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Carmel Valley students lead service projects in Latin America

Canyon Crest Academy senior Andrew Deremer with his host family in the community of Nata in Panama.

Through the Amigos de las Américas volunteer program, Canyon Crest Academy students Andrew Deremer and Jordan Shimizu spent this past summer living with host families in rural villages in Central and South America.

Del Mar-Leucadia branch of AAUW awards four scholarships

L-R: Barbara Bladen, AAUW Branch Scholarship Chairwoman; Heather Owens and Alyssa Martinez, scholarship recipients; Fran Miller, AAUW Branch President; Megan Rice, scholarship recipient. Missing: Heather Cody, scholarship recipient. courtesy photo

The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded local college scholarships to four women.

Patriot Profiles: ‘I am just a small piece in a greater game’

Capt. David Alpert at his Carmel Valley home. Photo by Jeanne McKinney

When fuel gauges get low during heated combat, Air Force Capt. David Alpert, a Carmel Valley native, is near in his KC-135 tanker to offer thirsty aircraft a jet-powered drink.

Solana Beach resident named ‘Youth of the Year’ by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

Meliza Espinoza has been named ‘Youth of the Year’ by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.

As the first in her family to graduate from high school, Meliza Espinoza has not only served as a role model to her siblings, but to dozens of local youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.

‘Super Tasty’ 5K benefit walk returns to Solana Beach

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At least 20 restaurants are expected to join the third annual Super Tasty 5K, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 in Solana Beach. Once again, the event is a fundraiser for Promises2Kids, a San Diego nonprofit working for the benefit of children in foster care.

Nichole Peterson, executive Director of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, helps plan the event with organizers of the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a two-day celebration of cycling, held on Sept. 6 and 7 at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. Participating restaurants include Carruth Cellars, Crush, Juicer’s, The Curious Fork, Wild Note Café, and others.

Del Mar Shores Park fundraiser to help finance helmets for Torrey Pines High School varsity football team

The Torrey Pines High School Foundation in Carmel Valley recently bought 80 new helmets for the varsity team. The Schutt helmets were delivered to the campus at the start of August, in time for the final weeks of practice before the season begins at the end of the month. To raise the rest of the money needed for helmets, the foundation is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 23 at Del Mar Shores Park.

Del Mar Library seeking volunteer assistance

Del Mar Library is looking for enthusiastic, customer-focused volunteers. Possible volunteering opportunities at the library are homework help, coordinating the Friends of the Library Book Sale shelves, publicity, and helping with crafts or other library programs.
For information, contact library staff at 858-755-1666.
The Del Mar Branch Library is at 1309 Camino Del Mar.

Volunteers go to bat for foster youth through Voices for Children

Current and former foster children spoke about the effect their court-appointed special advocates had on their lives at the Aug. 7 event held at the Encinitas Library. Photo by Joe Tash.

Three current and former foster youths spoke at a panel discussion Aug. 7 at the Encinitas Library. The event was organized by Voices for Children and hosted by Third District County Supervisor Dave Roberts, who has adopted five foster children with his partner.

‘Basic Brain Fitness’ program offered at Del Mar Community Connections

The Brain Fitness programs, developed by Posit Science from work at UC San Francisco, are designed to improve thinking, understanding and memory. The scientifically designed exercises are done on a computer in a classroom for one hour three times a week. The program is self-paced and adjusts to each individual’s abilities and needs.

Solana Beach ‘MOMSnext’ kickoff is Sept. 5

As children enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community remains. Join the Solana Beach MOMSnext community of moms as they tackle the issues that arise with school-aged children.
Fall Kick Off will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Ave., in Ministry Center Room 103 (next to the Hispanic Chapel).
Visit www.SolanaBeachMOMSnext.org.

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