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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.

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Cardiff

Emergency lights. (Ariel Camilo, FreeImages)

North Coast Current

September 14, 2020

A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle along South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Sept. 12, authorities reported.

Commentary: Community vetted Cardiff School project; plaintiffs won’t accept it

Jon Cohen

August 23, 2020

If Save the Park prevails with its latest court action, it will waste more of Cardiff School District’s already strained budget. And, underscoring the ultimate folly of their unrelenting campaign, it will do nothing to create a better educational experience for kids or improved recreational space for Cardiff.

Education Matters: Personal attacks in Cardiff sink to new depths

Marsha Sutton

August 14, 2020

Bullying tactics worthy of playground antics not only set a terrible example of poor adult behavior but also may do more damage to Cardiff School’s tenuous position.

Education Matters: Continued controversy plagues Cardiff community

Marsha Sutton

August 6, 2020

Cardiff School can be rebuilt and the park can be saved — and along the way blame can be put aside in favor of civility and lawful resolution of differences, without unnecessary adversarial posturing. All that’s missing is the will to make it happen.

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.

Letter: Greta Thunberg or Veruca Salt?

July 6, 2020

Those familiar with Willie Wonka may remember Veruca Salt, the spoiled, rich brat whose signature line was "I WANT IT NOW!" Parents — consider your child's entire future, not just the next year or two. The world doesn't need any more Veruca Salts. It needs more Greta Thunbergs with environmental consciousness to look beyond the now and into the future.

LETTER: The real Cardiff way

June 1, 2020

The Cardiff Way encourages students to “Act Responsibly,” “Be Honest,” but these rules aren’t part of the School District’s way. “Bullying,” on the other hand, apparently is.

National Parks Service OKs Cardiff school site boundary change

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

Bella Ross

May 6, 2020

The National Parks Service has granted final approval to Cardiff School District for a boundary adjustment, a big win for the district that will allow it to proceed with construction plans approved by voters in 2016, according to a district news release.

EDITORIAL: Encinitas protests run against our better nature

North Coast Current

April 20, 2020

During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a Cardiff church opened its doors to the leadership and expertise of the time to treat the ill of its community. A century later, the measures in place during today’s viral crisis are designed to help prevent the use of our churches for such a purpose again.

County orders halt to COVID-19 antibody tests at Encinitas site

Roman S. Koenig

April 15, 2020

San Diego County health authorities ordered the closure of a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Encinitas over concerns about its antibody serology test, officials said at their Wednesday, April 15, update.

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