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Dawn and Bill Davidson co-chair large Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Diego

Bill and Dawn Davidson

A year’s worth of planning comes together this week for Dawn and Bill Davidson, whose design and homebuilding companies share offices in Del Mar. More than 10,000 building industry representatives land in town for the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC). The couple is co-chairing the event, which is being held June 5-6.

Carmel Valley Library to be repainted

Upgrade made possible by support from Del Mar Highlands Town Center and San Diego City Council’s Sherri Lightner

‘Twerking’ incident a wake-up call

The recent scandal over the “twerking” video provides an opportunity to reflect on our changing culture and values. Administrators from the school where the video was produced were understandably upset and chose to prohibit the participants from going to the prom and walking at graduation. The school was concerned about the message these students appeared to be sending to their peers and the online community.

From Del Mar to D.C., Carmel Valley senior pursuing his soccer passion

Garrett Heine in action on the field.

TPHS stduent Garrett Heine didn’t realize that he could pursue soccer after high school until he was in the midst of his sophomore year as a student at Torrey Pines.

Torrey Pines High School Rummage Sale to be held in Carmel Valley

2008 Rummage Sale 009

The annual Torrey Pines High School Foundation Rummage Sale sponsored by Coldwell Banker Carmel Valley is Saturday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Items for sale include furniture, antiques, children’s items, clothing, tools, books, art, lamps, sporting goods, jewelry and much more. Please help the local high school’s deserving students. All proceeds benefit TPHS students. Bring your appetite and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast hosted by the TPHS Foundation.

Explore Salk Institute at health and wellness festival

Salk’s first-ever free community open house on April 13 will feature a health and wellness festival with vendor booths, speakers and family activities. Guided lab tours will be offered throughout the day (pre-registration required) that will provide guests an opportunity to meet with scientists and learn about specific areas of research, including: Cancer, Dynamic Brain, Genomic Medicine, Healthy Aging, Plant Biology and Core technologies.

Del Mar council discusses proposed $30,000 in-lieu parking fee

Based on construction costs and land values, the City of Del Mar has come up with $30,000 as a fair number to set for the in-lieu parking fee, which was established in 2008 to help fund the construction of a parking garage in the central commercial zone.

Dr. Scott Eisman voted as Chief of Staff at Scripps Encinitas

Dr. Scott Eisman

The medical staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has voted local resident Dr. Scott Eisman to a two-year term as the facility’s chief of staff.

Patriot Profiles: Meet First Lady of the Marine Corps Bonnie Amos

First Lady of the Marine Corps Bonnie Amos

Each time she walks into a room at Bethesda Navy Hospital, she shows a brave, determined face. When she connects with her Marine who may be missing a limb, an eye, struggling to speak or worse, this injured warrior feels like the only person in her sights. Each step forward has purpose, carrying her heavy pack of love and reassurance to provide at his or her bedside.

NCTD/SANDAG San Dieguito Double Track and Special Events Platform Project Scoping meeting to be held Jan. 22

NCTD/SANDAG is working to replace the 96-year-old wooden trestle San Dieguito Railway River Bridge