Category archives for: North Coast Life

Q&A: 22nd District Agricultural Association President discusses priorities for the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Frederick Schenk

Late last year, attorney Frederick Schenk – a partner with San Diego-based plaintiffs’ law firm CaseyGerry – was elected by the Board of Directors, 22nd District Agricultural Association (San Diego County Fair Board), to serve as its president. Schenk, a longtime Carmel Valley resident, was previously vice president of the Board of Directors, and now serves as president for two years. He has a long-time association with the San Diego County Fair Board, and had been appointed previously to serve on the board by former Governor Gray Davis, serving from 2002 to 2006, and was also vice president of the board in 2006.

Carmel Valley resident Ray Ellis devoted to community service in a variety of areas

Ray Ellis. Courtesy photo

From running for elected office to volunteering on various boards, Carmel Valley’s Ray Ellis spends much of his time looking for ways to give back to the local community and greater region.

A San Diegan since 1987, Ellis ran for the San Diego City Council in 2012. Although incumbent Sherri Lightner was re-elected to the District 1 seat, Ellis has found other ways to serve San Diego.

Games, song and dance bring together teenagers from TVIA and SAYC

Noah, Ryan, Miles and their new friends take a break from the “Define Gravity” Balloon Game. Courtesy photo

The SD1 Chapter of Teen Volunteers In Action held its second event of the year with the Sudanese American Youth Center on March 23.

Del Mar Foundation to hold Annual Earth Day Celebration

The Del Mar Foundation is hosting its annual Beach Clean-Up on Sunday, April 13, from 1-3 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center.

Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley offers program for students with intellectual disabilities

Enrollment for the Options Program at Cathedral Catholic High School remains open.

Friends of the Carmel Valley Library to hold ‘Bargain Booksale Fundraiser’

The Friends of the Carmel Valley Branch Library will be holding a “Bargain Booksale Fundraiser” on Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., to benefit the library.

Free Flight in Del Mar offers docent program for children and teens

The Junior Docent Program kicks off its third year during the week of July 21.

Kilimanjaro expert talks about his experiences climbing the tallest mountain in Africa during Carmel Valley event

Ake Lindstrom. Courtesy photo

From Aconcagua in Argentina to the Himalayas in Asia, Ake Lindstrom has hiked some of the highest mountains in the world. Most familiar with Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the avid adventurer has reached the peak of the 19,341-foot mountain 50 times.

“Kilimanjaro represents something truly amazing,” Lindstrom said. “It’s an amazing destination, but it’s also amazing in terms of the impact it has on many lives. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Temporary Del Mar resident gives back to the community

Brazilian native and temporary Del Mar resident Renato Cordani (center with his son Rafael) recently donated a buoy to the city of Del Mar. Courtesy photo

Renato Cordani and his family are living in the coastal community while the 43-year-old geophysicist is on sabbatical.

Carmel Valley author’s new book focuses on educating women to become successful investors

Laurie Itkin

Author Laurie Itkin to speak at Carmel Valley Library April 15



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