2008, a Metrolink train failed …

Encinitas Community Park… Finally!!

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Everybody loves a park, right? Right? I asked twice because apparently some people do not. How else can you explain why it took 14 years to turn a piece of prime Encinitas real estate, west of I-5 mind you, into the new park that finally will open on Saturday January 10th? Fourteen years of lawsuits, name calling, motive questioning, opposition, …

Bees and disease in Encinitas???

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“Looking at an aerial map of Encinitas in the 1970s and 1980s compared to today, it’s sad,” Tony Kranz said. “The city had agriculture everywhere; we have to fight for small farms today.” BUT, a new study from UC Davis says the exposure of pregnant women to agriculture may increase the incidence of babies being born with Autism Spectrum Disorder. …

Obamacare / Covered California News Update

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This just in from my inbox: The closed “open enrollment” period is cracked open for some: Covered California Enrollment Opportunity for COBRA & Cal-COBRA Participants Covered California, the California state health insurance exchange marketplace established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has launched a limited, special enrollment period for people who have COBRA or Cal-COBRA health insurance and …