In celebration of all things Del Mar, the Del Mar Village Association has added new items to its fabulous line of commemorative seaside goods. The gorgeous and affordably-priced collection is designed to represent the beauty and character of Del Mar and remind locals and visitors of their favorite sights, scents and scenes.
Roomy canvas picnic bags and seaside-scented candles are just of few of the new offerings that evoke coastal culture. With the new branded stainless steel thermos, locals can watch the sunrise and keep their coffee hot; while the new specialty stemless wine glasses are ideal for unwinding in front of the evening sunset. The line’s BPA-free reusable water bottles tote easily on a beach run or a hike along the bluffs.
When Bob “Sully” Sullivan talks, people listen.
A San Diego native and longtime Del Mar resident, Sullivan is “a bit of a crusader” for his hometown on his KOGO-AM 600 radio show, “The Coalition with Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan.”
“I was born and raised here in San Diego,” Sullivan said. “I think I can make a difference. I’ve got a really good platform to make a difference. That’s why I’m a bit of a crusader for what goes on here.”
A Halloween-themed 5K fun run is coming to Carmel Valley. The inaugural race is a nighttime race tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, according to Jeff Stoner of race promoters Seasick Marketing of Del Mar. Stoner said Seasick is currently going through the county’s special events permitting process but received recommended approval from the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board at its January meeting and from the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board on Feb. 18.
In her debut book, “White Gloves and Collards” (HPK Publishing, December 2013), Helen Pruden Kaufmann, a Del Mar resident, shares a story of growing up privileged in Edenton, North Carolina, a small southern town that cherishes its customs and history — as symbolized by the confederate monument in the center of town — against the backdrop of the civil rights movement.
The Solana Beach Garden Club will explore the topic of propagation of plants at its next meeting on Wednesday, March 5. Anyone who has a favorite plant and would like to multiply it by propagation will want to hear Jim Horachek, general manager for Del Mar Armstrong nursery, speak at the meeting. He will explain the best time and method for the various plants to be propagated.
Carmel Valley resident Craig Misewicz is on a lucky streak.
His streak began when he purchased several small scratch-off tickets in late January, winning a total of $1,283. His lucky streak continued when he purchased a California Gold Scratchers ticket Jan. 29 at Del Mar Wine Company, which is where he works. It was also a winner.
“Every day I come in and look at the tickets,” said Misewicz, who has worked at the store for about two years. “Sometimes it’s the numbers; sometimes it’s how I feel. When I touched the ticket, it was burning hot. I said, ‘This is the lucky ticket today.’”
National AP Scholars from the Class of 2014 include: Jenny Chen, Tina Huang, Kamran Jamil, Mark Matten and Joseph Oh. Mark Matten and Joseph Oh are residents of Carmel Valley, while Kamran Jamil lives in Rancho Santa Fe.
The daughter of a librarian, Polly Cipparrone didn’t plan on following in her mother’s footsteps.
“I didn’t want to go into the family business,” said Cipparrone, whose mother worked as a librarian for nearly three decades at Patrick Henry High School. “But it got to a point in my life where I was trying to decide what I wanted to do, so I went to a career counselor and took a test.”
Animals have a voice, but some people don’t listen. That’s why animal activists need to use their voice, said Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals during “The Naked Truth: An Animal Rights Radical at Large” event Feb. 6 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.
A career presentation night, “The STEM experience at Canyon Crest Academy,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Proscenium Theater at Canyon Crest Academy. This event, led by science teacher Ed Gerstin, will provide students and community members with the opportunity to learn about careers that are related to science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM).