Thursday, September 29, 2022
Monday, September 26, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Saturday, September 10, 2022
The iPalpiti Festival, an international classical music event, is leaving the city of Encinitas and suspending the popular Music by the Sea event due to alleged mistreatment of program organizers and musicians by the city’s staff and newly-appointed arts administrator.
Director Laura Schmieder informed city leaders the iPalpiti Artists International nonprofit is officially terminating its 10-year run citing a number of grievances in a Sept. 1 letter addressed to Mayor Catherine Blakespear, City Manager Pamela Antil, Arts and Culture Manager Travis Karlen and Encinitas Friends of the Arts.
Friday, September 2, 2022
Katie Merrill, general consultant for Blakespear’s campaign, said of the poll results, “Blakespear has real accomplishments and real governing experience. From standing up for a woman’s right to choose, to taking illegal guns off of her city’s streets, to supporting small business owners, her record appeals to the kinds of voters who will decide this race.What illegal guns were taken off Encinitas streets, and what was Blakespear's role in their confiscation?
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Monday, August 22, 2022
Morris sought Democratic Party endorsement, promised to give Democrats priority for all city commissions
Locals were amused in July when it was revealed that mayoral candidate Jeff Morris, who has been publicly and vehemently opposed to current mayor Catherine Blakespear for years, had e-mailed Blakespear earlier this year proposing a political alliance.
Having apparently been spurned by Blakespear, Morris now turns to her Democratic Party for support.
From the Inbox:
another installment in the continuing saga of "Who is Jeff Morris?" He applied for endorsement by the San Diego County Democratic Party - see attached agenda, item #8:8. Endorsement Recommendations:a. Encinitas Mayor – Tony Kranz, Jeff MorrisAnd on his application, among other things, Jeff promises his allegiance to the Democratic party, including the pledge to appoint only Dems to city boards and commissions:He also claims he had double the number of voters over the other candidates (who knew the vote happened already?):This takes the cake: when the time came for Jeff to speak to the board, he was a no show. When he should have been convincing the Party of his worthiness, he was instead busy on his police scanner saving the city: