An article on lists Encinitas number 8 on a list of top 10 snobby cities. The ranking was based on such criteria as the amount of performing arts venues, prices of homes and income of its residents. File photo
An article on lists Encinitas number 8 on a list of top 10 snobby cities. The ranking was based on such criteria as the amount of performing arts venues, prices of homes and income of its residents. File photo
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Encinitas a snobby city? Article says so

ENCINITAS — Encinitas has been called many things, from a beach town to a surfer’s paradise.

But, snobby?

According to a recent article on, yes.

The quirky real-estate blog named Encinitas No. 8 on its list of the “Ten Snobbiest Small Cities in America,” a list that includes such upper-crust communities like Palo Alto, Bethesda, MD, and Laguna Niguel.

So, what does Encinitas have that would make it a “snob magnet?”

According to the study, a ton of performing and visual arts venues, pricy homes and a population that earns a decent living.

Encinitas ranked sixth among the 50 cities listed in terms of performing arts venues per capita and 11th in terms of art galleries per capita and median home price.

The household income rank was average, 32nd among the 50 cities included.

Despite the explanation of the criteria, a number of Encinitas residents and defenders jumped on message boards to protect the coastal community’s honor.

“The snobs? They are the old money folks in La Jolla & Rancho Santa Fe,” one commenter said. “Encinitas folks will welcome ‘anyone’ with open arms.”

“Snobbery is not how I would define any of our communities, or the people in them,” commenter Lorri Greene said. “We are a small beach town, and yes there are a lot of things to do. However, we have some of the most caring, giving people living here.”

One city councilwoman also questioned the rationale of the study.

“If snobby means lots of arts and a strong economy, then I’m proud to have that designation,” Councilwoman Lisa Shaffer said. “But I don’t equate arts and culture with snobbishness.”

But, before residents pull out the pitchforks, the article’s author said, this might be one of the few times where being classified as snobby is a good thing.

“The article should have been titled, ‘Best City for Snobs,’” Laura Allan said.  “It was focused on things that snobs would like rather than focusing on the people in the town being jerks. And snobs appreciate the finer things, like art galleries and a good ballet.”

“Encinitas in particular is not exactly a bad looking place, it is a gorgeous place,” Allan continued. “People have a lot of pride in their homes and where they live. People are happy to live there and very proud of it.”

Councilman Tony Kranz said he is taking the article in stride — there’s no such thing as bad publicity, he said.

“If that is how you define snobby,” he said of the article’s methodology, “Then I will take that definition any day.”


1 comment

Keith Grant August 6, 2014 at 4:16 pm


‘ NOW ‘

Where, everybody is either:

ON The Take

ON The Make

Lying About Something

Trying To Sell Something

Hiding From Something

In Denial of Something

Or Waiting For Something (me)

Because ‘all you have left in Encinitas is’


Cause you took away ‘all the beauty’ of the Natural Area Before You Moved In And Built Your House

On My Old Street

And Remember on Hillcrest Drive ‘when’ you walked down the street from the New House that was built ‘just past’ the First Turn on the way up the hill on the ‘left hand side’ and ‘you’ wanted to have my sign a petition to ‘stop this from happening’ on the street.

DO You Remember ‘what’ That 12 Year Old Kids Said to You Who’s Now 56 ?

I Said: ‘ No Body Signed a Petition to Stop Your House from Being Built ‘ Then I Asked You; ‘ Where did you Move From ‘ ?

Your Answer: ‘ New York ‘

You Remember What I Said Next ?

I Said; ‘ I Hope The Next House on This Street Is Built Right Next To Yours ‘

And That’s the way the old locals who ‘have balls’ despite popular rumor like Shannon Mc Donald etc. Who Like to Spread Rumors Like Tom Cruse Does to Save the Church of Scientology ‘s Good Name.

But here’s the point for this Article of a Bunch of Bull Shiter’s including the Town Council (current).

I’m the Old Local ‘who’s’ Mother ‘was’ on the Very First Planning Commission ‘oh yea’ I went there.

And She ‘was’ Threatened when She was on that Commission, Oh yes she was. From People who were ‘developing’ La Costa Country Club and ‘at that time’.

There ‘were’ only Model Homes in La Costa ‘and’ No One Had Bought Any Yet.

Because all the locals couldn’t afford the $180,000 price tag for a New Home in La Costa. So they ‘were’ being bought up by people from the East Coast.

And The Weigands ‘were’ Leveraged to Sell Out to The Developers of La Costa ‘as told to’ My Mother. Karlyn Mae Grant who was Karlyn Mae Keith when She Graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1946.

But her purpose on the Planning Commission ‘was’ to preserve the Coastal Beauty and the Essence of Encinitas.

You See, what ‘nobody knew was’.

The THUGS of La Costa ‘were’ trying to Dredge the Lagoon in front of La Costa to allow for Ocean Going Yachts to ‘come in to Encinitas’ and to La Costa.

And During that time, my Mother ‘started’ to receive phone call’s ‘asking about her son’s health’ and if he was ok at school. And when she would ask ‘who is this’, the called on the other end would

Hang Up

And she was on the Planning Commission

And My DAD Started to Get Pissed – And He Was Looking For Who It Was

And He Found Him

But When I Read the Article I’m Commenting On, I Laughed at Some of the Comments Because:

I Can Assure You – The Publicity I Bring This Town ‘Is Not Good’ Because I Know

This Place Is PACKED With Organized Crime People – I See Them Everywhere

And ‘None’ repeat ‘None of Them’ Scare Me At All

Because Now Day’s – They Use Lawyers At First

Back In My Dad’s Day – They Went for a Drive

Or Met Somewhere

Hell, The Cast & Crew of The Sheriff’s Office in North San Diego County ‘is’ Bought And Paid For

I Can Assure You

Here’s Why

‘ When ‘

The Freeway ‘was completed’ and The New York Mob Hit San Diego

Yep Before Alex Spanos Owned the Chargers ‘or’ Eddie De Bartolo Owned the 49 ers and even when Al Davis ‘was’ Buying the Raiders for an Un-Heard of Amount of $25,000 (deal of the century).

The New York Mob Came in Here and Took Over the Drug Distribution

NORTH of the Border with Mexico

And to Stop That – The Face of Hope for President’s to Have No Huevos ‘ Jimmy Carter ‘ who is the Prototype for Barrack Obama Decided to Put a Blockade In Front of Cuba and South Florida.

And When He Did That

He Created the Drug Cartel

And the Drug Cartel when North ‘and’ Created Additional Income ‘by’ Moving the Drugs visa vie LAND through Mexico ‘and’ Took Property Away from Mexican Nationals.

And that’s why the New York Mob Ended Up in San Diego County

Cause It was RIPE for the Picking

Now what you have is ‘all the kids I used to deal drugs with in the level of Ounces to Pounds of Pot and Speed to Grams to Ounces of Cocaine are Now and Get This





Under Cover Cops

And Their Living in $700,000 Homes Driving Nice Cars and Looking At Me Like

‘ We Feel Bad What Happened To You ‘

As I Walk Around Town With My Bag of Personal Items from Europe for My Kids and Wife that I Still Can’t Talk to Because……………

The People Who Don’t Want Me To Talk To Them Are

Under Investigation For


To Themselves

SO Encinitas – Land of Ex-Drug Dealers and Phoney’s From The East Coast ‘including’ – ‘ JOE ‘

I’ll Leave You With This ……..

The Night Before My Mother Passed Away, You Know the One Who Bought Me The Head Sock You Recently Stole from Me. That Woman and THAT Head Sock.

I Asked Her, If you Could Say anything to your friends at your Own Funeral ‘what would it be Mom ‘ ?

And She Said;

Kay Grant:

‘ We Spend a Lot of Time on Insignificant Concerns, Who Says What, Who Thinks What and What We Look Like. So It’s Important That WE Be True to Ourselves, True to Our Family and True To God. And Remember, God Chooses the Path’s We Go on Enjoy the Good Ones, Learn From the Bad Ones And Treasure Those Moments. ‘

And in the Above Regard Encinitas: You Get a Failing Grade from Me

Cause Your All in Denial

Including Chuck Smith

As for the Current Town Council of Encinitas

‘ Any Publicity is Good Publicity Comment ‘

Have a Beer on Me Tonight Tony Kranz in fact, Both you And Geevee have one together.

And Both of You Know Why I’m Laughing My Ass Off At Everyone

Think About It

Cause I Know the Truth.

And Everyone Has Been Living A Lie – Since 1979 ‘or’ Before

Including La Pasada, Brother Bennos, Catholic Charities and Dennis Plink, Dennis Plink

Keith Grant



cc: Mrs. Kelsi Grant, Grant Kids, Jacob Tate, Kelsi’s Attorney

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