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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.

Patriot Profiles: ‘Experiences good or bad, you’re never going to forget them’

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jervis Hettrick, Bridgemaster, is now based at Camp Pendleton after a deployment in Afghanistan.

Cpl. Jervis Hettrick, a combat engineer with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion now based at Camp Pendleton, is dubbed “a jack of all trades.” He joined the Marine Corps with some roofing background, a year of college and a fascination with everything going on in the war after 9/11 hit close to home in Union Beach, N.J.

Carmel Valley family to host orphaned child from Colombia this summer

Suzanne Bacon and Jared Jacobsen will host a child from Columbia this summer as part of the Kidsave Summer Miracles program that seeks to connect children with potential families. Courtesy photo

A Carmel Valley couple is hoping to give an orphaned Colombian child a chance to find an adoptive family this summer. Suzanne Bacon and Jared Jacobsen are participating as a host family in the Summer Miracles program of Kidsave, an organization that brings older orphanage and foster kids to the United States to give them an opportunity to become a part of a loving family.

It’s ‘Hullabaloo’ time at Solana Beach Library

Steve Denyes brings Hullabaloo to the Solana Beach Library July 31.

Hullabaloo returns to the Solana Beach Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31.
It’s commotion in motion and giggles galore for all ages with the bouncy, playful music of Steve Denyes.
Over the course of 10 years, Hullabaloo has won twelve national awards, and landed on three national “Top 10 Best Children’s Music” lists. It is summer fun at its best!
The library is at 157 Stevens Ave. Call 858-755-1404.

Girl Scout Troop 3892 earns Bronze award — one heart at a time

Junior Girl Scout Troop 3892 members have earned their Bronze Award by working with CPR instructor Beth Sullivan to raise awareness in our community of the importance of becoming certified in CPR, AED (defibrillator) and first aid. In the past year the girls have spent several hours putting together skits and performing for local schools to spread the word on the importance of becoming CPR certified.

Last month, they took part in demonstrating hands-only CPR at Del Mar’s Powerhouse Park as part of National CPR Awareness Week.

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