Category archives for: North Coast Life

Solana Beach Library offers citizenship course

An eight-week citizenship course begins at the Solana Beach Library on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Classes will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, ending Saturday, Nov. 8.

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary lineup of speakers to discuss cancer, Kenya, biotech

Interested individuals are invited to hear two special speakers at upcoming meetings of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach. The club’s meetings are held over breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Morgan Run Clubhouse.

San Diego surf program keeps at-risk boys from going under

Andrew has been in the Boys to Men program for two years. The 15-year-old is training for his second 100 Wave Challenge. He surfed 140 waves in last year’s fundraising event. Courtesy photos

As part of its outreach, Boys to Men holds regular outings for at-risk youth at beaches in La Jolla, Pacific Beach and Del Mar, where they learn to surf and connect with adult male mentors who offer a different perspective on life.

Del Mar veteran Pete Glaser among those recognized at ‘Spirit of ’45 Day’

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman with World War II veteran Pete Glaser. Courtesy photo

Hundreds of World War II veterans, military members and other San Diegans gathered Aug. 10 in Balboa Park to celebrate the victory and remember the sacrifices during the annual Spirit of ’45 Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the U.S. victory over Japan, or V-J Day. Pete Glaser of Del Mar was among the dozens of WWII veterans who attended the event.

Carmel Valley senior making waves in world of surf photography

Photographer Austin Schmid. Courtesy photo

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

Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library

Nancy and Roger Harmon will give a presentation at the library on their travels in Bhutan.

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.

Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney


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.

Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar

Main lobby has magenta accents.

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.”

Earthquake Preparedness presentation to be held at Solana Beach City Hall

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.

Injury helps accomplished volleyballer focus on what else is important in life

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.



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