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Motorcyclist killed in accident near Del Mar Fairgrounds

The motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the weekend was identified July 21 as a 22-year-old Escondido man.

Alexander Mackenzie Williams was headed west on Via de la Valle near Jimmy Durante Boulevard at a high rate of speed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office and the sheriff’s department.

Crime cases and arrests/citations in the Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach area in June 2014

The numbers of crime cases by type, where type is defined by the most serious crime that occurred, and arrests/citations with valid addresses that were reported to the San Diego County’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) by July 8 for the month of June 2014 in the San Diego City neighborhoods of Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley, North City, and Torrey Highlands, and the Cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach are shown below:

Solana Beach City Council discusses parking solutions for Highway 101 and Cedros Design District

Valet parking, timed parking and rooftop parking are possible solutions to Solana Beach’s parking problems along Coast Highway 101 and the Cedros Design District, council members said during a special meeting July 16.

Concerned about the city’s limited parking spaces, residents and business owners have explored possible solutions during three community workshops over the last several months. Hosted by the Highway 101/Cedros Avenue Development Standing Committee, the workshops were led by council liaisons Deputy Mayor Lesa Heebner and Councilman Mike Nichols.

Suspected drunken driving arrests made on Del Mar racetrack Opening Day

The multi-agency patrols around the seaside racetrack, and in Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego and Solana Beach got underway at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 17, according to sheriff’s Sgt. David Cheever.

The 14 teams of deputies and officers stopped 183 vehicles between Thursday evening, July 17, and 2 a.m. July 18 and made 13 suspected drunken driving arrests, including one driver who was found to be in possession of brass knuckles, Cheever said.

Rafner, Gibson, Wooden to run for Del Mar school board again

Del Mar Union School District Board President Doug Rafner and trustees Kristin Gibson and Scott Wooden pulled papers on July 14 from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters to run for second terms on the board in the November election.

Rafner said the group opted to run again to carry forward the strong momentum the district has right now; as an example, he said he was extremely proud that last month the board approved a balanced budget for 2014-15.

Carmel Valley iGEM team takes second at international event held at MIT

Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy sent a joint team to the iGEM competition this year. They won second place and best poster. Courtesy photo

The Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy’s joint high school iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team recently won second place (first runner- up) and the Best Poster Award at the international competition, held June 28 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

Police search for Solana Beach burglary suspect

Sheriff’s deputies were on the lookout Wednesday for the man who cut through a window screen to gain access to a Solana Beach apartment and got away with a man’s cell phone.

All wait list freshmen are admitted to San Dieguito, Canyon Crest Academy

The San Dieguito Union High School District recently sent a message out to parents that all freshman students on the wait list will be admitted to San Dieguito High School Academy and Canyon Crest Academy.

In May students on the wait list had been informed no more students would be admitted although, according to the district’s message, “recent developments with our Proposition AA Master Plan have allowed us to review and slightly revise the long-term capacity for the school.”

Kaiser Permanente will again be title sponsor for Carmel Valley 5K

The Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run will return for its third year on Jan. 24, 2015, again sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. This year’s race will feature a new and improved course and instead of benefiting Del Mar Union School District schools only, it will raise funds for all Carmel Valley schools.

Solana Beach’s arts commission gets new name

Solana Beach’s Public Arts Advisory Commission has officially dropped “advisory” from its name.

In January, the seven-member commission unanimously voted to request a name change. Commissioners agreed the proposed name centered on the purpose and role of the commission, which is not limited to visual arts, but encompasses all arts, including music, dance and theater.

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