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Del Mar residents embark on Roosevelt Centennial Expedition to Amazon

Jeffrey Lehmann

It’s been a century since Theodore Roosevelt explored the uncharted River of Doubt — a journey that nearly killed the former president. To mark the centennial, two Del Mar residents recently kicked off their own scientific expedition of the Amazon River. “We’re paying homage to that expedition,” said Jeffrey Lehmann, a fourth-generation Del Mar resident, who left for the trip on Oct. 15. “It’s a tribute to the incredible sacrifices they made to go down that river 100 years ago.”

Del Mar Powerhouse 11U finalists in XDS Battle of the Bats tournament

The Del Mar Powerhouse 11U players were finalists in the XDS Battle of the Bats tournament.

Del Mar Powerhouse 11U boys battled through a deep field of competition to reach the finals last weekend in the 2014 XDS Battle of the Bats tournament in Chula Vista.

‘Hallow II’ nightclub-style fundraising event to be held exclusively for high schoolers

NL Productions presents “Hallow II,” a one —night nightclub from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, with a Halloween theme that’s exclusive to San Diego high school students. The event fosters a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment while maintaining an exciting and energetic club-like atmosphere.

Home of the Week – 16862 Stagecoach Pass Rancho Santa Fe

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16862 Stagecoach Pass Rancho Santa Fe “Swinging on a Star” (Bing Crosby hit song) is how you will feel in this classic Crosby Estate El Encanto home. Great floor plan with master on the main floor, 2 good sized bedrooms and baths plus  bonus room up, and attached guest casita with separate entrance. Three car [...]

Students can have school choice and boundaries

I attended the recent superintendent’s forum at Canyon Crest Academy, and I think those sorts of opportunities for the district to communicate directly with parents are invaluable.

But I feel it is not necessary to characterize the school choice issue as either we have choice or we have boundaries. That limited, two-sided view is polarizing the situation and now requires a facilitator to solve. You can have both.

Patriotism is in my DNA

Dave Roberts

About a year ago, I told members of the Escondido Rotary Club that I was a 11th-generation American, a descendant of English immigrants who crossed the Atlantic in the early 1600s in search of better lives.

After my speech, a cheerful Rotarian asked whether the name Samuel Roberts meant anything to me. He was one of my great-grandparents, I said. He lived in the colony of Connecticut in the mid-1600s and was a politically connected patriot.

Unique Solana Beach quilt to be raffled at holiday luncheon

(L-R) Lenore Dale and Pam Dalton with the special quilt.

The Arts/Craft Group of the Solana Beach Civic & Historical Society has created a beautiful quilt depicting many scenes of Solana Beach. This special quilt is on display in City Hall. It will be displayed at the Solana Beach Library in late October and also at the Craft Boutique on Nov. 15.
The quilt will be a raffle item at the Civic & Historical Society holiday luncheon in December. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Craft Boutique and from members before the luncheon. Call Pam Dalton at 858-755-8574.

Carmel Valley author seasons ‘Halloween Stew’ to young readers’ taste

Jane Meyers’ book, ‘Halloween Stew,’ got rave reviews from first-grade students at Sage Canyon School.

It started as a “teeny little” book for her five grandchildren in 2010, a story about a crabby witch who didn’t like to share. Now Carmel Valley’s Jane Meyers is hoping to serve up “Halloween Stew” to a broader group of young readers.

Art viewers are on display in Canyon Crest Academy’s ‘Museum’

Brooke Patterson with Phillip Magin in ‘Museum.’

If modern art has you baffled, the play “Museum” by Tina Howe, opening Nov. 7 at the Proscenium Theatre at Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley, will make it crystal clear. But rather than gaining clarity about fine art, it’s the wacky characters viewing the art who are truly the exhibits. And the plot will make it hard not to laugh throughout the entire production, said cast member Brooke Patterson.

Canyon Crest Academy freshman girls volleyball team reaches semis

Canyon Crest Academy freshman girls volleyball team.

The Canyon Crest freshman girls volleyball team made the semifinals in the Wolverine Frosh Showcase 2014.

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