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Del Mar school district aiming to improve attendance, reduce tardies

September may be Attendance Awareness Month, but the Del Mar Union School District has already placed a special emphasis on attendance this year. The district has rolled out a new slogan, “In school, on time, every day,” a message it is sending out to all school families and one that appears on banners on all campuses.

“We don’t want to let it drop and just be a September thing,” said Cara Schukoske, director of pupil services. “Our principals have committed to collecting information and to make recommendations to be consistent in the ways we’re promoting good attendance…We want students to be in class learning as much as possible.”

Del Mar school district adopts adapted plan regarding ECDC move to Torrey Hills in Carmel Valley

After hearing valuable feedback from community members, the Del Mar Union School District will go ahead with moving the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) from Sycamore Ridge Elementary School to Torrey Hills Elementary School, but have settled on a “Plan B” that impacts less classrooms at the school.

The board voted unanimously to approve the adapted plan at its Sept. 17 meeting.

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.

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.

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 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.

Carmel Valley Planning Board rejects One Paseo, would like to see a reduced project

One Paseo is moving on to the city’s decision-makers without the backing of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board.

The board rejected One Paseo’s proposed project on Sept. 11 with an 11-2 vote, but the board said it would support a reduced mixed-use alternative that cuts the development down by half.

Ex-’Mother of the Year’ pleads not guilty to `Rape Prank’ charges against Carmel Valley homeowner

A former “Mother of the Year,’’ who’s accused of soliciting the rape of a woman after the victim and her husband bought a Carmel Valley home that the defendant wanted to purchase, pleaded not guilty Sept. 12 to felony charges.

Kathy J. Rowe, 52, faces solicitation for rape, solicitation for sodomy and stalking charges, among other counts.

Fair’s run in Del Mar to expand by half-day in 2015

Enthusiasts who can’t wait for the San Diego County Fair will be able to get a “sneak peek” at the event on Friday, June 5, the day before the fair’s traditional Saturday morning opening, officials said.

Dates for the 2015 fair were announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Pedestrian killed by Coaster train

A 49-year-old man walking on the railroad tracks at Torrey Pines State beach apparently ignored warning bells and whistles from an approaching train and was hit and killed by an Amtrak Coaster Sept. 7, according to authorities and media reports.

San Diego sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 11:26 a.m. Sept. 7 to the railroad tracks at mile post marker 245.7, south of the intersection of Carmel Valley Road and North Torrey Pines Road, Deputy Dawn Morabe said.

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