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The Olivenhain Town Council Newsletter
President's Letter--February 2020
Dear Olivenhain Neighbors,
You may have heard that Randy Goodson withdrew his application for the 277-unit 60’ apartment project at RSF Rd and Encinitas Blvd. Many of you probably also saw the note that Juliana Maxim, spokesperson for Encinitas Residents for Responsible Development (EncinitasRRD), and I shared with folks who had opted in to hear about updates on the project. If you want to opt in to hear updates in the future, you can do so through this survey. In that letter, we warned that the withdrawal was clearly temporary and tactical. Indeed, Friday January 31st , he submitted a new application. In addition to opposing the Goodson project, our partners at EncinitasRRD are working for more local control of land use planning and better alternatives to the R-30 overlay zoning through advocacy, education, and if necessary, litigation. You can volunteer to help EncinitasRRD in any of
Shawn Atherton (Utility Supervisor/Project Lead) and Carl Quiram (Public Works
Fire Safe Council Update
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Lynwood Charles Cole
We lost one of the original pioneer family members in January. Lynwood Cole passed away January 1st and we are including his obituary and a picture of him with his beloved cattle.
Lynwood was born on September 13, 1945 in Oceanside, California. He was the youngest son of Arthur and Bertha Cole of Olivenhain, California. Lynwood was a fourth generation of the Cole family.
Lynwood had two brothers: Arthur Cole Jr. (Denny) and Stanley. He graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1963. He loved fast cars and was a very good mechanic. His favorite car was his 56 Chevy with a 327 motor. He would challenge anyone to a race. They would head to El Camino Real next to Loomis Turkey Ranch and would pair off! He also had a fast 69 Corvette Stingray, which he kept his entire life.
At a young age, he worked for Charlie Miller’s Feed Store in old Encinitas. Charlie had a few cows and Lynwood liked to take care of them and learn about them. He started raising cattle at home in Olivenhain for 4-H and as he grew up, Lynwood raised cattle as his main career for many years. He leased property near the area that is now Olivenhain Pioneer School and at one point had around 300 head of cattle. When the property was sold to developers for housing, he had to sell his cattle, which was very sad for Lynwood, as he dearly missed them.
Working with cattle was his favorite occupation, but Lynwood also worked for Robert Hall’s flower business, as well as the Olivenhain Water District. He also worked for Kenny Shull, who ran a lemon packing plant.
He lived his whole life at the family home in Olivenhain.
Lynwood leaves behind his brother Stan and his wife Kathy, niece Lisa Perkis and husband Ed; niece Laurie Duncan and husband Tom; grandnieces Emma Holdren, Charlotte Perkis, Annabelle Duncan, Sidney Duncan, and Cole Arthur Duncan, as well as nieces Bernice, Coleen and Amanda and multiple grandnieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his beloved Kitty (who will be well taken care of.)
He also leaves behind his good friend Earl Vincent Flores who was so kind to Lynwood and was a patient friend to him during his last years.
Mark Your Calendars (OTC 2020 Events):
(Setup on Thursday, and Friday prior to event)
All events are held at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., unless otherwise noted.
For more information, please email: [email protected]
Olivenhain Town Council wearables make wonderful gifts, and we have a great selection. Available styles and colors for the sweatshirts and t-shirts are shown in the photos above. Sweatshirts are $30, T-shirts are $15. In addition, 25 oz. glass mugs w/ the Olivenhain logo are $20 & 16 oz. glass mugs w/ the Olivenhain logo are $15. We can deliver locally, or arrange for you to pick up at your convenience. Payment can be made with cash, check or via Venmo. To order, please email [email protected].
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Olivenhain is a unique and history rich community. We are fortunate to have the Meeting Hall and grounds for our community events. The colonists had the foresight to set this area aside for the community. If only they know, it would remain the social gathering place in Olivenhain for more than 120 years. The Olivenhain Town Council now manages the grounds and buildings, but in the spirit of the colonists, it belongs to you, the community. When you join the Olivenhain Town Council, it isn’t just a membership; you are helping to preserve and perpetuate our unique heritage. Thank you for your membership and please tell a neighbor and encourage them to also join the Olivenhain Town Council. That can be done on the OTC website: www.olivenhain.org/membership
2019-2020 Olivenhain Town Council Board and Committee Chairs
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