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Rally planned to create new cultural arts center

ENCINITAS — The 101 artists Colony and Danny Salzhandler are asking residents to donate $7 and join the rally for a Pacific View Cultural Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
After the Encinitas City Council voted Nov. 10 not to change the zoning for Pacific View Elementary School, the property is prohibited from being developed for residential use.
“This means we have a shot at giving it a second life as a cultural art center for Encinitas,” Salzhandler said. “And the 101 artists Colony could be part of this exciting endeavor. Join us for an Art Rally Nov. 20.”
The 101 Artists Colony’s band, Rocket Science will be playing and there will be a dance floor. There will be some discussion about how to proceed with a proposal to the Encinitas Union School District to lease the school, “but the event will mostly be a time to supporters to kick up their heels before they start the hard work of making this dream a reality.”
Salzhandler believes future use or project on the Pacific View site should have four guiding principles:
1. Education including art and nutrition, and our children’s access to the site.
2. Historic Preservation and adaptive reuse of the existing buildings.
3. That it remain in a public use
4. That it provide revenue to the EUSD and/or Encinitas Education Foundation for the benefit of our schools
For more details, contact Salzhandler at (760) 944-6027.

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