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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.

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.

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