Carmel Valley

Three marijuana outlets could land in Sorrento Valley

Three new marijuana dispensaries have been proposed for Sorrento Valley. Under San Diego City Council’s rule, the number of dispensaries per council district is limited to four, meaning Sorrento Valley could potentially be the home of all four District 1 facilities in about a two-mile stretch....

  • SOUL charter school lands in Solana Beach

    SOUL charter school lands in Solana Beach

    The San Dieguito Union High School District’s first charter school, the School of Universal Learning (SOUL), has finally found its home. SOUL will open for its first day of school on Aug. 29 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Harper Branch in Solana Beach. Securing a facility had been founders...

  • Clews pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

    Clews pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

    Christian Clews, owner of the Clews Horse Ranch in Carmel Valley, pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing and distributing child pornography in a San Diego federal courtroom on Tuesday, July 18. Clews, who was arrested and charged in December following an investigation by the San Diego Internet...

  • Villa Musica inspires a music community of all ages

    Villa Musica inspires a music community of all ages

    Villa Musica in Sorrento Valley offers community music education and provides several free programs in under-served areas of San Diego.

  • Young Magic the Gathering player casts a spell

    Young Magic the Gathering player casts a spell

    Carmel Valley's Dana Fischer,6, making a name for herself at Magic the Gathering tournaments.

  • Canyon Crest Academy group to bring robotics to Panama

    Canyon Crest Academy group to bring robotics to Panama

    Canyon Crest Academy students have come together to form a new nonprofit called STEAM in Panama. The organization’s focus is on sponsoring a robotics team for middle school students at the Metropolitan School of Panama. Currently, Panama does not have a regional robotics representation in the FIRST...

  • Oggi’s teams up with LaDainian Tomlinson to raise $30,000 for charity

    Oggi’s teams up with LaDainian Tomlinson to raise $30,000 for charity

    Oggi’s held its second annual Charity Golf Tournament with LaDainian Tomlinson at Sycuan Golf Resort in June. Oggi’s and Tomlinson, the former San Diego Charger headed into the NFL Hall of Fame this summer, raised $30,000 for the Touching Lives Foundation. The Touching Lives Foundation supports...

  • Equestrian center to transition to senior care facility

    Equestrian center to transition to senior care facility

    Seabreeze Farms Equestrian Center in Carmel Valley, currently home to about 80 boarding horses, is in the process of being sold and converted to a senior care community. The equestrian center has been on Old Carmel Valley Road for almost 30 years, situated on open space near Cathedral Catholic...

  • Local teen sings out with others for a cure for ALS

    Local teen sings out with others for a cure for ALS

    The premise behind the “Striking A Chord” benefit concert, to be held July 29, was conceived by Carmel Valley resident Megan Spector after her Aunt Marjie Block was diagnosed with ALS. Currently there is no cure for this disease, and the life expectancy of patients is tragically short, typically...

  • Top Secret Project takes unique look into the teen domain

    Top Secret Project takes unique look into the teen domain

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Carmel Valley recently hosted The Top Secret Project, in which top addiction specialists work to uncover the mysteries in teens’ bedrooms and show how 150 seemingly harmless items, such as an apple or a can of dust cleaner, could be potentially hazardous in...

  • Nothing Bundt success for local bakery owner

    Nothing Bundt success for local bakery owner

    Carmel Valley resident Mara Fortin recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her first Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery. Fortin opened her first bakery in Poway in 2007 as the company’s first-ever franchisee. Ten years later she owns seven bakeries, including locations in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade...

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