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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.

Solana Beach youth chosen for Notre Dame scholarship program

Michael McRoskey will receive an annual Notre Dame scholarship, plus funding for four Summer Enrichment Experiences.

Solana Beach native and St. Augustine High School graduate Michael McRoskey has been selected for the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame for its Class of 2018.

These 24 students were chosen from among hundreds of applicants for their embodiment of the program’s vision for leadership, scholarship, personal integrity and social responsibility.

Opening Day at the races in Del Mar takes place Thursday this year

Attendees at last year’s Opening Day event. Photos by Jon Clark

Hold on to your hats for an extra day this year — Del Mar will open on a Thursday, instead of the traditional Wednesday.

One of the area’s biggest social events, Opening Day is set for July 17. It’s a feast for the eyes, from the colorful parade of fancy hats and jockey silks, to celebrity sightings. And parties are happening everywhere, on and off the track, all day long and well into the evening.

Del Mar racing season ready to run with variety of engaging events

Game On Dude, winner of the 2013 Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, may be back to defend his title this year. Photo by Kelley Carlson

There’s twice as much to look forward to at the Del Mar racetrack this year.

For the first time, the seaside oval will host summer and fall meets.

“Our fall meet is drawing a lot of buzz and looking very exciting,” said Joe Harper, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s president and chief executive officer. “But first we’ve got a classic summer season full of big purses, good horses, and more Del Mar fun than you can shake a stick at.”

Beth Am Preschool opens infant care center in Carmel Valley

Beth Am Preschool announces the opening of The Nursery, an infant and toddler care center for children ages 6 weeks to 2 years.

With 20 years of experience caring for and educating preschool children, Beth Am Preschool is pleased to introduce the much-needed services of infant and toddler care for the Carmel Valley/Del Mar and surrounding communities. This child development center is renowned for its warm, nurturing environment and highly qualified teachers, which it will now offer to the youngest children.

Solana Beach church campers and volunteers raise funds to battle childhood cancer

Campers and volunteers at KidsGames held a bake sale and car wash to raise money for Max’s Ring of Fire, which supports pediatric cancer research and clinical trials. Photos by Kristina Houck

When 7-year-old Max Mikulak died a month after his family joined Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, the church and the greater community stepped up to support the Carmel Valley family. Nearly six years later, the local church remains a constant source of support, having hosted and participated in fundraisers for Max’s Ring of Fire, a nonprofit that Max’s parents founded after he lost his four-year battle with childhood cancer.

Carmel Valley resident wins $5.4 million verdict in high-profile case

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Top San Diego trial lawyer and longtime Carmel Valley resident Robert J. Francavilla is a partner with CaseyGerry, where he has practiced law for more than 25 years, specializing in serious personal injury, head trauma and wrongful death.

He most recently achieved a $5.4 million verdict against the U.S. government in a case involving a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a collision caused by a Border Patrol agent.

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotarians hold ‘demotion’ celebration

Susheela Narayanan (L-R), Bill Murphy, Vicky Mallett, Mary Butler,  Laura Murphy at the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary annual demotion party June 22.

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club celebrated the end of President Steve Weitzen’s term with its annual demotion party June 22 at Morgan Run Country Club. The happy group began with appetizers on the patio and moved inside for dinner and “roast” of President Steve.

Hiker to lead Pacific Crest Trail talk at Solana Beach Library

Experienced hiker Dana Law will share his exciting stories, adventures, photos, and videos of his 28 hikes covering the first 2,188 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave.

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