Sunday, June 24, 2018

Motorcycle fatality at Moonlight Plaza

CBS 8:
According to authorities, the motorcyclist was popping a wheelie around 11:45 a.m. in the 400 block of South Coast Highway 101 when he lost control and slammed into the back of a patrol unit driven by a deputy.
Wheelie or no, it sure looks like a southbound deputy made a left turn in front of a northbound motorcyclist.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Council removes four more sites in contentious, late-night meeting

Del Mar Times:
At just about 2 a.m. June 21, the council voted in favor of removing two of three HCD-recommended sites, as well as two additional, contested sites. Mayor Catherine Blakespear and Council member Tasha Boerner Horvath opposed the motion.


In addition to the elimination of the El Camino Real South parcel and Dewitt property, Kranz also recommended removing the former Frog's Gym site at 780 Garden View Court and a site on Rancho Santa Fe East in Olivenhain, with Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca and Council member Mark Muir agreeing. Both added sites received strong vocal opposition from residents at the meeting.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Neighbors organizing against upzoning sites

... in Cardiff ... and in Olivenhain.

Well, it worked for Quail Gardens "L-7"!

But with time running out for HCD certification and placement on the November ballot, is it too late? Tomorrow night's City Council meeting should be a doozy!

Why didn't Sheriff's Department warn public there was a rapist on the loose in Encinitas?

NBC 7:
According to the complaint, the earliest evidence against Winslow stems from a March 17 incident when he allegedly kidnapped and raped a 54-year-old transient. The other alleged crimes occurred May 13, May 24 and June 1.

There is no indication, however, that SDSO investigators warned the public about that series of sex crimes, all but one of which was violent in nature.

While it’s unknown if the department had any identifying information about the perpetrator, law enforcement routinely sends out warnings and alerts that include a description of the suspect or other information that could help residents protect themselves and generate leads that help the investigation.

An SDSO spokesperson has since last Friday declined to provide any information about what the department knew about those earlier attacks, whether it issued any sort of public alert, and if not, why it chose not to inform the public.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Planning Commissioner Jody Hubbard to run for Council

Coast News:
Encinitas Planning Commissioner Jody Hubbard tossed her hat into the City Council ring, announcing her decision on June 10 through a campaign launch party. Hubbard will vie for District 3, which represents constituents in Cardiff and part of New Encinitas.

Mark Muir currently occupies the seat and has not publicly stated whether he will run for re-election in November. No other District 3 candidates have emerged yet.


Hubbard has been endorsed by Teresa Barth, former mayor of Encinitas, and by Lisa Shaffer, former deputy mayor.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Winslow charged with kidnapping, rape

10 News:
Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was arrested for the second time in one week Thursday on charges including kidnapping, rape, and sodomy.

Winslow, the son of legendary Chargers tight end Kellen Winslow, was originally booked on a residential burglary charge on June 7.

The new charges filed Thursday include:

- Kidnapping with intent to commit rape - 2 counts
- Forcible rape - 2 counts
- Forcible sodomy - 1 count
- Forcible oral copulation - 1 count
- Residential burglary - 2 counts
- Indecent exposure - 1 count
It's unclear how, or whether at all, the new charges relate to the original burglary.

SDSO Lt. Michael Blevins told NBC 7 there were multiple victims associated with the new charges but would not say how many. Blevins said the alleged incidents happened in the Encinitas area, but not in the Park Encinitas mobile home park where he was arrested last Thursday, June 7.
UPDATE: Encinitas Advocate:
Among the charges in the complaint:

- Kidnap, rape and forced oral copulation of a 54-year-old woman in March;
- Kidnap, rape and sodomy of a 59-year-old woman in May;
- Indecent exposure in May;
- Burglary with the intent to rape a 71-year-old woman in June;
- Burglary with the intent to rape an 86-year-old woman also in June.
And all the gruesome details are at Deadspin.