The new Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park in Pacific Highlands Ranch has a park design. The ad-hoc committee to the Carmel Valley Recreation Council finalized design plans on April 23 in an effort to stay on a tight schedule of approval by the council in May and approval by the city parks and recreation council by June to kick off construction as soon as possible. Pardee Homes is committed to delivering the park for play by December 2014.
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts has appointed seven citizens from his district to review County Community Enhancement Grant applications.
County supervisors voted unanimously April 23 to move ahead with plans to form a joint powers authority with the state board that oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which could lead to the formation of a new, 14-member board to manage fairgrounds operations.
The San Diego City Council decided Monday, April 22, to take another try at passing an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits after listening to more than three hours of public testimony on both sides of the issue.
Three Carmel Valley Middle School students allegedly set off a homemade bottle bomb near the Boys & Girls Club located next door to the school before school started on Monday, April 22.
A student representing Skyline Elementary School recently received a perfect score in the second of three meets for this year’s WordMasters Challenge — a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.
The party will be held at the corner of Cornflower and Cape Jewels Trail from 2-8 p.m.
There’s a unique tropical forest along the Peruvian border called the Cazaderos in southwest Ecuador that’s home to numerous species found only in that ecosystem, including the highest concentration of endemic bird species in South America. It’s rainy for half the year and dry for the rest, making it the perfect climate to produce corn — a crop that’s boomed over the past decade since the U.S. government has been offering subsidies to increase its production for use in biofuels. That’s also part of the reason such forests have been greatly reduced, and the 19,317-acre Cazaderos, which is of major biodiversity importance and has luckily remained unharmed, is at the top of the world’s conservation list.
Canyon Crest Academy junior Catherine Wu has qualified as one of 20 students nationwide for the U.S. National Biology Olympiad (USABO). Catherine won the opportunity to attend the Biology Olympiad Camp on June 2 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., with a chance to be selected for the International Biology Olympiad to be held in Bern, Sweden this summer.
Three Riverside County men accused in the theft of 29 iPads and other electronic devices from Del Mar Heights Elementary School are scheduled to appear at the downtown courthouse today, April 18, for a preliminary hearing.