Author Archive for Rachel Stine

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

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.

Supervisors continue to push for repeal of state fire fee

Supervisors continue to push for repeal of state fire fee

REGION — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is continuing its fight against the annual fire prevention fee billed to property owners in areas where the state is financially responsible for wildfire suppression.

Victim in serious condition after attempted murder-suicide shooting

CARLSBAD — A 63-year-old female is in serious but stable condition after being shot by her neighbor in an attempted murder-suicide on Monday afternoon.

Perondi to retire in June

Perondi to retire in June

OCEANSIDE — Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) superintendent Larry Perondi announced on Feb. 26 that he would be retiring at the end of June.

Mayor lauds economic progress in state of city speech

Mayor lauds economic progress in state of city speech

ESCONDIDO — Mayor Sam Abed lauded the economic accomplishments of Escondido and highlighted his own political agenda during his state of the city address on Wednesday.

OUSD dropout rate shrinks with better reporting

OUSD dropout rate shrinks with better reporting

OCEANSIDE — In recent years, the Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) had a reputation that no one was proud of.