Sports

Carmel Valley running events kick into high gear for 2014-15 »

In the next few weeks, Seasick Marketing will bring two new running events: the Carmel Valley Trail 10K/5K (Sept. 20) and the San Diego Monster Run 5K (Oct. 25). Both…

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The Surf Girls Academy U12 team, coached by Steveo Leacock, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds and awareness to fight ALS.

Surf Girls U12 take the chilly challenge »

The Surf Girls Academy U12 team, coached by Steveo Leacock, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds and awareness to fight ALS. …

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News

Del Mar doctor faces 20 years for selling prescriptions to addicts »

A Del Mar osteopath who sold painkiller prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 26…

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SDUHSD to create committee on high school selection process »

A new committee on San Dieguito Union High School District’s school selection process will be formed this fall, in response…

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High school district board opposes proposed cap on school reserves »

The San Dieguito Union High School District board has come out against the cap on school district reserves proposed by…

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Adam Camacho returns to Solana Beach as Earl Warren Middle School principal »

A new principal greeted Earl Warren Middle School students when they went back to school Aug. 26.…

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Del Mar Library hosts drought-tolerant plant classes »

The Del Mar Library is hosting a monthly experts’ series on growing drought-tolerant and native plants. …

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Huckabee chosen as new Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary president »

Left, Louise Andres, District Governor for Rotary Clubs in San Diego and Imperial Valley counties, with Diane Huckabee, new president of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club.

Diane Huckabee assumed leadership of Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary last month after 12 years with Rotary.…

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Back to School for Del Mar students »

Back-to-school for Del Mar Heights students

Students at Del Mar Heights bid a fond farewell to summer and headed back to school Aug. 25. Photos by Jon Clark.…

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A & E

Teacher thrilled to be back in Carmel Valley as new Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Coordinator »

‘I have a lot of passion and energy for theater,’ says Jeannine Marquie, who will be the theater coordinator of Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision program.

Jeannine Marquie landed her dream teaching job when she began working at Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision in 2007. But when schools were hit by the recession and her position went from full time to part time, the actress-turned-teacher had to relocate to Orange County. Now…

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Chocolate sweetens the plot for Carmel Valley writer’s new mysteries »

Carmel Valley author Kathleen Krevat has written "Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates."

While everyone else is finishing up a night’s sleep, Kathleen Krevat of Carmel Valley is already typing away on her computer. Krevat, whose upcoming book, “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates,” hits bookstores Sept. 2, says waking up early developed naturally and then became…

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Education Matters Marsha Sutton

Salaries, benefits, and how columns grow out of control

Some of you have asked why my columns are so long. It’s a good question, because I never set out to write so much. It’s hubris to think my words are so important – I recognize…

Aug 5, 2014 / Read More »
Schools

SDUHSD to create committee on high school selection process

A new committee on San Dieguito Union High School District’s school selection process will be formed this fall, in response to frustrations expressed by parents this summer when students didn’t get into their school of choice. The…

Aug 27, 2014 / Read More »
Food Carnitas Snack Shack chef and co-owner Hanis Cavin, second from left, with his kitchen crew. Photo by Karen Billing

Carnitas Snack Shack brings porkfest to Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley

The Carnitas Snack Shack’s new location in Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley opened the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 21, and stayed busy until 11 p.m.…

Aug 27, 2014 / Read More »
Music Dromia will perform Balkan folk music on Aug. 27 at the Carmel Valley library.

Balkan folk music on tap Aug. 27 at Carmel Valley Library

A special free family program of Balkan folk music, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the library’s community room.…

Aug 20, 2014 / Read More »
Opinion

Mental illness: An inconvenient truth

Recently, the world lost Robin Williams, a great human being and actor. Some of us will remember him as the alien in “Mork and Mindy,” the nanny in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” or Teddy Roosevelt in “A Night…

Aug 24, 2014 / Read More »
Business Spotlight New banners on Del Mar lampposts beckon visitors to the city’s many attractions. Courtesy photo

Del Mar Village Association supporting summer visitors with new guides, banners, maps

With summer in full swing, new banners celebrating Del Mar attractions and activities can be seen all along Camino Del Mar from Ninth to 15th Street. Created by the Del Mar Village Association, the colorful banners were…

Aug 23, 2014 / Read More »
Theater ‘I have a lot of passion and energy for theater,’ says Jeannine Marquie, who will be the theater coordinator of Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision program.

Teacher thrilled to be back in Carmel Valley as new Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Coordinator

Jeannine Marquie landed her dream teaching job when she began working at Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision in 2007. But when schools were hit by the recession and her position went from full time to part time,…

Aug 28, 2014 / Read More »
Prep Sport The Torrey Pines varsity football team scrimmaged against San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 22.

Torrey Pines High School football starts Aug. 29

The Torrey Pines varsity football team scrimmaged against San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 22. Their first game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.…

Aug 28, 2014 / Read More »

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