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High Bluff Academy expands electives for fall

High Bluff Academy’s expansion continues this fall with more electives, from French and Mandarin to computer science classes, and more clubs to meet the individualized needs of its students. Courtesy photo

Imagine a high school where students check their egos at the door and where students take care of each other. Better yet, imagine a school where students flourish and enjoy learning.

That, says Jill Duoto, is what you’ll find at High Bluff Academy, a fully accredited high school housed in the center of an office park in Carmel Valley.

Vegan cooking program offered at Solana Beach Library

Learn the health benefits of going vegan, enjoy the cooking demonstration, and taste the delicious samples! The library location is 157 Stevens Ave; the phone is 858-755-1404.

Carmel Valley marathoner takes triathlon challenge and runs with it

Carmel Valley Ironman triathlete Andi Neugarten: ‘I love what I’m doing every single day.’ Courtesy photo

When Carmel Valley triathlete Andi Neugarten isn’t pouring everything she has into training to endure grueling Ironman and half-Ironman distance races, she is putting “blood, sweat and tears” into her company Alii Lifestyle, a line of feminine and fashionable athletic wear.

Her gear is sold online and in 40 stores across the country, including locally at Her Revolution in Solana Beach and Nitro in Encinitas. A percentage of the sales goes to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a cause close to Neugarten’s heart.

Del Mar school district considering boundary change

The Del Mar Union School District is considering a proposed boundary change for future East Pacific Highlands Ranch homes. The recommendation made by the facilities master plan outreach committee is that the boundary be changed for six Pacific Highlands Ranch developments, moving students from Sycamore Ridge to Ashley Falls School.

Jason Romero, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the developments represent 570 single and multifamily homes, which they project to generate around 250 students.

Fed Biz captures Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap

Fed Biz

The 5-year-old Fed Biz took his rivals wire-to-wire in the Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar, scoring by 5 1/4 lengths.

Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders

Campers take a break from their nature hike for a group photo. Courtesy photos

After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking.

Passionate about making an impact on his hometown, Edgar jumped at the chance to return to the camp this year as a youth leader.

Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent

The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018.

Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a month.

Carmel Valley 5K and 10K to hit Gonzales Canyon trails in September

A new trail running race is coming to Carmel Valley this fall.

Jeff Stoner of Del Mar’s Seasick Marketing visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to update the board on the plans for the Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K Run, set to take place on Sept. 20. A portion of race proceeds will go toward the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club releases statement concerning turf course

“Del Mar is deeply saddened by the loss of Thoroughbred lives we have experienced at the track since the start of our season. Four of those losses have come on our new turf course. Despite that, we continue to have the utmost confidence in the course, as do our partners in this race meet — the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Trainers, the Jockeys’ Guild and the California Horse Racing Board – all of whom have expressed that confidence to us today.

Carmel Valley Library to host piano trio in concert

The Striano Piano Trio will play music by Debussy, Schubert and Dvorak.

The 45-minute program will include music by Debussy, Schubert, and Dvorak.

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