Category archives for: North Coast Life

Del Sol Lions collect $1,338 in Solana Beach for backpack effort

The Del Sol Lions collected $1,338 in tips from generous community members over the two-day Fiesta Del Sol -—– May 31 and June 1 — in Solana Beach to help fund a student backpack and school supply program for the upcoming school year. Del Sol Lions Club members volunteered and collected donations in the VIP and wine garden areas.

Del Mar neighbors join in support of latest ‘Adopt a Spot’ project

Adopt a spot on Crest Rim.

Del Mar’s “Adopt a Spot” program usually brings together several families who work on a project to beautify a piece of city land. The latest “Adopt a Spot” project, however — an addition to Crest Rim Park — was developed by a whopping group of 64 supporters representing 38 households.

Del Mar 7th grader creates program to send under-served kids to camp

Campers and volunteers at Horses for Happiness’ first event.

Del Mar resident Kelsey Yin was just wrapping up her 7th grade year at Earl Warren Middle School when she founded Horses for Happiness, a program designed to send under-served youth to free horse camp.

Pacific Ridge student named Coca-Cola scholar

Delaney Miller

As a 2014 Coca-Cola Scholar, senior Delaney Miller of Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad is in elite company. Out of more than 100,000 nationwide applicants, just 150 high school seniors are selected each year.

A member from each of Pacific Ridge’s first four graduating classes has been honored by the Coca-Cola Foundation on a regional or national level. Miller joins Pacific Ridge alumni Tony Ibrahim ’13, Stephanie Sapp ’12, and Anisha Mudaliar ’11 as part of the scholarship program’s “extended family” of individuals committed to positive leadership and dedication to service.

Thirty-seven Torrey Pines High School scholar-athletes honored

TPHS scholar-athletes

Torrey Pines High School recently honored 37 seniors with the “Next Level Falcon Award” at a luncheon sponsored by Torrey Pines Pop Warner Football and Cheer.

Falcon scholar-athletes are prized recruits in baseball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Many compete on teams and/or individually at the regional, state and national level. For example, Falcon teams won eight CIF Championships in the 2013-2014 academic year: Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Girls Golf (plus State champs four years in a row), Boys Golf, Girls Tennis (24 years in a row), Girls Volleyball and Girls Swimming (five years in a row).

Carmel Valley students win top honors at Solar Sprint Race

Students lining up the Solar cars at start of race.

The Junior Solar Sprint Race offers students an opportunity to learn by means of a friendly competition against their peers. Students take responsibility for the design, construction, and performance of a model solar-electric vehicle. Torrey Hills 6th graders worked after school to design and build their solar cars.

Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Congressman Scott Peters attended the event. There were over 70 cars competing at the race.

Torrey Hills placed 1st, 2nd , 3rd and 5th. Josh and Aaron won 1st. place, Audrey won 2nd place , Arisa won 3rd place and Nitya won 5th place. Congratulations to all participants who learned about Soalr Energy.

Carmel Valley students win medals at Elementary Science Field Day

Elementary Science Field Day Team

More than 50 elementary schools took part in the San Diego County Elementary Science Field Day event on May 10. Students in grades 4 and 5 from Torrey Hills school took part in this event, which covered many areas of science. Students trained in Anatomy, Circuitry, Earth Science, Astronomy, Entomology, Chemistry and they built Towers of Straw, Paddle boats with styrofoam trays, aluminum foil rafts, and worked with mirrors to reflect light at the right angle to hit a target. The students worked with parent coaches and 6th grade student coaches. Torrey Hills team members won several 1st place medals, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place ribbons.

Solana Beach Day to be held at Petco Park

Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join members at Petco Park for Solana Beach Day at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves.Come celebrate the spirit of our community!

The discounted Community tickets cost $16 (a $31.75 value) and include: Padres vs. Braves game, Special Group Seating, field recognition of Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce 70th Anniversary and KidFest days at Petco Park. The child selling the most tickets from local schools and Little Leagues (ages 4-12) will serve as the “Play Ball Kid.”

The Anniversary tickets include: game reserved tickets in the Kona Cove hospitality center for Chamber members and guests only, all-you-can-eat ballpark food menu including soda and water, and KidFest days at Petco Park.

Carmel Valley teen wins grant from Social Entrepreneurship Youth Training Program

Tali Edid, far left holds her Social Entrepreneurship Youth Training Program award grant with colleagues Noah Villalobos, Vanessa Ramirez and mentor Seyi Oshinowo.

Carmel Valley teenager Tali Edid recently won a $1,000 grant from the Social Entrepreneurship Youth Training Program for Latino and Jewish students with the aim of putting a project she created to tackle hunger in San Diego into action.

Tali and her teammates Vanessa Ramirez and Noah Villalobos were selected to receive the honor for their project “Growing Happiness,” which was designed to develop a community garden to promote sustainability, healthy eating habits and long-term growth for underprivileged youth and families.

Solana Beach company to launch streaming video service for extreme sports

Launched by Solana Beach-based Opper Sports Productions, Vaporvue is a new subscription-based streaming video service. Courtesy photo

From how-to videos, to feature-length documentaries, fans of extreme sports can soon have unlimited access to action sports and outdoor entertainment at the push of a button. Vaporvue, a new subscription-based streaming video service, launches June 21, the first day of summer.

“We’re trying to provide the most comprehensive, diverse library of extreme sports content on the web,” said Ira Opper, a 32-year resident of Solana Beach and owner of Opper Sports Production, the local company behind the new online video platform. “That’s our goal.”



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