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June 24, 1985
A 2,800-foot section of Rancho Santa Fe Road near Lake San Marcos will be realigned beginning in September, according to county road officials. The "Dead Man's Curve" section of the highway has been the site of numerous accidents. Cost of the project--between Redwing Street and Via Alondra--is $600,000 to $760,000.
April 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Palos Verdes has taken home multiple awards in the CIF Southern Section Academic Awards program for best team GPA. Awards were given out in 22 sports. Palos Verdes had the highest GPAs in baseball (3.59), boys' soccer (3.52) and girls' water polo. Corona del Mar, which won the state Division III bowl game in football, also won the team award with a GPA of 3.35. The big winner, though, was San Marcos, which won six team titles _ boys' basketball (3.75), boys' golf (3.77)
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The California Coaches Association has selected its winter coaches of the year from the Southern Section. They are Nate Harrison of Anaheim Canyon, boys' basketball; Ann Larson of Ventura, girls' basketball; Arturo Lopez of L.A. Cathedral, boys' soccer; Jeff Gordon of Sunny Hills, girls' soccer; Brian Roth of San Marcos, girls' water polo; David Ochoa of Northview, wrestling, and Brian Weathersby of Santa Margarita girls' water polo, rookie...
March 27, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 5-month-old English bulldog reported stolen from a pet day care facility has been returned to its owners by "an anonymous male," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The dog, named Schroeder, had wandered away from its owners in San Marcos. A passerby found the dog and took it to a nearby day care facility, Dogtopia. Then, for reasons unexplained, another person came to the faciity on March 19 and claimed the dog was his. He was caught on security camera leaving with the animal.
March 22, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A $1,000 reward is being offered for an arrest in the case of an English bulldog stolen from a pet day care facility in northern San Diego County. A man convinced workers at Dogtopia in San Marcos that the 5-month-old dog was his, the sheriff's department said. As captured on surveillance camera, the man took the dog in his arms and disappeared. In fact, the dog, named Schroeder and purchased for $4,000, belonged to a local woman. The dog had wandered away from its home. A dog-lover found the dog and took it to Dogtopia, the sheriff's department said.
March 12, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Families seeking a spring break escape with pool time, hiking, cycling, old school games and s'mores but have no time to plan should look for vacation packages with with built-in fun. Here are five in the West that fit the bill. Deal 1: The Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., offers a destination amid the Rocky Mountains with lots of kid fun stuff. The Spring Break Getaway package includes free movie tickets to the on-site movie theater, 15% off bowling lane rentals, 15% off some stores, a free fitness class (for one person)
March 2, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education costs to students - without increasing tuition. Campuses in Fullerton, Dominguez Hills, Fresno and San Diego all are considering these charges, ranging from $200 to $500 per semester. If approved, those Cal State campuses will join others in the East Bay, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona, San Bernardino, San Jose, San Luis Obispo and San Marcos, which already are charging such fees.
February 20, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS OPEN DIVISION First round, Friday, 7 p.m. #16 Cantwell-Sacred Heart at #1 Mater Dei #9 Chaminade at #8 Mayfair #12 Riverside North at #5 Sierra Canyon #13 Gardena Serra at #4 Corona Centennial #14 St. John Bosco at #3 Loyola #11 Compton at #6 Redondo #10 Bishop Montgomery at #7 Chino Hills #15 Cathedral at #2 Etiwanda   Notes (Open Division): Quarterfinals, Feb. 28; semifinals, Mar. 4. Championship, Mar. 8 at Honda Center (Anaheim)
February 20, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A 56-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter in the death of his brother after the two had a fistfight, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. Michael Young and Robb Young, 51, both from Minnesota, were visiting their father in San Marcos when they began fighting "about Robb waking up early and being noisy," according to Lt. Glenn Giannantonio. The older brother knocked down the younger brother on the lawn outside the home and then went inside, Giannantonio said.
January 27, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A 28-year-old man and his 18-year-old nephew were arrested early Monday on suspicion of burglarizing a church in northern San Diego County, the Sheriff's Department said. Daniel Arango and his nephew Luis Arango were arrested on suspicion of breaking into the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith church in San Marcos, the Sheriff's Department said. Both are in county jail and face charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and resisting arrest. They were arrested as deputies responded to a "burglary in progress" call shortly after midnight.
January 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Student sections keep coming up with ideas on how to inspire players, and at San Marcos High, the student section, known as The Pride, offered its own flashy way of firing up the basketball team in pregame player introductions. Above is video from Friday's game.  
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