Carmel Valley

  • Hergesheimer named San Dieguito board president

    Hergesheimer named San Dieguito board president

    San Dieguito Union High School District President Amy Herman passed the gavel to new President Beth Hergesheimer at the Dec. 14 organizational meeting but it was not without some drama. Following public input that the board should consider rotating officer positions and taking turns in leadership...

  • Del Mar Mesa park to open this spring

    Del Mar Mesa park to open this spring

    Residents of Del Mar Mesa will have to wait a few more months for the opening of a new community park at the intersection of Duck Pond Lane and Del Vino Court, a project that has been in the works for more than a decade. The 4-acre park, named after longtime Del Mar Mesa resident Elizabeth S. Rabbitt,...

  • SD City Council approves recreation council change

    SD City Council approves recreation council change

    San Diego City Council voted 5-4 Dec. 13 to amend the recreation council fee schedule, taking away the recreation councils’ ability to collect funds and adding oversight to how those city funds are spent. All 52 San Diego recreation councils’ special use permits that give them the authority to...

  • Del Mar Union School District receives California School Boards Association 2017 Golden Bell Award

    Del Mar Union School District receives California School Boards Association 2017 Golden Bell Award

    The Del Mar Union School District was recently honored by the 38th Annual Golden Bell Awards Program of the California School Boards Association (CSBA), according to a press release. The award was won in the Professional Development and Teacher Recruitment/Retention category for Improving Student...

  • SD City Council fails to pass short-term rental regulation

    SD City Council fails to pass short-term rental regulation

    San Diego City Council did not to take any action on short-term vacation rental regulations at a hearing that stretched for most of the day on Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to past 8 p.m. Council members heard over 200 public comments for and against the two proposed regulations on the table and saw three...

  • Residents sue Caltrans over planned I-5-SR56 connectors

    Residents sue Caltrans over planned I-5-SR56 connectors

    Two groups of residents who live near the planned freeway connectors from Interstate 5 to State Route 56 have filed lawsuits against Caltrans, the state transportation agency, alleging environmental studies for the project were flawed and should be redone. Both groups believe the analysis of the...

  • CCA student Anne Liu named National YoungArts finalist

    CCA student Anne Liu named National YoungArts finalist

    Carmel Valley’s Anne Liu, a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy, has been named a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Classical Music, the organization’s highest honor.

  • Horses, volunteers pour into Del Mar in wake of fires

    Horses, volunteers pour into Del Mar in wake of fires

    For the first time in a decade, the Del Mar racetrack went from showcase to shelter for more than 800 horses evacuated from wildfires that broke out across Southern California last week, including the Lilac fire that decimated one of California’s premier thoroughbred training facilities. When the...

  • Parents sue school district after student meets predator using school computer

    Parents sue school district after student meets predator using school computer

    Solana Beach parents are suing a North County school district after their 12-year-old daughter came in contact with a sexual predator during school hours. San Dieguito Union High School District is accused of negligence in the suit, which was filed on Nov. 30 in San Diego Superior Court. The 10-page...

  • Decision on Sorrento Valley marijuana outlet carried to next year

    Decision on Sorrento Valley marijuana outlet carried to next year

    San Diego City Council voted on a continuance on a proposed new Sorrento Valley marijuana outlet at its Dec. 4 meeting after some confusion between the applicant and staff about whether or not retail marijuana sales will be allowed. The Torrey Pines Community Plan has a policy that prohibits free-standing...

  • Queen Bee Market Dec. 15-16 supports SD Food Bank

    Queen Bee Market Dec. 15-16 supports SD Food Bank

    Tis’ the season for gifting and giving, and Queen Bee Market has partnered with The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to host a food drive at the bi-annual shopping event held at Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16. The San Diego Food Bank will have a booth at Queen...

  • Students speak up about classmate with BB gun at Torrey Pines

    Students speak up about classmate with BB gun at Torrey Pines

    Torrey Pines High School’s Safe Schools motto of “See something, hear something, say something” was put to effective use by students on Nov. 16 when students alerted administration that a fellow student was in possession of a BB gun on campus. “Fortunately, the safety of our students and staff...

  • San Dieguito to vote on district map Dec. 14

    San Dieguito to vote on district map Dec. 14

    San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is now considering six maps for its transition to “by-trustee areas.” The process to draw up map options to change from an at-large election method to trustee districts is being undertaken in response to threats of costly litigation for violations...

  • Pacific Arts Dance Center presents 'Nutcracker' on Dec. 10

    Pacific Arts Dance Center presents 'Nutcracker' on Dec. 10

    Joining forces as a new dance studio and performing company, Del Mar Ballet and Royal Academy of Performing Arts are performing their first Nutcracker together at the California Center for Performing Arts in Escondido.

  • Frozen fun offered at Flower Hill Promenade

    Frozen fun offered at Flower Hill Promenade

    Flower Hill Promenade will have snow play days, snow flurries, holiday movie nights and more throughout the month of December.

  • Torrey Pines board looks to enhance Del Mar Heights Road

    Torrey Pines board looks to enhance Del Mar Heights Road

    The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board is leading an effort to create a master plan to enhance Del Mar Heights Road. “Del Mar Heights Road has become a speedway and it’s going to get worse,” said Diana Scheffler, a member of the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board’s project review board at...

  • Carmel Valley Friday Night Lights offers flag football, community fun

    Carmel Valley Friday Night Lights offers flag football, community fun

    Carmel Valley Friday Night Lights flag football league has over 3,000 kids participating in fall and spring seasons.

  • Village at PHR to feature tree lighting, ice skating, movies

    Village at PHR to feature tree lighting, ice skating, movies

    The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch will celebrate the season in style, offering free weekend events sure to spark holiday cheer. The festivities begin on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. when The Village will orchestrate a spectacular tree-lighting ceremony. Live music, free photos with...

  • Shark Tank backs CCA grad’s wine chilling device

    Shark Tank backs CCA grad’s wine chilling device

    Four years ago, while attending Arizona State University, Alexander Simone tried to impress a date with a bottle of wine. The problem was the libation wasn't cold. An aspiring inventor and entrepreneurship major, Simone was determined to chill the beverage. He took a pasta strainer, ice and salt,...

  • Nov. 16: Week in Sports

    Nov. 16: Week in Sports

    Volleyball: Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-21) in the San Diego Section’s elite Open Division championship match on Nov. 11. The top-seeded Falcons won the Open championship for the fourth time in five years as they extended their winning streak to 24 consecutive...

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