As Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Marie churned off the coast of Baja California, the resulting waves broke records thanks to their immense size and scale. As onlookers gathered at the shores and only the most expert surfers dared to hit the water, in the midst of the action was Austin Schmid, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy who has discovered a passion for photographing the surf and is a local photographer for world-renown website Surfline.com.
The events were sponsored by The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Close to 600 parents attended the receptions which provided CCA parents with the opportunity to speak with CCA administrators, including Principal Karl Mueller, teachers, and Foundation representatives.
Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts.
Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio.
The boys made the 22-mile round-trip trek up Mount Whitney in a single day, starting before sunrise and returning at sunset. They climbed 6,100 feet to an elevation of 14,500 feet. (Above, l-r): Miguel Nepomuceno, Spencer Lee, Colin Loyd and Brandon Daly.
Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms.
“This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property,” says Amanda Hawkins-Vogel, the hotel’s general manager. “What used to be a beach-close, convenient hotel with a reputation for outstanding quality, is now a contemporary destination getaway among the best of North County San Diego’s hotels and resorts.”
A Public Safety Commission meeting will be held on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Solana Beach City Council Chambers (635 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075).
Kim McDermott, emergency services coordinator of the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services, will be giving a presentation on earthquake preparedness.
The rigors of playing elite level volleyball year-round offers little in the way of downtime, let alone much time for self-reflection. But Samantha Cash developed a different perspective during a six-month period during her sophomore year at Pepperdine, when the former Canyon Crest Academy volleyball standout was sidelined with an ankle injury.
This year, in addition to the “hang twenty” competition, Stand Up Paddleboarding Pups will be in a Paddle Paws Parade, led by Laura Nativo of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family.” A semi-pro Stand Up Paddleboarder, she’ll be with her Pomeranian SUP-ing pup, Preston.
The Del Mar Library is hosting a monthly experts’ series on growing drought-tolerant and native plants.
Diane Huckabee assumed leadership of Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary last month after 12 years with Rotary.