Thursday, March 30, 2023

Fletcher out

Fox 5:
Nathan Fletcher is resigning from his role as San Diego County Board of Supervisor for the 4th District, he said Wednesday on his social media account.

The announcement comes amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Fletcher.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

BMW Encinitas closing

 North Coast Current:

BMW Encinitas, which was located at 1302 Encinitas Blvd., closed March 20 and merged with BMW Carlsbad, according to a notice on the dealership’s website. Signs were off the buildings by March 24.
They had problems in the past with not enough space to store their inventory.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Woman gets probation for stealing Encinitas family's dog

Encinitas Advocate:
A former Amazon delivery driver who stole an Encinitas woman’s dog while delivering packages was placed on probation Thursday, March 16, for a term of one year.

Dena Vindiola, 37, was arrested last October, about three weeks after a golden retriever named Finn went missing from his owner’s Hollyridge Drive home. Vindiola pleaded guilty earlier this year in Vista Superior Court to a count of grand theft of personal property.
Earlier story here.

Bluff collapse at San Elijo campground

 Encinitas Advocate:

A 30- to 40-foot-wide bluff collapse at San Elijo State Beach in Encinitas on Thursday,March 16, prompted the closure of a nearby parking lot and staircase, officials said.

The cliff failure off South Coast Highway 101, near Birmingham Drive, occurred between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., said Jorge Moreno, a spokesperson for California State Parks, in an email.

10 News video here.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Council might bring back red light cameras

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, a divided Encinitas City Council voted to cancel the city’s red-light camera contract, saying the tickets that motorists received were far too high and the program didn’t work as intended.

All three of the people who voted to remove the cameras — Catherine Blakespear, Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca — are no longer on the council, and the issue of whether to use cameras to catch red-light runners is resurfacing.

At a city Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission meeting Monday, Commissioner James Gross said the council acted too hastily in 2020 and should reconsider the issue now.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Watchdogs go quiet

From the inbox:

Encinitas Watchdogs group run by Morris family has disappeared on Facebook. could be because of legal battles or something else, page completely deleted . Might be time for a new post on Undercover open thread. Godspeed!