When Carrolee Barlow was appointed CEO of an organization that researches and treats Parkinson’s disease earlier this year, it was a chance for her to bring together the skills, education and experience she has accumulated over her career.
“It’s very much of a coming home for me,” said Barlow, 50, a Solana Beach resident, of her appointment as CEO of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, which is located in Sunnyvale, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Although Howard and Barbara Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1, they have marked the milestone for more than a year. To commemorate 50 years, the Del Mar couple is visiting all 50 states.
“He’s the romantic,” said Barbara Anderson, as she smiled at her husband. “I give him all the credit. He’s always been one to want to make our anniversary special.”
The couple launched their more than yearlong trip on their 49th anniversary, with an American Queen Riverboat cruise of the Ohio River, where they visited the first four states — Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Although Patricia Tirona officially became branch manager of Solana Beach Library in June, she is a familiar face at the local library. Tirona first joined the local branch when it opened its current location in 2001.
The San Diego County Library system celebrated its centennial last year. Now, Del Mar is marking its 100-year milestone.
For more than 20 years, Rabbi Mendel Polichenco has served the people of Mexico. Recently selected as the new rabbi of Chabad of Carmel Valley, he will now serve people on the San Diego side of the border.
In Miramar National Cemetery, each white tombstone has a priceless story.
The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society held a festive end-of-summer barbecue Sept. 5 at the Fletcher Cove Community Center.
It took grit, determination and a lot of Fig Newtons for 50-year-old Mark Backes of Del Mar to win his division in the Leadville Trail 100, a 100-mile ultra-marathon through the Colorado Rockies.
Located in the Cedros Avenue Design District close to the intersection of Lomas Santa Fe, the 5,000-square-foot Solana Beach-based showroom is nestled behind Timeless Furnishings and Patio, and is a brightly-lit showcase for objets d’arts, furnishings, collectibles, jewelry, lighting fixtures and more.
An eight-week citizenship course begins at the Solana Beach Library on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Classes will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, ending Saturday, Nov. 8.