To move forward with a plan for Del Mar Shores Park, the City Council on Feb. 3 established a Shores Park Master Plan Committee.
While a consultant prepares the plan, the committee will provide oversight on the process and community input.
“I think it’s very important that this be done in a very thorough way so the community has a chance to prioritize its desires,” Councilman Terry Sinnott said. “It’s a very important task.”
A proposal for a stop sign at an intersection considered dangerous for pedestrians in the Carmel Del Mar neighborhood will be on the agenda at February’s Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, hoping to prompt a safe resolution from the city.
The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board will hold elections on Tuesday, March 18, for five resident and three business seats. The THCPB is an officially recognized local advisory group of elected volunteers who evaluate issues affecting the community. The board makes recommendations and communicates neighborhood concerns to the City of San Diego and the Planning Department. Local residents and business candidates are encouraged to join the board.
The Merge mixed-use project in the Carmel Country Highlands neighborhood received recommended approval with a 7-2 vote at the Jan. 23 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting. Two members, chair Frisco White and vice-chair Manjeet Ranu, voted against the project to take a stand over the fact that they felt the project had lost an opportunity to create something unique and a “legacy” for the area.
A 21-year-old man from Carmel Valley was in custody in Chicago Jan. 30 on suspicion of strangling his 55-year-old roommate in the Windy City.
Grant Muren was arrested in Chicago Jan. 23 on suspicion of first-degree murder and concealing a homicide in connection with the death of Charles Clarke, whose body was found in his townhouse in the Chicago suburb of Naperville on Jan. 22, according to DuPage County authorities.
Canyon Crest Academy’s robotics team, De-Evolution, has now qualified to compete in the Los Angeles regional competition, after the team’s double win at the L.A. qualifying tournament held Jan. 25 in Glendale.
De-Evolution has already qualified to compete in the upcoming San Diego regional competition with the team’s double win in December at the Escondido qualifying tournament.
Going into the semi-finals at the L.A. tournament, De-Evolution was ranked Number 1 out of 30 teams and maintained its top position, remaining undefeated the entire day.
The Coastal Rail Trail (CRT) is a regional project that will establish a multi-use trail to connect the coastal cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and the San Diego communities of Carmel Valley and La Jolla. Each city entered a memorandum of understanding to plan, design and construct segments of the trail within their respective jurisdictions.
Residents expressed opposition to a proposed cell tower structure on top of the Carmel Valley Library that they feel is not only unsafe but will drastically change the appearance of the popular and much-used library at the center of town. A public meeting was held on Jan. 28 as part of the community outreach effort in the city’s planning process and people questioned why this centralized site was chosen — a library filled with children next door to an elementary school and surrounded by residential units.
O’Brien’s Boulangerie is leaving Del Mar after 24 years.
The decision to move is bittersweet as the bakery has simply outgrown its space as its wholesale business has boomed, according to general manager Sara Escobar, daughter of owner Edgar. Their last business day will be Feb. 15 and they will open a new retail and wholesale business in Escondid
Navy Federal is leaving the Del Mar Heights Village Shopping Center (now called Beachside Del Mar). Its last day will be Feb. 14.
“Navy Federal Credit Union has decided to close its branch located at Beachside Del Mar because they do not have as many members located close to this branch to support it,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president of Donahue Schriber, who handles Beachside Del Mar. “However, they continue to be committed to best serving their customers’ needs throughout San Diego County.”