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.
A North County businessman, touched by the plight of five students who won a rigorous scholarship competition in 2013 only to be told the scholarship program was out of money, has agreed to help the students.
Stephen Cohen, founder and CEO of Private Asset Management, Inc., which is based in Mira Mesa, read about the students’ plight in the Feb. 20 edition of the Del Mar Times.
Solana Beach property owners have a new way to finance energy-efficient improvements for their homes.
Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, loans allow homeowners to make renewable energy upgrades to their properties with low-cost, tax deductible financing paid through their property tax bill.
The Solana Beach City Council in October opted to participate in the Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity, or HERO, program. The program launched in the coastal community, as well as the San Diego communities of Carlsbad, Lemon Grove, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista, on Feb. 10.
Tracey Williams, community relations officer for the San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division, warned locals to keep an eye out in their neighborhood for homes that are tented for insect treatment as the homes are now being targeted by thieves.
Williams, who gave the warning at the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board’s Feb. 18 meeting, said that thieves now know that windows are opened at a certain part in the tenting process and that is how the homes are being burglarized.
Community members will have more places to safely walk in Del Mar this summer.
As part of a multi-year citywide sidewalk connectivity project, the city is installing 12,000 square feet of sidewalks in the Beach Colony along Camino del Mar from 22nd Street to the San Dieguito River Bridge.
Construction will begin in March for the nearly $1 million project, which will also feature 2,800 feet of new curbs and gutters, 20 pedestrian ramps, pavement rehabilitation and irrigated planting areas. Scheduled for completion by Memorial Day, the project also includes underground storm drain infrastructure on the east side of Camino del Mar at 27th Street.