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High school district superintendent search continues

The consultant team of Rene Townsend, Mike Caston and Dennis Smith have been meeting with staff and local community members for input on the experience, qualities and skills they would like to see in the new superintendent.

High school district votes to acquire middle school property in Carmel Valley

Proposition AA monies will be used for the purchase price of $2.7 million.

Snooze, an AM Eatery to open at Del Mar Highlands

Snooze, an AM Eatery is coming to Del Mar Highlands. It will be the second San Diego location, as the first is in Hillcrest. Photo/Karen Billing

Restaurant to replace IHOP

Committee debates parking issues for planned Carmel Valley park

As the design for the new Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park in Pacific Highlands Ranch takes shape, some members of the park design committee are advocating for more park, less parking.

Students learn how to ‘preserve’ history at Carmel Valley school


San Diego Jewish Academy teacher Amy Civin really knows how to preserve history, and keep excitement alive in her classroom. In teaching her students about ancient Egypt and the art of mummification, students spent over three months mummifying a chicken they named King Kluck.

C-SPAN bus comes to Carmel Valley to honor Canyon Crest Academy student filmmakers

Christopher DeManche from C-SPAN, with CCA’s C-SPAN 2013 StudentCam competition honorable mention-winning team of Ari Moutal, Blake Finley, Emily Wong. Photo/Karen Billing

By Karen Billing The C-SPAN bus rolled into the Canyon Crest Academy parking lot on March 14 to honor three CCA Envision Cinema students who were honorable mention winners in the national C-SPAN 2013 StudentCam competition. CCA students Ari Moutal, Blake Finley and Emily Wong won the honorable mention for their advanced video/film project “Bullying: [...]

One Paseo-related traffic issues to be discussed at March 28 Carmel Valley planning board meeting

One Paseo is planned for the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, a site entitled for 510,000 square feet.

Young Carmel Valley musician Nathan Santana finding his voice

The Santana Brothers Band includes, back row, Julian Leon, Nathan Santana, Daniel Santana, Brendan Santana; and, front row, Melissa Leon, Alexander Santana and Catrina Leon.

Carmel Valley 13-year-old Nathan Santana is one of the hardest working young musicians in San Diego, whether singing lead along with his Santana Brothers Band or performing as a soloist at local events.

Progress being made on long-planned Pacific Highlands Ranch park in Carmel Valley

Residents whose children have played on asphalt for six or seven years might be able to unleash their kids on fresh park greens by late next year.

Friends of Carmel Valley Library looking for support to remove streaks from library’s exterior

The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library are hoping to freshen up the library’s exterior. The library turns 20 this July. Photo/Jon Clark

The Carmel Valley Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary in July this year and it is the Friends of the Carmel Library’s mission to make sure the library looks good for its special birthday and the next few chapters of life.