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School board to revote on law firm contract to avoid potential conflicts of interest

School board to revote on law firm contract to avoid potential conflicts of interest

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees will be re-voting on, and potentially curtailing, the district’s contract with a law firm after it had hired one of the board members shortly after the original vote.

Leucadia Pizzeria bookkeeper sentenced to prison for embezzlement

ENCINITAS — Susan Seibert, 49, pleaded guilty last week to embezzling $545,000 from the Leucadia Pizzeria restaurants.

Hall praises Carlsbad’s economic, educational success at State of the City event

Hall praises Carlsbad’s economic, educational success at State of the City event

CARLSBAD — Mayor Matt Hall celebrated the achievements of local businesses recovering from the economic recession and recognized local schools while touting the city’s latest branding label as a “world class city” at the 2013 State of the City presentation on Aug. 23.

S.H. Chambers

S.H. Chambers

Kirk Effinger: Land of the free…upon approval

The Vista Planning Commission’s quandary over what to do about the supposed proliferation of “dollar” stores in that city raises some interesting philosophical questions as pertains to how much government is too much?

Cause of Hodges fire ruled as undetermined

Cause of Hodges fire ruled as undetermined

ESCONDIDO — The cause of a small brush fire that charred 10 acres in the State Responsibility Area of Lake Hodges on July 25 has been ruled undetermined by Cal Fire investigators, said Capt. Kendal Bortisser of Cal Fire.

Oceanside’s LGBTQ Center expands

Oceanside’s LGBTQ Center expands

OCEANSIDE — The North County LGBTQ Resource Center is bolstering its social services and programs thanks to a recent expansion of its operational space.

LeucadiArt Walk

LeucadiArt Walk

Envisioning a vital new view

Envisioning a vital new view

“It is not often that one has the chance to spark profound change in a community. It takes vision, courage, and a willingness to believe in the commitment of others. It also takes a bit of luck that the conditions will be present that would support the change.”

Tally gives outlook on funds raised for Prop A

ENCINITAS — A tally of campaign contributions over Proposition A, which won at the polls over two months ago, shows that the two groups opposed to the initiative raised more than three times the amount of the sole group in support.