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Blackburn, Acosta, council pay measure headed to victory in Carlsbad

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Carlsbad will see City Council incumbent Keith Blackburn return to the dais in the first election for new District 2, and Teresa Acosta is on a path to victory for new District 4, according to preliminary results from the Nov. 3 election.

Public safety to open space, Carlsbad council hopefuls share top issues

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 2, 2020
Candidates for Carlsbad City Council largely have different takes on the central issues currently facing the city, from public health to traffic to public safety.

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.

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.

Carlsbad chamber to hold online City Council forum Sept. 23

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September 21, 2020
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts an online City Council candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via the Zoom virtual meeting platform.

North coastal San Diego faces Labor Day broil as heat wave settles in

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
September 4, 2020
Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach and other north coastal San Diego communities are expected to broil just as much as the rest of the county as a holiday weekend heat wave settles in, prompting a warning from the National Weather Service.

San Diego region faces prolonged heat wave, Weather Service says

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
State power manager orders rolling blackouts
August 14, 2020
Although coastal North County is expected to escape many of the hottest temperatures, much of the San Diego region is under an excessive heat warning as it faces a week's worth of excessive warmth, the National Weather Service reports.

Smoke from Navy ship fire reaching up the coast, authorities warn

Firefighters continue to battle blaze onboard amphibious assault vessel based in San Diego
July 13, 2020
Smoke from the USS Bonhomme Richard fire in San Diego is reaching up the coast today, as far north as Encinitas and Carlsbad, the National Weather Service advised this morning.

Eatery tries to stem ‘great Encinitas mask debate’ amid pandemic

GOODONYA restaurant in Encinitas reopened July 3 after a pause in business because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Upon reopening, the eatery opted to discontinue dine-in service ahead of a county order. (GOODONYA photo via its Facebook page)
Coronavirus mandates important for community safety, business leaders remind residents
July 8, 2020
Mask requirements put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have led to backlash from customers at some local businesses.

San Diego County under tighter limits as COVID-19 cases increase

Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)
Coronavirus infections higher in younger age groups
July 6, 2020
San Diego County faces tightened restrictions for the next few weeks as COVID-19 cases increase in the region, according to a public health order that goes into effect Tuesday, July 7.
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