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Del Mar Foundation $5K grant boosts lunch program

Nate McCay, president of Del Mar Community Connections, and Jill Weitzen MacDonald, president of the Del Mar Foundation. Photo by Bill Morris

The Del Mar Foundation recently approved a grant of $5,760 to Del Mar Community Connections to partially fund the Tuesday Lunch Connection Program. This program is in its second year of operation, having first been funded by the San Diego Foundation.

Carmel Valley students selected to participate in San Diego Fringe Festival

Annika Patton and Emily Laliotis. Courtesy photos

Canyon Crest Academy graduate Emily Laliotis and junior Annika Patton were recently announced as two of the youngest participants in the San Diego International Fringe Festival, to be held July 3-13. The event is a smorgasbord of off-Broadway entertainment taking place around San Diego through the next three weeks.

Retired Del Mar judge inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Steven Denton, Cynthia Chihak Denton, (front) Brooklyn Denton and Ryan Denton. Courtesy photo

After 26 years as a trial lawyer followed by another dozen as a judge, Steven R. Denton was inducted into Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame June 24 at the San Diego Yacht Club at Shelter Island.

Patriot Profiles: ‘We were seriously alone and unafraid up there’

Village of Dehana, Afghanistan, Aug. 2011. Capt. M.G. Spiese on local security patrol. U.S. Marine Corps photo by: Cpl. Henry Aranda.

Before sun up on Patrol Base Dehana, Afghanistan, a 22-year- old Marine Corps Infantry officer was busy planning and gathering manpower for his platoon’s mission. Before 6 a. m., Lt. M.G. Spiese faced administrative, training, operations, logistical, and maintenance needs and had to fight with competing interests of fellow Marines. He executed his plan day and night, leading 40 Marines to eliminate Taliban controlling the lives of farmers, tradesmen, and others in six villages throughout a 40 -sq.-kilometer area.

More than soccer in Brazil: Bugs, blinding rain keep Amazon visitors on guard

The Dolphin Lodge; A sunrise on the river

There are two things every traveler to the Brazilian Amazon should know about — sudden, ferocious downpours that can turn you and your belongings into a sodden mess, and tarantulas.

Solana Beach Library’s ‘Friends Night Out’ program spotlights the wolf in legend and real life

Inuk is the alpha male of the California Wolf Center’s ambassador pack of gray wolves.

Frank Capolupo, outreach coordinator at the California Wolf Center in Julian, will present a dynamic discussion of “Wolf Ecology and Behavior” at the Solana Beach Library’s “Friends Night Out.”

Solana Beach Fund awards $16,000 in grants to five local organizations

County Supervisor Dave Roberts recognizes each of the grant recipients with certificates. Photo by Kristina Houck

Five local organizations received more than $16,000 in grants during the inaugural Solana Beach Fund Grant Ceremony June 26 at Fletcher Cove Community Center.

After raising $18,000 since launching in the fall, members of the newly created Solana Beach Fund, which is part of the Coastal Community Foundation, divided donations among the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, Casa de Amistad, La Colonia de Eden Gardens, North Coast Repertory Theatre and San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Del Mar Foundation to hold Annual 4th of July Parade

The Del Mar Foundation will present its annual 4th of July Parade beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Powerhouse Park. Wear red, white and blue, bring your decorated bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, electric golf carts and leashed pets, and participate in the fun and games for all ages. The parade route loops up Coast Blvd in a colorful and joyous celebration of Independence Day.

A Del Mar fire engine will offer tours and children will receive a free fire truck hat. Free lemonade and snacks will be provided compliments of Jake’s Del Mar and Bull Taco, which is opening soon in Del Mar. A DJ will be on hand for musical entertainment.

‘Del Mar Recycles’ drop-off event is July 19

Coast Waste Management and the city of Del Mar are hosting the second “Del Mar Recycles” drop-off event for city residents and businesses from 9 a.m.-noon July 19. The drop-off event makes it easy to recycle and dispose of common household items in an environmentally safe manner.

Carmel Valley Marine graduates with distinction as aerospace engineer

2nd Lt. Eric Breault, U.S. Marine Corps, has graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Breault received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering and was also commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps on the same day.

A 2010 graduate of Canyon Crest Academy and Eagle Scout from Troop 713, he will undergo Marine training for six months in Quantico, Va., followed by flight school in Pensacola, Fla.

Upon completion of flight school, Breault will serve as a Marine Corps pilot. He is the son of proud parents Chris and Cathy Breault.

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