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District frustration mounts after latest ruling in Cardiff school park case

The status of George Berkich Park, pictured Sept. 17, 2019, is in debate between the Cardiff School District and residents as construction continues at the district’s Cardiff Elementary campus. (NCC file photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

September 25, 2020

The Cardiff community is reeling from legal whiplash after a U.S. district court ruled the National Parks Service acted in violation of its own rules in approving the Cardiff School rebuild, forcing the district to delay its planned return to in-person learning.

Cardiff school project faces second lawsuit

The Cardiff Elementary School campus is shown under construction Sept. 17. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

July 10, 2020

Just a few months after what felt like a final resolution to the debate over what will happen to George Berkich Park, local group Save the Park has filed a second lawsuit against the Cardiff School District.

North County school districts adjust to coronavirus challenges

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Chase Spear

March 20, 2020

Due to the potential health hazard imposed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, K-12 school districts across San Diego County — including those in North County — have closed their campuses.

North County colleges’ coronavirus reality: Remote classes, canceled graduations

The spread of the coronavirus has forced California State University San Marcos to cancel all university-sponsored events, including May graduation ceremonies. (CSUSM public relations photo by Alan Brown)

Chase Spear

March 18, 2020

As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to grow, North San Diego County colleges have enacted precautionary changes to their campus operations.

Sunset High School in Encinitas to keep its name, trustees decide

Work continues Feb. 26 on the new campus for Sunset High School and other programs at the Encinitas campus. (San Dieguito Union High School District photo)

Roman S. Koenig

February 28, 2020

The sun will not set on the longtime name of an Encinitas alternative high school after a vote by district trustees Thursday, Feb. 27. There will be some updates, however, according to San Dieguito district officials.

Cardiff school legal fight at crossroads in wake of tentative settlement

The Cardiff Elementary School campus is shown under construction Sept. 17. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

February 21, 2020

Both parties in the lawsuit regarding a Cardiff Elementary School remodel reached a tentative settlement agreement last month, potentially bringing an end to the months-long quarrel over the legality of the project.

Campus selection set to start for San Dieguito district high schools

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

North Coast Current

January 20, 2020

The San Dieguito Union High School District offers several information nights in February to help families decide campuses for their children to attend in the 2020-21 school year, the district recently announced.

Encinitas food education group gets $375,000 Sprouts foundation grant

Food harvest. (Photo by Chris Johnson, FreeImages)

North Coast Current

October 9, 2019

Encinitas-based Sage Garden Project is among several nonprofits in the Southwest that have received donations from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, Sprouts announced Oct. 8. In addition, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is the recipient of a Neighborhood Grant from the foundation.

Work begins on major addition to MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus

Grading is underway for a new $11.8 million Student Services and Administration building at MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus, pictured Sept. 20. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Chase Spear

September 20, 2019

MiraCosta College announced last month that work is beginning on a new Student Services and Administration building at its San Elijo campus in Cardiff. The campus will host a groundbreaking for the $11.8 million project on Oct. 10.

Ellen Neufeldt begins tenure as Cal State San Marcos’ fourth president

CSU San Marcos President Ellen J. Neufeldt meets with members of the academic senate April 12 during her tour of the campus. She officially took office July 1. (CSUSM photo by Andrew Reed)

North Coast Current

July 7, 2019

California State University San Marcos’ new president officially took office July 1. She replaces Karen Haynes, who retired in June.

Palliative care institute at CSU San Marcos adds Shiley to its name

Philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley raises her paddle during Cal State San Marcos’ annual fundraising gala on June 8. At the event, Shiley announced that she has donated $2.6 million to the CSU Institute for Palliative Care. (CSUSM photo by Andrew Reed)

North Coast Current

June 13, 2019

A key California State University institute based at Cal State San Marcos has added prominent San Diego philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley to its name after a significant donation. The renamed Shiley CSU Institute for Palliative Care became official this month in recognition of Shiley’s $2.6 million gift.

Rhoades School announces second Encinitas campus for middle grades

Work is underway on The Rhoades School’s second campus in Encinitas. The facility is the former site of Rancho Encinitas Academy. (Rhoades School photo)

North Coast Current

May 25, 2019

An additional campus is in the works for The Rhoades School in Encinitas, the school announced May 23. The new 5,300-square-foot middle school facility is set for opening Sept. 3.

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