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Patriot Profiles: ‘The excitement never ends,’ says female Navy pilot

Lt. Darby Clemson Driscoll with one of the ‘Battle Cats’ helicopters in her fleet squadron at North Island, San Diego. Landing on an aircraft carrier, she said, is a milestone: ‘That’s when you feel like you’re a Navy pilot.’

This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers with insight into the lives of our country’s heroes.

‘True Tails’ unleashes creativity for pair of Carmel Valley authors

Kari Sherman and Carey Laubenberg

The two met more than a year ago when their dogs, Max and Luther, became best friends at the dog park

International Horse Show coming to Del Mar

The Del Mar International Horse Show will take place from Oct. 22-26 at the Del Mar arena. The event is free but parking is $10.
The horse show encompasses two full weeks of world-class competition, which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders.
The Del Mar International Horse Show features West Palms Events’ exclusive Halloween Celebration, Horsetrader.com’s Funniest Horse Video Contest, barn competitions, social events and much more. The Rancho Valencia Grand Prix of Del Mar is a World Cup and Thermal Million qualifying event.
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Jung lecture in Del Mar to discuss Hillman’s work

The Friends of Jung offer a Friday lecture on “Archetypal Psychology: The Clinical Legacy of James Hillman,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, at the Winston School, Del Mar.

Jason Butler, Ph.D., will discuss archetypal psychology, a post-Jungian mode of theory and practice initiated primarily through the work of James Hillman. Hillman’s writing carries a far-reaching collection of evocative ideas with a wealth of implications for the field of clinical psychology.

Del Mar residents create science awards

Suren Dutia (L-R), Nathan Brajer, Evan Madill, Jas Grewal, Tom Cohen and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton during the inaugural Suren G. Dutia and Jas K. Grewal Global Impact Award presentation.

Suren G. Dutia, ViFlex co-founders Nathan Brajer and Evan Madill, Jas K. Grewal, Nanopore Diagnostics co-founder Tom Cohen, and Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton gathered recently for the presentation of the first Suren G. Dutia and Jas K. Grewal Global Impact Award.

Shabbat San Diego events coming to Carmel Valley

Shabbat San Diego, a movement that brings Jews in San Diego County together to observe a full traditional Shabbat together as a community, will be holding events in Carmel Valley from Oct. 23-25.

Scripps cancer researcher focuses on his own illness

Dan Williams (second from left) with his younger brother, Jesse (left), mom, Jane, and dad, Will, at his 29th birthday (after shaving their heads in support of his treatment). Courtesy photo

When Dan Williams was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January, he was in a unique position to fight the disease. As a cancer researcher at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Williams went into action with his colleagues, studying his own cancer cells to search for possible treatments.

In spite of those efforts, Williams, 29, faces tough odds in his battle with the disease, which is the fourth-highest cause of cancer death in the United States.

Annual Halloween Carnival and benefit to be held in Solana Beach

Costumes are encouraged at the Halloween Carnival, and awards will be given in several categories.

Solana Beach’s 57th annual Halloween Carnival will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Solana Vista Elementary School, 780 Santa Victoria.

‘Shark Tank’ inspires Del Mar author to help ‘mompreneurs’ swim, not sink

Rachel Olsen has written “Shark Tank MOMpreneurs Take a Bite Out of Publicity: How 5 Inventors Leveraged Media to Build Their Business + How YOU Can, Too.”

In her new book, Del Mar author Rachel Olsen offers practical advice for women looking to bring a product to market. Giving a behind-the-scenes look at the show, “Shark Tank MOMpreneurs Take a Bite Out of Publicity: How 5 Inventors Leveraged Media to Build Their Business + How YOU Can, Too” shares the stories of five women who were featured and funded on “Shark Tank.”

Carmel Valley native wins Blankfeld Award for Media Critique

Elijah Granet

Two years ago, Elijah Granet was writing for student magazines at Carmel Valley’s Canyon Crest Academy. Now, the San Diego native is being recognized nationally for his work, having recently received HonestReporting’s third Blankfeld Award for Media Critique.

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  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]