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Four-car crash on I-5 in Carmel Valley sends two people to hospital

The crash on northbound I-5 at Carmel Valley Road was reported at 5:11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. A SigAlert was in effect.

Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case

A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation.

Christopher “Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison.

Del Mar Foundation supports ‘Birdwing’ project with $20,000 grant

(L-R): Peter Shapiro, president of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy; Karen Wilson, executive director, Del Mar Foundation; Robin Crabtree, Del Mar Foundation board member and chair of the Grants Committee; Trish Boaz, executive director, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.

The Board of Directors of the Del Mar Foundation voted unanimously to approve a $20,000 grant to the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the San Dieguito River Park, sponsors of the Birdwing Open Air Classroom project. The project, called “Birdwing” for its architecturally dramatic shade structure, is an amphitheater-style outdoor space along the Coast-to-Crest Trail just off I-5 and Via de la Valle. It will allow the San Dieguito River Park to expand its school programs and serve as a gathering place for all people to learn about and enjoy lagoon habitats. The grand opening of Birdwing will be held on May 13.

Solana Beach business owners and community members discuss parking solutions for Highway 101 and the Cedros Design District

Solana Beach business owners and community members gathered April 14 to discuss potential parking solutions for Highway 101 and the Cedros Design District during a special meeting April 14 in City Hall.

Organized by the Highway 101/Cedros Avenue Development Standing Committee, meeting attendees helped committee members narrow a list of three-dozen ideas that were generated when the group met in December to address parking concerns.

Man injured in Solana Beach fire

A man suffered burns on 50 percent of his body in an apartment fire in Solana Beach early April 16, authorities said.

The fire, which occurred at 833 South Cedros Ave., erupted around 2 a.m., according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Tomaiko.

Carnitas’ Snack Shack coming to Del Mar Highlands

Carnitas’ Snack Shack, San Diego’s “original fast-casual porkhouse,” is coming to Del Mar Highlands Town Center to fill the spot left vacant by The Counter.

Del Mar celebrates completion of North Torrey Pines Bridge retrofit and rehabilitation project

City officials and community members gathered April 15 to celebrate the completion of the North Torrey Pines Bridge retrofit and rehabilitation project. Photo/Kristina Houck

More than three years after holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the same spot, city officials and community members gathered to celebrate the completion of the North Torrey Pines Bridge retrofit and rehabilitation project April 15 at the Torrey Pines State Park/Beach parking lot off Carmel Valley Road.

Former Ross space in Solana Beach’s Lomas Santa Fe Plaza to remain empty for now

A representative of the Solana Beach center said a lease has not yet been signed with the chain of home furnishing stores.

Deadly car crashes on 56 impetus for stronger median barrier, according to Assembly Member

Report made at Del Mar Mesa planning board meeting

Torrey Hills planning board may stop enhancement project, says cost too high

The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board in Carmel Valley continues to resist the idea of having the city spend hundreds of thousands of community money on a simple enhancement project.

“It started out as a wonderful idea to make an area that was a little bit of a blight look nice,” said board chair Kathryn Burton. “But the costs are just out of line…Any homeowner in Torrey Hills would be appalled at spending this kind of money for what’s essentially a boulder, gravel and a bench.”

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