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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.

Old San Marcos oak now a centerpiece of new North City neighborhood

Crews prepare a native oak tree for placement in its new home the morning of Aug. 12 at the North City project in San Marcos. The tree was moved from its original spot nearby. (North City courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

August 20, 2019

If you visit the growing cluster of housing and businesses just across from California State University San Marcos on the north side of East Barham Drive, you will find the new home of a living landmark.

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.

Local health, educational leaders express outrage, heartbreak over Chabad of Poway attack

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stands guard in front of Chabad of Poway on April 27 after a shooting at the house of worship. (Sheriff’s Department photo)

North Coast Current

April 29, 2019

Lori Gilbert Kaye, a victim who died in Saturday’s Poway synagogue shooting, was the wife of a Scripps Coastal doctor. The suspect was a CSU San Marcos student.

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

North Coast Current

January 4, 2016

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

Cal State San Marcos is set to become an NCAA Division II institution following its application in February 2014. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Patrick Carr

November 7, 2015

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

Several of this year’s scholarship winners gather Aug. 3 to celebrate their awards from the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. (Courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

August 15, 2015

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

Japanese-American internment camp survivor and local resident Tak Sugimoto (left) speaks with Paul Meardon about his experiences in 1942 when he and his family were sent to a camp during World War II. The discussion was part of the Human Library event held June 7 at the Encinitas Library. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Helen Hawes

June 11, 2015

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

CSU San Marcos President Karen Haynes. (Courtesy photo)

May 31, 2015

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

From an upturn in housing to stable city coffers, local observers of the economy anticipate a positive 2015. (stock.xchang)

Alex Groves

January 22, 2015

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

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

Donate Don’t Dump chapter presidents Mia Pacheco (left) and Ethan Posard (second from left), Cal State San Marcos kinesiology professor Laura de Ghetaldi, Donate Don’t Dump chapter president Grace Manuel and organization leader Gabrielle Posard stand with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (far right) on Aug. 12 at the White House during the President’s Environmental Youth Award ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

Debbie L. Sklar

August 20, 2014

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...

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