I saw Mary Helmreich's watercolors at the street fair this weekend. I love how she documents a sense of place for Encinitas (When I was a kid, my family had one of her early watercolors and I know that sentimentality might be influencing my opinion of her work).
I know that for some people it is hard to get past Leucadia's rough edges and unfinished details. There isn't a real focal point for our sense of place except for the 101 corridor. What is the most important resource/element that gives 101 a sense of unique space? It is the tall Eucalyptus canopy and an eclectic collection of small storefronts.