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Talking about technology

Solana Beach resident Joanne Stark learns how to use her cell phone with help from AT&T’s John Osborne. The event was organized by OASIS, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of mature adults, with support from AT&T. The free event offered 20-minute one-on-one sessions where volunteers taught mature adults how to feel more comfortable with their mobile technology.

Credit union offers new service

San Diego County Credit Union, with a branch in Solana Beach, recently introduced ZashPay, a payment service that allows customers to send and receive money electronically using a mobile phone number or e-mail address. ZashPay is offered to financial institutions in the U.S. by Fiserv Inc., a provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry.

Del Mar man’s patent approved

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has allowed a patent application submitted by a Del Mar man that says he “may make royalties or revenue participation contracts a standard means of investing in the revenue growth of companies.”

Engage in the visioning of Del Mar’s revitalization

By Richard Earnest
Mayor, Del Mar
In 1976, the citizens of Del Mar created a Community Plan that described their vision for the development of Del Mar. One of the goals of the plan for the village area was to “focus major retail and office activity into an economically viable, pedestrian oriented and attractive area that serves the needs of both residents and visitors….”

Our schools need, deserve better leadership

By Lisa Sweet, Arlene Dutchik, Lesley Ballard and Kelli Politoski
DMUSD parents
Del Mar School Board President Steven McDowell recently stated he is planning to run for political office in November, but is unsure of which office that will be. He has told community members he is looking to run for reelection to the Del Mar Union School District board, run for the San Dieguito High School District School Board or Del Mar City Council. Come again? Apparently it doesn’t matter to McDowell which office he holds; he just wants a title and it doesn’t matter which one.

Thanks to a stranger

May I take this medium to thank the young lady who, for the last two weeks, worked very hard to remove the baked-on soil from the sidewalk that was washed down last rainy season from the embankment on Del Mar Heights Road between Mango and Boquita.

Touched by Solana Beach couple

I came across the article in the Solana Beach Sun entitled SB Couple Celebrate 70th wedding anniversary purely by chance while investigating vacation destinations.

Solana Beach crime report: July 17-24

July 17 – DUI, 300 block of South Cedros Avenue, 1:26 a.m. – Drunk in public, 100 S. Cedros Ave., two incidents, 1:42 a.m. – Malicious mischief/vandalism, 100 S. Sierra Ave., 10 p.m. July 18 – Theft, 100 block of South Cedros Avenue, 12:05 a.m. July 21 – DUI, 700 S. Highway 101, 5:18 p.m.

Do we love our neighbors?

By Clair Brooks
Resident, Del Mar
Controversy over the homeless population has recently divided the community in Ocean Beach, where residents are fed up with aggressive panhandling on the streets. Could that happen here in Del Mar?

As we have suffered the worst recession since the Great Depression, homelessness has risen sharply in San Diego County and local charitable institutions are stretched thin, trying to help. One such institution is St. Peter’s Episcopal Church here in Del Mar, which has been providing local homeless people with showers and food on their premises, since the recession began.

Top of the Stretch pt. 2

John Daly has penned cartoons for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union. Top of the Stretch chronicles the spirit of the horse player and is a collaborative effort with Eric Kozlowski. Eric has followed horse racing for many years and sees the wit and humor in the trials and tribulations of the [...]



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  • San Diego realtor pleads guilty to prostitution-related crimes
    San Diego realtor Michael E. Lustig pleaded guilty in federal court July 31 to prostitution-related crimes, admitting that he paid for sex with a 13-year-old girl on several occasions. Lustig, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in October of 2013, entered his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin. (At that time Lustig was reported to be […]
  • It’s no stretch for Rancho Santa Fe yoga instructor to ‘give back’
    As one of North County’s most prolific yoga instructors, Stacy McCarthy doesn’t just teach yoga, she lives the yoga lifestyle. Selfless service, or seva in Sanskrit, is an important concept of yoga — one that the Rancho Santa Fe resident practices daily. “When we give and we give from the heart, there’s nothing more gratifying than that,” McCarthy said. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe resident’s Gen 7 wines earn top honors
    Rancho Santa Fe resident Tim Bacino’s Gen 7 Wines is on a hot streak, his varietals winning several awards this summer in California wine competitions. […]