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Back to School for Solana Beach students

Back-to-School

Students at Solana Ranch Elementary bid a fond farewell to summer and headed back to school

Back to School for Solana Beach students

Fourth grader Gabriel and Aidee Siordia

Students at Skyline Elementary bid a fond farewell to summer and headed back to school Aug. 25. Photos by Kristina Houck.

Del Mar Racetrack to open for inaugural Crosby season this November

After a thrilling summer of fast racing and huge events, the legendary seaside track will open again for its inaugural fall Bing Crosby Season, Nov. 7-30.

Spanish classes offered at Beth Am Preschool in Carmel Valley

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The classes will be led in Spanish, whole language based, and appropriate for Spanish and non-Spanish speakers alike. The teachers for this program are native Spanish speakers and class time will include: music, movement, drama, art, literature, baking/cooking, snack and playground time.

Casa de Amistad in Solana Beach seeks more volunteers to spark students’ learning

Casa de Amistad seeks more volunteers to spark students’ learning

While students are getting ready for their first day of school, Casa de Amistad is also preparing for the new school year.

The Solana Beach organization, which is dedicated to fostering education and character development for local underrepresented children, is seeking volunteer study companions to serve as tutors and mentors.

Jockeys to compete in ring instead of Del Mar racetrack

Two of Del Mar’s top jockeys — Corey Nakatani and Elvis Trujillo — are going to battle it out in the ring rather than on the track Saturday, August 30, in a highly anticipated three-round exhibition boxing match. The winner will earn jockeys’ room bragging rights as these two elite athletes trade punches to raise money for a great cause in what has been dubbed the “Battle Off the Saddle.”
The event — featuring six fights with the tussle between Nakatani and Trujillo being the fifth of the night — will begin immediately after the last race of the day at approximately 7:15 p.m. The professional main event features WBC Caribbean Champion Ruben “El Cobra” Garcia (10-0, 5 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico and battle-tested Javier “El Bravo” Gallo (21-9, 12 KOS) of Buena Park.
For information about other upcoming Ringside at Del Mar boxing series events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and to purchase tickets to the “Battle Off the Saddle,” visit www.ringsideatdelmar.com. This special edition of Ringside at Del Mar is presented by A&T Gym, Barron Entertainment and Paco Presents.
Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesdays through Sundays, with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays, first post is at 4 p.m. There will be a special Monday racing card on Labor Day, Sept. 1. For information, call 858-755-1141 or visit www.delmarscene.com.

Friends of Solana Beach Library kick off membership drive

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library are embarking on their 2014-2015 membership campaign with a special offer.
Become a new member or renew your membership before Sept. 1 and receive an extra membership month along with a $5 coupon good for bookstore purchases. Apply by Aug. 31 to receive your coupon. The coupon is good anytime and has no expiration date. Your membership allows the library to remain a valuable resource for our community by becoming a Friend.
The Friends are made up of teachers, neighbors, students, families and retirees. Your dollars provide needed books and other materials for patrons, sponsorship of outreach programs, cultural excursions/events, and programs to encourage reading and promote the arts.
Annual memberships start at $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Download membership forms from the Friends website, http://www.friendsofsolanabeachlibrary.org, or get from the Solana Beach Library bookstore.

Expert to speak at Del Mar Rose Society meeting

Pat Carney from “Weeks Roses” will speak at the Thursday, Aug. 28, meeting of the Del Mar Rose Society. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center.

Local veteran and athlete to talk about Operation Rebound at Del Mar Library

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.

Solana Beach Library to expand with school replacement

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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.

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