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A different kind of derby comes to Del Mar

Roller Derby has found its way to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a move that has the San Diego Derby Dolls excited about introducing this fast paced and aggressive contact sport – with a sense of humor – to the North County. The bout will be held Saturday Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

This is not the brand of roller derby that many consider to be akin to pro-wrestling on wheels. This is the updated competitive team sport that has been experiencing a grassroots revival on a global scale. It has women from all walks of life putting on their skates and being aggressive, but not apologizing for it.

AjaMed offers alternative healing and relaxation

According to Dwayne Lee of AjaMed Lifestyle Spa (pronounced Asia Med), going to a wellness center is about more than just a massage. Located in the heart of Del Mar, Lee along with his partner Tracy Whynot, have created what they deem to be a “sanctuary of calm and wellness.”

Putting the street back in Street Scene

This year marks the 24th anniversary of San Diego’s “Street Scene” urban music festival and its return to downtown San Diego.

“We’re taking it back to the streets,” said Street Scene founder Rob Hagey.

Chiropractor looks to ease the scourge of back pain

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Americans spend an average of $50 billion a year seeking relief from back pain. It is the leading cause of job related disability and is second to headaches as the most common neurological ailment in the United States.

Currency Cafe brews new blend of foreign exchange

Visitors to the Currency Cafe might be a little surprised to find that there are no barristas. They don’t serve lattes and tall, grande and venti are not an option. What they will find is a state of the art trading facility complete with up to the minute information on currency transactions being conducted over the Internet.

Pasquale heads north after La Jolla success

The Del Mar area’s newest addition to the restaurant and nightlife scene launched its grand opening on July 16, in time for the start of the new race season. Located at Polo Plaza, Pasquale Del Mar occupies the former sight of Scalini’s Restaurant, which closed its doors after 23 years in business.

DJ brings Latin jazz and salsa to San Diego

Keeping Latin jazz alive and thriving is what Chris Springer sets out to do on his radio program Latin Grooves.

In his own words Springer describes his show, which airs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays on KSDS 88.3, as “Afro-Cuban, Latin jazz and salsa mixed together and made to swing.” It’s a formula that has helped him build the show into one of the strongest programs on KSDS, said station manager Mark DeBosky.

Ubuntu is more than just great hair

Ubuntu, located on Acacia Avenue is one of Solana Beach’s newest hair salons offering a full range of beauty and hair care services. But the salon aims to take the business of beauty one step further.

Eyewear group focuses on improving digital experience

When it comes to digital performance eyewear, all roads lead to Del Mar based Gunnar Optics. The category doesn’t even exist yet in the eyewear industry, which makes the founders of the company very excited.

As big as a Buick, mean and with horns

San Diegans fond of extreme sports will have a chance to witness the man-versus-beast spectacle of bull riding when the Professional Bull Riders come to the Del Mar Arena at the Del Mar Fairgrounds July 26 and 27.