An online petition to stop AT&T from installing cell towers on the Carmel Valley Library is gaining support, already generating 160 signatures.
To increase coverage and capacity needs, AT&T has proposed 12 antennas and 24 new remote radio units (RRUs) mounted inside raised cupola enclosures on the library on Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board threw a detour into Grace Point Church’s plans for a 5K run, voting unanimously to prevent the race’s route from closing major streets or going through a residential neighborhood. The board did support the idea of Grace Point’s Faith in Action Run as long as the organizers tweak the route so it won’t inconvenience local residents.
According to Marjolein Grootenhuis, missions director for Grace Point Church, the run is planned for Sunday, May 4, setting off from the church off Del Mar Heights Road.
“Fortunately, the fire protection system worked as it was designed to,” said RSFFPD Battalion Chief Chris Galindo. “The single sprinkler head provided the occupants with time to safely evacuate the building and kept the fire from spreading and causing further damage.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved a stop sign for a problem intersection on Worsch Drive where it turns into Carmel Park Drive at Santa Nella Place. The board voted 12-1, with one abstention, at its Feb. 27 meeting and the sign could be in place within the next 45 days.
The sole dissenting vote was vice chair Manjeet Ranu who said this problem exists throughout Carmel Valley and they can’t continue to just throw up stop signs.
During a special meeting Feb. 28, the Del Mar City Council authorized the city manager to apply for grants to extend River Path Del Mar.
In a 3-0 vote, council members permitted City Manager Scott Huth to apply for a $150,000 grant from San Diego County’s Community Enhancement Program. Funded by a portion of the county’s transient occupancy tax revenues, the deadline to apply for the grant was March 1.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved the San Dieguito Union High School District’s (SDUHSD) new configuration plans for the district’s Pacific Highlands Ranch Middle School at the planning board’s Feb. 27 board meeting.
The robbery took place about 7:50 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Shell station at 3060 Carmel Valley Road, said San Diego Police Department Officer David Stafford.
According to Stafford, the suspect walked into the gas station, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then took the cash and fled eastbound driving a black Dodge Ram.
A new beer tasting room will soon open in Solana Beach.
In a 5-0 vote, the Solana Beach City Council on Feb. 26 approved a conditional use permit for a craft beer bottle shop and taproom in the city’s Beachwalk Center. San Diego BeerWorks will feature a retail shop, bar and seating area, as well as a food preparation area, restroom, and storage and office space.
The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board voted Feb. 18 to send a letter to the city to request a stop in spending on the enhancement project on East Ocean Air Drive until the city officially approves the project.
While board member Brad Fagan has been dealing with Ali Darvishi, the supervising project manager and deputy city engineer, and has verbally made the request to stop spending, the board was not sure the message was clear and wanted it in writing after receiving an email last week from Darvishi.
Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach recently placed third in the Odyssey of the Mind Coastal Regional Division. (Above, l-r): Anna Hellickson, Luke Halpern, Austin Hellickson, Tanner Turrell, Alex Borthwick and Meg Larson. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems, then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. The team was coached by parent volunteers Jerilyn Larson, Ashley Hellickson and Heidi Dewar.