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Solana Beach Library to present national best-selling author Susan Vreeland


Vreeland will discuss her novel “Clara and Mr. Tiffany.”

AutoMatters: RUSH – A Film by Ron Howard

Niki Lauda (RUSH photo)

Why has it been so difficult for Hollywood to make great auto racing movies? As I think back to many that I’ve seen over the years, I can hardly think of any that captured the essence of the sport.

Strauss retires as Del Mar Thoroughbred Club chairman; Batchelder is successor

Robert S. Strauss, who has headed the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s board of directors as its chairman for the past 12 years, announced Aug. 30 that he would be stepping down from his DMTC role, effective immediately.

‘Music of Our Neighbors’ to be performed at Carmel Valley Library

Connie Lawthers

September’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in its community room.

New Del Mar – Solana Beach Rotary President returns from international convention in Portugal

Past President Richard Fogg (left) turning over the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club presidency to newly-installed President Steven Weitzen (right).

Steven B. Weitzen, the newly-installed president of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club and an attorney by profession, recently returned from Rotary’s International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal. He described it as “awesome to see over 20,000 Rotarians from around the world, all having the same values of service to others and many wearing the traditional clothing of their own countries.” “It also was inspiring to learn that the Gates Foundation has committed an additional $35 million per year to support Rotary’s work to wipe out polio worldwide.”

Torrey Pines Junior Lifeguards medal at National Junior Lifeguard Championships

(L-R): Karina Hankee, Hanna Erbe-Smith and Charlie Cole. Photo/Bo Smitham

Three Torrey Pines Junior Lifeguards won individual national titles:

Rotary Club of Del Mar: Couples Welcome


What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to “Service Above Self.” Today, many Rotarians are choosing “Us” over “Self” as more and more couples are joining Rotary together to maximize their volunteer efforts and spend time working jointly on service projects.

San Diego Surf U7 and U8 boys teams tops at 2013 Encinitas Rotary Cup


The San Diego Surf U7 and U8 boys teams, coached by Mario Mrakovic, each won their first tournament of the season at the July 13-14, 2013 Encinitas Rotary Cup.

Early diagnosis and treatment may reduce MS relapses

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease that disrupts nerve impulses in the central nervous system (brain, optic nerves and spinal cord) by attacking the protective coverings around nerve fibers known as myelin, and often damaging the nerve fibers (axons) themselves. Consequently, it can cause a diverse range of symptoms including numbness, weakness, spasticity, gait disturbances, bladder problems, cognitive and memory problems, speech disorders, vision problems and others.

Major upgrade work on Highway 101 through Solana Beach to be finished by fair opening

By the time the San Diego County Fair opens on Saturday, June 8, major street and sidewalk work on a $7 million upgrade of Highway 101 through Solana Beach will be completed, four months ahead of schedule.