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Steam tractor

The Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum is much more than a museum. Its mostly agricultural, construction and early industrial treasures are displayed on a sprawling, 55-acre patch of farmland in Vista, California. Unlike at a typical museum, much of the equipment on display here is actually fired up and demonstrated. At tractor shows in the spring and fall, which are also known as harvest shows, visitors can see how crops were harvested and cooked.

Summer 2014 Carmel Valley Open Basketball League Champs: ‘Carmel Valley Spurs’

Summer 2014 Carmel Valley Open Basketball League Champs:  “CV Spurs”:  (Above, l-r) Coach Rob Jenkins, Jake Cabulio, Kasen Dickerson, Sean Reed, Holden Brosnan, Justin Lam, Alex Jenkins, Austin Lam.

On Aug. 18, the Carmel Valley Spurs defeated the Solana Beach Stray Cats, 67-41, in the 5th/6th grade championship game in the Master Sports Carmel Valley OPEN Basketball League. Over a 10-game season, the offense scored 659 points while giving up only 364 on defense. The average game score was 66-36. They had the best rebounders, best shooters, and best defense in the league all season long. This game capped a memorable season for a team that finished with a perfect 10-0 record. Congratulations to “CV Spurs.”

Hundreds turn out for Carmel Valley planning board meeting on One Paseo

A huge crowd, including Supervisor Dave Roberts, front, turned out at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s Aug. 28 meeting on One Paseo. Photos by Karen Billing

Hearts and visions collided at the Aug. 28 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, where an overflow crowd turned out to debate the future of the last major slice of the community left to be developed. All 400 seats in Canyon Crest Academy’s theater were filled, and people spilled out into the aisles and crammed into standing-room only spots in the back.

Del Mar Library book-to-movie club picks fall reads

Print Goes to the Movies, a book/movie discussion group held at the Del Mar Branch Library at 2 p.m. every second Friday, has announced its upcoming dates and movies.

GU8 Academy Select wins Coastal Classic

GU8 Academy Select and Coach Steveo went undefeated in four games to win the Coastal Classic in Carlsbad on Aug. 23-24.

GU8 Academy Select and Coach Steveo went undefeated in four games to win the Coastal Classic in Carlsbad on Aug. 23-24.

Grassroots soccer program scores big with Mia Hamm visit to Carmel Valley

Colin Chesters, San Diego Surf Soccer Club director of coaching, Mia Hamm and Catarina Macario.

Mia Hamm, the inspirational World Cup champion and Olympic gold medal soccer player, visited Carmel Valley last week as the San Diego Surf Soccer Club hosted a clinic in partnership with The National Guard.

Meet with Speaker Toni Atkins’ staff in Solana Beach, Del Mar

California State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be holding community office hours in Del Mar and Solana Beach in September.

Carmel Valley resident makes list of most influential in health care

Chris Van Gorder

Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder has been named No. 65 on Modern Healthcare’s annual ranking of the nation’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, which was published in the magazine’s Aug. 25 edition.

Carmel Valley running events kick into high gear for 2014-15

In the next few weeks, Seasick Marketing will bring two new running events: the Carmel Valley Trail 10K/5K (Sept. 20) and the San Diego Monster Run 5K (Oct. 25). Both events will support and raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Torrey Pines High School sailing team aims to bring more hands on board

Torrey Pines Sailing Team captain Trey Muschamp rigs the jib. First practice is Sept. 3 at the Southwestern Yacht Club in Point Loma.

Torrey Pines Sailing Team has developed into a friendly yet competitive group that allows teammates to stop and smell the salty air and appreciate nature and the magnificent outdoors, and it’s looking for new members.