Author Archive for Shelli DeRobertis

Encinitas Sheriff’s station launches new tip line

ENCINITAS — Residents now have a personal tool to help combat drugs and gangs in the area, as the Encinitas Sheriff’s station announced the launch of a new narcotic and gang tip line.

State budget cuts force changes in North County courts

VISTA — A $14 million state budget cut announced last week is forcing the closure of some San Diego County courtrooms, including the early Friday closure of business offices and ultimately the layoffs of at least 250 court employees.

CUSD found negligent in civil suit

CUSD found negligent in civil suit

VISTA — Jurors in a civil trial against CUSD (Carlsbad Unified School District) found the district negligent in supervising a teacher who ultimately molested two female students, awarding the plaintiffs a total of $4.5 million after the five-week trial ended Monday. 

SADLE team takes to solving crime in unincorporated areas of county

SADLE team takes to solving crime in unincorporated areas of county

SAN DIEGO — The County’s first-ever SADLE (Sheriff’s Analysis Driven Law Enforcement) team is dedicated to solving and preventing crime in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Sheriff’s Department enforces Social Host Code

Sheriff’s Department enforces Social Host Code

SAN MARCOS — Three Sheriff patrol units were designated for party patrol as local high school graduations and parties begin.

Former school principal testifies in civil suit case

VISTA — A civil trial in its third week aims to prove that for seven years the staff at Carlsbad Unified School District was negligent in supervising former elementary school teacher Raymond Firth.

Memorial Day weekend sees fewer DUI arrests than last year

COAST CITIES — Fewer suspected drunken driver arrests were made countywide during the Memorial Day holiday weekend than were made last year during the extended weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Testimony continues in case against school district, Firth

VISTA — Witness testimony continues in the civil lawsuit against the Carlsbad Unified School District for its former elementary teacher Raymond Firth, 41, who was recently released from prison following a 2010 conviction of sexual battery against three students.

Civil suit filed against convicted molester, Carlsbad School District

VISTA — Victims of child sex abuse by former a Pacific Rim Elementary School teacher are suing the convicted pedophile Raymond Firth, 41, and the Carlsbad Unified School District in a civil trial, which began at the Vista courthouse on May 21.

New Oceanside harbor café joins established Italian eatery

New Oceanside harbor café joins established Italian eatery

OCEANSIDE — Menu items such as a Bone-In Pork Chopsicle, Italian Nachos or Fennel and Cuttlefish Salad are just some of the dishes served at a chic new café that opened May 2 at the Oceanside Harbor.