Carmel Valley

Salad bars and salmon burgers: Solana Beach transforms school lunch

It’s lunchtime at Solana Ranch Elementary School in Carmel Valley and students are hitting the salad bar before picking up a yogurt parfait with strawberries and granola. That’s right: the school has a salad bar and kids are willingly eating their veggies. Solana Beach School District’s school...

  • Torrey Pines Falcons Pop Warner JV Cheerleaders #1 in nation

    Torrey Pines Falcons Pop Warner JV Cheerleaders #1 in nation

    Torrey Pines Falcons Pop Warner Junior Varsity Cheerleaders just returned from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as the 2016 National Champions. This is only the second Pop Warner National Championship title that a Torrey Pines Pop Warner team has won. The 23 Torrey Pines Pop Warner team members,...

  • Proposed Del Mar Fairgrounds concert venue passes financial muster

    A study conducted by business students at California State University San Marcos concluded that a proposed 1,900-seat music venue at the Del Mar Fairgrounds would be financially viable and could generate as much as $2.4 million per year from ticket sales and related revenue. “Conditions are present...

  • Man arrested in Del Mar

    A 26-year-old man wanted in an October shooting at a party in Spring Valley was arrested Dec. 14 in Del Mar. San Diego County Sheriff's Department detectives arrested Jesus Perez around 2 p.m. in the 2600 block of Via De La Valle, according to Sgt. Tom Seiver. Perez was identified as the shooter...

  • 2017 San Diego County Fair theme 'offensive' to local Indian band

    2017 San Diego County Fair theme 'offensive' to local Indian band

    An East County Indian band has labeled the theme of the 2017 San Diego County Fair, "How the West was Fun," as "extremely offensive," and called on the agency that operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new theme and logo. Directors of the...

  • New top cop seeks public’s engagement in fighting crime

    New top cop seeks public’s engagement in fighting crime

    The San Diego Police Department’s new top cop for Carmel Valley and neighboring communities is focused on preventing crime and preserving the region’s quality of life, but he’s asking for the help of residents in carrying out his mission. “My personal priority is to get the community more engaged...

  • SDUHSD board approves budget

    The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) unanimously approved its first interim budget for the 2016-17 school year at the Dec. 8 meeting. The first interim budget includes changes to district revenue due to a slight increase in the state’s funding and an increase in property tax estimates....

  • New City Councilmember Barbara Bry says she’s ‘all in’

    New City Councilmember Barbara Bry says she’s ‘all in’

    New District 1 Councilmember Barbara Bry was sworn in at the Inauguration Ceremony for the 71st city council, the mayor and city attorney on Dec. 12 at Balboa Theater. She was administered the oath of office by her daughter Rachel Kruer, who capped it off with a “Congratulations, mom.” “It’s an...

  • Carmel Valley resident Imad Dandan, M.D., receives International Service Award

    Carmel Valley resident Imad Dandan, M.D., receives International Service Award

    Imad Dandan, M.D., trauma medical director at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, has received the Outstanding Service Award from American University of Beirut (AUB) Surgical Alumni of North America.  Dandan, a native of Lebanon, earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut Medical...

  • Several San Dieguito Union High School District construction projects to begin next year

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) plans to begin construction on several Prop AA projects in summer 2017. The four new campus upgrades include Torrey Pines High School’s new performing arts center,  culinary arts classroom modernization and parking lot improvements set to be...

  • SDUHSD board approves one-time stipend for employees who give early retirement notice

    At the Dec. 8 meeting, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board approved one new method they that they hope will help the bottom line this year: a one-time retirement stipend for employees who provide early notice. Per the new offer, employees who provide a notice of intent to...

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