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Del Mar City Council approves public trailhead

Del Mar hikers will soon have a new way to access three local trails.

The Del Mar City Council on Sept. 15 upheld the conditional approval of a coastal development permit by Kathleen Garcia, Del Mar’s planning and community development director, for a public trailhead at Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive.

Council asks for redesign of plans for proposed Del Mar home

In order to preserve public views, the Del Mar City Council on Sept. 15 asked an architect to redesign plans for a proposed two-story, single-family home on Ocean View Avenue.

“This project unreasonably blocks public views and there are alternatives available that will result in a perfectly usable project for the applicant and will help that project blend in with the neighborhood successfully,” said Councilman Don Mosier.

Reward offered for information on suspected bank robber

Authorities announced recently that a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of robbing more than a dozen San Diego-area banks, including a Wells Fargo banks on Del Mar Heights Rd., over the last 10 months.

During most of the heists — two of which occurred on the same day — the thief pretended to have a gun under his clothing and ordered everyone present to either raise their hands over their heads or lie down on the floor, according to the FBI.

Woman robs Solana Beach bank

A woman who claimed to have a concealed gun robbed a Solana Beach bank Sept. 17.

Del Mar to monitor red light cameras program

Council members questioned the effectiveness of the program.

Del Mar school board to take action on proposal to move Early Childhood Development Center

The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) Board of Trustees held a community meeting on Sept. 8 in advance of this week’s board meeting where the board plans to take action on a new $1.5 million facility Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Torrey Hills Elementary School.

Tips on earthquake preparedness shared at Solana Beach Public Safety Commission meeting

Less than three weeks after last month’s Napa Valley magnitude-6.0 earthquake, community members gathered to learn about earthquake preparedness during a presentation at the start of Solana Beach’s regularly scheduled Public Safety Commission meeting on Sept. 9.

Carmel Valley planning board’s Manjeet Ranu retires

City Council President Pro Tem Sherri Lightner honors outgoing Carmel Valley Community Planning Board vice chair Manjeet Ranu. Courtesy photo

San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Sherri Lightner honored departing Carmel Valley Community Planning Board vice chair Manjeet Ranu with a commendation at the planning board’s Sept. 11 meeting.

Solana Beach bids farewell to its fire battalion chief

Photos by David Kloz

After a decade of service to Solana Beach, the city’s council members, staff and firefighters bid farewell to Fire Battalion Chief Dismas Abelman at the start of the Sept. 10 council meeting.

Solana Beach to help host athletes participating in 2015 Special Olympics World Games

The largest sporting event in the world next year will be held in Los Angeles, and Solana Beach, along with dozens of cities across Southern California, is helping make it happen.

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  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]
  • Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and traini […]
  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]