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Military families invited to movies for free on Christmas Eve

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UltraStar Cinemas is offering free Christmas Eve admission for military families at all locations.  The “Free Movie Night” program was founded in 2006 as UltraStar’s way of expressing thanks to members of the military for their dedication and service. All UltraStar theater locations in San Diego County, Orange County and the Inland Empire are participating. Servicemen and women can simply present a valid military ID at the box office for complimentary admission to any movie from 6 p.m. to close on Christmas Eve. Accompanying family members with valid dependent ID will receive free admission as well.

Baby sperm whale beached on Torrey Pines beach

A baby sperm whale kept rescuers from Sea World busy into the early morning hours Monday after it came ashore at Torrey Pines State Beach, a video photographer said.

Construction on Sunrise Powerlink begins

Construction officially began Thursday on a 117-mile transmission line that will carry electricity from the Imperial Valley to San Diego, but that critics say will harm the environment.

Kehoe introduces bill to sell fairgrounds to Del Mar

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Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, Monday introduced legislation to pave the way for the sale of the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to the city of Del Mar.

Del Mar, Carmel Valley water supply to get additional fluoride

District officials say the major factor in the rate increases is the rising cost of water supplied to the district by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority.

Additional fluoride will be added to the water used in San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Imperial Beach beginning Dec. 22 to meet standards set by the California Department of Public Health.

Del Mar area Radio Shack robbed


San Diego police Tuesday were on the lookout for three men who robbed The Radio Shack in the Del Mar area.

SANDAG, county buy more than 70 acres of Del Mar Mesa Preserve to protect

Horse shoe prints on a trail in the Del Mar Mesa Preserve. Photo: File

More than 70 acres of sensitive habitat in the North County will be preserved, under a joint purchase announced Friday by the San Diego Association of Governments and county of San Diego.

Falcons miss out on CIF finals, lose to Vista 20-17

The Falcons break through the banner at Thursday night's semifinal game against Vista at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Anna Scipione

Torrey Pines’ amazing football season came to an end on Thursday night as they lost in the semi-finals to Vista, 20-17. The game was tied 17-17 deep into the fourth quarter — with three minutes left in the game the Panthers kicked a 23-yard winning field goal.

Del Mar TV to host oceans talk, screen underwater footage

Eddie Kisfaludy and Natasha Stenbok diving

Curator for field operations for the Marine Biology Research Division at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Eddie Kisfaludy and American Academy of Underwater Sciences research diver with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography Natasha Stenbok, also a meteorologist at Channel 8 in San Diego, will speak at the Del Mar Communications Center at 7 p.m. Dec. 9.

Young Carlsbad runner who collapsed and died identified

A young runner who apparently collapsed and died this week has been identified as 18-year-old Ian Patrick Phillips of Carlsbad, according to the county coroner’s office.