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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Two people were injured early Thursday, July 10, in a single-car rollover crash near Del Mar and Carmel Valley.
Del Mar Highlands Town Center’s Barnes & Noble is closing after 21 years on Saturday, July 12. In the bookstore’s last days, books and items were priced at 50 percent off and many of the store’s shelves had been stripped and left bare.
A sign on the door gave a thank you to customers and while employees aren’t authorized to speak to the media, they remarked on how sad both they and the community are to see the store go.
Del Mar may be the smallest city in the county, but it is also one of the busiest in the summer.
More than 1.4 million fairgoers flocked to the fairgrounds during the San Diego County Fair this year, the second-highest attendance in fair history. In addition, Del Mar’s Community Services Department reported an estimated 77,000 people visited the city during the three-day weekend, including 31,000 people on the Fourth of July.