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Canyon Crest Academy soccer, wrestling teams honored

The Canyon Crest Academy soccer team earned the highest GPA of any soccer team in North Coast San Diego.

The Canyon Crest Academy soccer and wrestling teams in Carmel Valley earned the highest GPA of any other wrestling or soccer team in the North Coast CIF San Diego section this season, winning them All Academic Team Honors. Jim Esterbrooks of the CIF San Diego Section honored the teams at a special presentation at the school on Friday, May 2.

Carmel Valley native Alice Cash will return to France to direct self-written play

Alice Cash

Carmel Valley native Alice Cash had no idea that her love for Versailles, croissants, Molière, and everything French would lead to her first job out of college. Cash (Canyon Crest Academy class of 2009) graduated from Georgetown University in May 2013 with degrees in French, Performance Studies, and Art History. Her senior thesis consisted of [...]

Del Mar Foundation to celebrate completion of Library Mosaic Wall with Dedication Ceremony

Library Wall

On May 4, the Del Mar Foundation will unveil a plaque honoring those who made the Del Mar Library Mosaic Wall renovation possible. Pat Welsh, initiator of the project, and artist Betsy Schulz will speak about the project and its significance to the community. The community is invited to the event, which will begin with the unveiling of the donor plaque at 3 p.m., followed by a reception.

Fire damages building near Del Mar

“Fortunately, the fire protection system worked as it was designed to,” said RSFFPD Battalion Chief Chris Galindo. “The single sprinkler head provided the occupants with time to safely evacuate the building and kept the fire from spreading and causing further damage.

College Board names Carmel Valley students Advanced Placement Scholars in 2013

National AP Scholars from the Class of 2014 include: Jenny Chen, Tina Huang, Kamran Jamil, Mark Matten and Joseph Oh. Mark Matten and Joseph Oh are residents of Carmel Valley, while Kamran Jamil lives in Rancho Santa Fe.

Del Mar Library welcomes new branch manager

Polly Cipparrone

The daughter of a librarian, Polly Cipparrone didn’t plan on following in her mother’s footsteps.

“I didn’t want to go into the family business,” said Cipparrone, whose mother worked as a librarian for nearly three decades at Patrick Henry High School. “But it got to a point in my life where I was trying to decide what I wanted to do, so I went to a career counselor and took a test.”

PETA president encourages people to fight for animal rights during talk at Del Mar Country Club

Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s co-founder and president, encourages people to fight for animal rights during “The Naked Truth: An Animal Right Radical at Large” event Feb. 6 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo/Kristina Houck

Animals have a voice, but some people don’t listen. That’s why animal activists need to use their voice, said Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals during “The Naked Truth: An Animal Rights Radical at Large” event Feb. 6 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.

Science-related professionals to be featured at CCA career presentation night in Carmel Valley

A career presentation night, “The STEM experience at Canyon Crest Academy,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Proscenium Theater at Canyon Crest Academy. This event, led by science teacher Ed Gerstin, will provide students and community members with the opportunity to learn about careers that are related to science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM).

Torrey Hills planning board in Carmel Valley to hold elections

The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board will hold elections on Tuesday, March 18, for five resident and three business seats. The THCPB is an officially recognized local advisory group of elected volunteers who evaluate issues affecting the community. The board makes recommendations and communicates neighborhood concerns to the City of San Diego and the Planning Department. Local residents and business candidates are encouraged to join the board.

Del Mar resident Joseph P. Potocki named ’2014 California Super Lawyer’

Del Mar resident Joseph P. Potocki, of the law firm of Balestreri Potocki & Holmes, has been selected to the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list in the field of construction litigation. Potocki’s practice concentrates on litigation, transactional matters and construction contract drafting and negotiation. His extensive litigation experience involves high-value disputes relating to a [...]