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San Diego’s polo season ends on a high note

Spreckels Cup dates back a century

The polo season of the San Diego Polo Club ended on Oct. 4 with the annual Spreckels Cup, the most prestigious polo event in town with historic roots in San Diego.

Ballet studio celebrates anniversary

Ballet Arte, a dance studio in Solana Beach offering ballet training to preschoolers through seniors, has blossomed in the last five years under the direction of husband-and-wife team Sara Viale and Erlends Zieminch.

CERT prepares for fire season

Day included presentation from Weather Service

As San Diego again heads into fire season, members of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) received important training on wildfire preparedness and had their annual barbecue last Saturday at Fire Station No. 2 of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District.

BE WiSE encourages young women to dream

Twelve high school girls from all over San Diego on Saturday got a lesson in how cancer research is done during the Be WiSE Young Women in Cancer Research Oncofertility Academy.

The program, conducted at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center that encourages girls to aspire to careers in science and engineering, where women are underrepresented.

Actor visits DM to raise autism awareness

Ed Asner’s grandson, son affected

Del Mar’s Winston School got a celebrity visit on June 11 when Ed Asner, popularly known as Lou Grant from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and who voices a leading character in the new animated Disney/Pixar film “Up,” joined a panel discussion titled “Living Life on the Spectrum: Student and Parent Perspectives on Autism and Asperger’s syndrome.” The subject is close to Asner’s heart, as both his son and grandson have autism.

Phoenix Rising yoga therapy breaks the mold

Traditional yoga has been in the mainstream for decades, but the new practice of Phoenix Rising yoga therapy combines ancient yoga practices with modern psychology.

Hanna Kluner, a Phoenix Rising practitioner who works out of her Carmel Valley home, describes it as “body-based modality.”

Plan for offshore ‘farm’ detailed

Aquaculture off SD coast being developed

Don Kent, president of the Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute, paid a visit to the Del Mar Rotary Club on April 23 to discuss his organization’s plans to construct a fish farm five miles off the coast of San Diego.

Publisher offers aid to teachers

Teachers often are forced to pay for classroom materials out-of-pocket – and in this current economic climate this is undoubtedly more difficult than ever.

But the La Jolla-based independent small press, WOCTO, is coming to the rescue with its offer of free online lesson plans, flash games and glossaries.

Family survives at sea

John and Jean Silverwood set out on a sailing trip of a lifetime, only to have it end in a drama that is the subject of their new book “Black Wave” and a recent CBS “Live to Tell” special.

Last week they shared the story with an audience at the Del Mar Library.

Art series draws upon issues of concern

Locals got a rare opportunity to hear from Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne in the first talk of the “Dialogues in Art and Architecture” series held at the La Jolla Athenaeum on Feb. 19.

“The idea was to kind of explore how architecture and planning and planners might respond to two really different crises: one is the immediate short-term economic crisis, what that means for cities, and then the longer-term sort of environmental planetary crisis,” said Hawthorne of his talk, titled “Architecture During Times of Economic Downturn.”