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San Dieguito ready to tackle special education with task force

The San Dieguito Union High School District held a special education workshop on Aug. 17, providing a general overview of the state of the program as a whole and sharing goals for the future with the board and a group of highly-engaged parents. Mark Miller, the associate superintendent of administrative...

  • Crafting with a purpose at Mint Studio Aug. 4

    Crafting with a purpose at Mint Studio Aug. 4

    Mint Studio is hosting a heart-warming workshop for kids, teaching the beauty of spreading kindness through art and creativity with Word Rocks. On Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Word Rocks founder and Carmel Valley resident Carol Areas will lead children through painting rocks and choosing words...

  • Noise issues prompt changes for One Paseo night work

    Noise issues prompt changes for One Paseo night work

    As off-site construction work on One Paseo ramped up during summer nights, residents of the East Bluff community of Carmel Valley across the street took the brunt of the impact. Residents complained of hearing the endless beeping of trucks backing up throughout July and jackhammers blasting at...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • New science standards stoke exploration, discovery

    New science standards stoke exploration, discovery

    As the Del Mar Union School District board learned about the new Next Generation Science Standards on June 28, district science specialists challenged them with a science experiment. Board members and district staff, including Superintendent Holly McClurg, donned safety goggles and got to work...

  • Del Mar Schools Education Foundation raises $1.3 million for district kids

    Del Mar Schools Education Foundation raises $1.3 million for district kids

    The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation presented a check for $1.263 million to the Del Mar Union School District on June 30. The contributions will make a big impact on the district’s STEAM + curriculum, which provides integrated, hands-on instruction by credentialed specialists in the areas...

  • New Pacific Highlands Ranch homes assigned to Solana Ranch, Solana Santa Fe

    New Pacific Highlands Ranch homes assigned to Solana Ranch, Solana Santa Fe

    The Solana Beach School District has set attendance boundaries for students generated by new homes being built in Pacific Highlands Ranch — some students will be heading to Solana Ranch Elementary School while some will be attending Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in Rancho Santa Fe. The new...

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