Cardiff-by-the-Sea news & stories

Concrete Barriers for I-5 Freeway Expansion Rankles Cardiff Resident

During the Encinitas City Council meeting on October 13, Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident George Hejduk expressed concern for the concrete barriers that have been placed around freeway on-ramps to the Interstate 5. “I didn’t realize that I-5 ...

Swami's Beach

Looking for a place to escape the summer heat? Look no farther than the scenic strand of beach stretching south from Swami’s Park in Encinitas. The walk on the sand isn’t difficult, and if you ...

Distress by the Sea

On May 13, the California Department of Education released its statewide “Academic Performance Index” (API) for all public schools. Cardiff School District ranked a ten — the top API rating — but not all is ...

Tsunami Watch 2010

After watching the news of the February 27 earthquake in Chile and the tsunami that was expected to hit Hawaii and the West Coast, I joined “Tsunami Watch 2010.” According to the National Oceanic and ...

Torrey Pine Down

Early in the morning on Friday, January 22, one of four large Torrey pine trees fell down at Ada Harris elementary school. The tree, which suffered nearly a week of heavy rain and wind, was ...

Tree by the Sea

On December 24, someone erected a Christmas tree on the sand at Cardiff State Beach. On the sunny Christmas Day, hundreds of people stopped by to have their picture taken next to the tree, with ...

Another Perfect Day

Snapshots of all sides of our neighborhoods.

BALBOA PARK Another Perfect DayBy downtownphotoguy, June 26Today we were in Presidio Park in the morning and Balboa Park in the afternoon. We were shooting with a variety of lenses and techniques…. It seems everybody ...

Tsunami Facers

After the earthquake in Samoa on Tuesday, September 29, the Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, at 7:24 p.m., issued its sixth update for the California and Oregon coast. The advisory specific for the Southern ...

Southbound Train

At about 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, San Diego sheriff’s deputies, paramedics, and other emergency personnel responded to a 911 call about a person struck by a train two miles north of the Solana Beach ...

The Busby Affair

Whoever said politics is the enemy of imagination might need to spend a few days in San Diego County. A fundraiser for congressional candidate Francine Busby on June 26 ended in two arrests -- battery ...

Taxation Without Necessitation?

Several months ago, when the state was talking about cutbacks in school funding for the coming year, the Cardiff School District indicated it might attempt to put to a vote the notion of a parcel ...

Riders of the Storm

On Tuesday, June 2, Craigslist’s North San Diego area listed four lost or found dogs. On Wednesday, June 3, after the unexpected lightning storm rolled through, 25 lost or found dogs were posted that afternoon ...

By the Beautiful Sea

A couple years ago, the 1912 Craftsman-style home at 125 Mozart Street — one of Cardiff’s oldest — was spared from demolition after zoning issues caused an office-building development to fall through. Recently, local architect/developer ...

Portraits of the Perps

A mural at the San Elijo Retail Center in Cardiff-by-the-Sea has gone away. Local artist Kevin Anderson completed the four-by-seven-foot painting a year ago at the request of Commercial Facilities, Inc. The company manages the ...

Penciled In

On Monday, May 12, San Diego County schools were given a total of $126 million in federal money, part of the Obama administration’s stimulus package. Most districts received millions: San Diego Unified, $30 million; Chula ...

Cardiff’s Very Specific Plan

It’s been seven years worth of workshops, hundreds of thousand’s of taxpayer dollars, and hundreds of volunteer hours, for Cardiff to finally agree on a General Plan for their community. It started back in 2001 ...

Dr. Robin Hood

One breast implant was punctured three weeks into his practice. Saline shot into the air.

San Elijo Lagoon

A great blue heron ambles on stilt-legs across the reed-fringed shallows, stabbing occasionally at subsurface morsels of food. A willowy egret glides in for a perfect landing, scattering concentric ripples across the surface of the ...

Good Job, Dog

I went to a tiki party at a campground by the beach in Cardiff. Over the weekend, they had over 200 people there, which, they told me, was their biggest turnout yet. They had tiki ...

Contentment-by-the-sea

“You can’t pick the newcomers out of the herd anymore. There’s almost more of them than locals.”

Beach-Blanket Bummer

After a ten-year run, the annual Rob Machado Surf Classic and Beach Fair has been canceled. Held every September at Seaside Reef in Cardiff, the surf contest/festival hosted eight to ten bands during the two-day ...

Surf Memorial

This past summer I went to a party at San Elijo State Beach campground in Cardiff. I was told you have to reserve sites six months in advance there. The parking lot was full, so ...

Birds of a Feather

'I'm not a vegetarian, and I don't want to live in the College Area," says Rodney Johnson, explaining why he is not interested in joining either of two local communes. Johnson would rather form his ...

Best of 2000: Best Hangout For Wanna-Be Surfers

Pipe's Cafe 121 Liverpool Drive, Cardiff (760) 632-0056 Get to Pipe's for breakfast, late enough so it seems like you've been on dawn patrol, i.e., out surfing early. Don't shave. Leave your hair wet from ...

Best of 2000: Best North County View With Food

Ki's 2591 South Coast Highway, Cardiff (760) 436-5236 It's easy to assume that the best oceanfront views are to be had west of Highway 101, but Ki's, an informal juice bar and organic eatery situated ...

Can you make a list of the steepest streets in San Diego?

Matt: Would you do a favor for all us bike riders and make a list of the steepest streets in San Diego? -- A. Rider, San Diego Dear Matthew Alice: What are the steepest street ...

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