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Del Mar to hold open house on drainage projects

The City of Del Mar will hold an Open House event on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5-6:30 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 235 11th Street.

Del Mar resident Stephen Brown honored with ‘Global Citizen Diplomat’ Award for his work in Afghanistan

Stephen Brown

The San Diego Diplomacy Council (SDDC) has selected Del Mar resident, philanthropist and activist Stephen R. Brown, a retired partner at Luce Forward who has amassed seemingly impossible accomplishments in Afghanistan in the area of education, technology and medicine, for its annual “Global Citizen Diplomat Award.”

Opinion: Parents survey overwhelmingly for change

We are writing to make parents and the school community aware of the results of a recently completed survey of the Del Mar Union School District’s (DMUSD) school lunch program. This effort was spearheaded by a volunteer group comprised of parents from each of our schools, community representatives and DMUSD staff.

Bobcats take Big 8 field hockey crown

Leaving their best for last, the Carmel Valley Middle School Bobcats won the Big 8 Conference girls field hockey championship with a dramatic overtime victory over the Oak Crest Waves in the final of the league tournament on Saturday, March 13.

Solana Beach Little League tryouts held


Youngsters tried out for Solana Beach Little League at Solana Vista Elementary School on Jan. 8. (Photos/Jon Clark)

Del Mar Little League tryouts held

Erik Francis

Youngsters tried out for Del Mar Little League at Ashley Falls School on Jan. 8. (Photos/Jon Clark)

Del Mar school district to hold blood drive Jan. 31

The Del Mar Union School District will hold its eighth annual Blood Drive Jan. 31 at Del Mar Hills Academy. Your donation can make a difference in the lives of patients like Hailey Ellison, who was diagnosed with a kidney disease at birth and requires blood transfusions as part of her treatment

Environmentalist Geoffrey Smith moving on to greener pastures

Geoffrey Smith has devoted more than half of his life to the preservation of wild lands and open space. Courtesy: Camille Smith

Geoffrey Smith, one of San Diego County’s most active and effective advocates for preserving wild lands and open space over the past 30 years, has pushed the “refresh” button on his life, moving last week (Sunday, Jan. 2) with his wife of a dozen years, Camille, to Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco. Camille has a job as a nanny, but Geoffrey will be looking for work.

Carmel Valley: Athletes take unusual training steps for ‘The Death Race’

Jeff Bales, Roger Bernstein, Joe Decker, Sentry Marks and Vu Tran are in training for Death Race 2011. (Photo/Jon Clark)

Only 19 people finished the ultimate endurance race in Vermont last year out of 135 who started it. Local trainer Joe Decker beat death and won the event in his first time racing the event in 2009 — lasting through 42 miles of obstacles from hauling manure for seven miles to crawling under barbed wire for three miles to eating 10 pounds of onions right in the middle of the race

Carmel Valley: Canyon Crest Academy rookie robotics team wins contest, qualifies for nationals

Canyon Crest Academy's rookie robotics team, made up of ninth- and 10th-graders, took first place at the first regional competition in Pasadena. Team members are: Jill Farinsky, Meg Farinsky, Maia Kuspa, Ryan Lee, Annabelle Mercer, Tristan Murphy, Eric Nicolas, Claudia See, Yousuf Soliman, Nic Stone and Noah Sutton-Smolin. (Courtesy photo)

Canyon Crest Academy’s rookie robotics team took first place in the first regional competition of the year, held Dec. 11 in Pasadena, qualifying the team for the national competition in St. Louis in April.