A Halloween-themed 5K fun run is coming to Carmel Valley. The inaugural race is a nighttime race tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, according to Jeff Stoner of race promoters Seasick Marketing of Del Mar. Stoner said Seasick is currently going through the county’s special events permitting process but received recommended approval from the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board at its January meeting and from the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board on Feb. 18.
In her debut book, “White Gloves and Collards” (HPK Publishing, December 2013), Helen Pruden Kaufmann, a Del Mar resident, shares a story of growing up privileged in Edenton, North Carolina, a small southern town that cherishes its customs and history — as symbolized by the confederate monument in the center of town — against the backdrop of the civil rights movement.
Feb. 23 marked a special occasion in the Del Mar Heights School (DMHS) Garden. On that Sunday, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church brought over 50 volunteers to join forces with the Garden Club to construct Phase 1 of the DMHS Garden expansion project. This project was sponsored by the DMHS PTA to create an edible classroom [...]
Dexter’s Deli and Spunky held a “Mardi Paws” canine costume contest and “Barkus” Parade on “Fat Sunday,” Feb. 23, at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. Spunky is an aptly named terrier mix who became the unofficial mascot for Del Mar Community Connections after he was rescued in 2010 by DMCC’s program director, Heather Glenn. [...]
The Solana Beach Garden Club will explore the topic of propagation of plants at its next meeting on Wednesday, March 5. Anyone who has a favorite plant and would like to multiply it by propagation will want to hear Jim Horachek, general manager for Del Mar Armstrong nursery, speak at the meeting. He will explain the best time and method for the various plants to be propagated.
Carmel Valley resident Craig Misewicz is on a lucky streak.
His streak began when he purchased several small scratch-off tickets in late January, winning a total of $1,283. His lucky streak continued when he purchased a California Gold Scratchers ticket Jan. 29 at Del Mar Wine Company, which is where he works. It was also a winner.
“Every day I come in and look at the tickets,” said Misewicz, who has worked at the store for about two years. “Sometimes it’s the numbers; sometimes it’s how I feel. When I touched the ticket, it was burning hot. I said, ‘This is the lucky ticket today.’”
National AP Scholars from the Class of 2014 include: Jenny Chen, Tina Huang, Kamran Jamil, Mark Matten and Joseph Oh. Mark Matten and Joseph Oh are residents of Carmel Valley, while Kamran Jamil lives in Rancho Santa Fe.
The daughter of a librarian, Polly Cipparrone didn’t plan on following in her mother’s footsteps.
“I didn’t want to go into the family business,” said Cipparrone, whose mother worked as a librarian for nearly three decades at Patrick Henry High School. “But it got to a point in my life where I was trying to decide what I wanted to do, so I went to a career counselor and took a test.”
Animals have a voice, but some people don’t listen. That’s why animal activists need to use their voice, said Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals during “The Naked Truth: An Animal Rights Radical at Large” event Feb. 6 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.
A career presentation night, “The STEM experience at Canyon Crest Academy,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Proscenium Theater at Canyon Crest Academy. This event, led by science teacher Ed Gerstin, will provide students and community members with the opportunity to learn about careers that are related to science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM).