Friday, January 19, 2018

Crowded Republican field in 76th Assembly District

SD Rostra:
Former Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks has announced his candidacy. Business executive and former Assembly candidate Phil Graham announced his candidacy. Vista Deputy Mayor Amanda Rigby is expected to run. San Dieguito High School District Trustee Mo Muir has announced her candidacy.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

City ignores Starlight Drive residents, gets sued

Del Mar Times:
First, they unsuccessfully pleaded to the city council to not allow a path through their Cardiff neighborhood in October. Then, they agreed to come up with a compromise with the City of Encinitas. Now, the group of neighbors have sued the city after they felt their voices were not heard.

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Council members instructed city staff to meet with the neighbors to discuss options, including paving the entire road, but six-year Starlight Drive resident Regan Schaar said no such meetings or attempts for a meeting have happened since the October approval. She said the residents hired an attorney to assist them in contacting the staff and city attorney's office, but the city would not return the lawyer's calls.

The five neighbors filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California on Jan. 8 after they received no response from the city for nearly three months, Schaar said.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Prison escapee caught at Santa Fe Vons

CBS 8:
A 33-year-old inmate from San Diego who escaped from a San Bernardino County prison Sunday night was recaptured Monday in Encinitas.

Sheriff's deputies recaptured Michael Martin Garrett, 33, at the Vons on Santa Fe Avenue. He was taken back into custody.

Garrett was unaccounted for Sunday night when guards conducted an evening inmate count at the California Institution for Men in Chino, said Krissi Khokhobashvili of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Doesn’t sound like much of a prison.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mo Muir declares for Assembly seat

SD Rostra:
Today, San Dieguito High School Board Member Maureen “Mo” Muir announced that she will be seeking to represent California’s 76thAssembly District.
So I guess that Tom Arnold tweet about Jerome Stocks was fake news. The Muirs and Stocks have been political allies, and surely wouldn't want to split their vote and get knocked out of the open primary.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Stocks rebound?

Local news guy Thomas K. Arnold:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Seeman Drive shows what happens when apartment complexes have inadequate parking

Coast News:
Seeman Drive is known for its rural feel: there are no sidewalks, no streetlights and the street narrows as you travel south [sic] toward its dead end.

But over the past few years, they said, cars have jammed both sides of the narrow street during the night hours, presumably from a nearby large apartment complex that banned guest parking.

Residents said that the management of the Elan Quail Pointe Apartments has been absent or largely dismissive of the neighbors’ concerns. Meanwhile, they said the street crowding is a fire hazard, as it narrows the driving lane to the point where fire engines and ambulances cannot pass through.
Those apartments were built a long time ago. In recent years, city staff and council have worked to further reduce parking requirements for new developments.