As a part of the California Reads program, Del Mar Library will be hosting a conversation with local Marine Corps veteran Eric McElvenny on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. McElvenny graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006 and deployed three times. During his third deployment, while serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, McElvenny suffered the loss of his right leg below the knee after stepping on an IED. McElvenny will share some of his interesting and unique experiences in Afghanistan, what it’s like in the military, and being wounded and the process of coming home — including Operation Rebound a program he participates in through the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The partnership among the San Diego County, San Dieguito Union High School District, city of Solana Beach and Friends of the Solana Beach Library is stronger than ever. Representatives from all of these groups met last week to discuss improvement plans for the shared-use library on the campus of Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach. As part of a districtwide construction program, the aging school on Stevens Avenue is set to be razed and replaced. Plans for the library include new study rooms, a community room and an expanded book store for the Friends of the Library.
The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University announced that Management Information Systems associate professor Dr. Annette C. Easton has been named chairwoman of that department effective Aug. 18.
Congregation Beth Am continues its tradition of a Labor Day Picnic that is free to all members and potential members of the synagogue. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach.
“Come for a Day” and stay all year, as Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner! If you are not a member, call to reserve for the free picnic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at 858-481-8454 or email@example.com.
Philanthropy and polo will again come together Sept. 7 for the 10th annual Veterans Recognition Day at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe.
Through the Amigos de las Américas volunteer program, Canyon Crest Academy students Andrew Deremer and Jordan Shimizu spent this past summer living with host families in rural villages in Central and South America.
The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded local college scholarships to four women.
Lula Sutherland and Nora Kaiser make no bones about the importance of reading in one’s life. The two former teachers and their fellow Words Alive volunteers put their time behind their commitment to helping bridge the literacy gap.
Aug 21, 2014 | Posted in Life
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When fuel gauges get low during heated combat, Air Force Capt. David Alpert, a Carmel Valley native, is near in his KC-135 tanker to offer thirsty aircraft a jet-powered drink.
As the first in her family to graduate from high school, Meliza Espinoza has not only served as a role model to her siblings, but to dozens of local youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.