Sheriff's deputies chased and captured eight people suspected of beating and stabbing an 18-year-old man early Saturday in Encinitas. Deputies responded at 12:58 a.m. to a report of several men beating a man in the 800 block of Clark Avenue, officials said. At least one of the men was reportedly hitting the victim with a baseball bat. [read more at nctimes]
Here is a comment posted in 2008:
A couple of the worst taggers in Leucadia are living in a nice Habitat for Humanity home provided to their parents with our cities help. If you see ENC T/F and so forth in the area it could be these guys. There has been some effort to get the family to control their boys or they could lose the house, we shall see, it seems the city doesn't want to deal with the issue.
At that time I sent inquiries to the local and national Habitat for Humanity offices. I wanted to know if something was happening in Leucadia and if they have policies and practices that defend against these sorts of issues and if they have something built into the deed that gives Habitat some recourse. I got zero response from Habitat (which is often a sign that something is up).
I asked the Habitat representatives at the general plan festival about the situation. They acknowledged some serious problems, but said it was something I should contact the City of Encinitas about. The City government subsidized that house, according to them. They also said dealing with the situation is in the City's hands.