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Del Mar school district board members assure parents that communication is a key priority

Del Mar Union School District staff and board members recently received a “frantic flood” of emails from concerned parents as rumors buzzed from school parking lots to the bleachers at little league baseball games. Parents were frustrated they could not find out more about the Del Mar Classified Teachers Association’s (DMCTA) meetings and votes on the 2013-16 contract update, and whispers persisted that class sizes were going up and parents would not be given a platform to express their opinion.

Woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Del Mar

A suspected drunken driver has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 27-year-old woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Del Mar, authorities said March 29.

Rachel Anne Morrison and a friend were walking eastbound in a crosswalk at the intersection of Camino Del Mar and Coast Boulevard about 10:15 p.m. March 28 when Christopher Stockmeyer, 41, allegedly ran a stop sign and struck her at a high rate of speed, according to sheriff’s officials and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Solana Beach School District selects new principals for Solana Santa Fe and Solana Highlands schools

From August through December 2013, Frumovitz served as assistant principal to Carmel Creek and Solana Highlands schools. Since Jan. 6, 2014, Frumovitz has served as interim principal for Solana Highlands School.

Have Trunk Will Travel elephants will not return to fair in Del Mar

Have Trunk Will Travel, the organization that provided elephants for display, education and rides at the San Diego County Fair, announced March 27 that they will not be returning to the 2014 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on. This follows a successful engagement at the 2013 San Diego County Fair, including the San Diego community donating over $5,000 toward Asian Elephant conservation and embracing the “Save A Species — Ride An Elephant” campaign.

Canyon Crest Academy ‘de.evolution’ robotics team headed to world competition

Team members: (L to R): Alex Quan, Ryan Lee, Yousuf Soliman, Kian Sheik, Christian Cooper, Noah Sutton-Smolin, Tristan Murphy, Mariella Gauvreau. Courtesy photo

Canyon Crest Academy’s robotics team 4278 – de.evolution – is headed to the world championship robotics tournament in St. Louis next month, after competing at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Super-Regional competition held in Sacramento March 20 to 22.

Parents voice concerns over Del Mar school district teachers contract

In a narrow vote last week, Del Mar Union School District teachers voted down an amendment to their 2013-16 contracts that included language about class size increases. The vote was 108 opposed and 105 in favor of the contract, according to district teachers who wished to remain anonymous.

Grand opening for San Dieguito River Park’s ‘Birdwing’ open air classroom expected to be held mid-May

The “Birdwing” open air classroom in the San Dieguito River Park lagoon is expected to be finished in April, with a grand opening celebration in May. Photo/Karen Billing

The San Dieguito River Park’s “Birdwing” open air classroom is taking shape near the lagoon in Del Mar; construction continued quietly last week to a soundtrack of the wetlands’ singing birds.

The facility borrows its name from the wing-like design of the rustic metal shade structure that covers rows of concrete bench seating for environmental education; the open air affording scenic views out across the carefully restored wetlands.

Carmel Valley attorney brings cell phone privacy case to U.S. Supreme Court

Pat Ford

Should police be allowed to search the smart phones of anyone they arrest without first obtaining a search warrant? That issue is at the heart of a case that a Carmel Valley attorney will soon bring before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge rules against Sierra Club in Del Mar Fairgrounds lawsuit

A judge has ruled against the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club in the latest skirmish of a legal battle over the use of portions of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The club sued the California Coastal Commission in January, alleging that the commission violated state law when it approved two permits for the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned fairgrounds.

Solana Beach City Council to consider requiring retailers of electronic smoking devices to obtain a license

After officially adopting an ordinance that bans the use of electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited, the Solana Beach City Council on March 13 agreed to consider requiring retailers of electronic smoking devices to obtain a license.

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