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San Diego Superior Court seeks 19 to serve on grand jury


The San Diego Superior Court is looking for 19 area residents to serve on the 2011-12 grand jury, it was announced Friday.

Rain expected later today


A large upper level trough of low pressure approaching from the northwest will likely bring rain to San Diego County late Friday into
Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Sheriff’s department gets grant to update crime lab


The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is receiving a nearly $275,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to upgrade its crime lab and train criminalists.

Vouchers and gift cards stolen from nonprofit before Del Mar Fairgrounds event


An investigation was under way Wednesday into the theft of about $53,000 worth of vouchers and gift cards from a nonprofit relief organization during the set up of an event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Del Mar Foundation Children’s Holiday Party set for Dec. 12


The Children’s Committee of the Del Mar Foundation is hosting its annual Children’s Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. Beginning at 1 p.m., there will be a festive children’s craft provided by the Del Mar Library. The highlight of the afternoon will be a performance of “Santa’s Workshop” by Jim Gamble Puppet Productions.

CANCELLED: Del Mar’s mayor to discuss fairgrounds purchase at Solana Beach Chamber breakfast

Del Mar Mayor Richard Earnest

The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that a breakfast with Del Mar Mayor Richard Earnest to discuss the purchase of the Del Mar Fairgrounds — scheduled for Nov. 18 — had been cancelled.

Apartment fire in Torrey Highlands displaces occupants


Nine people and three dogs were displaced by a fire in a two story apartment building in Torrey Highlands on Thursday, authorities said.

NUTRITION AND YOU: Health benefits of herbs and spices

Peggy Korody, RD

My last column discussed how excess sodium in our diet could lead to high blood pressure, higher risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and more. This column focuses on replacing high-sodium salt with beneficial herbs and spices. So what are herbs and spices?

Aaron Johnson knows how to play it safe

Aaron Johnson

When it comes to playing it safe, Aaron Johnson is an expert. After all, he’s been working for more than 25 years keeping other people safe through his national security management and consultation firm, Johnson & Associates. In his line of work, he’s provided personal protection for the likes of Cindy Crawford, Paris Hilton, Serena Williams, and Magic Johnson.

Carmel Valley Boy Scout Troop 765 to hold Open House


Carmel Valley Boy Scout Troop 765 will host its annual Open House Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 7-8 p.m. at 5050 Del Mar Heights Road. Come see what makes this troop special and how you can join.