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North County Apprentice Program Strives To Make Tech Equitable

Aug. 30
By Alexander Nguyen

As our lives become more digitized, there’s a growing need for workers who know how to code. But often, coding training is out of reach for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. One program in Escondido is looking to change that.

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Amtrak Surfliner Trains To Require Reservations Over Labor Day Weekend

Aug. 25
By City News Service

Amtrak expects Labor Day weekend to be busier than normal. Additional train cars are being added when possible to increase the number of available seats on select trains, a statement from the transportation agency said.

A light plane lands on the southbound I-5 near ...

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on I-5 Near Del Mar

Aug. 24
By City News Service

Authorities shut down the southbound side of the freeway due to the emergency.

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Despite State Rules, North County Day Care Adopts 'Mask Choice' Approach

Aug. 23
By Tania Thorne

Masks are required in schools across the state, and also in day care centers for kids 2 and up. But a North County day care center is letting parents make the choice whether to mask their kids.

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Vista Approves New Four-Way Stop On Foothill Drive After Resident Petition

Aug. 23
By Alexander Nguyen

Tired of traffic zooming through their neighborhood, a group of Vista residents petitioned the city to get the new stop sign installed.

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Virtual Vista Viking Festival For 2021

Aug. 20
By Anica Colbert

The annual Vista Viking Festival will remain online this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Students Will Wear Masks Indoors While Ramona Unified Board Reviews Options For Opting Out

Aug. 18
By Matt Hoffman

The Ramona Unified School District is reversing course, for now, putting on hold a recently adopted policy that would have allowed parents to opt their children out of mask wearing despite state guidelines requiring it.

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White House Climate Advisor Touts National Change Of Direction

Aug. 17
By Erik Anderson

Gina McCarthy says the Biden administration is making major changes in the way it addresses climate change, but protesters say that is not enough.

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Encinitas To Require COVID-19 Vaccine Or Negative Tests For City Employees

Aug. 17
By City News Service

The city of Encinitas is the latest entity to require COVID-19 vaccines or regular negative tests for employees, bringing the North County city in step with the city and county of San Diego, which have installed similar policies, it was announced Tuesday.

Citrus at organic farm Rancho Del Sol in San Di...

Stopping Spread Of Bug A Must For San Diego's Citrus Industry, Backyard Growers

Aug. 16
By Emilyn Mohebbi, Maureen Cavanaugh

Agriculture officials have quarantined 68 square-miles of land in North County to protect citrus trees from a deadly and invasive bug that has been found on citrus trees in the area. The disease is capable of destroying fruit, and eventually killing the trees.

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Groups Battle Over Mask Mandate At Vista School Board Meeting

Aug. 13
By Tania Thorne

Vista Unified School District’s board meeting got interrupted three times Thursday night when some protestors refused to wear masks, including the leader of the anti-mask group “Let Them Breath.” She was kicked out of the meeting.

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Citizens Group Sues Palomar Health Over Alleged Brown Act Violation

Aug. 13
By City News Service

A citizens group that alleges the Palomar Health District violated California's open meeting law when it awarded contracts to a new emergency care provider filed a lawsuit Friday against the health care district and its board of directors.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, ...

Roundtable: Confronting The Climate Emergency

Aug. 13
By Bennett Lacy

We devote this week's episode to the new IPCC report on global climate change and examine the political and business challenges of addressing climate change and its causes here in San Diego.

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Cathedral Catholic High Has New Start Date Following COVID Delay

Aug. 12
By Alexandra Rangel

Out of what they call an abundance of caution Cathedral Catholic High School’s first day of class has been delayed for one week.

Juanita Cortes, a Vista resident, gets a COVID ...

San Diego County Opens New COVID-19 Testing Sites As Demand Surges Amid Case Spike

Aug. 12
By City News Service, Tania Thorne

All of these sites are in response to a striking surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the county, the vast majority of which have occurred in the unvaccinated.