Category archives for: Life

Carmel Valley student qualifies for USA Computational Linguistics Olympiad Team

Catherine Wu

Canyon Crest Academy Senior Catherine Wu has made the USA Computational Linguistics Olympiad Team and will represent the United States to compete at the International Computational Linguistics Olympiad this summer.

Alum from Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley continues effort to increase autism awareness

Thomas and Andre Ohno-Machado. Courtesy photo

April is Autism Awareness Month and one person who no doubt is taking part in awareness activities is Thomas Ohno-Machado, a 2013 graduate of Torrey Pines High School, who is currently attending UC Santa Cruz.

Friends of Gonzales Canyon seeks volunteers, clean-up event to be held April 26

The Sycamore Trail in Gonzales Canyon.

The Friends of Gonzales Canyon group is looking for local residents to come out and learn more about the resource that is right in their backyards.

Patriot Profiles: ‘It’s like a human game of chess’

Helmand Province, Afghanistan 2013. Sgt. Bryan Barrow (far left) with Marines. Photo courtesy of Sgt. Bryan Barrow (USMC).

This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes.

Del Mar author publishes memoir

One River, Two Oceans and Raindrops In Between

Betty Ann Hoehn remembers riding in the back of the bus as a young child. It wasn’t by choice. She couldn’t sit in the front when she traveled with Corinne, her African-American nanny.

Born in 1954, Hoehn grew up in Memphis, Tenn. The Del Mar author shares memories of her childhood in the segregated South in her newly released memoir, “One River, Two Oceans and Raindrops in Between: My Journey through Life, Love and Recovery.”

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation honors Katie Wilsey

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation’s Ty Humes (VP marketing, at left) and Drew Isaacman (president, at right) present Katie Wilsey with a plaque in honor of her platinum level corporate affinity with the DMSEF.

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation recently honored Katie Wilsey of the Carmel Valley 5k and Kids Fun Run for her role as the DMSEF’s first Platinum Corporate Sponsor.

A variety of Easter activities to be held locally

Celebrate spring with local egg hunts and activities.

Del Mar Horse Show kicks off April 17

In its 69th year, the 2014 Del Mar National Horse Show runs Thursday, April 17, through Sunday, May 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena.

San Dieguito Union High School District to hold College Night and Fair in Del Mar

The third annual SDUHSD College Night and Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 22, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Fair Trade Décor in Del Mar expands cultural events

Author Jeff Salz, Fair Trade Décor co-owner Betsy Paganelli, author Alepho Deng and Fair Trade Décor co-ower Jude Paganelli at the first anniversary event.

Fair Trade Décor in Del Mar village welcomed more than 100 visitors, nonprofit representatives, fair trade leaders and authors to celebrate its first anniversary at a special Global Stories event on March 30.



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