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

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

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.

Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Lauren J. Mapp

July 6, 2019

Jars of jam, bottles of liqueurs, cookies, cakes and more lined the walls of the Del Mar Fairgrounds grandstand complex during the annual San Diego County Fair as it came to a close last week. The Home and Hobby contest drew in hundreds of competitors to more than 100 categories this year.

BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary 7.1-magnitude quake near Ridgecrest; felt in Encinitas and North County

BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary 7.1-magnitude quake near Ridgecrest; felt in Encinitas and North County

North Coast Current

July 5, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey website has reported an earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale, at about 8:20 p.m. Friday, July 5. Residents of Encinitas and elsewhere in North San Diego County have reported feeling the quake.

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

SANDAG, local leaders weigh options for regional transportation plan

Joel Vaughn

July 2, 2019

SANDAG and San Diego County are putting the pieces together for a public transit system that’s a practical, alluring alternative to the congested highway, but it may be many years in the making.

Health officials investigate E.coli exposures linked to San Diego fair animals, which led to child’s death

Health officials investigate E.coli exposures linked to San Diego fair animals, which led to child’s death

North Coast Current

June 30, 2019

Four children were sickened, leading to one death, after exposure to E.coli from contact with animals at the San Diego County Fair, county health officials reported in a statement June 29.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

Encinitas ALDI supermarket location opens June 27

Encinitas ALDI supermarket location opens June 27

North Coast Current

June 22, 2019

Supermarket chain ALDI is set to formally open its Encinitas store on June 27. The location is one of two launching this month in the San Diego region.

San Marcos seeks donations for annual Fourth of July fireworks

San Marcos seeks donations for annual Fourth of July fireworks

North Coast Current

June 20, 2019

The city of San Marcos has launched a fundraising drive for its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza.

Mary Louise Scott: 1920-2019

June 17, 2019

Mary Scott passed away June 4, 2019, in the presence of her family at her home in Oceanside. She was 98 years old. For a short time during World War II, she worked for North American Aviation in the assembly of the P-51 Mustang fighter plane.

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

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

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.

San Diego Oasis wins $5,000 grant from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change

San Diego Oasis wins $5,000 grant from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change

North Coast Current

June 11, 2019

Local community organization San Diego Oasis, with a North County base in Escondido, received a $5,000 grant as a Top 5 regional nonprofit from Harrah’s All-In 4 Change program, the group announced June 11.

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