Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A coastal city in San Diego County is demanding that county officials return local control over its access to public spaces such as walking trails and beaches. Encinitas, which is about 25 miles north of San Diego, made national headlines Sunday when a group of about 200 people gathered to protest the city’s closure of the Coastal Rail Trail and a portion of South Highway 101 to pedestrians amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The city’s closure of those public spaces came less than a week after the county’s Health and Human Services Agency issued an order that prohibited the public from “swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, boating for recreational purposes and all other water recreational activities” at beaches.City officials said its latest closures were done to comply with social distancing orders from the state of California and San Diego County. The restrictions allowed for residents to run or walk within their neighborhoods but “within the parameters of the current Orders.” Demonstrators in Encinitas protesting against the city’s closure of public spaces.  (Courtesy of Crista Anne Curtis)Crista Anne Curtis, who organized Sunday’s protest, said the city’s new restrictions were frustrating because of the area’s


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