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Education Matters: The impact of a new San Dieguito school board

December 14, 2020
With a new school board and fresh perspectives, perhaps San Dieguito Union High School District constituents can look forward to greater transparency, more fiscal responsibility and an emphasis on the interests of students ahead of adults.

Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe face power cuts as Santa Ana whips San Diego

Sun, wind, trees. (Photo by Franck V via Unsplash)
December 3, 2020
Power has been cut to some areas of north coastal San Diego County, including Olivenhain in Encinitas, as Santa Ana winds hit historic speeds in the region Dec. 3, according to local weather and power authorities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Dieguito high school district warns of employee email breach

Computer code. (Photo by Markus Spiske, Unsplash)
Incident predates malware attack on parent access portal
May 15, 2020
The San Dieguito Union High School District announced May 14 that an unknown party gained access to employee email accounts last summer, an incident that predates an August 2019 malware attack on the district’s parent access portal.

Thunderbirds fly over Encinitas in support of healthcare workers

The Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Encinitas on Friday, May 15, in support of healtcare workers at Scripps Memorial Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Matt Racine)
May 15, 2020
The Air Force Thunderbirds flying team performed shows of support for San Diego healthcare workers — including Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Encinitas council OKs Moonlight Beach opening in split vote

April 27, 2020
Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is reopened as of 8 a.m. Monday morning, April 27, after a decision by the City Council during a special Sunday meeting. The choice was not without dissent, however.
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