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‘True Tails’ unleashes creativity for pair of Carmel Valley authors

Kari Sherman and Carey Laubenberg

The two met more than a year ago when their dogs, Max and Luther, became best friends at the dog park

Del Mar residents can provide feedback on city services through online survey in November

Del Mar residents will have an opportunity to offer feedback on city services through an online survey in November.

Community service, exploration help open world to Grauer School students

The Grauer School is hosting an open house on Nov. 15. An independent college preparatory school, Grauer teachers use the Socratic model, encouraging questions.

• Open House to be held Nov. 15

San Dieguito enrollment study group formed, facilitator chosen


Vocal community dissatisfaction with San Dieguito Union High School District policies on enrollment and attendance boundaries last spring has led the district to create a task force to explore the issue – and to select a facilitator for the group who charges $350 an hour.

The task force, officially called the High School Enrollment Study Group, grew out of objections earlier this year to the lottery system SDUHSD uses to allow admittance to the district’s two “open enrollment” high schools – San Dieguito Academy and Canyon Crest Academy.

San Diego Planning Commission recommends ‘considerations’ to make One Paseo project in Carmel Valley acceptable

Just as carefully as the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board made sure it used the word “reject” in its recommendation for One Paseo, the San Diego Planning Commission didn’t use the words “deny” or “approve” when forwarding the project on to the San Diego City Council. On Oct. 16, the commission voted unanimously that they “all agree that it’s a good project in concept but are unable to recommend to city council that they accept it as is and offer the following considerations to make it acceptable.” The list of considerations includes 11 issues they have problems with, including lowering building height (requesting an attempt to get to six stories rather than nine), bulk and scale, storm water and water recapture, transit and parking.

Violinist Mari Black to perform at North Coast Rep benefit in Solana Beach

Multi-style violinist Mari Black and her World Fiddle Ensemble are starring in a special evening of music Nov. 10 that celebrates the human ability to overcome adversity.
With musical selections from all over the world and little-known background stories, Black and her band will take the audience on a powerful musical journey through the songs that were born out of struggle, offered solace in strife, and inspired triumph over adversity. Listeners will sing, soar, weep, laugh, and dance along on this unforgettable musical experience.
This concert, from 7:30-9 p.m. at North Coast Repertory Theater in Solana Beach, is a fundraiser for Women’s Empowerment International, a 501(c)3 helping women around the world overcome their struggles and adversities by providing microfinance loans.
The theater is at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Pre-performance reception is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35; $25 under age 35; $20 students and vets; visit Contact 858-531-3418 or

Solana Beach Fire Department to host open house Oct. 25

The city of Solana Beach Fire Department invites the community to the annual Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Solana Beach Fire Department Station, 500 Lomas Santa Fe Drive.

Musicians from Carmel Valley schools progress to Concerto Competition finals

Nine musicians from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s advanced ensembles will compete for the prestigious award of Concerto Competition Winner, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park.

“These annual Concerto Competitions present the chance for SDYS’ most advanced students from the Ovation Program to showcase their talent in an intensive and collaborative soloist competition,” said Jeff Edmons, SDYS Music Director. “From the preliminary round, nine finalists have been selected to perform at the Mingei International Museum.”

Pianists, students to perform at Carmel Valley Library concert

Jacquelyne Silver

A free family music program, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library, will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in the library’s community room.

Concert pianist and teacher Jacquelyne Silver and 10 young students of Silver and Barbara Menzie will perform. Silver will perform first, playing a program that will include works of Mozart written as a child, the young Scott Joplin, and Beethoven before and after he lost his hearing.

She will also discuss the meaning of music, where it came from, and why we love it.

International Horse Show coming to Del Mar

The Del Mar International Horse Show will take place from Oct. 22-26 at the Del Mar arena. The event is free but parking is $10.
The horse show encompasses two full weeks of world-class competition, which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders.
The Del Mar International Horse Show features West Palms Events’ exclusive Halloween Celebration,’s Funniest Horse Video Contest, barn competitions, social events and much more. The Rancho Valencia Grand Prix of Del Mar is a World Cup and Thermal Million qualifying event.