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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)
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.

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.

Cyclists question safety of new Encinitas bike lane design through Cardiff

A woman rides a bicycle Wednesday, June 10, south along new protected bike lines on Coast Highway 101 through Cardiff in Encinitas. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
June 12, 2020
Encinitas officials have defended a new protected bikeway along Coast Highway 101 between Cardiff and Solana Beach that may seem inviting for less-experienced cyclists but has actually been the site of multiple accidents, even striking some of the area’s most veteran riders.

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.

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.

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)
April 16, 2020
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)
April 13, 2020
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista chambers of commerce are among more than 80 business associations that have joined forces across the U.S. to create the Save Small Business Coalition.

Hoping for business: Encinitas merchants reel under coronavirus curbs

The La Paloma Theatre marquee announces the historic venue’s closure late Thursday, March 19, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
March 27, 2020
Local businesses in Encinitas are struggling to make ends meet under the tight restrictions used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Encinitas merchant groups, foundations, launch fund for small businesses

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)
March 27, 2020
Encinitas business groups are banding together to build a grant program to help merchants struggling under state and local restrictions during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

North County school districts adjust to coronavirus challenges

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
March 20, 2020
Due to the potential health hazard imposed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, K-12 school districts across San Diego County — including those in North County — have closed their campuses.

Carlsbad-linked Thermo Fisher gets OK to produce COVID-19 tests

One of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Carlsbad labs is pictured in August 2018. (Thermo Fisher photo)
Results can be provided within four hours, company states
March 19, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency-use authorization to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. to produce diagnostic test kits that can detect the COVID-19 coronavirus and provide results within four hours, the company announced March 16.

North County colleges’ coronavirus reality: Remote classes, canceled graduations

The spread of the coronavirus has forced California State University San Marcos to cancel all university-sponsored events, including May graduation ceremonies. (CSUSM public relations photo by Alan Brown)
March 18, 2020
As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to grow, North San Diego County colleges have enacted precautionary changes to their campus operations.
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