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Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimists welcome

Marian Takesue, Amy Moser

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club members donned festive racing hats to kick off the season at the club’s July 26 dinner meeting

‘Horses in Motion’ reception

Nativa Interiors owner Silvina Petrate with artist Leticia Demeuse

Nativa Interiors is hosting a six-week art exhibit showcasing the gentle beauty of horses, celebrated with an opening cocktail reception held July 19 at the store’s Solana Beach location.

Clay Colton Band performs at Summer Serenades concert

The Clay Colton Band plays at Carmel Valley Rec Center

The Clay Colton Band brought their own blend of country, rock and Irish music to the Carmel Valley Recreation Center

Opening Day Style at Del Mar

Maryann Zimardo, Nicole Lopez, Nicole Telfer

Del Mar’s racing season kicked off in style once again with one of the area’s biggest social events, Opening Day on July 17

San Diego’s AmateurPianists returns to Solana Beach church for second annual concert fundraiser

A pianist performs at last year’s concert. Courtesy photo

For the second consecutive year, eight amateur pianists will take the stage at a Solana Beach church to showcase their not-so-amateur talent.

Rustic Home Furniture offers handcrafted, hand-selected pieces from San Diego and around the world

Rustic Home Furniture

For nearly 30 years, Rustic Home Furniture has offered one-of-a-kind furniture in North County

Carmel Valley mom, son to volunteer in Peru

Lisa and Alex Schaerer. Photo by Kristina Houck

While other 13-year-olds are hanging out with friends or playing video games, Alex Schaerer will be spending his summer volunteering with his mother in Peru.

Del Mar Village Association donates beach wheelchairs

The DMVA was able to purchase and donate two fat-tire beach-access wheelchairs for Operation Rebound.

The sell-out crowd and subsequent grand success of Del Mar Village Association’s Summer Solstice, held on June 19 in the oceanfront Powerhouse Park

Motorcyclist killed in accident near Del Mar Fairgrounds

The motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the weekend was identified July 21 as a 22-year-old Escondido man.

Alexander Mackenzie Williams was headed west on Via de la Valle near Jimmy Durante Boulevard at a high rate of speed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office and the sheriff’s department.

Solana Beach employee featured at City Hall Gallery

Photographer David Kloz.  Photo by Kristina Houck

From Monday through Friday, David Kloz works as a management analyst for the city of Solana Beach. When he’s not at work, Kloz is often outside with a camera.

A collection of his photos is currently on exhibit at his workplace, the Solana Beach City Hall. It’s the amateur photographer’s first ever show.

“I’m curious to see what the response is going to be,” Kloz said. “We all see the world in a different light.”

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