Coast Cities

MiraCosta president resigns, takes chancellor position in Los Angeles

MiraCosta president resigns, takes chancellor position in Los Angeles

REGION — Not long after celebrating his fifth year as president and superintendent of MiraCosta College, Dr. Francisco Rodriguez announced Thursday that he would be resigning his position.

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.

County makes motions on e-cigarettes

REGION — In the professional medical opinions of two county personnel reporting to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, they agreed that the county should cite the same authority for electronic smoking devices as they have currently in place for conventional cigarettes.

Wounded warriors compete in Marine paralympic invitational

Wounded warriors compete in Marine paralympic invitational

CAMP PENDLETON — Challenged athletes speed across the basketball court in wheelchairs, and scramble to return the ball in seated volleyball during the Wounded Warrior Paralympics Invitational.

Del Mar doctor, philanthropist passes away

REGION — As past president of at least three local philanthropic organizations, G. Richard “Dick” Wheelock, M.D., left an indelible mark on North County, especially among the underserved and working poor in Del Mar and Solana Beach.

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.

Deadline approaching to sign up for mandatory healthcare coverage

Deadline approaching to sign up for mandatory healthcare coverage

REGION — All Californians are required to have healthcare coverage. Those who do not sign up for healthcare by the extended March 31 deadline will face a penalty charge for failing to have health insurance.

With new agreement, more hopping on Amtrak’s Surfliner

With new agreement, more hopping on Amtrak’s Surfliner

REGION — Passengers are increasingly boarding the Pacific Surfliner following an agreement that expanded its service.

Study rounds up county’s aerial insects

Study rounds up county’s aerial insects

REGION — The most numerous species caught were flies, followed by butterflies and then wasps.