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Yet another study on the benefits of later school start times

Marsha Sutton

I can’t believe I’m writing about this again.

My fourth column, written in October of 2003, focused on the mountains of scientific research showing conclusively that early school start times for middle and high school students are harmful for teens.

Since then, I’ve written two more columns on the subject, in 2010 and 2013, and referenced the insanity of early start times in numerous other columns, all the while expressing exasperation at the deafening silence from education leaders.

Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Encinitas

Torrey Pines won the prestigious fifth annual Antigua National Golf Invitational at McCormick Rancho Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sept. 6.

Sophomore standout Muni He captured the individual championship to lead the Falcons. He shot a combined 142 in the two-day tournament to finish one stroke ahead of teammate Carolyn Zhao, who’s also a sophomore.

Fair’s run in Del Mar to expand by half-day in 2015

Enthusiasts who can’t wait for the San Diego County Fair will be able to get a “sneak peek” at the event on Friday, June 5, the day before the fair’s traditional Saturday morning opening, officials said.

Dates for the 2015 fair were announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

‘Bringing the community together’ a key goal for new Solana Beach Library manager

Patricia Tirona

Although Patricia Tirona officially became branch manager of Solana Beach Library in June, she is a familiar face at the local library. Tirona first joined the local branch when it opened its current location in 2001.

Del Mar Fairgrounds looks to create its own craft beer brand with brewery, restaurant

Hoping to tap into a growing craft beer industry in San Diego County, the agency that operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds is moving forward with plans to build a micro-brewery inside an existing, under-used satellite wagering facility on its 400-acre property

Popular Torrey Pines High School athletic trainer may be reinstated

Torrey Pines High School parents were recently successful in lobbying for the reinstatement of their athletic trainer Christina Scherr.

Del Mar property crime down in first six months of 2014

Violent crime in San Diego County decreased by 1 percent and property crimes by 13 percent in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, according to statistics released Sept. 11 by the San Diego Association of Governments.

Del Mar Library to celebrate 100th anniversary with special event

The community is invited to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Del Mar Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 1. Photo by Kristina Houck

The San Diego County Library system celebrated its centennial last year. Now, Del Mar is marking its 100-year milestone.

New rabbi brings unique experience to Chabad of Carmel Valley

Rabbi Mendel Polichenco

For more than 20 years, Rabbi Mendel Polichenco has served the people of Mexico. Recently selected as the new rabbi of Chabad of Carmel Valley, he will now serve people on the San Diego side of the border.

Accomplished impressionist painter to hold exhibit in Solana Beach

Solana Beach artist John Modesitt

In September, John Modesitt is holding a weeklong exhibit, his first since the three-day show he held in February.

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