Author Archive for Rachel Stine

Rachel Stine is a staff writer for The Coast News. You can contact her at rstine@coastnewsgroup.com.

CUSD lowers CVA grad requirements

CARLSBAD — Different graduation requirements for the school district’s Carlsbad Village Academy (CVA) continuation high school was deliberated at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

Planning Commissioner is selected to be new Carlsbad councilmember

Planning Commissioner is selected to be new Carlsbad councilmember

CARLSBAD — Planning Commissioner Michael Schumacher was selected from a 28-candidate pool to be Carlsbad’s newest city councilmember on March 11.

Judge tentatively rules in SDCWA’s favor

REGION — SDCWA (San Diego County Water Authority) won the first court battle in its lawsuit against its main water supplier MWD (Metropolitan Water District) over water rates.

Watching the Waters

Watching the Waters

So far this year, agencies have captured 43,290 pounds of drugs in maritime smuggling events

Carlsbad selects new city manager

Carlsbad selects new city manager

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad has selected the former city manager of Bellevue, Wash., Steven Sarkozy, as its next city manager, replacing John Coates who resigned suddenly last October.

Advocacy group fights for oversight of elder care facilities

Advocacy group fights for oversight of elder care facilities

REGION — Aaron Byzak remains convinced that if he had not checked up on his grandmother after what her caregivers described as “a little fall,” she would have never gotten proper medical attention after the accident that eventually caused her death.

County increases oversight of senior care facilities

County increases oversight of senior care facilities

REGION — San Diego County is increasing the oversight of residential care facilities for the elderly with a new pilot program from the District Attorney’s Office that includes expanding the ombudsman program and the development of a facility rating system.

City Council rejects parks upkeep outsourcing

CARLSBAD — After two years of study and debate, the Carlsbad City Council decided not to outsource the city’s parks maintenance on Feb. 25, preventing the layoff of 22 city employees.

OPD developing programs to help city’s homeless

OPD developing programs to help city’s homeless

OCEANSIDE — After receiving complaints from downtown businesses, the Oceanside Police Department is working on developing a program to connect homeless people with services that could help them obtain housing and jobs.

Ashes to Go spreads symbol of Lent and Christian message from the sidewalk

Ashes to Go spreads symbol of Lent and Christian message from the sidewalk

ESCONDIDO — Rev. Meg Decker of Escondido’s Trinity Episcopal Church politely approached a gentleman in a wheelchair who had just crossed the street.