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.
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.”
At the recent first annual Encinitas Student Film Festival, four students from Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema department took home top honors and received the Award of Excellence, Award of Distinction, and People’s Choice Award for their short film “Milquetoast.” The film, about at a girl who can’t express her emotions facially, was the brainchild of senior Jason Phillips and classmates Richard Duan, Jennifer Smart and Andrew Boyles.
San Dieguito Union High School District will hold a community information night about plans for a new middle school in Carmel Valley on Tuesday, April 15, at Carmel Valley Middle School.
Construction is set to begin in May on the school located next door to Canyon Crest Academy on Village Center Loop Road. The plan is for the school to open to students in fall 2015.
Inside her computer lab at Torrey Hills, technology teacher Susie Hopper is amazed daily at what her kids are capable of — that when she asks a class full of first graders what a pixel is, a 6 year old raises their hand to answer that it’s a “pinprick of light on a monitor.”
“There are excellent students doing excellent things in this district,” Hopper said.
A 36-year-old Cardiff man died April 5 after falling from his surfboard off the coast of Del Mar, authorities said.
A fellow surfer pulled the the man — whose name was withheld pending notification of kin — from the ocean and brought him to shore near the 100 block of 20th Street, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office.
An off-duty emergency room doctor and lifeguards attempted to revive the surfer, but he was declared dead at the scene, officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office said.
A blocked sanitation line began sending wastewater flowing out of a manhole in the 1300 block of Luneta Drive in Del Mar about 9:30 a.m., according to the Department of Environmental Health.
It took city public works crews less than a half-hour to get the problem under control. By then, roughly 750 gallons of sewage had flowed into a nearby storm drain that empties into the surf at the terminus of 15th Street, the county agency reported.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board March 27 approved a remodel of the Shell Station at Del Mar Heights Road and Interstate-5 to include an automatic car wash and a convenience store stop.
Owner Steve Thomas plans to change the configuration of his existing 1,800-square-foot building by taking out the three service bays and adding 720 square feet for the convenience store and the 900-square-foot car wash to the back.
A 57-year-old former software engineer from Solana Beach made national headlines this week for his letter to Barack Obama, which was shared by the president in a televised speech as he announced that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for health care under the Affordable Care Act.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board heard potential plans March 27 for a new hotel and urgent care facility on some of the last vacant commercial lots off Carmel Valley Road and Valley Centre Drive. Fred Oliver, owner of the new 118-suite Residence Inn by Marriott that opened in July 2013 on Valley Centre Drive, briefly updated the board about plans he has submitted for preliminary review.