Author Archive for Rachel Stine

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

Crammed Classrooms: Part 1

Crammed Classrooms: Part 1

Why CUSD’s classes are so large, and the impact it has on students

Council endorses equestrian park plans, avoids funding environmental report

ESCONDIDO — Residents and the City Council praised the completed master plan for a $10 million new equestrian park adjacent to Daley Ranch.

City incorporates Barrio into new Village Master Plan

City incorporates Barrio into new Village Master Plan

CARLSBAD — One of the oldest portions of Carlsbad, the Barrio neighborhood can trace its founding back to 1918.

Suspect identified in school shooting threat

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Police Department, with help from the FBI, have identified the author of the online violent threats made against Charter High School in Escondido in mid-January.

Maple Street Plaza could close to vehicles

Maple Street Plaza could close to vehicles

ESCONDIDO — The city is considering closing Maple Street Plaza to most cars in the hopes of increasing pedestrian safety and lowering the costs to hold events in the plaza.

CUSD sets goals for facility improvements, new theater

CUSD sets goals for facility improvements, new theater

CARLSBAD — The CUSD Board of Trustees set priorities for upgrading facilities, safety, and campus access for disabled students as well as reviewed proposed designs for Sage Creek High School’s new performing arts center at its Wednesday night meeting.

Carlsbad water supply in good shape despite drought

CARLSBAD — With little rain this winter and nearby lakes dropping below capacity, the signs of California’s drought are easy enough to observe locally. After two consecutive dry years and a third underway, concerns about mandatory water supplies and cutbacks have swelled.

CUSD seeks parent input for spending

CUSD seeks parent input for spending

CARLSBAD — Beginning next fall, all California school districts will be implementing a new funding formula and accountability system. To fulfill requirements under the new system, the Carlsbad Unified School District is collecting community input about how district funds should be spent to best prepare students for college and careers.

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.