Encinitas community news briefs


Drug treatment documentary at La Paloma Nov. 17

“The Business of Recovery” will be screened at La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas, at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

This documentary examines the $35 billion addiction treatment and recovery industry in the United States. A powerful and moving film, it includes candid interviews with senior executives from internationally recognized treatment facilities, respected medical experts and researchers, as well as poignant accounts from recovering addicts and their families.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit

Old Encinitas walking tour set for Nov. 21

The Encinitas Historical Society will host a docent-led historical walking tour of Old Encinitas on Nov. 21. Meet at the 1883 Schoolhouse at 10 a.m. at 390 West F St.

Find out where movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood used to live and play. Get up close to the most photographed buildings in Encinitas. Learn why the town of Encinitas was developed.

The tour finishes around 11:30 a.m. Call docent Barbara Vilardo at 661-992-5740.

‘Fishing Poles and Fine Art’ exhibit, sale Nov. 28

The work of artist Billy Stewart is featured at a reception, “Fishing Poles and Fine Art,” to be held from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish.

Stewart (1948-2014) lived, painted and created art all around Encinitas for 40 years. He became an important part of the 101 Artists’ Colony in 2002 until his untimely death in 2014.

His paintings will be on display all day starting at 9:30 a.m. The reception is open to the public the same day in the Community Room, with refreshments and music. Art sale proceeds are going to the 101 Artists’ Colony to support Art in Encinitas. Billy loved fishing and left several great fishing poles that will also be for sale.


Growers to discuss greywater at Nov. 20 meeting

The California Rare Fruit Growers of North San Diego County will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in MiraCosta College’s student center, room 3205, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside.

The club will host Dadla Ponizil discussing “Utilizing Grey Water for the Garden.” Ponizil provides green building services, home performance contracting, and training and education to the building industry, Realtors, and homeowners.

The North County Chapter of CRFG, a nonprofit educational group, meets monthly and hosts a variety of educational and social events throughout the year. Meetings are free and open to all, while other events require membership of $10 a year. For information plus a map to the location, visit or call 760-518-9922.