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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)

Bella Ross

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

Marsha Sutton

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)

North Coast Current

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)

North Coast Current

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

Marsha Sutton

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.

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.

Encinitas mosaics an outlet for students, memorial for residents

Three of more than 50 new mosaics are pictured at the Santa Fe Drive undercossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas in late August. (Photo by Jim Gilliam, courtesy of the city of Encinitas)

Julia Shapero

September 25, 2020

Fifty-three mosaics created by local high school students, college students and adult artists are completed and installed under the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

Encinitas City Council candidate forums go digital for 2020

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

September 18, 2020

The League of Women Voters’ North County chapter has partnered with two Encinitas town councils to host City Council candidate forums in September and October.

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.

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