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Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

Encinitas cannabis measure winning in very close tally

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
City Council tepid about allowing legal operations
November 4, 2020
Encinitas voters appear to be going against a generally fidgety City Council when it comes to allowing cannabis businesses in the city, according to returns from the Nov. 3 election.

Letter: Blakespear a proven leader as Encinitas mayor

November 1, 2020
When Catherine Blakespear was elected to the city council in 2014, and as mayor in 2016 and 2018, she provided leadership that allowed for diverse opinions, public input, inclusiveness and transparency. That’s why all of the current Encinitas elected City Council members — and numerous other local leaders — are supporting her reelection.

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

Caterina exits San Dieguito board race, backs competitor Allman

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
October 14, 2020
A candidate has bowed out of the San Dieguito Union High School District board race and given her support to a competitor.

Cal State San Marcos sees success in keeping COVID-19 numbers low

Faculty and staff, while social distancing and wearing face coverings, gathered on campus at Cal State San Marcos on Aug. 27 to hear university President Ellen Neufeldt’s Convocation address. (CSUSM public relations photo by Andrew Reed)
Smaller population, campus culture cited as reasons
October 13, 2020
As major universities across the nation dominated headlines for becoming sites of major COVID-19 outbreaks, some smaller schools such as Cal State San Marcos have excelled at creating a safe environment for students and campus employees.

Education Matters: San Dieguito board hopefuls present differing priorities

October 10, 2020
The race for San Dieguito Union High School District’s Area 4 seat offers voters stark choices. With three candidates hoping to replace retiring school board member Joyce Dalessandro, the election could turn the tables on a union-dominated school board. Although school board races are technically nonpartisan, this one, as with many others, is decidedly not.

Court rules in Cardiff district’s favor on aspects of school project

New Cardiff School buildings, pictured at the end of September, are nearly complete. (McCarthy photo for Cardiff School District)
October 9, 2020
The Cardiff School District marked a victory this week after recent defeats in court in an ongoing battle with residents over a campus reconstruction project.

Letter: Cardiff School District — delay and deflect

October 8, 2020
It’s long past due for the Cardiff School District to own up to its irresponsible decisions and stop manipulating parents’ emotions to deflect the blame.

Letter: Where were challenges to Cardiff ‘park’ incursions before?

October 8, 2020
I’m curious where the people behind Save the Park were almost 20 years ago, when the Science Lab and student bathrooms were installed within the “park” boundary. But then again, those changes to the “park” didn’t affect the views of some neighbors.

Encinitas chamber invites residents to watch online candidates forum

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Merchants association is also ballot drop-off site
October 8, 2020
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce offers a virtual candidates forum today, Oct. 8, for three seats on the ballot as mail-in voting gets underway during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education Matters: The candidate scramble at San Dieguito

October 7, 2020
Is it the last act of sitting school board members to recruit and select their replacements? The idea of retiring and letting anyone run who wants to is apparently not something San Dieguito Union High School District board members do.
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