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2014 San Diego County Fair in Del Mar announces summer concerts

Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis and the News and country music artists Hunter Hayes and Darius Rucker are among the headliners for the San Diego Fair’s 2013 Toyota Summer Concert Series. Part of the lineup was announced this week and tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 15. The Fair, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, still has six days to fill, so more concerts will be announced soon.

Guitarist Patrick Berrogain to perform at Carmel Valley Library

March’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room.

Authors educate and inspire students at annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference in Carmel Valley

Author Kristin Elizabeth Clark with Mary Ford and Kate Sequeira, both students from San Dieguito Academy. Photos/Diane Welch

Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club held its third annual Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Writers Conference on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Unique production of Les Misérables to be presented by CCA in Carmel Valley

Les Misérables cast members rehearse the barricade scene. Photo/Daria Sheik, CCA student

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre has taken a bold step in its choice of presentation of the world-acclaimed musical Les Misérables.

Carmel Valley author publishes book with new twist on gratitude rocks

Mariette Pan

Mariette Pan sees hearts everywhere. She sees hearts in nature, animals and food — even trash.
“Hearts symbolize love and gratitude to me,” said the Carmel Valley resident. “Whenever I see a heart, it inspires me to stay open to love and stay open to possibilities.”
Pan started seeing hearts after watching “The Secret” years ago. The 2006 self-help film — which gained worldwide attention after attracting interest from personalities like Oprah Winfrey — encouraged viewers to hold gratitude rocks to remember to be grateful and relieve stress.

CCA Envision Theatre to present Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre’s William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” guest directed by Jason Maddy, will be presented from Feb. 28 – March 8 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. The production team also includes Jeremy Sewell (CCA technical director/set designer) and CCA Students Mandy Wirt (assistant director) and  Kara Mendez (stage manager). Tickets online [...]

‘Academy Awards Luncheon Party’

Lynn Douglas, Linda Smith, Marjorie Anderson, Sally Trovaten

Newcomers II of San Dieguito held an “Academy Awards Luncheon Party” Feb. 20 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event was organized by “Girlfriends,” a committee of four ladies within Newcomers who plan events and functions for the members. Andy Friedenberg served as the Academy Awards guest speaker. Friedenberg started the Cinema Society in San [...]

Del Mar Highlands’ Barnes & Noble book fair to support Children’s Initiative

The Del Mar Highlands’ Barnes & Noble will hold a spring book fair for The Children’s Initiative March 2-8.

The Children’s Initiative is an organization dedicated to improving the well being of children and youth in San Diego County and helping them reach their full potential. They offer after-school programs that serve more than 27 school districts, 310 schools and 44,000 children annually. The organization’s programs create a safe place for children to go in the after-school hours, providing homework assistance and tutoring, healthy snacks and enrichment activities.

Writers Roundtable: An interview with NY Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay

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Co-authoring novels seems to be a trend. But so often in co-authored books, the reader can tell where one writer leaves off and the other begins – what elements are generated by each. From the blending of two disparate voices to agreement on plot and character development, co-authoring presents unique challenges.

But for screenwriter and Harvard graduate Tinker Lindsay and multi-New York Times bestselling relationship book author Gay Hendricks, these challenges seem non-existent. And in The Third Rule of Ten, the third book in their Tenzing Norbu mystery series, they once again give the reader a multi-layered novel in which a compelling and sympathetically flawed hero takes center stage in a book you won’t want to put down.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

During an 11-day run that wrapped Feb. 16, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival showcased more than 60 contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights and freedom of expression. The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center presented the 24th annual festival at the Jacobs [...]

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  • Pacific Ridge School student-run publication honored by Columbia Scholastic Press Association
    Global Vantage, a print and online magazine run collaboratively by students from Pacific Ridge School, Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (Kibera, Kenya), and Canyon Crest Academy, has been honored with the Columbia Scholastic Press Associations’ Edmund J. Sullivan Award. Edmund J. Sullivan, the longtime Executive Director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Associati […]
  • Horizon Prep Spanish Speaking/Spelling Bee
    The Spanish Department will have to get a longer, harder list of words for next year’s Spanish Speaking/Spelling Bee, because the students aced this year’s list with ease! “The third graders ran through 120 words and the fourth graders ran through 170!” said Horizon Prep Spanish Teacher Karen Beltran, “We even ended up with a […]
  • Horizon Prep Spirit Run 2014
    At Horizon Prep, circling the track means sending funds around the globe.  Every year, more than 500 preschool through 8th grade Lions lace up and count laps for Spirit Run.  Since 2006, students have raised more than $414,400 for various Missions projects around the world. This year students are raising money to continue supporting a […]