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Questions about San Marcos school board member’s credentials – 10News.com KGTV-TV San Diego

Source: Questions about San Marcos school board member’s credentials – 10News.com KGTV-TV San Diego

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) –  A North County school board member admitted she does not have the college degree she claimed to have on the district’s website.

San Marcos Unified School District Board President Stacy Carlson said she’s just learning that she still has a class pending.

The revelation comes as 10News looked into a tip that the information listed on the district’s site was inaccurate.

According to the district website, “Stacy holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Vanguard University.”

The district told 10News board members submit their credential information.

Team 10 contacted Vanguard University in Orange County to check the status of Carlson’s education and whether or not she obtained a degree from the university.

At first, a spokesperson for the university told us, “Vanguard is able to confirm that she did graduate from Vanguard.”

But when questioned on the specifics, the spokesperson clarified the university’s statement and said, “Stacy was a student at Vanguard University with senior status, but we do not have record of her receiving a degree.”

Team 10 spoke with Carlson on the phone last week.

Initially, she disputed the university’s statement and said she graduated and earned a degree.

Late Tuesday afternoon Carlson sent 10News a statement saying:

 “Last Thursday I was contacted by a reporter asking me to verify that I had my degree from Vanguard University. I was confident that I had my degree and requested verification from Vanguard. Upon review, Vanguard informed me this morning that the lab course I took 16 years ago at Mira Costa does not currently meet Vanguard’s requirements and that in order for the current registrar to verify my degree I would need to take a lab science course from a currently approved list of courses.  16 years ago, Vanguard allowed me to walk at commencement with my lab course pending. I took that course the following summer at Mira Costa College and submitted my transcripts believing I had completed my coursework and my degree. As this has been the first time my degree has been called into question, this is the first time I had heard that my lab science course did not qualify. I am embarrassed that I have gone the last 16 years believing that I had my degree only to learn that I have a class pending. I am working with Vanguard to determine if the coursework I did in 2002 qualified at the time even if it does not qualify now. If it did not, then I will complete that course as soon as possible and ask for grace on behalf of all students maneuvering their way toward a college education.”

Carlson is currently running for re-election on the school governing board.

The initial tip came from her opponent, Christina Linden’s campaign.

A spokesperson for that campaign released a statement saying, “We believe San Marcos voters should be informed when a current School Board member falsely states her education. The election process forces honesty and transparency in leaders who should set an example of excellence for our students.”

Judge Issues Tentative Ruling On Carbon Offsets For New Development | KPBS

San Diego County’s plans to approve thousands of new homes this summer could be hampered by a court’s tentative ruling this week.

A Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled in favor of the Sierra Club’s petition for a stay in a case involving how to compensate for increased greenhouse gas emissions from new housing development.

Sierra Club attorney Josh Chatten-Brown said the County of San Diego promised in 2011 to be a leader in fighting climate change. He said the county planned to offset increased carbon emissions from new housing developments with programs to improve air quality within San Diego County.

The suit says the county is now approving new housing developments but promising to mitigate for increased greenhouse gas emissions with carbon offsets elsewhere in the world.

The lawsuit attempting to block this strategy could set a precedent, Chatten-Brown said.

“Throughout the state, agencies are looking at San Diego to see what happens here, so I do think there is a real potential to have state-wide impact,” he said.

Chatten-Brown said the county needs to find programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the county, rather than buying credits in other parts of the world.

“There’s plenty of county land, including the port, in which there is potential to create offset projects,” Chatten-Brown said. “The county, for whatever reason, decided not to go that route and allowed developers to go international.”

The lawsuit could affect Newland Sierra, a proposed master-planned development of more than 2,000 new homes in North County that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is poised to consider later this month.

San Diego, like the rest of the state, is facing a shortage of housing. The question of how to make up for increased carbon emissions generated by increased traffic is one of several hurdles the region is facing as it struggles to expand to meet the demands of a growing population.

Source: Judge Issues Tentative Ruling On Carbon Offsets For New Development | KPBS

Ambient Communities to Host San Elijo Town Center Family Fall Festival

Ambient Communities to Host San Elijo Town Center Family Fall Festival

Ambient Communities will host the 2nd Annual San Elijo Town Center Family Fall Festival on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at the San Eljio Hills Town Center Park.  The event is free to the community and will feature family-friendly activities including Games, Music, Face Painting, a Pumpkin Patch, Food and Prizes.  

“The Family Fall Festival is our way of giving back to the San Elijo Community. It’s an opportunity to highlight our Town Center merchants and introduce our newest tenants,” said Duncan Budlinger, Director of Retail Development.  “We are excited that Phase One of our project is now complete and are looking forward to the additional products and services our newest tenants will bring to our residents and neighbors.”

San Elijo Town Center merchants include:

  • Albertsons
  • Everbowl
  • Johnville Team Real Estate
  • Huff Team
  • Lourdes Mexican Food
  • Starbucks
  • CycleBar
  • SoulShine Yoga
  • Tap & Vine
  • Home Town Reality
  • Newman Grubb Knight Frank
  • Postal Annex
  • The Hills Family Dentistry
  • Windmill Cleaner’s
  • Shane’s Pizza
  • Sotheby’s International Reality
  • Downtown Tutoring Academy
  • Grand Vision Optometry
  • Sourdough Company
  • San Elijo Pediatric Dentistry
  • Chase Bank
  • Café Stoked
  • Animal Health Center
  • Pham & Mauseth, DDS Inc.
  • Utopia Café
  • A Colorful Universe

In addition, San Elijo Pediatric Dentistry will also be hosting their grand opening and providing tours of their offices.  

Register for the opportunity to win a $500 gift card at the San Elijo Hills Family Fall Festival at https://ambientcommunities.com/family-fall-festival/ and then join us at San Elijo Hills Town Center Park for Family Games, Face Painting, Music, Prizes, and more, presented by Ambient Communities!

FREE for San Elijo Hills residents and San Marcos neighbors to enjoy, this event will feature games, activities and additional prizes throughout the day from San Elijo Town Center merchants

San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates for September 2017

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors-October Meeting: RE-SCHEDULED

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills REC Center (1105 Elfin Forest Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Front Yard Landscape

This year has brought some record-setting heat! The hot weather has affected many of the yards in San Elijo Hills. Now it’s time to cool off and give yards the TLC they deserve. Residents must continue to maintain their yard areas by mowing, edging, weeding, trimming, replacing dead vegetation and pruning.

Did you know that there are many great alternatives to grass? A well-designed drought-tolerant landscape can be filled with a lush variety of colorful plants that have year-round attractiveness and contain a sustainable landscape that benefits the environment. There are trees, shrubs and ground covers, grasses and wildflowers that are already well-adapted to the environment in our region. They will reduce the use of fertilizers, pesticides, watering, and maintenance. Native and non-native species can be interspersed to add variety and color. Plant using multiple layers or mixed borders. Trees, shrubs, and flowers can be planted in layers which successively shade each other, requiring less water. Plantings should be closely spaced to discourage weeds from sprouting.

Consider mulch! The first line of defense against hot weather, and against windy conditions which can dry surface soil, is to apply a liberal layer of mulch around the plants. This protects the soil from direct sun exposure, keeping it moist at the surface. Mulch also reduces evaporation of water from the soil which reduces the need for watering.

If you are interested in modifying your current design, please remember that you must submit the necessary application and plans for review and approval by the Architectural Committee. The Committee typically meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com with any questions.

Community Yard Sale

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a community-wide yard sale! All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event! The yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 7AM-11AM. Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to the individual neighborhoods. Please note, there will be NO MAPS distributed indicating which individuals homes are participating. Please feel free to add additional signage in the community after 8 PM the night before (Friday 9/21/18) so long as it is removed promptly after the event. For more information, please contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Coastal Cleanup Day in the Hills

The California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) has been set for 2018! The San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) area, and we need volunteers! The trail system within San Elijo Hills is such a beloved feature of our community! Please join us on Saturday, September 15th from 9:00AM-12:00 PM to help clean up the trails! Volunteers will meet in the Town Square (by the fountain) of San Elijo Hills at 9:00AM. Walk-ups are welcome but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, so if you know for sure you want to help, please register online at www.cleanupday.org. All volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. You can help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle, and gardening or work gloves. Note: every participant in CCD needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate! Students are eligible for community service hours, and prizes will be given out for the most trash collected! Together we can all make a difference!

Save the Date! Oktoberfest!

Save the date for the most popular event of the year! Oktoberfest! Come to celebrate Oktoberfest with your neighbors on Sunday, October 14th 3:00PM-6:00 PM at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!  We have some new rides and inflatables, so you don’t want to miss this one! Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entry into the event. If your teens or kids come on their own, please remind them to bring identification. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Address Numbers

Clear and visible address numbers are important when it comes to safety. Please check your address numbers and replace any faded or missing numbers. This is a safety concern, which could potentially delay first responders in an emergency response. It also impacts the general aesthetics of the community and is part of the required maintenance per the Governing Documents.

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Thank the community for all of your support

We wanted to thank the community for all of your support! Also, a big shout out to our gold and silver sponsors Keller Williams Ray Bahadori Group, Everbowl, Baked Bear, and Players! The carnival was a huge success! We’re close to meeting our goal of $7500, and hope to continue raising funds for the next month before the Relay for Life! carnivalforcancer1.weebly.com

Sincerely,
The Kascoutas family

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