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Former school board member faces FPPC penalty for violation

CARLSBAD — Former school board member Kelli Moors is facing a fine from the FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) for violating state law.

The Grauer School gets OK for campus rebuild

The Grauer School gets OK for campus rebuild

ENCINITAS — A recently approved rebuild plan will ensure the future of The Grauer School, representatives from the school believe.

Artist, former nun seeks funds for life-saving transplant

Artist, former nun seeks funds for life-saving transplant

OCEANSIDE — At 19 years old, Heidi Hall was certain that she knew what the rest of her life would look like.

Shops unite to oppose e-cigarette ban

Shops unite to oppose e-cigarette ban

CARLSBAD — Despite years of trying, Jason Delveccio could not find anything that would help him quit smoking and kick his addiction to Marlboro cigarettes.

‘Little tree’ brings big joy to the holidays

‘Little tree’ brings big joy to the holidays

ENCINITAS — Something special happens every holiday season at the corner of Willowspring Drive and Glen Arbor Drive.

Radar removed from Ponto Beach

Radar removed from Ponto Beach

CARLSBAD — The TERMA radar that was being tested for coastline surveillance capabilities by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been removed from Ponto Beach.

Marines test the waters, land for Steel Knight exercise

Marines test the waters, land for Steel Knight exercise

OCEANSIDE — The first troops landed on Red Beach at Camp Pendleton in amphibious assault vehicles before sunrise on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Faces covered in camouflage paint, hands grasping tightly to firearms, the Marines crawled and dashed their way up an embankment.

E-cigarettes banned in Carlsbad

E-cigarettes banned in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Citing concerns about enforcement, potential health risks and possible risks for minors, Carlsbad banned the smoking of electronic cigarettes, known as “e-cigarettes,” in public spaces.

Paralympic swimmer makes splash with walking efforts

Paralympic swimmer makes splash with walking efforts

CARLSBAD — After another 3-hour work out, Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen was hoisted off of a work out table and strapped tightly into a black walker. The 19-year-old was held in a standing position by the massive device, and her hot pink wheelchair was left aside.

Academic program expansion put on hold

Academic program expansion put on hold

CARLSBAD — Despite parent praises and encouragement from the city’s mayor, the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees decided not to expand the IB (International Baccalaureate) program.