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‘America’s Finest Film Festival’ returns Aug. 2 to San Diego

Camaraderie developed at The 1to1 Movement events like the Film Festival help connect people to conservation. Courtesy photo

o likes to think of itself as America’s finest city. During the second America’s Finest Film Festival on Aug. 2, it will certainly be the most featured city, with the focus on films created by San Diegans, filmed in San Diego or about San Diego. And held in San Diego.

New principal sought for Carmel Del Mar School

The Del Mar Union School District is in the process of hiring a new principal for Carmel Del Mar School.

Del Mar Village Association joins National Main Street list

Board member Man Lai Tam (L-R), Executive Director Jen Grove, Board President Richard Earnest, and Board Secretary and VP Promotions Karen Powell celebrate the Del Mar Village Association’s national accreditation at Hotel Indigo in Del Mar.

Less than a year after being designated as a California Main Street community, the Del Mar Village Association has now been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program.

Del Mar designer Zandra Rhodes named a ‘Dame of the British Empire’

Designer Zandra Rhodes is now a Dame of the British Empire.

Damehood — the female equivalent of knighthood — has been awarded to fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes, a resident of Del Mar and London.

One Paseo community meeting to be held in Carmel Valley

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold a special meeting to address the proposed One Paseo mixed-use development at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Canyon Crest Academy.

Leave no one behind in Alzheimer’s research

Michael S. Rafii, MD, PhD

Today in the U.S., more than 5 million people are living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. According to a 2009 study by the Alzheimer’s Association, of those 5 million people, more than 500,000 live in California. As we live longer, rates of Alzheimer’s disease have grown dramatically, and the disease is now cited as the third leading cause of death in the United States and the sixth leading cause of death in California.

San Diego Foundation announces $47M in grants, names new board members

New BOG members Ileana Ovalle Engel, Elisabeth Eisner Forbes, and Hal Dunning

The San Diego Foundation today announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the San Diego region.

SD Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 win Albion Cup

San Diego Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 won the Albion National Soccer Cup championship, held July 18-21 in San Diego.

San Diego Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 won the Albion National Soccer Cup championship, held July 18-21 in San Diego.

San Diego Surf Academy Select GU8 win soccer showcase

Back row (L-R): Isabella Tassara, Maya Paeske, Ellie Dorfman, Coach Steve Leacock, Presley Marvil, Lylah Mitchell, Lainie Beamer.  Middle row: Lyla Beamer, Melanie Barcenas, Maddie Zapien, Jayla Miller, Ashlyn Puerta.  Front: Amelia Dunbar

The San Diego Surf Academy Select GU8 team won the Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase in San Diego over July 18-21. The girls were undefeated in four games, racking up 18 goals and allowing only 2 against to bring home the trophy.

Surf GU12 Academy team wins Albion Cup

Top row, L-R: Annabelle Mitchell, Desiree Foster, Jennai Dugger, Amy Flather, Libby Fleming, Caroline Fincher, Ainsley Gibson and Coach Beto Villela. Bottom row: Bianca Aikens, Liana Ahyuen, Ashlin Thomsen-Marr, Raquel dos Santos, Isabella Ortiz, Maya Ebel and Emma Stacy. Not pictured: Nicole Fernandez

Congratulations to the Surf GU12 Academy team, coached by Beto Villela, for winning Albion Cup over the July 19-21 weekend.

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