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Nana’s Cookie Co. packs products with a healthier punch

Healthy cookies sound too good to be true? Or something that couldn’t possibly taste very good?

Miriam Diamond is baking sweet dreams into tasty reality at Nana’s Cookie Co.

Del Mar to contract with Rancho Santa Fe district

After many years of studying the best way to provide fire protection services, Del Mar is working to maintain its fire department, but contracting the top management positions such as fire chief from Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District.

Del Mar sidewalk cafes gain support

More than 60 people attend special City Council meeting

More than 60 people packed into the Del Mar TV Studio and overflowed into the parking lot to show their support for the 15th Street sidewalk cafes at a special City Council meeting on June 15.

DM council seeks ways to retire Shores property loan

All options are on the table to retire the remaining $3.25 million loan the city used to buy the Shores property last year – except one. The council agreed the city’s general fund cannot be used to pay off the loan.

River bridge to be retrofitted

The aging railroad bridge over the San Dieguito River will be retrofitted as part of the San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration Project later this fall.

Area braces for impact of fair

With more than 1 million visitors expected to attend the San Diego County Fair in the next three weeks, Solana Beach and Del Mar are gearing up for both the positive and the negative impacts that come with hosting the region’s largest annual event.

Booze banned on beaches in SB

The Solana Beach City Council voted unanimously to make a temporary alcohol beach ban permanent May 27, after the trial ban successfully prevented increased drinking and related problems at Fletcher Cove.

The ban is effective 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Groups come together to oppose fairgrounds’ sale

Upwards of 200 people stood in solidarity to show their opposition to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to sell the Del Mar Fairgrounds at the 22nd District Agricultural Association’s board of directors’ June 9 meeting.

Students go time traveling

Students from Mrs. Andrews’ third-grade class enjoy sack races. Right: Tyler George and Nick Larson try their hand at croquet. Solana Vista Elementary School third-graders learned about what it was like to live in Solana Beach in the 1920s and 1930s through the ‘Living History Program’ at the Solana Beach Heritage Museum. Docents in period costume portrayed some of the first settlers of Solana Beach, and students explored the antique home and kitchen of the Stevens Ranch House in La Colonia Park. Afterward, they played period games and churned handmade ice cream.

Marian Staver remembered for her spirit and creativity

Longtime Del Mar resident Marian Staver, whose generosity, creativity and caring nature was felt throughout the community, died May 19 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 86.

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