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Middle Eastern, American youth clasp Hands of Peace

Hands of Peace youth participate in a water balloon toss with children from Kids for Peace, a Carlsbad-based nonprofit that aims to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, services and environmental projects. Photos by Kristina Houck

While war rages in the Middle East, Israeli, Palestinian and American youth promoted peace during a summer camp July 7-24 at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. Organized by Hands of Peace, the nonprofit aims to build bridges between teens divided by conflict, culture, geography and history.

Del Mar designer Zandra Rhodes named a ‘Dame of the British Empire’

Designer Zandra Rhodes is now a Dame of the British Empire.

Damehood — the female equivalent of knighthood — has been awarded to fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes, a resident of Del Mar and London.

Celebrity Basketball Game/Benefit held at Cathedral Catholic High School

Celebrity Basketball Game for the Hope Leadership Foundation

A celebrity basketball game featuring the legendary Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon and the Harlem All Stars, as well as NBA stars, was held July 25 at Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley marathoner takes triathlon challenge and runs with it

Carmel Valley Ironman triathlete Andi Neugarten: ‘I love what I’m doing every single day.’ Courtesy photo

When Carmel Valley triathlete Andi Neugarten isn’t pouring everything she has into training to endure grueling Ironman and half-Ironman distance races, she is putting “blood, sweat and tears” into her company Alii Lifestyle, a line of feminine and fashionable athletic wear.

Her gear is sold online and in 40 stores across the country, including locally at Her Revolution in Solana Beach and Nitro in Encinitas. A percentage of the sales goes to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a cause close to Neugarten’s heart.

Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders

Campers take a break from their nature hike for a group photo. Courtesy photos

After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking.

Passionate about making an impact on his hometown, Edgar jumped at the chance to return to the camp this year as a youth leader.

Del Mar residents back from Sports Chalet trip

The Ranglases at the top of Haleakala Volcano in Hawaii, part of the trip they won.

The grand prize included round-trip airfare for two to Kahului Airport, accommodations at the Lumeria Maui, and tickets to OluKai’s annual Ho’olaulea’a concert.

Carmel Valley youth takes third place at inventors’ competition

Denico Nieves-Ellis won third place in the final competition for the districtwide Inventor’s Showcase Competition for Del Mar Union School District.

Friends of the Powerhouse benefit to assist projects, Del Mar Lifeguards

Friends of the Powerhouse cordially invites the community to celebrate Bing Crosby-style!

California Chiropractic Association elects Del Mar practitioner as president

Brian Stenzler

The California Chiropractic Association, the Sacramento-based statewide, nonprofit organization of chiropractic doctors and allied industries, announced that Brian Stenzler, a San Diego and Del Mar-based doctor of chiropractic, was elected to serve as president of CCA. He succeeds Matt Hubbard, also of San Diego, who now serves as Immediate Past President.

Carmel Valley girl donates hair to Locks of Love for 3rd time

Grace shows off the newly trimmed hair she is donating. Photo by Kristina Houck

Grace Daniels was 5 years old when she first donated her hair to children without any.

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