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From left, Grauer staffers Chela Gonzalez and Elizabeth Braymen thank Richard Dreyfuss, joined by Grauer staffers Bill Harman and Stephane Deuvaert, as The Dreyfuss Initiative has enlisted the participation of The Grauer School in advancing its mission to reestablish civics education in American classrooms. Courtesy photo

Local teen gets wings for 16th birthday

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad teen Trevor Nesbitt celebrated his 16th birthday in a way that few teens do. For many youngsters his age, a trip to the local DMV is at the top of their birthday list. For Trevor, “getting airborne” was his first priority upon turning 16. “As soon as I got out of school, […]

Mom finds solace at club pool

CARLSBAD —Jaime Rae Kroupa was an outgoing and active 10-year-old and a regular at the Village Branch Boys & Girls Club. “Jaime loved everything about the club, she really embraced all that was offered,” said mom Gloria Kroupa. “But her favorite activity was swimming in the pool. When I dropped her off after school, she […]

Tri-City Medical Center opens new center

OCEANSIDE — A grand opening celebration was held Feb. 17 as Tri-City Medical Center opened a new center in Carlsbad for Occupational Medicine and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. The new facility is the second location for each service. Primary locations for these services have been located adjacent to the main hospital in Oceanside for […]

Local youth star in ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

COAST CITIES — Nine North County youths are in the casts of San Diego Junior Theatre’s March productions: Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Christian Jaeger and Mark Steitz of Del Mar, Spencer Whitney and Justin Whitney of Encinitas and Carlsbad’s Sonya Brieske are performing in the beloved […]

Local Boys & Girls Club founder dies

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS – Charles Eugene Clark, M.D., passed away Jan. 21 at the Trinity Care Facility in Round Rock, Texas. He was 82. Clark was born Jan. 3, 1929, at home in Howard, Kan., to Archie B. and Mary Anne (Horning) Clark. He was also raised in Howard. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers […]

City seeks hosts for Sister City visitors

CARLSBAD — Host families are needed March 25 through March 29 when students are in Carlsbad from Sister City in Futtsu, Japan. Several events are planned and local housing is needed for girls ages 18 to 24. The students speak English, and are excited to see and experience what Carlsbad has to offer. Call Carlsbad […]

Lecture explores Islam, Jewish interactions

CARLSBAD — The Agency for Jewish Education continues its monthly Scholar Lectures on Jewish Studies with a new lecture series “Encounters Between Islam and Judaism,” in Carlsbad, with Professor Ghada Osman, director for the Center for Islamic & Arabic Studies at San Diego State. Osman’s lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in […]

Local barista organizes book drive, story-time

OCEANSIDE — If you had stopped by the Starbucks Coffee Shop at 603 W. Mission Ave. at around 5 p.m. Feb. 10, you may have found yourself being contacted by the police as well. That’s because Oceanside Police Officer Matt Lyons was reading stories to children and helping out, as part of a book drive […]

Girl stabbed; other teen in custody

OCEANSIDE — A 14-year-old girl was walking to school with friends, when she was confronted by an acquaintance and stabbed repeatedly in the alley of the 700 block of Mission Avenue at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 10. An argument broke out between the victim and the female suspect before the stabbing. After the attack the […]