Category archives for: Books

Carmel Valley resident thriving in second career as a best-selling author

Authors R. L. Stine and Doug Richardson. Courtesy photo

Author of ‘WIRED’ releases new book ‘The Cure’; Book signing event to be held Sept. 29 at Barnes & Noble in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Solana Beach Library hosts Author Book Club

The group meets to discuss the author and share a short summary and impressions of the books.

Solana Beach Library welcomes new branch manager

Sheila Crosby. Photo/Kristina Houck

From attending council meetings to visiting local retirement centers, Sheila Crosby has toured Solana Beach to learn about the community she serves as the new branch manager of Solana Beach Library.

Carmel Valley father and son co-author popular book ‘The Big Decision’

Zach Friedland and Daniel Friedland, MD

A Carmel Valley father and son have collaborated together on a new book, “The Big Decision,” a story and framework to inspire and empower better life decisions.

Solana Beach author, filmmaker releases new book ‘Castro City’

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Manny Valdez, P.I., makes his world debut in “Castro City,” which was just released through Dini Products, Palmedo-Smith’s publishing company.

Solana Beach Used Book Sale extended through Aug. 4

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library group has extended and expanded the used book sale at the Solana Beach Library through Saturday, Aug. 4. New materials have been added to the sale items in the shop and in the lobby. A special “patio” sale will occur on Saturday, July 27. The sale in the bookstore and lobby will extend through Saturday, Aug. 4.

Friends of the Solana Beach Library to hold Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from July 20-27. This is a buy one get one free sale. On July 20, this sale will be available only to members of the Friends of the Library, but will be open to all customers the rest of the week.

Longtime sportscaster’s new book shares the highs and lows of the business

Mel Proctor, Rick Sutcliffe and Mark Grant doing Padres TV in 1998

Mel Proctor has spent decades behind a microphone, describing thousands of sporting events from baseball and basketball games to college football and boxing. These days, he’s using a different medium to tell stories — a word processor.

Del Mar author sheds new light on the Hollywood dream in unique new book

Is Hollywood the happiest place on Earth or the most miserable? This is the question that author and popular culture maven Susan Marg, a Del Mar resident, pondered as she pored over piles of glossy magazines and newspaper gossip columns searching for the best celebrity quotations that might answer her query.

For TPHS alumnus and Solana Beach author, fantasy comes alive

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When 27-year-old Matt Wolf was attending Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley about 10 years ago, he was a stellar student.

“I was this crazy, 4.17 GPA honors kid and I didn’t even care about reading and writing at the time,” he explains from his Solana Beach home. “I continued on that road for awhile until I hit a breaking point.”

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