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Solana Beach resident named ‘Youth of the Year’ by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

Meliza Espinoza has been named ‘Youth of the Year’ by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.

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.

‘Super Tasty’ 5K benefit walk returns to Solana Beach

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At least 20 restaurants are expected to join the third annual Super Tasty 5K, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 in Solana Beach. Once again, the event is a fundraiser for Promises2Kids, a San Diego nonprofit working for the benefit of children in foster care.

Nichole Peterson, executive Director of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, helps plan the event with organizers of the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a two-day celebration of cycling, held on Sept. 6 and 7 at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. Participating restaurants include Carruth Cellars, Crush, Juicer’s, The Curious Fork, Wild Note Café, and others.

Del Mar Shores Park fundraiser to help finance helmets for Torrey Pines High School varsity football team

The Torrey Pines High School Foundation in Carmel Valley recently bought 80 new helmets for the varsity team. The Schutt helmets were delivered to the campus at the start of August, in time for the final weeks of practice before the season begins at the end of the month. To raise the rest of the money needed for helmets, the foundation is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 23 at Del Mar Shores Park.

Del Mar Library seeking volunteer assistance

Del Mar Library is looking for enthusiastic, customer-focused volunteers. Possible volunteering opportunities at the library are homework help, coordinating the Friends of the Library Book Sale shelves, publicity, and helping with crafts or other library programs.
For information, contact library staff at 858-755-1666.
The Del Mar Branch Library is at 1309 Camino Del Mar.

Volunteers go to bat for foster youth through Voices for Children

Current and former foster children spoke about the effect their court-appointed special advocates had on their lives at the Aug. 7 event held at the Encinitas Library. Photo by Joe Tash.

Three current and former foster youths spoke at a panel discussion Aug. 7 at the Encinitas Library. The event was organized by Voices for Children and hosted by Third District County Supervisor Dave Roberts, who has adopted five foster children with his partner.

‘Basic Brain Fitness’ program offered at Del Mar Community Connections

The Brain Fitness programs, developed by Posit Science from work at UC San Francisco, are designed to improve thinking, understanding and memory. The scientifically designed exercises are done on a computer in a classroom for one hour three times a week. The program is self-paced and adjusts to each individual’s abilities and needs.

Solana Beach ‘MOMSnext’ kickoff is Sept. 5

As children enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community remains. Join the Solana Beach MOMSnext community of moms as they tackle the issues that arise with school-aged children.
Fall Kick Off will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Ave., in Ministry Center Room 103 (next to the Hispanic Chapel).
Visit www.SolanaBeachMOMSnext.org.

Beach Blanket Movie Night to be held in Solana Beach

The City of Solana Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting the 10th annual Beach Blanket Movie Night at Fletcher Cove Park on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 6-10 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
The evening begins with live music by Aloha Cowboys. BBMN’s feature presentation is “Surf’s Up.”
BBMN offers refreshments (popcorn, ice cream, cookies and brownies) and a raffle with big ticket prizes — including a Firewire surfboard, Billabong wetsuit, Surf Ride Skateboard, and beach cruiser bicycle from Revolution Bike Shop. Raffle and refreshment tickets will be available inside the park for $1 per ticket.
All proceeds from BBMN will be used to benefit future Solana Beach Parks and Recreation projects or events.
Fletcher Cove Park is located at 111 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach.

Carmel Valley, La Jolla lawyers honored by American Association for Justice

David S. Casey Jr. of La Jolla and Frederick Schenk of Carmel Valley — longtime partners at San Diego-based CaseyGerry — received top honors at The American Association for Justice 2014 annual convention in Baltimore late last month.

Former Carmel Valley student releases second book of epic ‘Ronin’ saga

Matthew Wolf's new book, “Citadel of Fire,” is scheduled for release Aug. 14.

Hot on the heels of the release of his debut novel, “The Knife’s Edge,” Torrey Pines High School graduate Matthew Wolf is eagerly anticipating the release of his second book in two years, “Citadel of Fire.”

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