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Del Mar Little League hosts All-Star Baseball tourney for 9-10, 10-11-year-olds

Del Mar National Little League hosted this year’s District 31 Little League 9-10 and 10-11-year-olds All-Star Baseball tournaments, which ran from June 16 through the Championship games on July 3.

San Diego Beerworks receives enthusiastic welcome in Solana Beach

A “super-soft” opening at Solana Beach’s new San Diego Beerworks recently turned into an all-out flood of customers thirsting for a craft beer spot in the North Coast area.

Rio de Janeiro — Brazil’s capital of soccer passion

RIO DE JANEIRO — On match day in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup, the city turns into one enormous fan zone, bringing out the true passions of soccer aficionados from all over the world who have gathered to witness the beautiful game. Especially when Brazil is playing.

Life and music of Spain’s deFalla to be presented at Carmel Valley Library

Joanne Regenhardt, Janelle DeStefano and James Frimmer will combine their talents July 9 for a program on composer Manuel de Falla at the Carmel Valley Library.

July’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the library’s community room.

Solana Beach ‘Concert at the Cove’


The first “Concert at the Cove” in Solana Beach kicked off June 19 at Fletcher Cover Park.  Luke Williams was the featured performer. Concerts are from 6-7:45 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 21. For information on upcoming concerts, visit or call 858-720-2453.

DMVA ninth annual Summer Solstice celebration


The Del Mar Village Association hosted its ninth annual Summer Solstice celebration on June 19 at Powerhouse Park. Hundreds of people gathered for sample tastings from more than 20 vineyards and micro breweries, as well as delectable food from Del Mar’s finest restaurants. The event included a silent auction, music by the Fula Bula Band, [...]

SB Library holds Summer Kickoff Party


The Solana Beach Library held a “Summer Kick-off Party” on June 21. The event featured live jazz and contemporary music, a demonstration by the Ballistic Racers Flyball Team, Love On a Leash therapy dogs, Free Spirit the Clown, balloon animals, crafts, prizes and refreshments. Guests also had the opportunity to meet artist Mona Mills and [...]

DM Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concert rocks


The Del Mar Foundation’s series of Summer Twilight Concerts began with Rockola and the Magical Youth Orchestra on June 17, at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. The next concert will be held July 1. For more on upcoming concerts, visit

New coffee shop and eatery Café Cantata opens in Flower Hill Promenade

Owner Johan Engman has opened up Café Cantata in Flower Hill Promenade.  Photo by Karen Billing

Café Cantata, a new coffee shop and eatery opened up on June 18 in Flower Hill Promenade near Del Mar, filling the space left behind by Pannikin. The new café comes courtesy of Johan Engman, the owner and founder of the popular Fig Tree Café.

Carmel Valley 9-year-old golfer shoots a hole-in-one on Father’s Day weekend

Harris Feinman with the hole-in-one ball!

On Saturday, June 14, Harris Feinman, a 9-year-old Carmel Valley resident, made his first hole-in-one. Harris used his driver to clear the water from 123 yards out on the 14th Hole at The Santaluz Club. Harris’s dad Mike screamed and Harris cried tears of joy on what turned out to be a most special Father’s Day weekend.