Category archives for: Carmel Valley

Planning board continues to voice concern over placing a proposed new childcare development center at Torrey Hills School in Carmel Valley

The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board reiterated its opposition to a proposed new childcare development center at Torrey Hills School at its March 11 meeting. Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) Superintendent Holly McClurg and other district staff members — as well as DMUSD President Doug Rafner — attended the meeting to hear the board’s concerns, the major one being the potential traffic impact on the surrounding neighborhood.

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.

Rail service along the North County coastal corridor suspended March 15-16

Rail service along the North County coastal corridor will be suspended this weekend (March 15-March 16) because of construction work, according to the North County Transit District.

The NCTD’s Coaster will not run, and Amtrak and the Metrolink will not come south into San Diego County.

There will be no specific bus replacement going to Coaster stops, but the NCTD said riders can use the Route 101 bus instead.

Driver of a big rig dies near Del Mar

The driver of a big rig managed to pull his vehicle over before dying of an apparent medical condition on Interstate 5 in the Del Mar area early today, authorities said.

The incident on northbound I-5 north of Via De La Valle was reported at 7:26 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver had pulled to the right shoulder prior to dying, CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said.

Santa Fe Christian students in Solana Beach ranked among top students worldwide in mathematics problem solving

Santa Fe Christian students, Bryce Aggasid and Luke Vandertie, scored in the top 5 percent of all students worldwide in the American Mathematics Competition. The American Mathematics Competition is a worldwide math exam taken by approximately 200,000 of the world’s best math students and is designed to identify students with exceptional math talent. The two students also received a $1,000 SFC scholarship for their top scores.

Carmel Valley teen scientist Eric Chen wins top national competition

Eric Chen

Eric Chen recently won a $100,000 award from the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition. Eric was selected out of 40 finalists invited to present their projects in Washington, DC, last week.

Eric’s research could lead to a new class of drugs to control influenza outbreaks during a pandemic. Eric has earned $250,000 in prize money over the past year in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, and the grand prize in the international Google Science Fair.

Fair board bans e-cigs, hears from opponents of elephant rides

Don’t plan on firing up an e-cigarette after downing a cinnamon roll, deep-fried Twinkie or slice of chocolate-covered bacon at this year’s San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.

The board that oversees the state-owned fairgrounds voted unanimously at its meeting on Tuesday, March 11, to ban the use of e-cigarettes and other similar devices during the San Diego County Fair. Last year, the 22nd District Agricultural Association board outlawed smoking tobacco cigarettes during the fair.



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