Friday, October 29, 2021

Armed robbery at Moonlight Beach

10 News:
Nick Petro sat on the Moonlight Beach sand to make a phone call Tuesday night when a man in a ski mask put a gun to his head.

The armed robbery victim says it was around 8:30 p.m. and pitch dark when he put his back to a wooden umbrella on the desolate north end of the beach. While Petro was talking to a colleague, a masked man approached him from behind, pulled out a gun, and demanded everything he had.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Second witness says cyclist at fault in $11 million city payout to council crony

Coast News:
A second eyewitness has come forward to corroborate an earlier first-hand account that a well-known cyclist was not equipped with lights or reflectors when she was struck by a vehicle three years ago in the pre-dawn hours along North Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia.

Independent statements from two onlookers and pages of legal documents indicate the city’s legal team did not present this information as a defense in a personal injury lawsuit that resulted in the largest financial settlement in Encinitas’ municipal history.


Both JD and the other witness said they were never contacted by law enforcement or attorneys representing the City of Encinitas to provide their accounts.

“I’ll testify tomorrow because I want the truth to come out,” JD said. “What kind of a kangaroo court is this where we aren’t interviewing all the witnesses?”

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

10/27/21 City Council meeting open thread

 Please use the comments to record your observations.

An artist among us

 We look forward to more from this mystery Moonlight Jester!

From the Inbox:

Saturday, October 23, 2021

City cancels Holiday Parade

A year and a half after we all got out of the water because of the Surfing Coronavirus, a new variant has emerged: the Sleigh-Borne Coronavirus:

It is the City's decision to cancel the 2021 Encinitas Holiday Parade. While the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department has been planning the 2021 Parade, department staff have continued to monitor recommendations and guidance from the County and the State. The State of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) "Beyond the Blueprint" guidance outlines recommendations for mega-events such as the Holiday Parade. The decision to cancel the parade is due to the strong recommendation from the state to verify fully vaccinated status or pre-entry negative test result for all attendees and to not use self-attestation as a mode of verification.
UPDATE: After public outrage, city council reverses itself and allows parade.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10/20/21 City Council meeting open thread

 Please use the comments to record your observations.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Ghetto bird circling downtown

Saying something about a 50-year-old white male who goes by Gary or Barry or something like that, and if you see him, call 9-1-1.

That describes about half of Encinitas.

Nobody can understand the loudspeaker on the ghetto bird. Why doesn’t the Sheriff substation start a Twitter account so they can post what they’re trying to say?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

9/13/21 City Council meeting open thread

On tonight's agenda: the 6-story Olivenhain monstrosity created by Blakespear's Measure U.

Expect Mosca and probably Kranz to vote no to try to save their seats assuming they know the fix is in on the other three votes.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Rally at Olivenhain Town Hall tomorrow against 6-story apartment complex

 Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development:

Rally on Saturday October 9: Please attend a rally to draw attention to the potential harm the proposed project would do to wildfire evacuation, traffic, the environment, and our rural community. The rally will be hosted by Encinitas RRD on Saturday October 9th from 10am to 12noon at the Olivenhain Town Hall.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Full document of federal fair housing complaint against city and developers

Full pdf here.

We want a jury trial and there are so many people we want to see testify under oath!