Cardiff-by-the-Sea news & stories

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 ...