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Carmel Valley gymnast medals at national tournament

Christopher Lucio in the No. 1 spot on the podium.

Christopher Lucio of Carmel Valley competed in the U.S.A. Gymnastics trampoline and tumbling national champions held recently in Louisville, Ky.

Alt-rockers Neon Trees coming to Del Mar Racetrack, betting on ‘a little more pop’ to please fans

The Neon Trees come to the Del Mar Racetrack for a concert on Friday, Aug. 1.

Neon Trees guitarist Chris Allen is outside a dentist’s office not far from Murrieta, where he grew up. “We just finished the first leg of our tour, so I’m back home for a bit,” he said. But Allen won’t be home for long, since the band has an album to promote and a tour date coming up Aug. 1 at the Del Mar Racetrack for the Four O’Clock Friday concert series.

Surf GU12 EGSL are Albion Cup champs

The Surf GU12 EGSL team are Albion Cup champs.

The Surf GU12 EGSL are Albion Cup champs after competing over the July 19-21 weekend.

Middle Eastern, American youth clasp Hands of Peace

Hands of Peace youth participate in a water balloon toss with children from Kids for Peace, a Carlsbad-based nonprofit that aims to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, services and environmental projects. Photos by Kristina Houck

While war rages in the Middle East, Israeli, Palestinian and American youth promoted peace during a summer camp July 7-24 at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. Organized by Hands of Peace, the nonprofit aims to build bridges between teens divided by conflict, culture, geography and history.

‘Flicks on Bricks’ film and wine series opens Aug. 7 with ‘North by Northwest’

The eighth annual “Flicks on the Bricks” movies and wine series on the Athenaeum’s outdoor patio at 1008 Wall St. will feature “four memorable films and delightful summer wine pairings selected by Barbara Baxter,” according to organizers.

New housing at Torrey Hills bumps up Del Mar Union School District enrollment

When the school year kicks off on Aug. 28, the Del Mar Union School District is projecting an enrollment of 4,441 students this year, a slight increase of 20 students from last year.

‘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.