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Drinking water. (Photo by Yucel Tellici, Freeimages)

Vallecitos Water District opens scholarship applications

North Coast Current February 14, 2024
The Vallecitos Water District has opened applications for scholarships to local high school and college students, the San Marcos-based agency recently announced.
The documentary “Six Triple Eight,” which tells the story of 855 Black women who were sent in 1945 to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations, is being screened by the Vista-based nonprofit Foundation for Women Warriors on Feb. 21 in celebration of Black History Month. (Courtesy photo)

Celebrate Black history, support local markets during February

North Coast Current February 5, 2024
With a month as damp as February, it might be easy to forget that our region’s farmers markets are active at this time of year. This month’s Spotlight includes a rundown of our community farmers markets, which are open with winter hours. February marks Black History Month as well, and institutions offer a variety of programs highlighting the contributions of local and national figures to our communities, nation, and world.
Students walk near the Kellogg Library at Cal State San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)

Cal State San Marcos classes back in session as faculty union reaches deal with CSU

North Coast Current January 23, 2024
The California Faculty Association and California State University system reached a tentative agreement Monday night that ended a strike that could have affected CSU San Marcos and campuses across the state for a week.
Students walk near the Kellogg Library at Cal State San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)

CSU San Marcos, SDSU face faculty union strike Jan. 22

North Coast Current January 9, 2024
California Faculty Association leadership has called for a systemwide California State University strike from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26, which would affect the start of classes for campuses such as CSU San Marcos.
Students walk near the Kellogg Library at Cal State San Marcos. (CSUSM photo by Brandon Van Zanten)

California Faculty Association members vote for CSU strike

North Coast Current October 30, 2023
The California Faculty Association, which represents instructors at state university campuses including CSU San Marcos and San Diego State, announced on Oct. 30 that a majority of its voting membership had approved the authorization of a strike.
Rain. (Jan Fillem, Unsplash)

Palomar College opts for Monday closure as Tropical Storm Hilary arrives; MiraCosta remains open

North Coast Current August 20, 2023
Palomar College has chosen to close its facilities Monday, Aug. 21, as Tropical Storm Hilary arrived in the region.
Hurricane Hilary, which formed off the coast of Mexico (pictured in an Aug. 17 satellite image), is predicted to bring potentially heavy rains and high winds as a tropical storm to San Diego County and Southern California on Sunday through Monday. (NOAA National Hurricane Center photo)

CSU San Marcos announces Hilary storm closure; community colleges remain open for now

North Coast Current August 19, 2023
California State University San Marcos has canceled in-person classes and activities for Monday, Aug. 21, to mitigate potential impacts from Hilary, a hurricane that is expected to hit the San Diego region as a tropical storm over the weekend into the start of the week.
A rendering shows the future MiraCosta College Student Services Building, which is expected to be completed by spring 2024. (MiraCosta College/DLR Group image)

Significant construction in progress at MiraCosta College

OsideNews August 8, 2023
Major construction and renovation projects are underway as MiraCosta College’s fall semester approaches, with new buildings and significant upgrades to the Oceanside campus set for completion in the next two years.
Community. (Photo by Clay Banks via Unsplash)

Education Matters: The controversy over Diversity Equity Inclusion Belonging

Marsha Sutton July 8, 2023
We don’t give our kids enough credit. Give them the chance to learn our country’s history, which is both inspirational and disturbing, and have faith that they can be critical thinkers who can be empowered to participate fully and intelligently in shaping America’s future. Students want this, teachers want this, and communities need this.
Unity pride flag. (Photo by BrutallyHonestFREE via Pixabay)

Education Matters: Carlsbad Unified’s betrayal of the LGBTQ+ community 

Marsha Sutton June 14, 2023
As we move into summer, where policies about flying Pride and other flags will be developed and debated, I fully expect that the final Carlsbad Unified School District policy will prohibit all flags except the U.S. and California flags. I hope I’m proven wrong.
Palomar College student Garrett Glassell (left) stands ready to film a scene for the independent project “Red Blooded” on Aug. 5, 2022, which was filmed partly at the San Marcos campus. Pictured with Glassell are actors Kevin Quezada (center) and Cayden Dillingham. Glassells own Palomar project, a public service announcement, recently earned an Emmy nomination. (Photo by Jennie Olson Six, courtesy of Mercury Cinema)

Oceanside student among Palomar College Emmy nominees

North Coast Current June 13, 2023
Three Palomar College student media projects have earned regional Emmy nominations, the college announced June 9.
Carlsbad High School. (OsideNews file photo)

Concerns over lack of LGBTQ+ support lead to Carlsbad students’ walkout

North Coast Current May 31, 2023
Students at Carlsbad and Sage Creek high schools in Carlsbad walked out of their classes on Tuesday, May 30, in protest of controversial comments attributed to a vice principal and a recent decision by the City Council that they saw as biased against the LGBTQ+ community.
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