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Encinitas to crack down on violations of COVID-19 order

Medical. (Photo by Hush Naidoo, Unsplash)
San Diego County reports record 62 deaths on Dec. 31
January 1, 2021
The new year in Encinitas begins with stricter oversight of outdoor dining and other activities as San Diego County ended 2020 with a record number of deaths from COVID-19.

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.

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.

Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)
June 12, 2020
Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.

Encinitas business groups seek support in wake of coronavirus

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Leucadia 101 plans LeucadiAID online concert June 26
June 9, 2020
Encinitas merchant associations are feeling the pinch in the wake of state and local COVID-19 lockdowns to the point that the groups are seeking renewed support to stay afloat.

Education Matters: Restricting public participation

June 3, 2020
Of all the issues that have arisen recently in the San Dieguito Union High School District, it’s fair to say the grading policy was one of considerable importance to the community. On this issue, the public was denied its right to address the board in a fair and transparent manner.

San Diego Botanic Garden announces phased reopening

The San Diego Botanic Garden, located in Encinitas, has announced a phased reopening plan in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Rachel Cobb, San Diego Botanic Garden)
May 28, 2020
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas has announced a phased reopening plan beginning this week.

Detour Salon in Encinitas closes as coronavirus business restrictions lift

May 28, 2020
Detour Salon, a go-to spot in downtown Encinitas for haircuts, styling supplies and accessories for 22 years, announced its closure Wednesday, May 27, a casualty of challenging business conditions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Santa Fe Christian students thank Sharp caregivers

Santa Fe Christian fifth graders show their messages to Sharp healthcare workers. Top row, left to right: Calvin Barno, Anna Barr, Samantha Kim and Aspen Lee. Bottom row, left to right: Quinn Nikkel, Presley Seedig and Jaya Yuskiewicz. Lower right corner: teacher Cynthia Nixon. (Photos of Santa Fe Christian Schools)
May 22, 2020
Students in teacher Cynthia Nixon’s fifth-grade class at Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach recently sent pictures and notes of appreciation to Sharp Grossmont Hospital doctors and nurses.

Education Matters: Grading policy at San Dieguito ignites community

May 20, 2020
The San Dieguito Union High School District’s Board of Trustees, students and parents should have been involved in the district’s credit/no credit grading discussion from the beginning, rather than the superintendent rolling it out without seeking more feedback from stakeholders.

Education Matters: Scorning the public’s right to be heard

May 20, 2020
By violating the basic rules of California’s Brown Act in its ill-advised attempt to control the number of public speakers, the San Dieguito Union High School District board has taken away the public’s right to address its elected officials.
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