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Council hears report on police performance in Del Mar

A little more than six months after the Del Mar City Council decided to try to improve the services the city receives from the county rather than establish its own police department, the city’s new sheriff’s captain shared what changes have been made during the June 16 council meeting.

Theresa Adams-Hydar joined the Encinitas station in April. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the station, which covers Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and neighboring communities.

Del Mar begins master planning process for new city hall

After hearing and reviewing multiple studies, issuing a citywide survey and holding two community workshops, Del Mar is moving forward with a master plan for a new city hall. The City Council on June 16 directed staff to begin the master planning process to replace the deteriorating buildings at 1050 Camino del Mar.

Council members also authorized staff to issue a request for proposals for a design architect, but did not give staff the go-ahead to begin the design phase.

Parents ask for change to school selection system

Parents Jennifer Hewitson and Britta Brewer graduated from San Dieguito when it was still just a high school, not an Academy. They had always hoped their children would follow in their footsteps and attend their neighborhood high school, too.

But now, because of San Dieguito Union School District’s high school selection and lottery process, there is a chance that they won’t get that opportunity.

Livability Subcommittee reviewing ways to improve Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch communities

Better and safer bike lanes, enhanced parks, streamlined streets and neighborhood beautification — these are some of the extras that a new committee is looking into providing for Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch.

Carmel Valley, Del Mar students among those honored at Bishop’s School ceremony

On May 30, an audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 134 members of the Class of 2014, the School’s 105th graduating class, for the Commencement ceremony.

Members of the Bishop’s Class of 2014 from Carmel Valley and Del Mar who received special honors included:

Panera and Rite Aid coming to Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley

A recently released new rendering of the Town Square at Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Courtesy photo

As construction moves along on the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, two new signed tenants — Panera Bread and Rite Aid— have been announced to join the previously-announced Trader Joe’s.

“We are excited to have signed leases with these initial tenants,” said Dan Curran of Coast Income Properties. “We have more tenant interest on this project than on any other project we’ve been involved in and we are finalizing leases with some tenants who will be new to the Carmel Valley area. We expect our ultimate tenant mix, coupled with all of the amenities we will have on site, to make this a destination for Pacific Highlands Ranch, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding areas as well.”

Solana Beach man crashes car into utility pole

A 64-year-old resident was reportedly driving south on Granados Avenue when he swerved his car to avoid hitting an unidentified animal in the road just before 9 a.m., said San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Tomaiko.

Carmel Valley student Andrew Gao wins first place in Coding Competition

Andrew Gao accepting his award.

Andrew Gao, 4th grade student at Sage Canyon School, won first prize at the 1st Annual Scholastic Coding Faire held at UC San Diego on June 1. Over 200 students attended on Sunday, competing in various programming challenges for the $1,000 grand prize. Not only did Andrew win the $1,000 grand prize, he also won 1st place in the Minecraft Modding division of the Faire. The 1st annual event was held at the UC San Diego Computer Science & Engineering Building and was hosted by ThoughtSTEM.

Because the Coding Faire is an annual event, a placard is being made to commemorate the winners of the Coding Faire each year. Andrew Gao will be listed as the 2014 winner. Sage Canyon will display the placard until the next Coding Faire in June 2015.

Prosecutor: Del Mar man raped two women after meeting them online; Defense says client is innocent

A Del Mar resident accused of raping two women had a how-to dating guide intended for men “fed up being a nice guy,’’ a prosecutor alleged June 11, but a defense attorney said his client did not rape the women.

Sean Patrick Banks, 38, is accused of raping a La Mesa woman in her apartment after they met on ChristianMingle.com in November 2012. The defendant is also accused of raping a woman he met on a different dating website, Match.com, in 2009.

Del Mar residents give input on city hall planning

Although there were mixed opinions on some project details, residents who attended a workshop June 9 generally agreed that a 9,250-square-foot city hall, 100-seat town hall and 15,000-square-foot plaza would meet Del Mar’s needs.

About 70 people filled the Del Mar Communications Center to discuss the status of the project — a year after the City Council agreed to plan to replace the deteriorating city hall at 1050 Camino del Mar.

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