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CSU San Marcos to run active-shooter drills Jan. 6

North Coast Current

January 4, 2016


Filed under Education, Encinitas, Escondido, Higher Education, LATEST NEWS, Law Enforcement, North County, Region, San Marcos

California State University San Marcos will run active-shooter training drills Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with North County law enforcement, fire and medical agencies, the university has announced. The drills — which include agencies such as the San Marcos Fire Department, San Diego...

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

Patrick Carr

November 6, 2015


Filed under Education, Higher Education, San Marcos, Top Stories

On a hot, sunny day, a breeze whips up a large cloud of dust in a construction lot on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. The curved, grey, unfinished building sits on the lot. It only stands out because there’s a lot of construction going on in the area. Otherwise, the grey blob with some white...

15 students get scholarships from San Dieguito foundation, Scripps

15 students get scholarships from San Dieguito foundation, Scripps

North Coast Current

August 15, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, Education, Encinitas, La Costa, La Jolla, NORTH COAST LINK, Oceanside, Region, San Diego County, San Marcos, Solana Beach

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla celebrated the efforts of 15 students seeking healthcare-related careers by granting them scholarships for the new school year on Aug. 3. The joint scholarship program, now in its 12th year, provides assistance...

Checking out books was the Human thing to do at Encinitas Library event

Checking out books was the Human thing to do at Encinitas Library event

Helen Hawes

June 11, 2015


Filed under Encinitas, NORTH COAST LIFE

Reading got personal at the Encinitas Library on June 7 with a Human Library event, where borrowers could check out a Human Book and discover life from a different point of view through a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Prizila Vidal was a bestseller at the event. She offered three topics th...

SAN MARCOS: University to mark 25th anniversary at June 20 gala

SAN MARCOS: University to mark 25th anniversary at June 20 gala

May 31, 2015


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, Region, San Marcos

SAN MARCOS — CSU San Marcos celebrates its 25th anniversary June 20 with a Silver and Blue Gala starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by university President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation Board, the event’s proceeds will go to support scholarships, student programming and faculty professional development,...

Business leaders optimistic about 2015

Business leaders optimistic about 2015

Alex Groves

January 22, 2015


Filed under Business, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Region, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Top Stories

With 2015 underway, officials in North County say they see good things in store for business and the region’s economy overall. But in spite of noticeable gains in sales tax revenue, increases in chamber of commerce memberships and other tell-tale signs of a prosperous economy, some leaders in the...

UPDATE: No gunman at Cal State San Marcos

North Coast Current

August 20, 2014


Filed under LATEST NEWS, Law Enforcement, Region, San Marcos

An updated safety alert posted by California State University San Marcos on Aug. 20 states there was no reported gunman on campus after all. As of 9:45 a.m., the campus lockdown was cleared, according to the alert. No weapons were found when authorities contacted the suspect. According to Twitter r...

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Debbie L. Sklar

August 20, 2014


Filed under Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, K-12, Region, San Marcos, Top Stories

Encinitas teen Gabrielle Posard’s mission to feed the hungry may have started out as a small project sketched on a napkin in 2009, but today her organization, Donate Don’t Dump, distributes more than 20,000 pounds of donated food monthly to struggling families and seniors. Gabrielle, 17, has d...

Schools closed due to fire emergency

North Coast Current

May 14, 2014


Filed under Camp Pendleton, Cardiff by the Sea, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Education, Elfin Forest, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Harmony Grove, High School Sports, Higher Education, K-12, La Costa, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, Vista

Update 10:40 p.m. May 15: All colleges and school districts listed below have announced closures for Friday, May 16. Several school districts in North County have announced closures in the wake of major brush fires in the region May 14 that have damaged or destroyed several homes. Students at Cal S...

Better days ahead for 2014 economy? From Encinitas to Escondido, observers weigh strengths and challenges

Better days ahead for 2014 economy? From Encinitas to Escondido, observers weigh strengths and challenges

Alex Groves

January 22, 2014


Filed under Business, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Region, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Top Stories

As North County enters 2014, local officials say they feel confident that the economy is on the upswing from years past but that there’s still a long way to go. Within the past year, cities across the county have facilitated a number of infrastructure and business deals in the hopes of bolstering...

Lecture to cover ‘Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan’

April 2, 2013


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, San Marcos

SAN MARCOS – CSU San Marcos presents “Lost and Found: The Story of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan” at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Clarke Field House Grand Salon, Room 113. The lecture will feature Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi, who will speak about their experiences coming out of the 1983 civil...

Growing CSUSM campus enters its 20s

Growing CSUSM campus enters its 20s

Alex Groves

March 1, 2013


Filed under Higher Education, NORTH COAST CAMPUS, San Marcos

At the time of its creation in 1989, CSU San Marcos was the first comprehensive university to be built in the nation in more than 20 years. It couldn’t have come soon enough for many North County community members, who had felt that a university was sorely needed for students in their area for a long...

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