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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 [...]

San Dieguito High School Class of 1974 to hold 40th Class Reunion

The Class of 1974 was the last graduating class at San Dieguito where all the combined students from Leucadia, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, from sophomores through seniors, attended one high school. All events are taking place in the Encinitas and Leucadia area.

San Diego Friends of Jung to present talk in Del Mar

Join San Diego Friends of Jung in Del Mar for a presentation by LA clinical psychologist Steven J. Frank PhD. His lecture “In the Valley of the Shadow of Death” will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at The Winston School (215 9th St., Del Mar, CA 92014). His personal encounter with [...]

Vote against Prop B ‘is supported by facts and documentation’

Is it true that Prop B exposes Solana Beach to significant liability for expensive lawsuits? You betcha. A few minutes of homework leads to our City Attorney’s written comments regarding this very issue. In a formal response to the Elections Code Section 9212 Report, our City Attorney lists several legal challenges that the City anticipates could occur, including Equal Protection, Administration of the Permit, Land Use and Vagueness of Nominal Fee, to name just a few. The City Attorney then clearly states, “Any legal challenges to the Measure… would have to be defended and paid for by the City” and concludes by saying that there could be significant impacts if Prop B is enacted. The important thing for Solana Beach voters to remember is that the vote “No” on Prop B position is supported by facts and documentation, not rhetoric.
Kelly Harless
Solana Beach